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School district risk level update and upcoming events

School District Risk Levels

The southern regions of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District reamain in the low-risk zone in terms of community spread of COVID-19, while the eastern peninsula is in the high-risk category.

Regions of the peninsula are put into low, medium or high-risk categories based on the number of new cases of COVID-19 identified over a 14-day period. This model is based on rates of cases per 100,000 of population. According to district data, the eastern peninsula has had no new identified cases of COVID-19 for the last 14 days. It’s the first region of the peninsula to go two full weeks with no new cases.

All students are currently able to attend onsite education five days a week in district schools, including when their school region is in the high-risk category. All three of the major regions are still under medium-risk operating procedures.

As of Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) is in the low-risk category with three new cases in the last 14 days. The southern peninsula is in low risk if it has had zero to nine new cases in the last 14 days, is in medium risk if there have been 10 to 19 new cases in the last 14 days, and is in high risk if there were 20 or more new cases in the last 14 days.

The central peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, is at medium risk with 40 new cases over the last 14 days.

The eastern peninsula is at high risk with 10 new cases identified over the last two weeks.

Four of the rural communities within the school district remain at low risk. The schools in those communities are Nanwalek School, Port Graham School and Susan B. English School in Seldovia across Kachemak Bay, and Tebughna School in Tyonek.

Hope School and Cooper Landing School are both in the medium-risk category.

The district is still offering free Get-It and Go meals for remote learning students, which can be picked up daily between noon and 1 p.m. Families need to place meal orders by noon on Fridays.

Homer High School

Thursday — 7 p.m., hockey awards ceremony in the Commons.

Friday — No school; vacation day.

Friday — 2 p.m., Wrestling vs Seward at home

April 5, Monday — 6 p.m., Booster Club Meeting in the Commons

April 6, Tuesday — PEAKS Testing

April 6, Tuesday — 4 p.m., Site Council meeting via Zoom

April 6, Tuesday — 5 p.m., Wrestling vs Nikiski at home

April 8, Thursday — PEAKS Testing 10th grade science

April 8, Thursday — 7 p.m., Boys Basketball Awards Ceremony

April 9, Friday — PEAKS Testing 10th grade science

April 9, Friday Wrestling vs Nikiski at Nikiski

Fireweed Academy

Both Big and Little Fireweed

Friday, April 2 — No school; built-in snow day makeup.

April 5-9 — PEAKS state assessments for grades three-six.

Monday, April 5 — Academic Policy Committee Meeting via Zoom at