School announcements

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.

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 five 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 high risk with 79 new cases over the last 14 days.

The eastern peninsula is at high risk with 25 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 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

April 10, Saturday — Vaccinations in the Commons

April 10, Saturday, 11 a.m. Cheer Awards Ceremony in the Green Room

April 12, Monday — E4 Grade Check

April 12, Monday, 6 p.m. — Baseball Parent Meeting in Commons

April 13, Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Jazz Band & Swing Choir Concert 7:00pm

April 13, Tuesday — Wrestling at Sohi

Homer Flex School

April 19: School Pictures – Please call the office for information.

April 21: Early Release

Fireweed Academy

Both Big and Little Fireweed

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

April 21: Early Release Day. Dismissal at 12:50 p.m. for Little Fireweed and 1:15 p.m. Big Fireweed

McNeil Canyon Elementary

April 8 – Learning Lab

April 15 — Kindergarten open house. The open house starts at 10:20 a.m. for parents and their children planning to attend kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year. Face masks are required. Bring immunization records and birth certificates if planning to register at the open house. New kindergarteners must be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2021.

Students will be making notecards as a fundraiser for their art program. Please consider supporting the art program by purchasing art notecards. These notecards will have artwork created by tudents specially selected and printed as a set of 12 cards. Sets with envelopes can be preordered for $20 each. Contact Joy or Corise if you have questions or fill out and return the order form along with cash or check by Friday, April 23. Forms are also available at the front office.