School District Risk Levels
The southern region of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District moved into the high-risk zone in terms of community spread of COVID-19, while the eastern and central peninsula remain 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. Three of the major regions are under high-risk operating procedures.
As of Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) is in the high-risk category with 21 new cases in the last 14 days, up from 11 cases last week. 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 136 new cases over the last 14 days.
The eastern peninsula is at high risk with 13 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
April 22, Thursday, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. — Soccer, Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity and Boys Varsity vs. Kenai
April 22, Thursday, 7 p.m. — Band and Choir Concert in MarinerTheatre
April 23, Friday, 9 a.m. — Lancer Smith Wrestling Tourney at Palmer H.S.
April 23, Friday, 3 p.m. — Field Events for Homer Invite
April 23, Friday 5 p.m. — Varsity Baseball at Kodiak
April 24, Saturday, 9 a.m. — Lancer Smith Wrestling Tourney at Wasilla H.S.
April 24, Saturday, 10 a.m. — Soccer, Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity and Boys Varsity at Sohi
April 24, Saturday, TBA — Varsity Baseball at Kodiak
April 24, Saturday, 10 a.m. — Homer T/F Invite
Homer Flex School
April 26 – 30: Afternoon painting workshop: In partnership with Homer Council on the Arts, Flex will be hosting Kiki Abrahamson for a silk fabric painting workshop. We will be focused on finding ways to process our experiences from the past year, and explore the theme of resilience and the future in a Flex specific context.
West Homer Elementary
2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday weekly — Cross-country Running through May 14.
2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesday and Friday weekly — Coding Club through May 14.
2:30-3:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday weekly — Chess Club through May 12.
2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesday and Friday weekly — Minecraft Club through May 14.
2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesday and Friday weekly — Cheer Club – through May 14.
McNeil Canyon Elementary
The Student Council holds an online fundraiser to purchase flower and vegetable starts. For more information and to place an order, visit https://abc.launchfundraising.com/order/f7wvnp.
April 22, Thursday — Community Council Meeting @ 1:00
April 22, Thursday —Learning Lab
April 22, Thursday —Site Council Meeting (Last One)
April 23, Friday —Last day to order art note cards