School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

School District Risk Levels

The southern region of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District remains in 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.

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 20 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 123 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 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.

May 18: Graduation

May 19: Last day of school for students

Fireweed Academy

May 14 — tentative date for 2nd grade promotion. Plans to be determined.

May 17 — tentative date for 6th grade promotion. Plans to be determined.

Little Fireweed

April 30 — Alaska Department of Fish and Game salmon dissections.

Big Fireweed

May 4 — 5th and 6th grade rocket launch

May 6 — 3rd and 4th grade rocket launch

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.

Cross county running, every m/w/f

Coding club, every t/f

Chess club, every m/w

Minecraft club, every t/f

Cheer Club, every t/f

2nd grade step up day – April 27th

Orca fun run – May 13th

McNeil Canyon Elementary

4/27 – Learning Lab

4/28 – Science Fair

4/29 – Learning Lab

Unfortunately, our area is back in the red KPBSD COVID level. We would like to remind parents and visitors that with this change we can no longer have visitors in the building until the COVID case numbers go down and we reach the yellow level once again. If you are picking up your child after school please wait out front for your student. If you have any questions please feel free to call the office at 235-8181.

The Student Council holds an online fundraiser to purchase flower and vegetable starts. For more information and to place an order, visit