School District Risk Levels
The central 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 southern peninsula are in the medium-risk category. The southern peninsula dropped into the medium-risk category this week.
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. Five of the major regions are under high-risk operating procedures.
As of Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) is in the medium-risk category with 15 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 71 new cases over the last 14 days.
The eastern peninsula is at medium risk with five 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
May 18: Graduation
May 19: Last day of school for students
May 14 — tentative date for 2nd grade promotion. Plans to be determined.
May 17 — tentative date for 6th grade promotion. Plans to be determined.
April 30 — Alaska Department of Fish and Game salmon dissections.
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 27
Orca fun run – May 13
McNeil Canyon Elementary
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 https://abc.launchfundraising.com/order/f7wvnp.