School District Risk Levels
The southern region of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the high risk zone while the central region is in the substantial risk zone and the eastern region is in the moderate risk zone in terms of community spread of COVID-19.
Regions of the peninsula are put into low, moderate, substantial or high-risk categories based on the number of new cases of COVID-19 identified over a seven-day period. This model is based on rates of cases per 100,000 of population.
All students are currently able to attend on-site education five days a week in district schools. Any closures will be on a school, classroom or cohort level.
As of Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) is in the high risk category with 328 cases per 100,000 or 46 actual new cases in the last seven days. The southern peninsula is in low risk if it has had zero to nine new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, is in moderate risk if there have been 10 to 49 new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, is in substantial risk if there have been 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, and is in high risk if there were 100 or more new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days.
The central peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, is at substantial risk with 89 cases per 100,000 or 33 actual new cases over the last seven days.
The eastern peninsula is at moderate risk with 20 cases per 100,000 or one actual new case identified over the last week.
In the past seven days, Fireweed Academy reported one new positive COVID-19 case, Homer High School reported five new cases, McNeil Canyon Elementary reported one, and West Homer Elementary three.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard reports a seven-day summary of four staff positives and 13 student positives.
Fireweed Frescoes Spring Concert
May 2: Little Fireweed, Coastal Studies Bishop’s Beach
May 4, 12:45-1:30 p.m.: Fireweed Frescoes Concert at the Mariner Theatre
May 13, 12:45-1:30 p.m.: Second grade promotion Little Fireweed
May 16, 9-11 a.m.: Little Fireweed Kearn Farm
May 19: Little Fireweed end of the year field trip
May 17, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Little Fireweed and Big Fireweed tide pooling
May 5: Sixth grade visits Homer Middle School for lunch and special activities 12:30 – 2:00 p.m..
May 9: Sixth grade HoWL Led Hike Day Trip
May 10: Sixth grade Annual Bike Ride to the Homer Spit with a pizza lunch
May 11: Sixth grade Day Trip TBD
May 12: Sixth grade: Day Trip to Kiki’s Homestead
May 12: Third-fifth grade: Anchor Point Trip
May 13: Sixth grade: Day Trip to Sailwood Lodge in Sadie Cove
May 13: Third-fifth grade: Homer Theater
May 16: Sixth Grade Promotion @ Islands and Ocean Theater from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
May 18: 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Little and Big Fireweed family barbecue at Karen Hornaday Park
May 19: Last Student Day
May 20: In-service / work day for staff
May 6, 4-6 p.m.: Flex First Friday. Please join Flex in celebrating the work young artists created during the school year, including the new community mural collaboration with Bunnell Street Artist in the School David Brame.
May 18: Graduation
May 19: Last day of school for students
May 20: Staff inservice
McNeil Canyon Elementary
April 28 – 6th grade bake sale during lunch
West Homer Elementary
April 28 – Flag Football
April 28 – Volleyball