School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

AK to DC holds fundraiser

Homer Middle School 8th graders hold a fundraiser for AKtoDC 2023, when next year’s Homer 8th graders make their way to Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Fresh Catch will host the fish fry from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday on the third boardwalk at 4025 Homer Spit Road. They’ll be serving fish and chips to-go, and kids will be making Italian Sodas and offering baked goods.

Student news

Mitchel Loflin of Homer has been named to the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, Winter 2022 Dean’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean’s List.

School District Risk Levels

The southern and central regions of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are in the high risk zone while the eastern region is in the substantial 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 350 cases per 100,000 or 49 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 high risk with 135 cases per 100,000 or 50 actual new cases over the last seven days.

The eastern peninsula is at substantial risk with 78 cases per 100,000 or four new cases identified over the last week.

In the past seven days, Homer High School reported one case of COVID-19. Schools in small communities had two cases total.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard reports a seven-day summary of five staff positives and two student positives for the entire district.

The last day of school is Thursday, May 19.

Fireweed Academy

Little Fireweed

May 19: Little Fireweed end of the year field trip — whale watching

Big Fireweed

May 19: Last Student Day

May 20: In-service / work day for staff

Homer Flex

May 19: Last day of school for students

May 20: Staff inservice

Homer High School

May 19, Thursday, 11:40 a.m.: all school barbecue outside (last student day of school)

May 19, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: school staff end of year celebration

McNeil Canyon Elementary

May 19 – Play Day/ Last Day of School