School District Risk Levels

The South Central region of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the Substantial Risk Zone while the Central and Eastern Regions are in the High Risk Zone for community spread. of COVID-19. However, due to an electronic communication error, the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services did not receive the full count of positive cases from the Southern Peninsula from last week.

Regions on the peninsula are classified 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 case rates per 100,000 population.

All students can currently receive on-site instruction five days a week at district schools. Any closures will be at the school, class or cohort level.

On Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) is in the substantial risk category with 307 cases per 100,000 or 43 new actual cases in the past seven days. This figure corrects a backlog of cases not reported to the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services due to a transmission error. The Southern Peninsula is at low risk if it has had zero to nine new cases per 100,000 in the past 14 days, is at moderate risk if there have been 10 to 49 new cases per 100,000 in the past 14 days, is at substantial risk if there have been 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 in the past 14 days, and is at high risk if there have been 100 or more new cases per 100,000 in the past 14 days.

The Central Peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, is at substantial risk with 84 cases per 100,000 or 31 new actual cases in the past seven days.

The Eastern Peninsula is at high risk with 196 cases per 100,000 or 10 new actual cases identified over the past week.

Schools operating with universal indoor masking for staff and students include Fireweed Academy, River City Academy and Tebughna School.

In the past seven days, Homer High School reported four new positive cases of COVID-19, Homer Middle School five and West Homer Elementary three.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District‘s COVID-19 dashboard reports a seven-day summary of six staff positives and nine student positives.

Fireweed Academy

April 21: Zodiac Trio Performance, 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the yurt

April 26, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Little Fireweed: Stream Hill Park

Homer Flex

May 6: First Flex Friday

May 18: Graduation ceremony

May 19: Last day of school for students

May 20: Personnel on duty

Homer raised

April 21, Thursday, 7 p.m.: HHS Pops concert at the theater

April 25, Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Trivial evening of the National Honor Society in the communes

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

April 21 – Kindergarten Registration Day at 10:50 a.m.

April 22 – Last day to order Art Note Cards

April 22 – Pajama Day

April 28 – Grade 6 Lunchtime Bake Sale

West Homer Elementary School

April 21 – Seabird Program with Ranger Kendra – Allmendinger Class

April 21 – Flag football

April 21 – Volleyball

April 25 – Anchor Kings Wrestling

April 25 – Chess Club

April 26 – Flag football

April 26 – Volleyball

April 27 – Anchor Kings Wrestling

April 27 – Chess Club

April 27 – Starfish Yoga

April 28 – Flag football

April 28 – Volleyball