Cooper Landing School will OPEN at 11:00 a.m. on 8/22/19

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Cooper Landing School will OPEN at 11:00 AM with a two-hour delay start on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The school day will end at the normal time, 3:15 PM.

Absences will be excused if parents choose to keep children at home due to air quality, road closures, or wildfire activity in their area.

Outdoor recess and physical activity at all school locations are modified based on Air Quality Levels.

A Swan Lake Fire community meeting will take place at the Sterling Community Center at 6:00 PM, Thursday evening.

Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.

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KPBSD and Swan Lake Fire information, 8/21/19

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Absences will be excused if parents choose to keep children at home due to air quality, road closures, or wildfire activity in their area.

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Cooper Landing School will start the day with a two-hour delay start. The final determination about a full day closure will be made no later than 9:00 AM. A two-hour delay start allows the KPBSD to work with multiple agencies to determine the safety of opening or closing a school. If a full day closure is warranted, an announcement is made through the district website, social media, mobile app, school communications, and media partners.

All other KPBSD schools will open on Thursday, August 22, 2019, on a normal schedule.

Bus transportation route change for on Thursday, August 22, 2019, and until further notice:

  • River City Academy, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna High School, and Sterling Elementary Route 108 will not travel further than the Feuding Lane stop, and will be there approximately 6:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • Sterling Elementary Route 110 will not travel further than the Feuding Lane stop, and will be there approximately 8:20 – 8:30 a.m.
  • If you have questions contact Apple Bus at 907.262.4900

Swan Lake Fire community meeting is Thursday, 8/22/19, at the Sterling Community Center, 6:00 p.m.

Read the separate 8.21.19 news release about KPBSD sports and travel cancellations

Any additional and unnecessary traffic on the highway impacts fire traffic. Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sports and Travel CANCELLATIONS

August 21, 2019
News Release

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sports and Travel CANCELLATIONS

All OUTDOOR athletics at or hosted by Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools are cancelled until further notice.

All activity related travel between Sterling and Cooper Landing on Sterling Highway is cancelled until further notice.

Due to the unpredictable nature of multiple wildfires and concerns about air quality, all school district OUTDOOR athletic activities are cancelled throughout the Kenai Peninsula until further notice. Additionally, effective August 21, 2019, at 8:00 PM, all activity travel between Sterling and Cooper Landing is prohibited until further notice due to air quality, visibility, emergency vehicles on the road, and the unpredictable waits and closures that are needed for safety and firefighting personnel in the area.

This cancellation affects the 2019 Tsalteshi Invite in Soldotna, and the Kenai Central High School vs. Eielson High School football game hosted by KCHS. Indoor events at schools throughout the Peninsula may still take place.

“This decision places a priority on the safety, health, and well-being of our athletes, coaches, families, and hundreds of students and their families from across the state who planned to travel to compete in sporting events on the Kenai Peninsula,” said Superintendent John O’Brien. “We thank all the emergency responders, firefighters, and agencies who are working together in adverse conditions to keep everyone safe.”

Helpful alerts:

2019-08-21 sports and activity travel cancellations

 

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Cooper Landing School will OPEN 8.21.19 at 11:00 AM

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Cooper Landing School will OPEN at 11:00 AM with a two-hour delay start on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The school day will end at the normal time, 3:15 PM.

Absences will be excused if parents choose to keep children at home due to air quality, road closures, or wildfire activity in their area.

Outdoor recess and physical activity at all school locations may be modified based on Air Quality Levels.

A Swan Lake Fire community meeting will take place at the Cooper Landing School gym at 6:00 PM, Wednesday evening.

Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.

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8.21.19 Sterling Elementary Bus Route 110 change

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6:45 AM: The Sterling Highway is currently closed, August 21, 2019, from Mileposts MP 53 to MP 75 until further notice. Your child will receive an excused absence if the Sterling Highway closure affects the ability of your child to attend school today.
 
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019:
 
Route 110 will not travel further than the Feuding Lane stop, and will be there approximately 8:20 – 8:30 a.m.
 
The school principal and parents of special education students have been notified. If you have questions contact Apple Bus at 907.262.4900
 
Any additional and unnecessary traffic on the highway impacts fire traffic. Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.
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KPBSD and #SwanLakeFire information – August 20, 2019

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools and the Swan Lake Fire

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Cooper Landing School will start the day with a two-hour delay start.

The final determination about a full day closure will be made no later than 9:00 AM. A two-hour delay start allows the KPBSD to work with multiple agencies to determine the safety of opening or closing a school. If a full day closure is warranted, an announcement is made as soon as possible in the morning through the district website www.KPBSD.com, social media, mobile app, school communications, and media partners.

All other KPBSD schools will open on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, on a normal schedule.
Absences will be excused if parents choose to keep children at home due to air quality, road closures, or wildfire activity in their area.

 

Bus transportation for River City Academy, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna High School, and Sterling Elementary

The northern bus stops for Route 108 and Route 110 might be adjusted depending on Sterling Highway closures or partial closures. Information will be assessed early in the morning, and if there are changes, they will be announced by Apple Bus at approximately 6:00 AM for Route 108, and by 7:30 AM for Route 110. KPBSD will also post these updates on social media.

 

Outdoor recess and physical activity at all school locations may be modified based on the Air Quality Levels.

 

Positive OPT-IN to receive text messages from KPBSD or schools


The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District utilizes a text messaging service for parents and staff through mobile phone contacts in PowerSchool or the employee portal. A positive OPT-IN is required to receive text messages. Text yes or Y to 67587. This communications service only includes KPBSD staff, parents, and guardians.

 

Swan Lake Fire community meetings:

  • Wednesday, 8/21/19, Cooper Landing School, 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8/22/19, Sterling Community Center, 6:00 p.m.

 

Several sports events are scheduled for the upcoming weekend including the annual 2019 Tsalteshi Invite.

Air quality levels and highway closures will be assessed late in the week to determine if sporting events will happen. A decision about the 2019 Tsalteshi Invite will be made on Friday.

To find helpful or emergency information:

  • Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.

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Head of the Bay schools are open on normal schedule

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YES! Kachemak Selo, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools are open on a normal schedule, Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Cooper Landing School is the only closed KPBSD school on August 20, 2019.

The Caribou Lake Fire is not impacting East End Road. Drivers are asked to use caution and yield to fire vehicles and first responders.

Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.

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Apple Bus Co. Alert for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

8/20/19, 7:15 AM UPDATE: Your child will receive an excused absence if the Sterling Highway closure affects the ability of your child to attend school today, August 20, 2019. Any additional traffic on the highway impacts fire traffic.

 

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Apple Bus Co. Alert for Tuesday, August 20, 2019:

Traffic is backed up on the Sterling Highway due to the road closure. Buses for River City Academy, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna High School, and Sterling Elementary School cannot get past Feuding Lane this morning. Please either plan to transport your child yourself or meet the buses at Feuding Lane.
Apple Bus anticipates:
Route 108 will be at Feuding Lane at approximately 0630-0645
Route 110 will be at Feuding Lane at approximately 0820 – 0830
Contact Apple Bus: 907-262-4900
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information: Caribou Lake Fire, 8/19/19, 8:00 PM

The school district contacted family and staff contacts in PowerSchool associated with Kachemak-Selo, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools with this message, on Monday evening:

The school district is contacting you with this important information about the Caribou Lake Fire at the request of the Borough Office of Emergency Management

KPB Alerts information, 8/19/19 8:00 pm

The fast moving Caribou Lake Fire, located about 25 miles northeast of Homer in the Fox Creek Drainage, has grown from 50 acres to approximately 150 acres in the last hour. A load of smokejumpers have been deployed to work on structure protection for the nearly 30 structures that are threatened by the fire.

Tactical firefighting aircraft – including Fire Bosses, two heavy airtankers, and the local Alaska Division of Forestry helicopter – are currently assisting firefighters on the ground with both water and retardant drops. The fire is 100 percent active, burning in black spruce, and backing east due to winds from the west.

Because of aircraft working in the area, civilians are asked to stay out of the area for their own safety. Being in the area, even on the ground, can impede fire operations.

Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit www.kpboem.com or call 907-262-INFO.

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KPBSD and #SwanLakeFire #NorthForkFire Update: August 19, 2019, 5:00 PM

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools and the Swan Lake Fire & North Fork Fire

All KPBSD schools will open on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, with the exception of Cooper Landing School.

Outdoor recess and physical activity may be modified based on the Air Quality Index.

Cooper Landing School will be closed on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, due to Swan Lake Fire activity. The district is in close contact with the Office of Emergency Management, and determined this is the best and safest action at this time. A decision will be made Tuesday afternoon to determine if school will open on Wednesday.

An uptick in fire activity occurred in the North Fork Fire northwest of Homer. The district is in communication with the OEM office about this fire activity, and does not anticipate any school closures near this fire, at this time.

If any unexpected changes for schools on Tuesday occur, an announcement will be posted on the KPBSD website, mobile app, and social media. Individual schools will contact parents in their usual communication method.

Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, or visit www.KPBoem.blogspot.com for up-to-date fire information.

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