August 21, 2019
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.”
- KPBSD announcements will be posted on the KPBSD website, mobile app, @KPBSD Facebook, and @KPBSD twittersocial media. Individual schools will contact parents with their usual communication method.
- Follow the Borough KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit http://kpboem.blogspot.com or call 907-262-INFO.