Soldotna, August 12, 2021—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking forward to school beginning on August 17, 2021, and has some important updates to the layered mitigation plan designed to keep students and staff safe during the ongoing pandemic, and high community spread of the Delta variant.
A few highlights in the layered mitigation plan:
- Face Coverings: The KPBSD highly recommends all students and staff to wear a face-covering
while indoors. All visitors and volunteers must
wear a face covering when indoors during the academic school day.
- Symptom Free Schools: Families and staff can help keep schools healthy.
A person should stay home if they have any symptoms of illness, and potentially
test for COVID-19.
- Physical Distancing: Student cohorts, pods, and physical distancing of
six feet will be encouraged while working and learning with others in school
- Bus Transportation: Face coverings are required for everyone who rides
a bus to and from school or a co-curricular activity. (U.S. Department of
To learn about additional layered safety measures including handwashing and good respiratory etiquette; cleaning and building ventilation; contact tracing; diagnostic and screening testing; vaccination opportunities; and sports and activities, please review the KPBSD mitigation plan.