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News Release: KPBSD Student Nutrition Services (SNS) Updates

August 4, 2020

SNS will serve meals onsite, plus Get-it and Go new! streamlined online application process for free or reduced meals Soldotna, August 4, 2020—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will provide meals to students who attend school onsite, and to everyone who chooses 100% remote learning with their KPBSD school.* New! A streamlined online application for […]

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Weekly Update: a video, cloth face masks, a poll, a FAQ

July 30, 2020

Dear KPBSD students, families, and staff, Greetings! This week Superintendent O’Brien has a video message* for you about the new cloth face covering decision in KPBSD schools, a request that you take a brief poll about what you think your school choice would be, and current COVID19 risk levels. Today the district leadership team and […]

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Weekly Update: Three KPBSD School Solutions during a pandemic

July 23, 2020

Planning continues to open 42 KPBSD schools, and the science and spread of COVID19 in Alaska continues to change–you likely have questions and concerns. One size does not fit everyone, and COVID19 is creating challenges we have never lived through. Together we will create solutions and help you choose the best option for learning this […]

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COVID19 Risk Levels in KPBSD

July 20, 2020

COVID19 Risk Level in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District UPDATE: On July 28, 2020, Southern Peninsula rose from LOW to MEDIUM RiskOn July 27, 2020, Central Peninsula dropped from HIGH to MEDIUM Risk Current Risk Levels effective July 19, 2020, July 27, 2020, July 28, 2020, until further notice* Central Peninsula: HIGH (on 7-27-20 […]

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KPBSD Weekly Update: 7-16-20

July 16, 2020

COVID19 is creating a bumpy and difficult time. We know it may be very hard for you, and adaptions may require a new focus, mindset, and decisions. We promise to communicate and be proactive, even when we do not have all the answers. Let us trust that together we can and will continue offering learning […]

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School Board to approve Smart Start Plan and Change to First Day of School in August

July 8, 2020

News Release: KPBSD Smart Start 2020 How will COVID19 risk levels Affect K-12 Education and the first day of school for students in KPBSD? During their Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting at 6:00 PM, the KPBSD Board of Education will take action to approve the KPBSD COVID19 Smart Start 2020 plan, and change the first […]

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June 29, 2020 KPBSD Update

June 29, 2020

KPBSD Sports & Activities webpage There is a new opponent on the Kenai Peninsula—meet COVID-19, who changed the game plan and conditions for summer activities and play in KPBSD schools. Several schools have plans approved now, and youth are practicing. Read the “Playing Safely” Peninsula Clarion June 18, 2020 article. Pools at Skyview Middle School […]

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KPBSD Summer Sports & Activities Game Plan

June 29, 2020

KPBSD Sports & Activities webpage Dear KPBSD students, parents, and staff, KPBSD is dedicated to the continuation of our various athletic programs for the physical and mental well-being of our students. We are mindful of the risks associated with these events to take place and are taking necessary steps to create as safe an environment […]

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Planning summer travel, and COVID-19 testing or self-quarantine health mandates

June 29, 2020

KPBSD All Staff Communication Hello! This summer, many of us will travel within our great state, and out of state. While health guidelines and mandates do change, these may be helpful travel related resources for you: State of Alaska Travel information and declaration forms: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/ Online Link to Travel Graphic Current State of Alaska Health […]

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KPBSD Smart Start plans for new school year

June 18, 2020

Our planning team is designing the safe start-up for school in August, when we will welcome all children and staff will be welcomed to the new 2020-2021 school year. Our sincere hope and planning goal is to open up all 42 schools for onsite and in-person teaching and learning.

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