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Key Communicator Update: 4-9-21

April 9, 2021

Dear KPBSD Key Communicators, I hope that you are well, as these weeks go by rapidly, and we gain light (though it is still chilly outdoors!). This news release was distributed last Monday, and the intent to enroll survey is open through next Friday. This week opened with Board of Education work sessions and the […]

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SmartStart Plan Update

April 6, 2021

*****FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ONLY*****Update  4/7/2021: Masks will be optional for students for outdoor recess. Masks will also be optional for outdoor classroom activities like PE, walking field trips, etc., if 6ft physical distancing can be maintained. Staff, volunteers, and visitors are required to wear masks at all times. Handwashing and 6ft physical distancing should continue […]

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Ms. Deanne Pearson awarded Golden Apple

April 5, 2021

Ms. Deanne Pearson began serving in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in 1984. She taught in schools, raised her children through our schools, and instructed our graduates at Kenai Peninsula College. What might be most surprising–both if you know Ms. P and if you know math teachers in general–is that her flexibility is what […]

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KPBSD August Enrollment Survey

April 5, 2021

News Release KPBSD is making a list and checking it twice: August enrollment intent survey now open Soldotna, April 5, 2020—Assistant Superintendent Clayton Holland requests help from KPBSD parents to plan for the school year beginning in August, through a brief intent to enroll survey, open through Friday, April 16, 2021. Dear KPBSD parents and […]

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April School Board Meeting

March 31, 2021

Board of Education Meeting April 5, 2021 The following school board meetings and work sessions will be held in the Renée C. Henderson, Auditorium, Kenai Central High School, 9583 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK unless otherwise noted. PLEASE NOTE: The meetings are open to the public. The public is invited to attend and to listen […]

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Teach in ALASKA?

March 29, 2021

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District SPECIAL EDUCATION is hiring KPBSD seeks collaborative, dedicated, committed educators and specialists who believe all students can be successful. Special Education Incentives Moving expense reimbursement up to $2,500 for certified positions $225 discretionary money annually Additional incentives for remote school locations Summer teaching opportunities Low cost and free continuing education […]

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Vacation Day on Friday

March 29, 2021

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Vaccine: a sign of hope for schools

March 19, 2021

“Many staff have asked, ‘When will we be able to be vaccinated?’ It was complete sweetness when I could answer, ‘now.’ It gives light at the end of the tunnel that has taken a year to get through. Covid-19 is so much more than physical illness; it is mental and emotional as well. As a […]

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Early Release on St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2021

March 17, 2021: early release changes to 60 minutes from normal end of school day time, instead of 90 minutes, in order to meet the state requirement for a minimum student instructional day. Check with your school for the exact release time. Bus routes will be adjusted accordingly. PreK Note: on early release days, all afternoon […]

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Spring Break Travel

March 5, 2021

Spring break is here! If your family or student travels outside the state, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District recommends travelers get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of returning to Alaska, and practice social distancing until you receive the results. Free testing is also available at the airport upon arrival. Have fun – and […]

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