KPBSD District Stories

21 Day Thankful Invite

Posted by on November 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm

21 Day Thankful Invite 2020Kenai Peninsula, Alaska schools & communities Do you know that if every day, for 21 days, you briefly pause three times to identify someone or something that you are grateful or thankful for, you can rewire your brain for happiness and resiliency? The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District invites students of […]

KPBSD Board of Education opens the search for Superintendent of Schools

Posted by on November 16, 2020 at 2:45 pm

News Release Soldotna, November 16, 2020—The Board of Education of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) seeks an excellent educational leader to become the next Superintendent of Schools. Applications will be accepted through December 30, 2020. The Board of Education accepted Superintendent John O’Brien’s retirement in July, and approved their Superintendent Search Oversight Committeeat […]

High COVID-19 cases cause 34 schools to shift to 100% remote learning for all students through Thanksgiving break

Posted by on November 13, 2020 at 3:13 pm

News Release Friday, November 13, 2020, marked another significant leap of positive COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula, so beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, learning at 34 of the 42 KPBSD schools will be 100% Remote for all students. This means that Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Intensive Needs students will not attend school onsite, and education […]

Talking Points for Parents about COVID-19 Alerts

Posted by on November 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm

Ideas to help our kids understand and cope with recent media messages Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavey sent out an Emergency Alert on November 12, 2020, that students may have received on their cell phones or that they heard other people receive In his YouTube Video, Governor Dunleavy asked Alaskans to change their behavior, and […]

Remote Learning extends for 34 KPBSD schools

Posted by on November 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm

News Release Soldotna, November 12, 2020—KPBSD schools in the central, eastern, and southern Kenai Peninsula will continue with Remote Learning for an additional two weeks, through Thanksgiving Break. KPBSD small schools operating in low COVID-19 risk will remain open with the onsite-at-school learning option. KPBSD Connections Homeschool is open. Schools are closed Thursday and Friday, […]

The Power of Possibility

Posted by on November 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Celebrate KPBSD School Psychologists every day, and especially during National School Psychology Week Do you wonder what a school psychologist does? Watch for daily posts on @KPBSD social media to meet some of the phenomenal and dedicated school psychologists serving in KPBSD schools, and visit the KPBSD School Psychologists webpage. “In this time of need […]

KPBSD Parent and Guardian Survey

Posted by on November 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm

Start the survey now Dear KPBSD Parents and Guardians, Your input is requested in this brief survey to assist refining the KPBSD Smart Start Plan so the option to attend onsite-at school during High COVID-19 Risk levels is available to more students. The survey closes Tuesday, November 10, at 8:00 AM. On Monday, November 2, […]

Remote Learning extends for 34 KPBSD schools through Friday, November 13, 2020

Posted by on November 4, 2020 at 9:33 pm

100% Remote Learning is extended for 34 KPBSD schools through at least Friday, November 13, 2020 Soldotna, November 4, 2020—KPBSD operates schools with plans defined in the KPBSD SmartStart 2020 Plan, that was built with approval from the Board of Education, and review and feedback from DEED and DHSS. On Monday, the Board of Education […]

Remote Learning extends for 35 KPBSD schools

Posted by on October 28, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Soldotna, October 28, 2020—KPBSD operates schools with plans defined in the KPBSD SmartStart 2020 Plan, that was built with review and feedback from DEED and DHSS, and approval from the Board of Education. The time we are living in is hard, requires sacrifice, and teamwork. We know there will be an end to the pandemic. […]

100% Remote Learning continues for KPBSD schools in Moose Pass and Seward

Posted by on October 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm

News Release Soldotna, October 23, 2020—It is a short school week October 26-30, 2020, with parent-teacher conferences and no school for students on Thursday or Friday. We know that the opponent named COVID-19 is making headway in Kenai Peninsula communities. We know that the Eastern Kenai Peninsula will lose four positive cases from the 14-Day […]