KPBSD District Stories

new: Returning Student Update Forms online portal is now open

Posted by on August 7, 2020 at 10:35 am

Dear KPBSD parents and guardians, The new “Returning Student Update Forms” online portal is open to you now! This will streamline the required annual paperwork for your child, and where you will indicate your choice about how your child will begin school in August. Your KPBSD instructional teams and school staff are working to prepare […]

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

Posted by on July 30, 2020 at 9:31 pm

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 […]

Weekly Update: Three KPBSD School Solutions during a pandemic

Posted by on July 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm

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 […]

COVID19 Risk Levels in KPBSD

Posted by on July 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Weekly Update: 7-16-20

Posted by on July 16, 2020 at 2:27 pm

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 […]

June 29, 2020 KPBSD Update

Posted by on June 29, 2020 at 6:48 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Summer Sports & Activities Game Plan

Posted by on June 29, 2020 at 5:38 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Smart Start plans for new school year

Posted by on June 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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.

2019 Mind aMazes Problem Solving Competition

Posted by on October 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Mind aMazes! The 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Mind aMazes was musical! In a new location at Skyview Middle School, 47 teams representing 15 KPBSD schools on the Kenai Peninsula competed in the “Music Mechanisms” problem solving competition, and a spontaneous problem that included making shoes, running, and jumping jacks! The KPBSD gifted education […]

2019 Mind a-Mazes problem solving competition

Posted by on October 11, 2019 at 10:18 am

A KPBSD problem solving competition sponsored by Quest with a 2019 theme of Music Mechanisms 17 @KPBSD schools. 47 teams. Long-Term Problem: Using teamwork, creative thinking, and problem solving, teams will design and construct a chain reaction device that will play a musical instrument. Plus, Spontaneous Problem competition the day of! Mind aMazes blog: Location: […]