KPBSD District Stories

Free Developmental, Vision, and Hearing Screenings for preschoolers

Posted by on February 11, 2021 at 12:47 pm

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) provides free screening for children 3 through 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten) Areas screened include: speech and language, learning and understanding, coordination and movement, social-emotional skills, self-help skills (feeding, dressing, and toileting), vision or hearing. Children already identified with disabilities should also be screened if not receiving special education […]

Early Release is Feb. 17

Posted by on February 11, 2021 at 12:43 pm

2020-2021 Early Release Day Pandemic Changes February 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 […]

Mask Up in KPBSD Schools

Posted by on February 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

2-1-21: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will continue to require face coverings for staff, students, guests, and at athletic events, in all COVID-19 risk levels (low, medium, high, extreme) until further notice. Working together we can and will keep schools open and safe. Visit the KPBSD Covid-19 Hub to navigate to the data dashboard, […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Posted by on January 14, 2021 at 4:36 pm

School Holiday KPBSD schools* are closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday *variance: Kachemak-Selo, Nanwalek, Nikolaevsk, Port Graham, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools will be open on a normal schedule School calendars Tweet This Post

Two-Hour Delay Start for Moose Pass and Seward schools

Posted by on January 13, 2021 at 8:41 pm

►ALERT: KPBSD schools in the Eastern Kenai Peninsula* will open with a TWO HOUR DELAY START on THURSDAY, January 14, 2021, due to weather and road conditions. If weather and road conditions warrant a full closure for any schools, that announcement will be made about 7:00 AM. If you don’t hear anything, the two-hour delay […]

Onsite-At-School Option expands on January 11

Posted by on January 5, 2021 at 3:02 pm

On January 11, 2021, KPBSD expands the onsite-at-school learning option during High COVID-19 Risk Soldotna, January 5, 2021—KPBSD Pre-K through 6th grades can attend school onsite, every school day beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, during High COVID-19 Risk. Grades 7-12 will attend onsite two days a week, with a split A/B schedule—schools will be in […]

KPBSD End of 2020 Update

Posted by on December 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm

December 18, 2020 Dear KPBSD staff and families, “With the dawning of a new year, growing daylight, and a vaccine to help control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are planning for a return to more normalcy for our schools in 2021. We are excited for the return of our students to in person […]

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 […]