34 KPBSD schools to continue 100% remote learning until Dec. 18 for most students

Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 1:46 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District says because of COVID-19, 34 schools in the district will continue to have most students participate in 100% remote learning until Dec. 18.

The schools are as listed:

  • Central Peninsula schools:
    • Aurora Borealis Charter School
    • Kaleidoscope Charter School
    • K-Beach Elementary School
    • Kenai Alternative School
    • Kenai Central High School
    • Kenai Middle School
    • Mountain View Elementary School
    • Nikiski Middle-High School
    • Nikiski North Star Elementary School
    • Redoubt Elementary School
    • River City Academy
    • Skyview Middle School
    • Soldotna Elementary School
    • Soldotna High School
    • Soldotna Montessori Charter School
    • Sterling Elementary School
    • Other North: Tustumena Elementary School
  • Eastern Kenai Peninsula Schools
    • Moose Pass School
    • Seward High School
    • Seward Middle School
    • William H. Seward Elementary
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula Schoo
    • Chapman School
    • Fireweed Academy
    • Homer Flex School
    • Homer High School
    • Homer Middle School
    • Kachemak Selo School
    • McNeil Canyon Elementary School
    • Nikolaevsk School
    • Ninilchik School
    • Paul Banks Elementary School
    • Razdolna School
    • Voznesenka School
    • West Homer Elementary School

The KPBSD adds that pre-K, kindergarten, and special education intensive Needs learners will be allowed to go back to in-person learning starting Dec. 2. The district is asking those with students in the mentioned groups to know that staff and all students must wear a mask at all times and practice good six feet social distancing. The KPBSD says school staff will contact those students’ families to talk about school resuming onsite again.

Also, the district pointed out that six small schools will continue to hold in-person learning and offer 100% remote learning but can shift to remote learning at any time. Those six schools are in Cooper Landing, Hope, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia and Tebughna.

The district says a SmartStart plan update will be presented to the KPBSD Board of Education on Dec. 7 to address how more students could attend school onsite during High-Risk operations.

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