3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

March 14, 2022

District News Covid Mitigation Plan Updates

ONLINE News Release
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District updates COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Soldotna, February 28, 2022—Changes to the KPBSD COVID-19 mitigation plan went into effect Friday, March 4, 2022. Key updates are related to contact tracing and the wearing of face coverings in school. Read the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan changes.

Contact Tracing
KPBSD will no longer do in-school contact tracing. Schools will support staff and students with testing options, and educational materials about what to do if someone becomes a close contact or tests positive for COVID-19.

Face coverings

Face coverings are highly recommended, but not required for students and staff while indoors at school in all COVID-19 risk level scenarios. School visitors and volunteers have a choice to mask or not mask. An exception is for people who recently test positive for COVID-19. Read COVID-19 Positive Monitor, Mask, and Return Protocol

Bus Transportation: wearing a mask is required for all school bus passengers travelling to and from school and for all co-curricular activities and field trips per the US DOT mandate for public transportation

KPBSD will continue to follow Village or Tribal COVID-19 mandates for school facility operations

Symptom Free Schools
The KPBSD Symptom Free Schools Protocol remains in place

In addition to school based testing, Glacier Family Medicine Clinic in Seward and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy continue to provide free COVID-19 testing for KPBSD staff and students.

Kind Regards,

Pegge Erkeneff, Director of Communications, Community, and Government Relations

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

148 N. Binkley Street

Soldotna, Alaska 99669

direct: 907.714.8847 main: 907.714.8888

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Cooper Landing School Updates

Part-Time Custodian Needed - Cooper Landing School is in need of a part-time (4-hours per day) custodian. Please log into the KPBSD website if you are interested and look for Job ID #8523. You can also contact Tommy Gossard at 907-595-1244 or stop by the school.

Skiing - Tomorrow, March 15, is our last ski day for the year. Check your email for the day's schedule.

Early Release Days - March 18, 25, and April 1. Students will be released at 1:45.

Moose Pass School Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

Tuesday 3-15 - Last Ski Day: Bus leaving the school around 11am returning around 5:30pm

Friday 3-18 - Early Release Day: Students released at 1:45

Wednesday 3-23 - State Spelling Bee (Online)

Friday 3-25 - Early Release Day: Students released at 1:45

Hope School Happenings

The Hope School Students are enjoying their Lessons at Alyeska. Tomorrow is the last lesson day for this school year. We hope you all enjoy your time tomorrow. The weather at this point is forecasted to be a low of 19 degrees and a high of 33 degrees and partly cloudy for tomorrow. Have a fantastic last day there.

The Readathon did conclude. However, not all information or forms have been turned in as of yet. Announcements will come as soon as we give everyone a little time to turn in their reading forms and any donations.

Volunteers and Substitute Teachers: Hope School is always happy to have substitute teachers and volunteers. Opportunity is available for both positions currently. Please consider one or both positions and visit our website for more information https://www.applitrak.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx.

Important Dates:


March 18th, EARLY DISMISSAL @ 2:00 PM

March 25th, EARLY DISMISSAL @ 2:00 PM

READATHON: Hope Huskies Readathon February 1st through February 28th results are pending.

Skiing - March 15. Although Alyeska may not require masks to be worn outside, please make sure you have a mask on hand, should you decide to enter buildings or areas which may require them.

COVID POLICY: Covid information available on district web site https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180

Hope School Staff