October 11, 2021
KIBSD Administration has been notified that three individuals at Peterson Elementary, three individuals at Old Harbor School, two individuals at North Star Elementary, and an individual at Kodiak Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. As per district procedures, all students or staff who have been in close contact with a positive case will be notified of their quarantine options, as outlined in the KIBSD COVID-19 District Protocols released on August 3, 2021.
KIBSD is continuing to work together to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff. In accordance with our district COVID response plan, we are currently employing the following steps:
- All students and staff who are considered a close contact will be notified by the school district. Some cases have been identified while the individual was not in the building during their contagious period, and do not require contact tracing nor additional sanitization of the school.
- Peterson Elementary, North Star Elementary, and Kodiak Middle School will undergo deep cleaning and reopen to in-person learning, to all but the impacted individuals, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, after October Inservice.
- At this time, Old Harbor School will remain in remote learning while administration and the local Advisory School Board work to establish a timeline for reopening to in-person learning.
We continue to encourage all parents to take their student’s temperature and monitor them closely for any sign of potential illness.
Students and staff should remain at home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 including: fever (defined as temperature over 100.4°F), new or persistent cough, new trouble breathing or shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, body aches, muscle aches, joint pain, headache, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, congestion, fatigue, confusion, and/or stomach issues (diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain).