ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Kenai Peninsula School District says that it will delay the school day at Cooper Landing on Aug. 21 by at least two hours.
A decision will be made about whether to close the school for the whole day by 9 a.m. It will be communicated on the district website, on social media, on the mobile app and through media partners. Parents and employees can also opt-in to receive text message alerts from the school or district by texting "yes" or "Y" to 67587.
The decision is due to the unsafe smoke conditions, which have unofficially been off the charts near the Swan Lake Fire.
Other schools in the district will be operating on a normal schedule, though administrators say that "absences will be excused if parents choose to keep children at home due to air quality, road
closures, or wildfire activity in their area."
Additionally, some bus stops will be modified and outdoor activities may be canceled throughout the district.
"The northern bus stops for Route 108 and Route 110 might be adjusted depending on Sterling Highway closures or partial closures. Information will be assessed early in the morning, and if there are changes, they will be announced by Apple Bus at approximately 6:00 AM for Route 108, and by 7:30 AM for Route 110. KPBSD will also post these updates on social media," reads a press release.
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