Mat-Su Borough School District Dr. Randy Trani answers questions about day one of the coming school year, mandatory masks, and how cases of Covid-19 in students will be handled should someone become infected.
The Anchorage School District is planning to have cleaning kits in each and every classroom in the district when students eventually do return to school. To do so requires overcoming significant supply challenges as every school and business around the country and really around the world chase after the necessary products.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now requiring cloth face coverings in all Kenai Peninsula schools when 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible. Parents, visitors, and volunteers will also be required to wear cloth face coverings or masks.
Following an announcement that the Anchorage School District will begin the school year with only online classes, a commissioner of one of Alaska’s state agencies started a petition calling on the district to issue petition to parents of children who will be educated in their homes.
In preparation for an eventual return of students to the classroom the Anchorage School District is installing plexiglass dividers in all of their front offices. The idea being that this will help keep students, teachers and staff safer and help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The Mat-Su Borough School District held its final COVID informational meeting on Tuesday at the Houston High School football field. During the meeting, the district explained its plan for returning to school in-person and online for grades 1-12 on Aug. 19, with kindergarten starting the following week.
The Mat-Su Borough School District will require students in grades 3 - 12, and staff, to wear masks throughout the school day, spokesperson Jillian Morrissey confirmed during a phone call early Tuesday.
Going to an all online model was a strange way to end the last school year in Anchorage School District. Next year kids are going back to the classroom part-time. Some are more excited about it than others.