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Monday, August 26, 2019

news release: KPBSD outdoor school activities, closure, activity travel restriction

“KPBSD places the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and parents before any other consideration. Since the resurgence of the Swan Lake Fire after the wind event on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and two new fire starts, our community has been challenged by smoke, fire, road closures, and is on edge. Depending on wind direction, every region of our district has also contended with unhealthy air quality. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this ongoing event.” –KPBSD Superintendent John O’Brien
School is cancelled at Cooper Landing School on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.*

Effective August 26, 2019, until further notice: KPBSD student activity related travel between Sterling and Cooper Landing on Sterling Highway between MP 45-71 is cancelled.

Local air quality and predictions will determine if OUTDOOR activities and athletics at or hosted by KPBSD schools are restricted. School administrators will determine if recess, outdoor classroom activities, and sports practice will take place based on Air Quality conditions in their immediate area. Cancellations or restrictions may happen if conditions change rapidly.

Daily evaluations and consultation with the Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM), fire officials, and state air quality resources will inform any KPBSD changes to these restrictions.

*At 7:45 PM on 8/26/19, The Cooper Landing evacuation alert moved to Level 2, SET. A Level 2 (SET) Evacuation is NOT a notice to leave. At Level 2 SET, load your 6 P’s: People, Pets, Pills, Photos, Personal (computer back-up info), and important Papers. Read the full Level 2 SET evacuation alert for Cooper Landing:

Helpful alerts:
KPBSD announcements will be posted on the KPBSD websitemobile app@KPBSD Facebook, and @KPBSD twitter social media. Individual schools will contact parents with their usual communication method.

Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook, and for additional information on the Ready-Set-Go! Evacuation Guidelines and up-to-date fire information, visit or call 907-262-INFO.

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