There's a sneaky referee on the Kenai Peninsula who changed the game plan for teen sports and activities. Meet COVID-19, your opponent.

warning: Don't drop the ball--know the new rules and conditions for practice and play. Talk to your coach. Be a leader who plays safe, and scores for the team, or a personal best.

February 2021: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is working to provide opportunities for sports to continue during this pandemic. The district is working within facility limitations (size and capacity) to allow fans to attend these events and cheer on the athletes. Team guests lists are by invitation only, and failure to abide by the mitigation plan including wearing a mask during the event will result in removal of guest list eligibility. We are thankful to local radio stations and schools that are broadcasting sporting events so family and fans also have an option to view or listen. Thank you for doing everything you can to help keep schools open, and sports happening during the ongoing pandemic response.

KPBSD Sports and Activities Game Plan

Dear KPBSD students, parents, and staff,

KPBSD is dedicated to the continuation of our various athletic programs for the physical and mental well-being of our students. We are mindful of the risks associated with these events to take place and are taking necessary steps to create as safe an environment as possible for student athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, and spectators. Therefore, additional requirements are in place as summer sports and activities resume in June.

We are working closely with local and state agencies, ASAA, and reviewing the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to create standards and expectations to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure. We will implement safety measures during summer practices, camps, and conditioning that will make these sporting events safer for everyone.

Some of the COVID-19 safety measures include requiring participants to sign in when they arrive at each session, take a temperature check, and to respond COVID-19 related symptom questions. Students are asked to follow their coaches or school guidelines, dress appropriately for their activity, bring their own water bottle, and cloth face covering that can be worn outside of practice. Our actions now will slow the community spread of COVID-19, and allow schools and sports to remain open.

We encourage every family to consider the risks to participate in sports and activities during a pandemic, and make the decision that is best for their family. Due to the risks associated with playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, KPBSD will require each family of a student athlete, as well as anyone participating in the sporting event, to sign an acknowledgement of the risks and a waiver of liability. This form is designed to assess certain risk factors, highlight the dangers of participating in sports, and ask that each participant not hold KPBSD liable for any harm that may result if a student athlete or participant contracts COVID-19. Make sure to read the sports waiver before you sign, as you will be giving up important legal rights.

We strive to continue our sports programs to the fullest extent practical and intend to take responsible measures to promote the safety of all participants, coaches, staff, and supporting families. KPBSD will monitor community spread of COVID-19, low-medium-high risk in our diverse communities, and potentially make updates as state health mandates and guidance updates are available. You can always find information on our new dedicated KPBSD Sports and Activities webpage.

Kind Regards,
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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KPBSD Sports & Activities Mitigation Plan (see pages 14-15)  

Are you an athlete who has or had +COVID-19?

  • Parent Fact Sheet after athlete positive COVID-19 ( PDF)
  • Athlete Return To Play form after positive COVID-19 ( PDF)

covid-19 symptoms

Every day of practice or play, everyone will have their temperature checked and be asked:

  • Fever: Have you had a fever or chills in the last 72 hours?
  • Cough: Do you have a persistent wet or dry cough?
  • Sore Throat: Do you have a sore throat or a runny/stuffy nose?
  • Shortness of Breath...: Are you experiencing unusual shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of sense or smell, headache, or muscle pain?
  • Contact: Have you had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Are you or someone in your household awaiting a COVID-19 test result?

Know your COVID-19 opponent--don't get tagged. If you do, seek medical help.