• Fire on Turnagain Arm

Anchorage Area Wildfires

  • With the recent air quality alerts, many parents/guardians have expressed concern for the safety of their children attending classes. Each school site will decide whether or not it is appropriate to bring students inside for outdoor activities such as recess or athletic practices or to cancel them altogether. As the Anchorage School District covers nearly 2,000 square miles, and as smoke drifts, some areas may be more affected than others. The health and safety of our students is our highest priority, and we will continue working together with the community to keep our students safe. We’re looking forward to a great start to the school year.

     

    In the event of cancellation of after-school outdoor practices and competitions due to the air quality conditions:

    If practices are able to move indoors, those practices can continue as scheduled in their indoor location. Contact your school for more information about your child’s outdoor after-school activity and whether they have been able to move practice indoors.

     

    • Tuesday, August 20 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD has canceled outdoor activities and competitions. 
    • Wednesday, August 21 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor activities and competitions. 
    • Thursday, August 22 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor activities and competitions.
    • Friday, August 23: Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD has canceled after-school outdoor practices and competitions. If practices can be held indoors, those practices may continue as scheduled. All outdoor athletic competitions are being moved to Saturday, August 24. Parents/guardians will receive an update from their child’s athletic coach on Saturday. If your game was to take place outside of Anchorage, it will go on as planned.
    • Saturday, August 24 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor competitions.
    • Monday, August 26 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor activities and competitions.
    • Tuesday, August 27 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor activities and competitions.
    • Wednesday, August 28 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor activities and competitions.
    • Thursday, August 29 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD is not canceling outdoor activities and competitions.
    • Friday, August 30 - Based on air quality readings in the Anchorage Municipality, ASD has canceled after-school outdoor practices and competitions. If practices can be held indoors, those practices may continue as scheduled. All outdoor athletic competitions are being moved to Saturday, August 31. Parents/guardians will receive an update from their child’s athletic coach on Saturday. 
      • Saturday Aug. 31 Game Schedule:

    Tackle Football

                    Soldotna High School @ South High School

                    4:00 Varsity

     

                    Chugiak High School @ Bartlett High School

                    3 p.m. JV

                    6 p.m. Varsity

     

                    North Pole High School @ Eagle River High School

                    11 a.m. JV

                    2 p.m. Varsity

     

                    West High School @ East High School

                    11 a.m. JV

                    2 p.m. Varsity

    V & JV Tackle Football DHS vs Juneau have been cancelled.

     

    Flag Football

                    Eagle River High School @ South High School

                    2:30 p.m. Varsity

     

                    Chugiak High School @ Service High School

                    3 p.m. JV

                    4:30 p.m. Varsity

     

                    Bartlett High School @ East High School

                    4:30 p.m. Varsity 

    JV Flag Football DHS @ WHS (Reschedule TBD later date)

    V Flag Football DHS @ WHS (Reschedule TBD later date)

     

     In looking at the week ahead, we are continuing to monitor wildfires and air quality. We will be making determinations day-by-day about outdoor practices and competitions.