• Welcome to the Northwest Arctic Borough School District's COVID-19 Information page. Here you can find the latest updates about risk levels in our communities, information on how to protect yourself and your family during the coronavirus pandemic, and remote learning tools. 



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    Ambler School = Yellow/In Person Learning

    Buckland School = Yellow/In Person Learning

    Deering School = Yellow/In Person Learning

    June Nelson Elementary School = Red/Remote Learning

    Kiana School = Red/Remote Learning

    McQueen School, Kivalina = Yellow/In Person Learning

    Kobuk School = Yellow/In Person Learning

    Kotzebue Middle High School = Red/Remote Learning

    Noatak Napaaqtugmiut School = Red/Remote Learning

    Noorvik School = Yellow/In Person Learning

    Selawik Davis-Ramoth Memorial School = Yellow/In Person

    Shungnak School = Yellow/In Person

    Star of the Northwest Magnet School = Red/Remote Learning


  • How does NWABSD make decisions to keep our students and communities safe? 


    The School District works with local school principals and village leaders, as well as Maniilaq Public Health to evaluate risks to the community. Factors for determining risk levels are: 

    • number of positive cases 
    • level of case impact to the community
    • number of quarantined cases
    • level of community compliance with current mandates
    • level of travel by residents
    • availability of staff


    Schools in the district can operate under Red/Remote Learning, Yellow/In-Person Learning, or Green/Low Risk statuses. Under the Red/Remote Learning status, students call in to classes and use devices loaded with school content. Under the Yellow/In-Person Learning status, students go to school and may be divided into Groups A and B to reduce class sizes. Under the Green/Low Risk status, all students go to school four days per week.