Dear Fairbanks Families,

We hope you are doing well. We have a brief update below. Please continue to be diligent about symptom assessment and staying home when ill.

Test Results and Quarantines over Break 

The CDC recently  issued a statement regarding quarantines. We expect our local health department to release guidance on this in the coming days. Once the local guidance is distributed, we will communicate with our school families.

If your student received a lab confirmed or probable COVID-19 diagnosis or enters quarantine due to a close contact, please contact the building office or the nurse at This will allow our school based team to determine next steps and potential impact at school. We appreciate your attention and help with this issue. 

Learning Level Update

Fairbanks Local Schools is currently in Learning Level 2 and plans to stay in this model until mid-January. 

Here are important pieces for this transition:

  • Students will return to their Fairbanks Team or Panthers Team for this transition. This is the same model as we started the school year. If you have questions about this schedule or need your family information, please reach out to our building or central offices.

  • Extracurricular and Co-curricular activities will move forward as scheduled. There will be enhanced protocols with certain activities. We will continue to monitor the impact these activities have on school operations and adjust as needed. For extracurricular and co-curricular activities to continue, focusing on protocols is a priority. 

  • Continued focus on Symptom Assessment, Staying home when ill or awaiting a COVID-19 test in household, masking, hand hygiene, and deep cleaning.

  • Our Parent and Staff Work Groups have been meeting to review decision making frameworks, evaluate current plans, and adjust planning if needed for the remainder of the school year. Please look for additional updates regarding this work over the coming days. 

Please continue to monitor our district communications and COVID-19 reporting to see the status across our schools. 

Food Services in Learning Level 2

The district will be able to again offer meals for students’ remote learning days. Families will pick up meals on Wednesdays. If you are not already signed up for meal pick up and would like to be, please complete the form below:

Food Service Sign-Up

Safety Measures and Vigilance

As we see the spread of COVID-19 in our community, practicing mitigation efforts becomes even more important. This includes:

  • Vigorous daily symptom assessment 

  • Daily hand hygiene practices

  • Cleaning and sanitizing practices

  • Facial Coverings/Masking 

  • When in public, keeping socially distanced from others

  • Staying home when ill, or when someone in the household is tested for COVID-19

Quarantine Guidelines

There have been many questions regarding close contacts and quarantines over the last several days. Please reference the following document to help answer some of those questions. If you still have any questions, please reach out to our nursing and administrative teams. Please check out the document here:  Quarantine Guidelines

COVID Updates & Information

Please refer to the internal and external resources below for information related to COVID-19:

Thank you for your continued partnership and communication. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at

For Fairbanks,