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ASD cancels outdoor after-school activities due to wildfire smoke

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 30, 2019
  • Published August 30, 2019

The Anchorage School District has canceled all outdoor after-school activities for Friday due to heavy wildfire smoke in the Anchorage area.

Practices and games that can be moved indoors may still proceed, according to an ASD spokeswoman.

“It’s reading solidly ‘unhealthy’ in Anchorage,” ASD spokeswoman Morgan Duclos said of air quality readings.

Friday’s cancellations mark the third time outdoor activities in Anchorage have been disrupted due to poor air quality. The district was also forced to cancel games Tuesday and Friday last week due to the smoke, which is drifting into the area from the Swan Lake wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula.

The district announced a revised schedule that moved all of the varsity football games scheduled for Friday night to Saturday. Revisions for other schedules will be posted on the district’s website.