Anchorage School District cancels after-school activities; Mat-Su’s are not canceled

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The Anchorage School District extended its school closures into Thursday after more than a foot of snow fell across Anchorage this week.

In a message to families and staff, the district said school and support facilities would be closed Thursday because unsafe road conditions were expected. The district had also kept schools and facilities closed, and canceled after-school activities, on Wednesday due to the snowstorm.

District officials in an update Thursday morning said after-school activities were canceled for a second day and rental facilities would also be closed for community group activities. Schools are set to reopen Friday unless otherwise announced.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which also closed its schools Wednesday, announced early Thursday that it would keep most schools closed for the day. Schools that will be open are Trapper Creek Elementary, Talkeetna Elementary, Willow Elementary, Su Valley Jr/Sr High School and Glacier View School.

Mat-Su school officials in an update before noon announced that after-school activities and events are not cancelled and will be held Thursday. They encouraged participants to drive carefully if they chose to attend.

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Morgan Krakow

Morgan Krakow is a general assignment reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She is a 2019 graduate of the University of Oregon and spent the summer of 2019 as a reporting intern on the general assignment desk of The Washington Post. Contact her at