CALISTOGA, Calif. (KTVU/BCN) - By Bay City News Service
Calistoga Joint Unified School District and Saint Helena Unified School District have both canceled classes through the rest of this week because of the wildfires burning in Napa County since Sunday night, district
officials said today.
Several wildfires are burning tens of thousands of acres in Napa and Sonoma counties, prompting widespread school closures.
Napa Valley Unified School District officials earlier today said their schools will stay closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
NVUSD officials are having trouble contacting staff so are also asking for all school principals at 3 p.m. Thursday to report to the district's board room at 2425 Jefferson St. in Napa.
All athletics, dances, clubs and all other school activities are canceled, including any homecoming festivities.
Kitchen managers are asked to report at 7 a.m. to the Food Service office, also at 2425 Jefferson St. in Napa, while M&O heads of shop and head custodians are asked to report at 7 a.m. Wednesday to 1616 Lincoln Ave. in Napa.
Napa Valley College will also be closed through the end of the week and its gym remains open as a shelter for evacuees from the fires. All other staff is asked to standby for instructions.
Santa Rosa Junior College is closed through Sunday, October 15. All classes are cancelled at campuses in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, and sites in Southwest Santa Rosa, Shone Farm in Forestville, and Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. Cancellation includes online classes, Community Education, Older Adults and Adult Education classes.
The JC has information on their website on ways they are helping students. You can find that here.
The following Lake County schools will be closed for Wednesday October 11:
Konocti USD school, Kelseyville USD. Middletown ha also expressed concerns about air quality, the decision is on a day by day basis. Lake County Office of Education's Creativity School will be closed.
Lucerne, Lakeport and Upper Lake plan to be open on Wednesday.
Classes at all schools in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District are canceled for Wednesday, Superintendent Kris Corey said in a message posted to social media and the district's website.
School district officials will continue to monitor the fire situation and update students, parents and staff through the automated calls, radio station KUIC, Facebook, Twitter and the district's website.
Air quality problems coupled with the unpredictability of fires in the area prompted officials with a school district in Solano County to cancel classes for Wednesday, district officials said today.