Giving All Students A Chance

It will be a long time before our community can finish rebuilding from the fires, but the bond the fires forged are the strongest I have even seen. The people rallied around each other and the wealth of acts of kindness have brought us to tears. It’s a beautiful thing to watch a Phoenix rise from the ashes. We live in an area where fire is required for Redwood cones to release their seeds. Fire is a new beginning for many in our mountain community. We are strong, we will rebuild together.

About 58% of our students were forced to evacuate their homes due to the fires. Three out of seven teachers are currently unable to return home. Many families have lost their homes or could not return home until power and water are restored. There was no ETA on infrastructure. (Pacific Elementary in Davenport).