Estacada schools delay classes because of wildfires
Because of the wildfires affecting Clackamas County, classes in the Estacada School District will be canceled through Friday, Sept. 18.
"We urge all families to evacuate and focus on the safety of their families at this time. All staff are to not report to work," school district leaders wrote in an update Friday, Sept. 11.
The school district's meal delivery service program also will be canceled through Sept. 18. Families in need of food are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross, 800-733-2767 or the Oregon Food Bank, 503-282-0555.
In a letter to families earlier this week, Estacada School District Superintendent Ryan Carpenter discussed the importance of ensuring the welfare of every member of the community.
Prior to the city reaching Level 3 evacuation, Estacada High School's parking lot was available to those who had left their homes, and school buses were used to help evacuate senior living facilities.
"Estacada is a community with spirit. Estacada is a community with heart. Estacada is a community with resolve and determination," Carpenter wrote. "We take care of our neighbors. We take care of each other, and we will all need the support of one another in the coming days. Please join with me in offering prayers for the safety and welfare of our entire community, and know that we will make it through this together. We will make it through this together, because that is what we do."
The school district has compiled a list of wildfire resources for the community.
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