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School is canceled Friday, Sept. 11 as teachers and staff heed wildfire evacuation orders.

For days, Lake Oswego has been under Level 1 evacuation orders to "get ready" to leave in case wildfires get closer.

Lake Oswego School District, in its first week of remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year, announced today that school will be canceled tomorrow, Sept. 11, due to a number of teachers and staff residing in wildfire evacuation zones or needing to help their families evacuate.

Windstorms caused power outages for some students Tuesday, the first day of school, and the district has been on alert for changing evacuation orders since yesterday.

Janell Cinquini, a teacher at Lakeridge High School, lives in the Canby area and had to evacuate.

"When it went to Level 2 today we decided to head out," she said.

Her and her children are staying with relatives in Portland while her husband stays behind to figure out what to do with their business property.

"(I'm) glad the district did the right thing and canceled school for tomorrow," she said.


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