Our community is facing truly extraordinary challenges. With so many families displaced or evacuated from their homes, and so many of our teachers and other staff members likewise impacted, the last thing you need to worry about right now is your child missing the first day of school. Additionally, the evacuation orders this week cut into the valuable and necessary inservice trainings planned for teachers that would have ensured they started the year ready for the new challenges and realities of the online learning model.

As a result, today we are announcing an additional delay to the beginning of the school year — the first day of school will not occur on September 14th as was previously planned and announced. We do not yet know which day the first day of school will be this year, but we will notify you several days in advance. For now, please concern yourself primarily with your family’s safety amid this ongoing threat.