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  • Wednesday, October 24, 2007

     

    SANTIAGO CANYON FIRE : CLOSED SCHOOLS for 10/25

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    The following messages appear on the websites about the schools status:


    Capistrano Unified


    "This is Superintendent Woodrow Carter of the Capistrano Unified School District, with an update on our schools regarding the fires in South Orange County.

    In my earlier message to you this afternoon, I stated we are continuously monitoring the fires in our region of Orange County. Based on the information that we have received within the past 2 hours, we have decided to close all of Capistrano Unified Schools tomorrow. Our reasons for doing so are threefold:

    1. The air quality has deteriorated greatly. Also, our staff, faculty and students have been exposed to 3 consecutive days of inferior air quality, and we are concerned about the cumulative effect it is having on respiratory systems. Tomorrow’s forecast is also one of inferior quality.

    2. We have been informed that the fires pose a greater threat to our southern and northern most schools. Specifically, the schools in the San Clemente and Rancho Santa Margarita are at greater risk than before.

    3. The third reason for closing the entire district is our inter-connectivity. Many parents have students in elementary, middle and high schools which are in some cases miles apart. If we had to abruptly evacuate a school, we are concerned about the overall impact it could have on our families.

    I know this will be an inconvenience to many of you. But please understand we are making this decision in the best interests of student and staff safety. The closure of schools for Friday, along with athletic events and other activities will be addressed tomorrow in another message. You may access our website at WWW.CAPOUSD.ORG for up-to-date information on school closures and athletic events. Thank you for your attention to this matter, good-bye.
    "


    Saddleback Unified

    Due to shifting wind patterns, continuing fire danger and poor air quality we have determined to close all schools within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. All schools, child care and offices in SVUSD, including the District Office will be closed on Thursday, October 25th.

    This will be a non-duty day for all employees except for Director level positions and above, and confidential employees.

    All activities, meetings and sporting events planned for Thursday, October 25th are also cancelled.



    Irvine Valley College
    Campus Update
    All classes after 1pm on October 24th have been cancelled. The campus remains open.
    Classes will resume on Thursday October 25th.
    All music and theatre rehearsals are still scheduled.
    IVC vs. Santa Ana Women's Volleyball game in the Hart Gymnasium is still scheduled.
    Check back here for additional updates and further information.


    Santa Margarita Catholic High School
    An update from SMCHS Principal, Mr. Raymond Dunne, regarding the fire situation. We will be closing the school on Thursday, October 25th. We expect to resume classes on Friday with an Early Day 1 Schedule. Please continue to check our website for the latest news and announcements.

    Santiago Canyon College
    October 24 2007, 4:00 p.m.: Campus is open, classes are being held. 241 & Jamboree are open

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