Dear Liberty Families,
I hope this message finds your family and friends safe and secure.
I spent this morning meeting with State, County and other local school officials learning about the devastation that has occurred in Sonoma and other neighboring counties over the past 5 days. It has been a horrific week for many of our families, friends and neighbors. Hopefully the wind and weather will cooperate and help our fire crews as they battle the blazes that continue.
At Liberty, we are hoping to be able to reopen as soon as possible. I've learned that we have to meet some State guidelines to reopen the school. First, the air quality has to improve and not be classified as unhealthy. Current forecast has air quality falling into a category that would allow us to reopen Monday. However, we have been advised that with the continuing fires, those forecasts can not be counted on this far out. Second, we need to clean all ash and other fire debris from campus.
If the air quality forecast is accurate, we will hopefully be able to be out on campus cleaning and preparing for reopening Sunday afternoon. You will receive another call Sunday to update our families about our ability to reopen.
In addition, please take a look at the attached document (click on the link below) that helps to explain how to talk with children after traumatic events. Hopefully your family doesn't need these tips but it is available, if necessary.
Hello Liberty Families,
I just wanted to check in with you all and make sure everyone is safe. If there are situations that are affecting your family please let me know. We will do whatever we can to help families affected by the devastation. Once our students get back to school we'll be keeping a close eye on them and try to get back to our normal routines as soon as possible. If there is anything you need me to know about your family/child please let me know so I am aware and can check in with your child as needed. I truly hope all of you and your families are safe.
At this time, Liberty School is collecting items to fill backpacks to donate to families affected by the fires. Each classroom is collecting different items to fill the backpacks. Our third grade class is asking for soft-sided pencil pouches. If you are able and willing to donate please send them in with your child when school resumes.
If parents want to purchase Target gift cards or reusable water bottles, we will make sure these items go families affected by the fires.