Important Safety Update

Cambrian School District, August 24, 2020

Dear Cambrian Families and Staff,

All of us in the Cambrian School District recognize the extraordinary challenges in our community and the impact it may have on your family. I assure you that we are all feeling the significance of the events of the past week and absolutely consider the difficulties you may be facing, given the SCU Lightning Complex Fire is burning in the eastern part of Santa Clara County while major fires burn in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties (the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire.). It’s heartbreaking to consider that people are losing their homes and evacuating with just the clothing on their backs.


Like you, we have families and friends who have been evacuated. Several members of the Cambrian staff have been evacuated from their homes. Thank you to our incredible firefighters battling the blazes and to our committed frontline workers who continue to take care of people sick with COVID-19, who need to be tested, or have other needs that must be met.


In the midst of this turmoil, I wanted to provide you with resources to help you and your family. Below, you will find websites and phone numbers that will offer tools to inform you of what is happening in our community, safety assistance, and resources for vital updates.

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Have a Question about Evacuations?

In Santa Clara County, the SCU Lightning Complex Fire is burning in the eastern part of the county while major fires burn in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties, known as the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire.


As of this morning, the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has consumed 347,196 acres and is 10% contained. Twelve structures have been destroyed. The CZU Fire has burned 78,000 acres, 231 structures and is 13% contained. More than 60,000 Santa Cruz County residents have been evacuated.


Have a question about the evacuations? Call the County of Santa Clara EOC Wildfire Hotline: (408) 808-7778 or 2-1-1. You can also stay apprised of evacuation areas that is continually updated, as is the map showing evacuation and warning areas.As a means to ensure your safety you can receive emergency notifications for your area by signing up for text and email alerts from AlertSCC. Stay updated about evacuation orders and warnings and other resources related to the CZU and SCU Lightning Complex Fires through the Office of Emergency Management's website.

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Air Quality Resources

Poor air quality continues for much of California due to ongoing wildfires. Dry weather is expected Tuesday through Friday, with high temperatures slightly above normal for northern California. A significant cooldown is likely this week with an onshore flow and deep marine layer in southern California. To check out the air quality in your area, visit airnow.gov. Visit PurpleAir.com for up to the second updates on air quality.

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Our thoughts are with each of you, as we navigate this increasingly challenging season together. As always, we are committed to educating our Cambrian students and supporting our Cambrian families in any way we can. We are CAMBRIAN.

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