Boulder Valley School District

Marshall Fire

Standing Together BVSD

Our thoughts are with the many impacted by the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder Valley, including BVSD students, employees and families. 

Fueled by extremely strong winds, the wildfire on Thursday, December 30  and prompted the evacuation of more than 30,000 people and ultimately destroyed 1,084 homes.

Support Services

Organizations that were located at the DAC (Disaster Assistance Center)

Donations and Victim Resource Center

Disaster Recovery Center - FEMA, SBA and Debris management assistance only - 1755 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Air Quality

BVSD is concerned about both the mental and physical health and well-being of our students and staff following the Marshall Fire. Understandably, air quality in and around our buildings is a priority. Providing a safe indoor environment that is free of hazards at concentrations of concern is as important to BVSD as it is to our families and staff. 
 

Learn About Our Air Quality Efforts

Free hot meals

More than 100 restaurants are offering no-cost hot meals to those impacted by the fires. Restaurants Revive is a group of Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Golden, Westminster and Denver restaurants offering hot meals to displaced residents of the Marshall Fire. 

Please check this list often as it is updated regularly.

Meals are offered in a variety of formats including in-house, to-go, gift cards and more –  please see the list for a full overview.

Ongoing social-emotional supports

So far, the Boulder Valley School District Trauma Team has served more than 900 students from nine schools, with some receiving multiple sessions. Additionally, they’ve supported more than 340 staff members.

They want everyone to know that they are still available to help both students and families.

Need Social-emotional Support? Use these forms to let us know:
Students | Staff

As we have shared previously – you do not have to be directly impacted to take advantage of this support.

Additional Social-Emotional Resources


Employee Assistance Program (Employees ONLY)
EAP provides up to 8 free, confidential counseling sessions per year to help you and your family members address concerns.

Call:  866-519-8359   (TDD:  800-697-03353)
Online:  guidanceresources.com
App:  GuidanceResourcesNow   
Web ID:  BVSDEAP

FEMA Support

Boulder County residents and businesses who sustained damages from the Marshall Fire may be eligible for state and federal disaster assistance. FEMA has programs that provide financial help with temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs. FEMA may also make referrals to other local, state, federal and voluntary assistance programs.

Ways to Help

Our partners at Impact on Education are gathering donations for BVSD families impacted through their Critical Needs Fund and will be prepared to help students, schools and staff affected by the wildfires.

The Community Foundation Boulder County has also created a Wildfire Fund that will benefit any residents impacted by the fire.

Additionally the American Red Cross is responding and accepting donations.

BVSD Updates

In speaking with many of you, since school resumed, one of the biggest concerns remains air quality and whether it is safe to have school in the current conditions. We reached out to our partners at Boulder County Public Health and asked them to address this topic and they shared a letter.

Impacted Directly?

We are working to support families and employees directly impacted by the Marshall Fire. Please let us know, by filling out the form connected to the buttons below.

Trauma Support

We know that this event may be traumatizing. BVSD is providing social-emotional support for both students and employees.

Resources