Updates from the Marshall Fire website, including links to the air quality, enrollment and resources pages, plus social-emotional resources and food resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As we have shared previously – you do not have to be directly impacted to take advantage of this support.
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)
Web ID: BVSDEAP
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.
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.
As you likely know, President Biden is visiting the Marshall Fire burn area and families that have been impacted this afternoon. Given the timing of his visit and the routes he will likely take this afternoon, we are expecting a significant impact to traffic and our bus routes.