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Update 11/17: School Closed Until Monday Nov. 26

Dear O’Dowd Families,

Due to continued unhealthy air quality in Oakland (and Northern California), school will be closed Monday and Tuesday. No activities will take place on campus. This decision has been made taking into account the uncertainty over the air quality into next week, along with a desire to provide our students and their families as much advance notice as possible so plans can be made accordingly. We thank you for your patience as we have dealt with this difficult situation.

Athletic practices scheduled for Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday will be determined based on AQI, and coaches will communicate directly with teams.

School will resume on Monday, November 26th, a gold day.

We continue to pray for all of those affected by the fires. We ask God to give strength and comfort to all of those experiencing loss and to all of those who are working courageously to respond to them.

Ways to Donate: The North Valley Community Foundation has two funds: The Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund and the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund. Donors can make an open gift to the school fund, or designate a specific use, like textbooks or school supplies. Donations are accepted through the foundations’ website.

Monetary donations may also be made to the American Red Cross. Visit, call 1-800-733-2767 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The United Way of Northern California is taking donations for its NorCal Fire Relief Fund through its website and by text: send the message BUTTEFIRE to 91999.

Thanksgiving best wishes,

Brian Judd, Colette Roche, Jase Turner Associate Principals

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