Basalt schools summer programs cancelled indefinitely due to fire |

Basalt schools summer programs cancelled indefinitely due to fire

Summer programs are cancelled at Basalt schools until further notice, while the facility serves as an evacuation center for those displaced by the Lake Christine Fire.

According to a press release from the Roaring Fork Schools, the schools won’t host any summer programs or activities at Basalt schools until further notice but activities for Basalt Summer Advantage students will remain as scheduled at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 6.  The school district will release more information regarding Summer Advantage programming next week, according to the release.

“Of course, our greatest concern is for the safety and well-being of our neighbors in Basalt,” said Roaring Fork Schools Superintendent Rob Stein. “We are working closely with the Basalt Police Department and Red Cross to offer any support we can.”

All summer programs and activities at Basalt elementary, middle, and high schools are cancelled for Thursday, so as to make its resources available to support emergency services and evacuation needs.“Everyone who has been evacuated is welcome at one of the high schools for a safe place to stay,” said Superintendent Rob Stein. “Our schools continue to be safe havens for all as they serve as evacuation sites.”

The Red Cross is fully staffed, according to the brief and will reach out for additional volunteers if and when there is a need.  To make money contributions, contact the Salvation Army, which is leading efforts for the fire.

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