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School Resources for Colorado Wildfires

School Resources for Colorado Wildfires

Health Resources

  • This website shows current air quality by region.
  • CDPHE Colorado Air Quality: Air quality information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
  • Wildfire smoke and COVID-19: How families can take action to protect themselves from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways to create a cleaner air space at home. This webpage also contains helpful tips to tell the difference between symptoms from smoke exposure and COVID-19.

News and Updates

Support Resources

Nutrition Resources

  • School meals are free during the 2021-22 school year. For more information on meals at your school, visit your local school district webpage.
  • In addition to school meals, families can access free meals for kids through open feeding sites. Families can search for local sites through Kids Food Finder.
  • The Community Food Share food bank is offering additional food assistance at this time. Families can learn more on the Marshall Fire Response and Resources webpage.

Resources for Families Displaced by Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters

For those impacted by Colorado wildfires, immediate needs for income and housing may overshadow critical concerns about education of children and youth. However, the needs of displaced students should also be considered. Tools are designed to assist school districts and community partners with displaced students seeking access to appropriate educational services.

School Safety and Crisis Resources

Many organizations have developed resources to help schools, parents and students dealing with the emotional trauma of violent events and who are seeking information on how to create safe school environments.

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General Resources for Disasters

Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)

This state agency works with local communities to ensure citizens displaced from their homes access resources that help families and individuals rebuild, relocate and find permanent housing. Visit the Disaster Recovery and Housing Programs webpage for more information.

Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)

The FEMA website provides disaster victims with information on how to access a variety of support services, including government benefits, hotlines for finding loved ones, and more.

U.S. Department of Education

The USDOE has released tips for helping students who are recovering from traumatic events. The webpage provides practical information for parents and students who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well as teachers, coaches, school administrators and others who are helping those affected.