The Day Fire continues to burn north of the Thomas Aquinas College campus, but some progress was made today due to massive airdrops of fire retardant. As a consequence, the evacuation status for the College has been lowered from “recommended” to “precautionary.” The California Highway Patrol is, therefore, allowing students to return to campus tonight and tomorrow.
The campus is safe and residence halls are being reopened. Returning students should check in at the front gate with either Mark Kretschmer or a prefect.
No classes will be held on Monday, September 25, 2006. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 26, 2006. Monday night seminars will be held on Tuesday evening; Tuesday evening seminars will be held on Wednesday evening; Thursday evening seminars will be held as scheduled.
Regular updates on the Day Fire can be found at www.inciweb.org/incident/475 and www.vcsd.org/day_fire.html.
Thanks for the prayers!