Fire Alert

Update: Westside Bend schools reopen Wednesday

School year won't be extended

BEND, Ore. - Some Evacuation Levels Revised, All Schools Open Wednesday

At 1:45 PM this (Tuesday) afternoon, the Two Bulls Fire incident commander confirmed with Bend-La Pine Schools that the evacuation orders have been revised to Level One for the areas around William E. Miller Elementary, Cascade Middle and Summit High schools.

These schools will reopen on Wednesday, June 11.  All other District schools will be open as scheduled.

Cascade Middle and Summit High school students are encouraged to check their school websites for information about finals, final projects, and materials return.

Superintendent Ron Wilkinson said Bend-La Pine Schools is fortunate to have one of the longest student-contact school years in Oregon, so the loss of recent school days will not result in an extension of the school year.

"We believe that we have already met the state minimum guidelines for instructional hours this year, so we will not be adding make-up days," said Wilkinson.

He added, "On behalf of our staff, students and families, I want to thank the hundreds of firefighters and emergency responders who are working hard to contain the Two Bulls Fire – thank you."


COCC officials monitor fire situation; College is open for Finals

COCC officials are monitoring the fire burning west of Bend. At this time, there is no danger to the campus and all College buildings are scheduled to be operating on normal schedule. Updates will be posted if anything changes.


Note to Tumalo Community School families from the Redmond School District late Sunday:

There are several road closures due to the Two Bull Fire currently burning in Bend.  Those road closures affects a few bus stops in the Tumalo Community School bus route tomorrow, Monday, June 9th.  Transportation on those affected roads will be the responsibility of the parents.  We have attempted to contact the families affected by the bus route closures, but if you are uncertain about your road closure or would like more information, please call RSD Transportation first thing in the morning at 541-923-4891.

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