Dear CORE Butte Community,
We know many of you are anxious for answers. I first want to reassure you that we are doing an incredible amount of work behind the scenes, with many different agencies, to be ready to support our Butte County families. The CORE Butte administration and staff have been tirelessly meeting to gather and plan so that we are ready once Butte County Office of Education gives us the "go ahead" to open our centers back up in Chico.
Once that happens, classes whether from Paradise or Chico, will be hosted at the Chico Centers. If you were enrolled in a Paradise Center class, that same class will be offered in Chico with your teacher.
Those affected by the Camp Fire directly, your CORE Butte Community will take care of you. Please do not worry about books or materials. When you are ready to reach out, we are ready to meet you where you are at. You're welcome to contact your PLT directly, or one of the following staff members:
Matt Harvey, High School Director
Linda Scherba, TK-8 Director
Mary Cox, Executive Director
Here is a link to a question form. We are working to answer questions that you have for our community. Please click on this link and someone will personally respond with an answer. We will use these to generate an FAQ form on our website as well.
Our website also has wonderful resources shared by Butte County Office of Education. I encourage you to check out the resources when you are ready.
If you are wanting to help, you're welcome to contact any email address above and we will let you know if there are immediate needs by our CORE Butte Community affected by the Camp Fire. If you are wanting to donate, please consider the following options:
Gift Cards- can be delivered to CORE Butte High School Campus
The North Valley Community Foundation- specifically Charter Schools
CCSA Charter Schools Affected by the Camp Fire in Butte County Fund
My heart is heavy, as I'm sure many of yours are too. CORE Butte had trauma counselors working with our staff on Wednesday and one piece really resonated with me. In times of tragedy we often want to find our own quiet space separate from others, and this is okay. When you are ready to start healing, "break bread" with one another. Find your community and support each other. Talk, share your stories. Laugh and cry together. Through community we will heal together, each at our own pace and place.
Our hearts are with all of you and we will do our best to communicate as much as possible.
If you have other questions, please view the FAQs on the right or the most recent blog updates below.
Mary Cox, M.Ed., Executive Director