The Washoe County School District announced that Friday will be another full distance learning day due to poor air quality resulting from California wildfires.
It is the sixth school day in a row that poor air quality has closed schools and the 11th day since schools opened for the fall semester on Aug. 18.
The district met with the National Weather Service at 5 p.m. Friday and were advised the region’s air quality will remain unhealthy Friday as the Creek Fire continues to rage in California.
“Although the winds are expected to increase throughout the evening and into tomorrow, there is uncertainty that the smoke will move out of the region,” the district wrote in a statement.
School meals will be available Friday for all students from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include a one-day breakfast and lunch pack. They can be picked up at the Nutrition Services Center Central Kitchen Facility located at 585 Spice Islands Court in Sparks.
Incline Village families and staff will receive information separately.
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