Students in Amador County have gone back to school this week as the threat of the Butte Fire has diminished. Calaveras schools hope they'll be able to resume classes on Monday.
The Calaveras Unified School District is the largest district in the county with almost 1,000 students in 12 schools.
Many families have been evacuated with more than 200 homes destroyed in Calaveras and Amador Counties.
Calaveras High School Principal Mike Merrill says, as a result, students are now spread everywhere.
"Many of these students are unfortunately relocated now, finding out exactly where they are is important to us so that we know how we can help them," he says.
Jean Fox has four children in school, but she says they are not sitting around.
She says her kids and many other students are helping out at evacuation centers.
"These kids are learning some real life skills on how to handle emergencies and things like that in ways they could never learn in school," she says.
Calaveras High Principal Merrill says school won't start until Monday, but he is hoping the high school football team will be able to play its home game tomorrow. Calaveras High Principal Merrill says school won't start until Monday, but he is hoping the high school football team will be able to play its home game Friday.