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Supporting Our El Dorado County Community Impacted by the Caldor Fire

September 2, 2021

Update: September 2, 2021

These additional services/resources are available to students and employees impacted by the Caldor Fire:

  • Shower, laundry, and kitchen facilities are available at the Main Folsom campus (View Map & Directions) by appointment Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To make an appointment, please contact the Welcome & Student Success Center at FLC-WelcomeCenter@flc.losrios.edu or (916) 608-6702. The Welcome Center also provides a variety of resources such as information about emergency housing, food banks, and other resources. Reminder: Masks are required inside all facilities.
  • Laptops and hotspots are also available through the FLC Welcome & Student Success Center.
  • Direct financial assistance for all impacted students is available through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund. Learn more and apply. Funds can be available within 24-48 hours.

Update: August 26, 2021

We wanted to provide an update on the Caldor Fire, which continues to displace nearly 25,000 El Dorado County residents. As of this morning, over 136,000 acres have been burned with only 12% containment. The fire has destroyed at least 465 homes, 11 businesses, and 167 minor structures, though damage assessment is still in progress. About 17,500 more structures are considered at risk.

Many Folsom Lake College students, faculty, and staff are still evacuated from their homes. We ask that you extend grace and compassion to your fellow Falcons that are continuing to live in a state of great stress and upheaval.

EDC On-Ground Classes & Student Support Services

As previously announced, all El Dorado Center (EDC) on-ground classes are online for this week. Based on the forecasted air quality for EDC, these classes will either remain online or be moved to the Main Folsom campus for the next two weeks (through September 10). All faculty of EDC on-ground classes have been notified regarding the plan for their specific class(es) and are sharing this information with their students by the end of the day today.

All EDC student support services will also be moved online through the end of next week (through September 3). Students may access remote student support services or those available in-person by appointment only on the Main Folsom campus.

Any students or employees who have been impacted by the Caldor Fire and need an on-campus space for internet connectivity or a device, please contact Mari Peshon at peshonm@flc.losrios.edu.

EDC Hosting Local Assistance Center

The Local Assistance Center at the El Dorado Center in the Fitness Center building (View Map & Directions) will officially open Friday, August 27 to provide County and State services, information, and resource referrals to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the Caldor Fire.

Here’s the schedule for the first week:

  • Friday, August 27, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 30, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 31, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 1, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, September 3, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Representatives from the County Assessor, Recorder-Clerk, Library, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Planning and Building, and Elections departments will be on hand starting August 27 to answer questions; other County offices will have flyers and other materials available. Representatives from State agencies are expected the week of August 30, including the California Office of Emergency Services, Department of Insurance, Department of Motor Vehicles, and others.

Operational hours for the weeks following September 3 will be provided at a later date.

Original: August 20, 2021

FLC's El Dorado Center (EDC) and some members of our college community who live in El Dorado County have been greatly impacted by the Caldor Fire, including being subject to mandatory or voluntary evacuations and air quality issues.

Recognizing these challenges, we have moved the 1st week of on-ground instruction for all Fall 2021 El Dorado Center classes to online. Note: This only applies to EDC on-ground classes; on-ground classes at the Main Folsom campus and Rancho Cordova Center will continue as scheduled.

Available Resources

During this time, EDC students and employees can access the Main Folsom campus for a variety of services, including computer lab, internet, and Wi-Fi access; charging stations; library resources; and assistance with Canvas:

See additional technology resources, remote student services, and other limited in-person services.

Any students or employees who have been impacted by the Caldor Fire and need an on-campus space for internet connectivity or a device, please contact Mari Peshon at peshonm@flc.losrios.edu.

Local Assistance Center

In addition, to serve our greater college community, the El Dorado Center will serve as a Local Assistance Center for Caldor Fire Recovery starting Monday, August 23. The Center, set up and staffed by the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services in EDC's Fitness Center, will be a one-stop-shop for residents who have been impacted by the fire to connect with critical government services, replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.), and get connected with support services.

Related Links

El Dorado Center
The Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center is located at 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, CA 95667.

Technology Resources
Learn how to access all the tech resources you need, including apps for your classes, free and loaner computers, and internet and WiFi. You can also reset your password, set up security questions, or contact Tech Support if you have additional questions.

Our Facilities
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