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Page 10 - The Cloverdale Reveille - November 14, 2019 www.cfeverdaterattsitiaccm NET ATTACK — Maci Hernandez went up for a kill for the Eagles in varsity volleyball action. Cloverdale '- olleyball falls in North ' COast Section quarterfins Photo provided fell to Convent of San Francisco in the NOS Division 5 playoffs to finish the season at 20-5. By Greg Clementi Sports Editor Midnight finally struck for the Cloverdale High School volleyball team in the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs on Nov. 6, falling to Convent of the Sacred Heart in straight sets to wrap up an outstanding season. “We had a great season, finishing 20-5 overall and the players really developed a the court,” Cloverdale coach Margaret Fitzgerald reflected. “It was a great team effort and everyone was involved in our success.” NCS playoff tournament as the No. 5 seed, dispatching visiting No. 12 Credo in the opener on Nov. 5 in four sets; 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-17. Statistical leaders included Tehya Bird (18 kills, 11 service points), Vivian points) and Maci Hernandez (11 kills, 11 service points). The win was the 20th of the season for Cloverdale. The victory advanced the Eagles to the N CS quarterfinals the following night at No. 4 Convent in San Francisco, the defending section champions. The magic would run out in this one, as the Cubs controlled the match from the start to win in straight sets; 25-14, The Eagles entered the strong bond and it showed on McKinney (16 kills, 11 service 25-14, 25-17. Eagles football finishes up campaign, falls 0 Midletown By Greg Clementi Sports Editor The varsity football Eagles wrapped up the 2019 campaign on Friday in the season finale , ainst visiting Middletown, " ling toithe first-place Mustangs, 41-0. The setback signaled the end of a three~month journey for Cloverdale, giving the Eagles a final league record of 1-6 and 2-8 on the season. The win completed an unbeaten league season for Superintendents welcome back students, prepare to face all challenges By Heather Bailey Staff Writer heather@sonomawest.com While the Kincade Fire did not damage the number of homes that 2017’s fires did, its impacts were felt more directly on north county, with the communities of Windsor, Healdsburg and Geyserville being completely evacuated as the fire approached. Schools had already been closed in those three areas due to the public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) prior to the evacuations, but the superintendents of those districts are now facing a mountain of challenges post- fire, from damage to their physical structures to damage to the psyches of their students and staff. We sat down with Brandon Krueger, the Superintendent of the Windsor Unified School District, Superintendent Chris Vanden Heuvel of the Healdsburg Unified School District and Deborah Bertolucci of the Geyserville Unified School District, along with Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools Steve Herrington, to hear how things were going for them. They had just participated in a workshop of sorts with other Sonoma County superintendents and state superintendent of schools Tony Thurmond. Geyserville in the crosshairs Geyserville was the district most directly impacted by the fires and was both evacuated first and remained closed the longest. When we spoke with Bertolucci her campus had not opened yet, but did reopen on Nov. 12. “My site is not passing inspections yet, I’m still trying to get things up and running so'hopefully today,” she said on Nov. 8. “We finally got gas on yesterday and our water — we’ve got well water so we’re trying to get that to pass inspection I got notified about that yesterday afternoon that that was good. We have a lot of damaged branches that could potentially hurt students, so we’re trying to get a tree service in to help with that.” The fires burned all around and in some places through ‘ buildings were destroyed the Middletown (6-0, 7-2). After starting the year at 2-2, key injuries at several positions took their toll on , the Eagles, who finished the year with six straight losses. “1 want to thank the seniors for their time and effort,” CHS head coach Greg Alexander said looking back on the season. “I enjoyed coaching this team, but overall, I felt we never gelled (as a team) and this showed in the way we practiced and played.” Mustangs throttle Eagles The Eagles were coming off a two-week layoff due to the Kincade Fire” when they took the field against visiting Middletown on Nov. 8. The Mustangs showed no signs of rust, establishing full control of the line of scrimmage in racing to a 21-0 lead after one and 35-0 at the half. The Middletown defense was equally strong, limiting the Eagles to just 82 yards of development with our teachers and the instructional staff, just to help them, the campus, and though no process of bringing them back to a standard adequate to starting with self care,” reopen has proven Krueger said. “We are all challenging. going through a very traumatic event, so how do we come back together, making sure we take care of ourselves so we can take care of our “Our buildings weren’t being cleaned to a standard where they were allowing us to reopen, so they’re re- shampooing carpets, and I students.” had to fight for that, they Krueger said part of the weren’t going to do that for day was dedicated to a us. 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I’m out the assuming it situation as was not hazardous right there, it just burned grass all around,” she said. All in all, Geyserville students were out of class for three weeks by the time they returned on Nov. 12. we go along, so yesterday and today were about bringing our community back together and making our kids feel safe and that we feel safe with ourselves and our own mental well being so we aren’t caught unawares. Navigating re-entry “One of our schools has When kids returned to actually looked at their classes at Healdsburg and curriculum and their pacing Windsor (on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 guides and their maps and respectively, following extensive cleanup and smoke damage restoration of both districts’ sites) both districts they’re redrawing everything that they’re doing and they’re restructuring them,” Krueger continued. “We don’t want had to figure out how to this to be a catch-up on support their students, staff everything we lost for two and families through the weeks. We want this to be a emotional upheavals as well reset and a logical and as the practical damages they comfortable getting back into were facing. the rigor of the curriculum, “We actually utilized but it’s not being forced.” (SCOE-available) crisis “I can tell you that getting counselors who came back on schools open, getting that (Monday, Nov. 4) and did a sense of normalcy is very day of professional important for trauma,” Running Eagles wrap up league cross country schedule By Yave Guzman Special to the Reveille The CHS Cross Country team had their final meet of the regular season in Lower Lake on Nov. 6, racing against first place Middletown. Having a week off really affected the Eagles, with the dusty course making for tough conditions. Top finishers for the varsity girls were Miriam Pulido (26:21), Liliana Olivares (33:45), Kayla Gallego (35:31) and Paula Toledo (39:28). Leading the way for the varsity boys were Paden Collard (17 :14, 2nd overall), David Nunez (18:22, 3rd overall), Connor Kalos (22:57). , (21:46), Joseph Faso (21:47), Cary Wen (22:14), Finn Addison (22:45) and Sadrac Fernandez Both the boys and girls teams took a tough loss against Middletown. Next up for the Eagles is the Coastal Mountain Conference Championships at Spring Lake in Santa Rosa on Nov. 13. V Photos provided TRAIL RUNNERS — Turning in strong efforts for the Eagles at the cross country league finale on Nov. 6 were freshman Miriam Pulido and sophomore Joseph Faso. total offense. When the dust cleared, the Mustangs walked off with a 41-0 rout. “They dominated us from start to finish,” Alexander noted. “This was a typical game for us where we made a lot of mental mistakes that , . cost us in the secondary early, and our tackling was not great. We couldn’t run the ball and our pass game was mediocre, which seemed to be the story of our season.” Herrington said. “Getting the school back open is one the necessary components to get kids to deal with it and able to ‘ get into the situation and move on.” “Unfortunately, we know how to do this,” Vanden Heuvel said to vigorous agreement from his ' colleagues. “We did similar to what Brandon (Krueger) did, we brought staff back before the kids because we need to not only take care of our kids and families, we need to take care of our staff as well, so we give them time to debrief and share and rebuild community a little bit.” Healdsburg had already started work on becoming a trauma-informed district this year, and already had specialists from the Hanna Institute under contract. “They were able to come in and help guide staff, give staff some information on how to deal with the students coming back and then they were around to help with the kids also,” Vanden Heuvel said. “We anticipate that there will be more. What we’re hearing from our experts is that it takes time. Right now were just kind of getting back in the groove and restoring our routine to normal and right now normal feels good but the stress and reality is going to hit down the road so it’s important to feel poised and ready in those situations. “This time around for us, versus the Tubbs, the students are a lot more affected,” he continued. “So sharing and then taking advantage of things for instance we had an area in the elementary school where they could go with music or color or a variety of things they could do if they felt they needed to remove themselves.” SCOE also has a wealth of information for parents and educators on helping children manage trauma, available at scoe.org/pub/htdocs/safe— schoolshtml. “Most of this information is built off of the Tubbs Fire, like how to talk to your child about trauma,” Herrington said. Next steps In the coming weeks and months each district will have Photo Julie Peterson—Aer TOUGH YARDS Eagles’ ball-carrier Logan Axell (No. 24) dug for j yardage in the football season finale against visiting Middletown‘é’n‘ it Friday. , to contend with displacements of staff and students, including losses and gains. Though it’s early still, the districts are already learning about changes ahead. In Windsor, Krueger said they have gained four new families in the district, who lost their homes elsewhere due to the fires, and in addition they know of three families who lost their homes or suffered severe damage. In Healdsburg, four staff members either lost their homes or had significant smoke damage to contend with. As of press time, staff were still determining the number of affected students, though Vanden Heuvel had confirmed at least one family lost their home. In Geyserville, they’ve confirmed five families in the district lost their homes, though a significant number, around 80, were displaced and it’s still unknown how that might affect future numbers. “The town has been repopulating, but we’ve been helping feed people,” Bertolucci said. f‘World Kitchen was phenomenal. (I came) back into town and then just threw my stuff in my house so I could go and prepare to receive families. Corazon Healdsburg was there handing out clothing. Our families were very heavily impacted in Geyserville. It was great to see the outpouring of support I was really grateful for that. I was trying to not just open the campus (for classes) but we also had food distribution. What I’ve been experiencing this time around is the we’ve been that hub of support.”