Witch Fire--under an orange sky

The fire is now burning very close to my school. School has been canceled for today, and I can't see that we will be back tomorrow unless there is some sort of miracle, and the fires get contained. As of now, I am at home under a brilliant orange sky. All of our windows are shut tight against the ash, and we're just waiting.
I worry about my students and friends in the paths of the fires. I wonder what schools should do in a situation like this. I understand the need to keep everyone safe (and many of my roads are closed, I'm not sure I could get to work), but I don't like sitting at home...