Compass High School scrambling to start on time after fire

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"Crunch Time" has nothing to do with last minute exam preps for students and staff at Compass High School. The school year begins bright and early Monday morning, but they're scrambling to get the school somewhat back into shape after a massive fire destroyed half of it.

After seeing the scene at Compass High School Thursday night and the aftermath in the following days, the fate of the next school year may have seemed up in the air. It's not.

"With the damage, I did not think we'd be starting on Monday." Compass High School Teacher Rachel Springer, her students, and colleagues, have been painting, sorting papers, doing just about anything to make sure the school year begins as planned. "All the administrators have been working really hard to keep people motivated to keep working" she says. Thursday, materials used to install wood floors in the building sent flames flying in every direction. Since then community support has been pouring in. "we've had a lot of calls from different people in the community, not necessarily businesses, that have donated tables and chairs and books."

These are resources extremely important to students like Rebecca Salgado, A 22 Year old senior at Compass who will finally get the chance to graduate high school. Compass Charter School enrolls drop out students like Rebecca who headed back to class for a second chance.

"I was looking forward to coming back! I want to come back!"  She says.

Everyone wants to get back... even if things aren't exactly normal.

"It will be crazy on Monday" Rachel Says

But at least everyone will be able to get back to learning.