Fire-damaged Cardinal Newman high reopens

Students returned Monday to Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa that was heavily damaged in the Tubbs Fire in October.

The students attended four other Catholic schools in Cotati, Rohnert Park, Windsor and Santa Rosa during the private Catholic high school’s closure and cleanup.

Some portable classrooms were delivered to the high school in early December, furniture and fixtures for the portable classrooms were delivered earlier this month and the baseball field turf that was destroyed in the fire is scheduled to be replaced on March 1, according to the school’s website.

The Oct. 8 fire also damaged St. Rose Catholic School adjacent to the high school, administration buildings, a library and Roseland Collegiate Prep school.

A campus reopening celebration is scheduled for Feb. 10 at the Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg.

There were 621 high school students at the school in October. An assembly is scheduled for Monday.