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SRVUSD Schools and PG&E's Power Shut Off
Posted 10/8/19

 

 

We want you to be aware that PG&E has announced a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) this week that may impact some SRVUSD sites. Red Flag warnings and high winds are being forecast for much of Northern California on Wednesday and Thursday of this week and PG&E has indicated that a power shutoff could impact approximately 600,000 customers in Northern California.

 

All schools in the SRVUSD will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. We want to reassure you that our schools will be safe and fully staffed. We understand that some programs will be limited at the impacted schools. All other schools will be fully operational. We will do as we have done in the past with the wildfires last year and communicate an update with staff and parents each day by 2 p.m. 

 

Based on the most current information provided by PG&E, the following sites may be impacted. 

  • Bollinger Canyon Elementary

  • Golden View Elementary

  • Twin Creeks Elementary

Based on PG&E's maps, the following sites may also be impacted:

  • California High School

  • Coyote Creek Elementary

  • Diablo Vista Middle School

  • Iron Horse Middle School

  • Montevideo Elementary School

  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School

  • Pine Valley Middle School

  • Walt Disney Elementary School

  • Service Center

Please keep in mind that this information is fluid based on changing weather conditions. PG&E is making the decisions for its customers. Though not all sites are predicted to be affected, all sites are preparing, just in case they are unexpectedly part of the shut down.

 

We understand that the absence of power can be an inconvenience for our staff, students and families and we appreciate your patience during this time. We are doing everything we can, as a District, to make sure that a shut off has the least impact possible on our schools. 

 

Though some disruption is inevitable, there are some things working in our favor that will make the situation more tolerable. This week, all SRVUSD elementary and middle schools are on a conference week schedule, which means that school is dismissed by noon. The weather for the remainder of the week is expected to cool down. Forecasted afternoon highs are expected to be in the 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. Gas will not be shut down, which means our schools will continue to have access to warm water. Water pressure (for restrooms and otherwise) is also expected to remain available.  

 

Students who purchase lunches at school will be provided an option that does not require cooking or refrigeration. We will prioritize student safety and be creative in ensuring that student learning continues. During the shutoff, administration at all sites have radios and analog phones that can be used for emergency purposes.

 

If your child has a medication on campus that requires refrigeration, please work with your school office staff to make arrangements for your child.  As always, we understand that families must make the best decisions for their students. 

 

You can learn more about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), view the affected areas and sign up to receive updates by visiting PG&E’s Website. PG&E plans to provide the most recent updates via their Twitter feed. You can follow them on Twitter @PGE4Me. 

 

If you have questions about SRVUSD and its schools, please email communications@srvusd.net. The District will also be providing updates via our social media as information becomes available. If you are not already following us, please follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/srvusd) and Twitter @SRVUSD1.