Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Updates
PSPS UPDATE: October 29, 2019 4:00 PM
Per PG&E, due to continued expectations of gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, they may need to turn off the power again at Proctor Elementary School and Canyon Middle School around 9 or 10 p.m. this evening. PG&E has stated they will start re-energizing around 8 a.m. At this point, we are going to do everything we can to keep Proctor and Canyon open tomorrow, October 30th. We will continue to keep you apprised of additional information as it becomes available.
Get the latest information on this event at pge.com/pspsupdates or check for updates on the district website www.cv.k12.ca.us
PSPS/Air Quality UPDATE: October 28, 2019 4:15 PM
Per PG&E (at 4:00 p.m.), due to continued expectations of gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, it is our understanding that PG&E may need to turn off the power again at Proctor Elementary School and Canyon Middle School in the next 24 hours. If that occurs, we will update you about closure.
Staff also continues to monitor the air quality in the District hourly. Per the Bay Area Air Quality Management District air quality is expected to be in the Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category for most of the Bay Area. We have notified staff to limit activities that will expose children to the outside air quality as appropriate. They are utilizing all of their resources to keep students indoors if needed.
Health and Safety:
- Is access to the school site impeded?
- Will the school be able to provide adequate supervision?
- Is backup power available and/or does the site have adequate daylighting?
- Will the school have safe drinking water and functioning bathrooms?
- Can the site maintain fire and life safety via alarms or backup monitoring?
- Will the school be able to serve meals?
- Will the school be able to maintain student support services (e.g., health and counseling)?
We are in the process of asking for a waiver from the State for missed instructional time due to the emergency power shut down. We will update you with additional information when we have more clarification. Recognizing this is the new normal, for the next school year we will need to consider building in additional instructional minutes or days within our instructional calendar in case we have to close school due to emergencies such as we have had this year.
Public Safety Power Shutoff UPDATE: October 28, 2019 5:30 AM
Power is still out at Chabot, Jensen Ranch, Palomares, and Proctor Elementary Schools, Canyon Middle School and Redwood High School today October 28th.
School is cancelled at these sites only today, Monday, October 28th. All other CVUSD school sites not listed will remain in session. As we receive more information, we will provide you with an update.
Public Safety Power Shutoff UPDATE: October 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff school is cancelled at these sites only tomorrow, Monday, October 28th. However, if power is restored before morning, school will resume as normal at these school sites. We will update you by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning confirming if schools are open or closed. All other CVUSD school sites not listed will remain in session.
PSPS Update (10/25/2019 @ 7:30 p.m.)
We will be monitoring PG&E’s website for information and will let families know by Sunday, October 27th at 7 p.m. if any school will be closed on Monday, October 28th. If power is restored during the evening hours prior to the start of school on Monday, we will notify you confirming that school is open.
Please continue to visit www.cv.k12.ca.us for updates. Thank you.
- Make sure you can receive updated information from PG&E by updating your contact information at www.pge.com/mywildfirealerts.
- Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your family’s needs when the power goes out.
- Review the supplies that are available in your household in case of a power outage. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member. Have enough nonperishable food and water stored to meet your family’s basic needs for at least a few days.
- Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.
- Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.
- Know how to manually open electric garage doors and gates.