We are at the beginning of fire season and SCE will continue to shut power off as a preventive measure to local brush fires. They will notify us prior to shut down, but this may not be with the type of advanced notice families may prefer. Families should consider the following during fire season:
Update your emergency contact information with your child's school site to ensure notifications are provided appropriately;
Have alternative child care services available in the event that SUSD must implement a minimum day schedule OR closure;
Have alternative child transportation services in the event an emergency occurs while you are at work or out of the general area;
Have alternative family communication lines established to notify loved ones of your location and safety
Safety of students is SUSD's number one priority. We are able to safely maintain school (classroom and outdoor activities) during power outages. SUSD continues monitoring these situations and will notify the parent community of any changes in schedule or other fire condition related issues via our parent notification system (Parent Square) and via our District/school websites or District/school social media. Emergency Information can be found here. Please check our website regularly during Fire or Emergency events for current/updated information.
Please remember that only District sponsored social media sites should be used for accurate updates on any emergency situation. Note that notifications may come during hours when District staff are not at work (i.e., middle of the night events). Please understand that this may impact our ability to notify families but know that staff are regularly monitoring communications with outside agencies 24/7.
In addition, we regularly monitor the air quality conditions for the Santa Clarita Valley. When air quality is an issue, our sites use inclement weather schedules and reduced outside activity procedures to minimize students outside activities. If your child has a respiratory concern, please contact staff so that appropriate supports can be put in place. Children should not stay home for air quality concerns unless otherwise directed by a physician.
In matters of urgency concerning one of our facilities, please contact:
Nick Heinlein, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Facilities
Peter Gaytan, Supervisor of Operations
Keith Karzin, Director, Safety, Risk Management and Benefits
(661) 294-5300 ext. 5194