Possible PG&E Power Outage and Smoke Concerns

Posted by WCCUSD Communications Dept. on 10/25/2019

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Dear WCCUSD Community,

PG&E has informed us that it could implement its Public Safety Power Shutoff program as early as Saturday and that it could affect the following five schools: Ellerhorst, Kensington, and Madera elementary schools, Pinole Valley High School and Stewart K-8 school.

No other school will be affected. 

All schools will be open on Monday, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Steps have been taken to provide extra lighting, additional staff, and meal service at the affected schools.

Please stay tuned and keep checking the District’s website www.WCCUSD.net, for updates. We will provide updates as we receive them.

Additionally, we are also monitoring the Kindcade wildfire currently affecting the communities to the north of us. Smoke from that fire is anticipated to reach the East Bay at some point on Friday afternoon. We are also monitoring the air quality around the District and will let you know if there are any changes in the current conditions. The plan for now is to conduct activities on a normal Friday schedule. Again, if conditions change we will reassess and provide updates as necessary.

Finally, please take a moment to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date and that we have your contact phone number, email address and mobile number to ensure that you are receiving district updates. You can update your information at https://wccusd.powerschool.com/public/. If you have not set up an account, here are instructions on how to do that.

Please have a safe weekend and be sure to visit the District’s website for updates about the air quality and possible power outages.

In community,

Matthew Duffy
Superintendent