Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SECOND UPDATE: County Office of Ed Posts Outage School Closure Page

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM


The Humboldt County Office of Education website server is being shut down at 8 p.m., so the page with school closures related to the PG&E outage will not be available after that time. The office said in a release that its Facebook page will be kept up to date as much as possible and parents should check there for the latest information.


The Humboldt County Office of Education has started a PG&E public safety power shutoff information page for parents. As of 4:30 p.m., Trinity Valley Elementary School (others in the Klamath-Trinity will remain open), Big Lagoon School and all of the Southern Humboldt Unified School District campuses were slated to be closed tomorrow.

The website can be found here and states that information will be updated as “warranted.”


Eureka City Schools says it’s monitoring the power outage situation but all of the district's campuses will be open tomorrow, regardless of what happens overnight.

While it is unclear exactly how Humboldt County will fair in the massive PG&E shutdown prompted to dry conditions and gusty winds — which can lead to deadly wildlfires — the county’s office of emergency services is preparing for the scenario and PG&E was listing the region as being within the “potential scope” of the outage.
click to enlarge Classes on for Eureka City Schools. - FILE
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  • Classes on for Eureka City Schools.

In a release sent out this afternoon, ECS asks parents to have students dress in layers in case there is no heat and to send lunches and snacks because it’s unclear what the cafeteria situation will be like.

Because the Journal will be unable to update this story with the status of all campuses in the county's other 29 school districts, we suggest parents check directly with their children's schools and plan accordingly.

Read the full ECS release below:
Eureka City Schools is monitoring the situation and will make the needed adjustments for the safety of all students. We will keep you updated with information as it becomes available to us.

At this time, all Eureka City Schools including Alice Birney, Grant, Lafayette, Washington, Winship, Zane, Eureka High School, Zoe Barnum, and the programs on the Lincoln Campus, will be open tomorrow regardless of whether or not power is on.

Please have your student dress in layers, as we will have no heat. If the power is out, please send your child to school with lunch and snacks as our cafeteria service will be limited. School sites will not have phones or email, so please drive to the school if you need to talk with your child or someone at the school. Communication with parents, if needed, will be sent home with students as our ability to call or email will be limited.

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