October 8, 2019
October 8, 2019

Update: October 8, 2019 5:30pm​​​​​​

PG&E has announced a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that may affect our schools and community starting early morning on Wednesday, October 9.

PG&E will schedule a PSPS at times of extreme weather conditions due to gusty winds, high temperatures, dry conditions and fire risk, which may occur during school hours. If these conditions persist, and PG&E needs to turn off power, the outages could last for several days.

During times of power outage, it is the intent of the District to try to continue with normal operations and regular school hours. Because this is a planned possible PG&E outage, we are working with staff to anticipate their needs and plan for intermittent or continuous lack of power for several days. District Office staff met with school principals this afternoon to prepare for the possibility of public safety power shutoff.  Schools remain open and we have proactive plans in place.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will be sending alerts via email and text to district families and staff as more information becomes available. Please check your email, text, and the PAUSD website for further information.

Palo Alto City uses AlertSCC to communicate during unforeseen events or emergencies such as natural disasters, crime bulletins, power outages, and more. You may sign up to receive Alert SCC notifications here: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/oes/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx

Read about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shut-off program at pge.com/psps

In the event of an actual emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency public safety issues, call (650) 329-2413.