Air Quality
October 28, 2019
November 1, 2019

The safety of our students and employees is of the upmost importance to us. We have continued to monitor air quality as our community has been impacted by the smoke from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. Along with the City of Palo Alto, we are relying on the most up to date information available and are pleased to report that North northeast wind is expected to help clear the air today with gusts as high as 22 mph. Although the current air quality has improved, it is still classified as moderate or "yellow." We will continue to monitor air quality and will inform you about any changes that occur.

At this time, there are no restrictions other than working to ensure that sensitive individuals are medically managing their condition.

Sensitive groups: Continue to reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion. Take more breaks, do less intense activities. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. Schedule outdoor activities in the morning when ozone is lower.

The best advice is to minimize exposure to the smoky air. Drink plenty of water to help minimize potential irritation from the smoke. If you will be traveling by car, use air-recirculation mode.

For questions related to activities and field trips please contact District Nurse Rosemarie Dowell at

For questions related to safety or emergency preparedness, please contact Safety Manager Mike Jacobs at