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PG&E power-outage related school closures list

October 9, 2019 10:46 am

By KTVU Staff

Published 18 hours ago
Updated 3 hours ago

OAKLAND, Calif. - Alameda County:

University of California Berkeley is cancelling classes on Wednesday due to expected campus power loss. However the campus will remain open though services will be limited.

Mills College will close campus Wednesday October 9 and Thursday October 10. Follow updates on Twitter.

Oakland Unified School District have altered plans for Wednesday during the power shutoffs. School officials now say all schools will remain open, except Skyline High School. The district had earlier announced on Tuesday that 12 schools would close for classes on Wednesday to prevent the sparking of a wildfire from its equipment. However, after PG&E informed Alameda County that it would not be impacted by the shutoff until noon, the district decided to keep all schools besides Skyline High open.

Skyline, located at 12250 Skyline Blvd. in the Oakland hills, is closing due to “its unique location in the hills and related transportation challenges,” the district said.

-All San Leandro Unified Schools will close Wednesday. If outages last beyond Wednesday, school officials will notify parents of further closures. Notifications will be sent and posted prior to noon on the day prior

-Niles Elementary and Vallejo Mill Elementary are the only Fremont Unified School District schools listed as impacted by possible outages. However there are no plans for school closures at this time.

In Castro Valley Unified School District, the following schools will close on Wednesday 10/9:

  • Jensen Ranch Elementary
  • Palomares Elementary
  • Proctor Elementary
  • Canyon Middle School

Sonoma County:

School Closure Announcements for Oct. 9, 2019
Alexander Valley (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10)
Bennett Valley Union School District (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Cloverdale Unified School District (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Credo High Charter School (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Geyserville Unified School District (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Horicon School District (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Kashia School District (closed Wednesday, Oct. 9)
Mark West Union School District (closed Wednesday with a projected closure on Thursday, Oct. 10 as well)
Old Adobe Union School District: Only Sonoma Mountain and Old Adobe charter schools closed for Wednesday, Oct. 9
Piner-Olivet Union School District (closed Wednesday)
Rincon Valley School District (closed Wednesday; decisions for Thursday and Friday pending)
Santa Rosa City Schools—only the following schools as of now. The district website should be checked for updates.
Maria Carrillo High
Rincon Valley Middle
Santa Rosa Middle
Hidden Valley Elementary
Proctor Terrace Elementary
Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School
Lewis Education Center
Sonoma Valley Unified School District (closed Wednesday through Friday)
Sonoma County Office of Education: Skylane campus, El Colegio preschool, and Transition classes will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Waugh School District (closed Wednesday with non-student days on Thursday and Friday, with teachers still running conferences)
West Side Union School District (closed Wednesday)
Windsor Unified School District (closed Wednesday with a projected closure on Thursday, Oct. 10 as well)
Kenilworth Jr. High in Petaluma (all other Petaluma city schools are open)

Sonoma State University announced Tuesday night that they have canceled classes, business operations, and activities until further notice. However, residence halls will remain open as well as dining services for campus residents who have meal plans. More on Twitter.

Santa Rosa Junior College

Napa County: 
The Napa Valley Unified School District plans to close all schools on Wednesday and Thursday. That includes schools in Napa, Yountville, and American Canyon.

Santa Clara County:
Alum Rock Union Schools: No school on Wednesday Oct. 9 and Thursday Oct. 10.

Solano County: 
Buckingham Charter School in Vacaville Unified School District will be closed through Friday. All other Vacaville and Travis Unified School District schools will be open.

Bay City News contributed to this report.