EMERGENCY CLOSURE PROCEDURES
Under some circumstances, school cannot open due to loss of utilities (water, heat, and electricity), severe weather, or dangerous road conditions. If this happens, the District will contact the local radio and television stations listed below. They will broadcast spot announcements as often as possible. When there are flood warnings, tune in beginning about 6:30 am to listen for public service announcements regarding our district and/or your local school.
Please assume that if no public announcement is made by 8:00 am, school will be open. You may call the school to verify. If the phone just rings and rings, it may mean we do not have electricity. Our current phone system does not work without electricity. Parents will be notified by Edulink Intouch Systems, a communication system at all of our sites that sends out communications via telephone and e-mail.
The Superintendent will notify the following stations in the event that our district and/or your school
KUSP FM 88.9 (Public Radio) (831) 476-2800
KCBS AM 74 (All News Radio) (415) 474-5227
KSCO AM 1080 (Radio) (831) 475-1080
KGO AM 810 (News talk Radio) (415) 808-0810
KSBW, Channel 8 or 6 (TV) (831) 422-8206
KPIG FM 107.5 (Radio) (831) 722-2299
NUMBER FOR SCHOOLS/DISTRICT OFFICE:
Soquel Elementary School (831) 464-5655
Main Street Elementary School (831) 464-5650
New Brighton Middle School (831) 464-5660
Opal Cliffs School (831) 464-8206
District Office (831) 464-5630
OTHER NUMBERS YOU MAY WISH TO HAVE ON FILE:
PG&E – Local Information (800) 743-5000
Sheriff’s Dispatcher (Santa Cruz) (831) 471-1121
Capitola Police Dept (Alt. # to 911) (831) 471-1170
County Transit (408) 366-3101
Cal Trans Hwy’s, 9, 17, 35: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
NOTE: We strongly encourage you to have in your home: a radio that works on batteries, extra batteries, and a phone connected to your home number that works without electricity.