Emergency Information

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

cannot open:

 

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

SantaCruzGardensElementarySchool (831)464-5670

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

Road Conditions:

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.