Update #3: Communication Regarding Planned PG&E Outages

10.9.19 6:20 p.m. Update

Good evening PUSD community, 

We continue to collaborate with the City of Pleasanton and local emergency services - the planned PG&E power shutoffs have been pushed to begin around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 due to wind conditions. 

With current information, no PUSD schools are anticipated to be affected by planned outages and all sites should be able to open tomorrow, Thursday, October 10. This is a fluid situation based on weather conditions and decisions made by PG&E. If we receive additional information regarding planned outages affecting a school site, parents at that school will receive notification via autodialer and email (please ensure your information is up to date in Q Parent Connection).  Additionally, we will continue to post updates to our District website, www.pleasantonusd.net, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@PleasantonUSD). 

We continue to encourage you to use the City's Public Safety Power Shutoff event webpage where they will post updates about the PSPS and host helpful resources. The website can be accessed at: http://psps.cityofpleasantonca.gov/index.html

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Dear PUSD community, 

We continue to collaborate with the City of Pleasanton and local emergency services following the AC Alert sent this morning regarding additional PG&E outages planned to begin around 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. 

With current information, no PUSD schools are anticipated to be affected by planned outages and all sites will remain open today, Wednesday, October 9. This is a fluid situation based on weather conditions and decisions made by PG&E. If we receive additional information regarding planned outages affecting a school site, parents at that school will receive notification via autodialer and email (please ensure your information is up to date in Q Parent Connection).  Additionally, we will continue to post updates to our District website, www.pleasantonusd.net, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@PleasantonUSD). 

The City has set up an additional webpage where they will post information about the PSPS. Please see the link here: http://psps.cityofpleasantonca.gov/index.html

Thank you for your support, 

 

PUSD Leadership 

 

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10/8/19 Update: 

Dear PUSD Community, 

As you know, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has announced potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) outages across the Bay Area, including areas of Alameda County due to anticipated weather conditions and wildfire risk beginning Wednesday afternoon, October 9 through Friday, October 11, 2019.

Based on current information from PG&E, our schools are not anticipated to be affected by the PSPS outages. As such, we currently plan to have our schools open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Please keep in mind that this information is fluid based on changing weather conditions and decisions made by PG&E. In addition, PG&E plans to provide the most recent updates via their Twitter feed. You can follow them on Twitter@PGE4ME.

How to Stay Informed about Outages Affecting Specific PUSD Schools.

If we learn that power outages will affect any of our school sites, we will:

  • Send out an auto-dialer to all families at the phone numbers listed on Q Parent Connection at the affected schools to let you know if your child’s school will be affected.
  • Post the list of closed schools on our PUSD homepage: www.pleasantonusd.net.
  • Post information to our social media channels (@PleasantonUSD Twitter and Facebook). 

In general, we recommend families to keep cell phones and other mobile devices charged to ensure you’re able to receive emergency notifications if necessary. Families may want to consider other services that may be impacted, (gas pumps, ATMs, etc.) and plan accordingly.

We also recommend that families sign up for Nixel emergency notification alerts that the Alameda County Emergency Services and the City of Pleasanton utilize. To register for alerts, visit www.nixle.com or simply text your zip code(s) to 888777.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

PUSD Leadership