Thank you, PVSD families, for your patience, flexibility, and support during the recent PG&E Planned Shutoff and Red Flag Warning which led to one day of school closure. As I stated in the email sent on October 10, PVSD is in constant communication with local fire, law enforcement, neighboring Districts, and the County Office of Education regarding potential power outages, red flag warnings, and safety conditions in our area.
In the event of power outages, teachers are ready to continue instruction without the use of electricity, all toilets on campus can operate without power, fire alarms have backup batteries, and we are initiating our school protocols regarding campus safety during power outages so that the academic day continues as normal as possible.
Phones, public announcement systems, and fire alarms would be affected if power were to be off for an extended period of time (fire alarms are battery supported for 12 hours). There are protocols in place to support phones (two landlines at each site, walkie talkies, and cellular), PA (walkie talkies) and fire alarms (“Fire Watch” human-led fire watch procedures).
While remaining open for students is the best scenario for student safety, there are a few adjustments that everyone should be made aware of:
- If an evacuation order or warning is issued we will push out information from our SchoolMessenger app, PV Forum, and Twitter. We will make every effort to update our PVSD and school websites with current information as it unfolds.
- If there is no power and you need to reach the school or district for an urgent matter, the only form of communication will be to call our landlines:
- Ormondale: 650-529-2090
- Corte Madera: 650-529-8555
- PV District Office: 650-529-2076