Please inform yourself of our procedure for the Emergency Closing of Schools.
Every effort will be made to keep schools open. The following criteria will be used in determining if a site should be closed:
We will always make the best decision possible with the information
available. As soon as we know there is a problem, we begin an analysis
of the situation with the District Maintenance Director, Principals,
School Board, other local school districts, City and County emergency
groups, PG&E, or appropriate service vendors to determine severity
of problems, advisories, estimated time of repair or changing
conditions. This analysis begins as early as possible, sometimes during
the night. We target our decisions for 6:45 - 7:15 a.m. using the best
data available at that time. Our decision is based on the safety of
students. After we decide to hold school half-day or close school, we
alert you through the emergency messenger system (email, voice, text),
radio, and/or signs at the schools.
- There is a safety issue (i.e., no alarm system, power lines down, flooding).
- The school is not operational; conditions exist which are not
conducive to learning (i.e., lack of heat, lights or water). If possible
school will be held for at least a minimum day schedule.
- Staff and/or students cannot get to school sites.
- The school is needed for an emergency center by the City of Saratoga or Red Cross.
Parents/Guardians: please ensure that
your most up-to-date contact information is listed in your child's
record via your Infosnap update at the start of the school year or when
you registered. If your contact information changes during the school year, contact your school office right away.
Our automated messenger system will
contact you via email, phone and text in event of an emergency. To
verify your email, phone and SMS numbers, or to make changes, contact
your school office. If you are able to
receive text messages, be sure your school site has your textable
number AND opt in by texting "yes" to 68-453.
We also recommend you sign up to receive alerts from Santa Clara county. You may subscribe on the county's SCC Alert website
You may also listen for current information on:
- KGO RADIO 810 A
- KCBS RADIO 740 AM
- KTVU-TV CHANNEL 2
- KRON-TV CHANNEL 4
- KNTV-TV CHANNEL 11
Each school and classroom also has a phone tree for non-emergencies or issues pertaining to just a few classes.