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Emergency Communications


  • February 5 @ 5:30 a.m.: 
    • The Millikin Elementary School campus is CLOSED today, Monday, February 5, 2024 due to a sustained power outage at the site.
    • The Sutter Elementary School campus is OPEN today, Monday, February 5, 2024. Please allow extra time for travel. There is a tree down in the neighborhood on Forbes Ave and Saratoga Creek closing the road and sidewalks up to Woodhams Road. All traffic must access the school from the Pomeroy Avenue and Forbes Ave cross streets. School buses are rerouted.
    • All other sites are OPEN with normal operations.
  • February 4 @ 7:30 p.m.: Power outages are affecting our schools. Currently, we are planning on holding school at sites with power tomorrow. We are monitoring throughout the night and will decide as soon as possible in the morning about any school closures based on the most accurate information at that time.


Resources to monitor local conditions are provided below.


School Closings, Delays, and Early Dismissals

The following information provides the plans in the event that Santa Clara Unified School District schools have to close, dismiss early, or delay opening due to weather or any other unforeseen situation. The Superintendent makes the decision based on information from multiple sources including the weather service, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), the local police departments, the safety manager, the transportation manager, and the maintenance and operations director.

In order to ensure that timely communication is effective, we ask families and employees to do the following:

  • Ensure that the district has current cell phone numbers, home phone numbers, and personal email addresses. We will use this information to provide automated phone calls, text messages, and emails.
  • Install the ParentSquare app on your mobile device and allow app notifications. 
  • Monitor media sources and the district website during inclement weather.
  • Have a plan to pick up your children from school or the bus stop during an early dismissal.

We have three plans in place that we will use in case of a weather event or other emergency situation: