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Emergency Communications


  • April 22 @ 8:00 a.m.: The Agnew Elementary School campus is CLOSED today, Monday, April 22, 2024 due to a water outage at the site caused by construction issues in the nearby neighborhood. School is expected to resume normal operations tomorrow.


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: