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School Closures During Power Outages in the Bay Area

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A sign on UC Berkeley's Dwinelle Hall warns of ongoing closures Thursday due to the PG&E power outage. All classes were canceled again on Thursday, with students, faculty and staff being advised to avoid campus. (Adriana Morga/KQED)

Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 12:35 p.m.

Over a dozen school districts were closed Wednesday and announced plans to close Thursday due to PG&E power shutoffs in Northern and Central California.

Here is an alphabetized, updated list of school closures:

North Bay

K-12 Schools:

Colleges and Universities:

  • Santa Rosa Junior College: All campuses and sites will be closed on Friday. All activities and classes, including online, will be canceled.
  • Sonoma State University: All classes and activities at Sonoma State remain canceled through Friday, Oct. 11.

East Bay

K-12 Schools:

Colleges & Universities:

South Bay & Peninsula

K-12 Schools:

  • Alum Rock Union School District: All 19 schools will be open Friday.
  • Campbell Union High School District: The district announced no Campbell Union High School District schools are expected to be impacted by the power shutoff and all schools will remain open.
  • Oak Grove Elementary School District: No OGSD schools are currently impacted, according to the district, and schools and offices will remain open and follow regular schedule in the event of a power shutoff.
  • San Jose Unified School District: All schools were open Wednesday and Thursday despite any potential shutoffs, officials told parents.
  • Santa Cruz City Schools: All schools are open. Only two schools, Soquel High and Westlake Elementary, are located in the area at risk. Generators and food services are ready in case of a power shutoff on Thursday.


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