The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) works closely with local public schools and the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center in the event of disasters that cause school closures. However, SCOE cannot determine whether a school district should close. Each school district independently decides whether to close, based on local conditions. SCOE receives official closure reports from superintendents only. SCOE then reports closure information to the media and posts closures on this web page. Information is posted and updated here as it is announced.
School Closure Announcements
Horicon School District will be closed Thursday, May 16 due to power outages due to the storm. They expect to reopen Friday.
School Districts' Air Quality Guidelines
These air quality guidelines were developed by Sonoma County school districts to provide guidance for how to protect student health when air quality is poor due to a wildfire or other disaster. They are aligned with guidance provided by a coalition of state agencies in the spring of 2019. They are intended only as guidelines and each school district is free to make its own decisions based on local conditions. For more information about these guidelines and how they will be implemented at your school, please contact your school district.
Resources for families and students displaced or affected by disaster:
This web page provides information and resources for families impacted by a natural disaster.
CDE: ADA Credit during Periods of Emergency
PG&E Power Outage Center
National Weather ServiceSonoma County Water, Flood Forecast & Emergency Information
Talking with Children about Natural Disasters
Wise Winter Warnings for Schools, from RESIG (pdf)