In the Elk Grove Unified School District, the wellness and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. After careful consideration, continuous monitoring of air quality conditions across our District and thoughtful planning to meet the needs of our students and staff, EGUSD officials have made the decision to close all of its school sites and offices effective Friday, November 16, 2018. The decision to close all District schools and offices during these extraordinary conditions was taken very seriously.

Schools and offices remained open today to provide all students a safe learning environment to ensure they were supervised and fed. The District has been following the recommendations of public officials to keep students and staff indoors, cancel all outdoor activities and limit exposure to smoky air.

To ensure the well-being of our students tomorrow, the District’s food and nutrition services team has worked diligently to prepare an individually packed meal for students who are Free and Reduced Lunch eligible. The meal may be picked up at the student’s school by 5:00 p.m. this evening. As planned, school will remain closed through the Thanksgiving break and District offices will be closed to the public.

Other than employees needed to meet specific mandated timelines and emergent needs as determined by their supervisors, employees are not to report to work tomorrow. There will be no adverse impact to compensation for contracted employees.  For those employees needed tomorrow, compensation details will be forthcoming.

For information and safety tips related to air quality, please review the following fliers:

Safety Tips for Children

Safety Tips for Residents

For additional Spare the Air information, please visit: http://www.sparetheair.com/wildfire.cfm

Thank you,

EGUSD Communications