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What's open, What's closed: Northern California schools' responses to winter storm

Many Northern California school districts are planning to stay open Monday, but others have changed their plans.

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An onslaught of rain and wind devastated many communities across Northern California over the past number of days, however even more is expected heading into Monday.

Early Sunday morning, heavy winds and rain toppled trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people across the region. The looming storm has also prompted evacuation warnings in parts of El Dorado County and Sutter County and an evacuation order for the Wilton area of Sacramento County.

Some school districts are planning to keep the school in session, but others are changing their plans.

Here's what is planned.

Sacramento City Unified School District

There will be no school on Jan. 9 for Sacramento City schools. Plans changed after extended conversations with SMUD about power restoration. Six of their schools are still in the dark with no timeline for when power could be restored. 

Compounded with the incoming rain and winds, the district canceled classes on Jan. 9.

St. Hope Public Schools

There will be no school on Jan. 9 for St. Hope Public Schools including PS7 Elementary, PS7 Middle and Sacramento Charter High School. This is due to the high winds and hazardous weather conditions. School is expected to reopen on Jan. 10. 

Elk Grove Unified School District

Only two schools are expected to close on Jan. 9, both of which are around the evacuation zone for the Wilton area: C.W. Dillard Elementary School and Cosumnes River Elementary School.

San Juan Unified School District

School hasn't come back into session just yet for San Juan Unified. The school district is expected to return on Jan. 10. 

However, Sunday afternoon, the district closed seven locations of the infant/toddler and Discovery Club child programs due to power and safety concerns.

Discovery Clubs: Del Dayo, Earl LeGette, Howe Avenue, Mariemont, Northridge, Orangevale Open

Infant/Toddler: Meraki

Galt Joint Union Elementary and High School districts

Officials for the Galt Joint Unified High School District said schools across the district are closed on Jan. 9. Officials said there are still storm impacts to address, such as power lines down across the district, road closures,  and evacuation warnings for some families.

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District also closed its schools for Jan. 9

Stockton Unified School District

All classes have been canceled due to extreme weather on Jan. 9.

Lincoln Unified School District

Classes are canceled at Tully C. Knoles for Jan. 9 due to a power outage. The district said it will continue to provide updates with the latest news regarding classes at Lincoln Unified schools.

Lodi Unified School District

Because of power outages and the closure of San Joaquin Delta College's campus, five schools in the district will be closed on Jan. 9 including Dorothy J. Mahin Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Middle College High, Morada Middle and Turner Academy.

Woodbridge Elementary will have school on Jan. 9 after power was restored. All other Lodi Unified Schools have power and classes will be in session.

Modesto City Schools

Class is still expected to be in session Monday, but the district is monitoring conditions. A spokesperson said they haven't experienced the same type of impact as other schools to the north.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Donner Trail Elementary is closed Monday, Jan. 9 for a snow day. Buses cannot transport students because of the heavy snow at higher elevations, according to the district. All other schools in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are open.

Turlock Unified School District

Class is still expected to be in session on Jan. 9.


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