Dear Dublin Families and Community:
The wildfires burning in Napa and Sonoma Counties continue to result in poor air quality around the Bay Area and the Tri-Valley. Conditions are changing by the hour, in some cases, based on wind patterns and the status of the fires up north. On Thursday, for example, the air quality worsened in the late morning and then improved significantly in the late afternoon in the Tri-Valley.
Student safety remains our number one priority. In order to protect students and staff, including those vulnerable to breathing and respiratory issues, we are evaluating the situation daily.
All schools in the Dublin Unified School District will be open tomorrow, Friday, October 13th.
We will continue to monitor air quality - including consultations with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District - and will make the necessary adjustments to daily routines (i.e. PE, recess, lunch breaks) as conditions dictate. This is a fluid situation.
Windows and doors will be kept closed and staff will be very mindful of students and other staff members who are sensitive to air quality. We know this has been a trying week in our schools, with the limited ability of our students to get outside and play, and we want to say Thank You to our teachers and our staffs at the school sites for their hard work and support of our students.
We will be making decisions tomorrow about DHS Homecoming events, such as the Parade and the football games. We are disappointed to have been forced to cancel the Homecoming Carnival because it is a community tradition and a fundraising source for many our of student-run clubs, but we will work with DHS leadership to find a way to make it up to everyone.
We will continue to update the community of any changes. There is a running update on our website under the DUSD Headlines section if you want the latest information at www.dublinusd.org.
If you have a medically fragile student, please follow your doctor’s advice to ensure utmost safety. and please feel free to contact your school site leadership with any questions.
We continue to send our thoughts to those impacted by these terrible fires.
Public Information and Community Relations Officer