Dear San Marino Unified School District Families,
I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to address the ongoing situation regarding the tropical storm we are experiencing from Hurricane Hilary and its potential impact on our community. Your safety and the safety of our students and staff remain our top priority.
As you are likely aware, a tropical storm is currently making its way through our region, and we are closely monitoring its progress. I want to assure you that we are in constant communication with local authorities, including the National Weather Service, fire, and police chiefs, to stay informed about the storm’s developments and any potential risks it might pose to our area. On Friday our maintenance crew was busy placing sandbags in strategic locations at all four schools where flooding typically occurs. Drains were cleared and we prepared for this storm accordingly.
Additionally, I have been in contact with our Board President, Mrs. Shelley Ryan, and my fellow superintendents in neighboring districts to exchange information and coordinate our responses. Collaboration is key during times like these, and we are all working together to ensure the well-being of our students and staff.
At this time, I want to inform you that all four schools in the San Marino Unified School District are planning to remain open tomorrow. Our staff has been diligently preparing for various scenarios, and we believe that with the information available to us at this moment, it is safe to continue with our normal operations.
Of course, we understand that weather conditions can change rapidly, and our plans may need to be adjusted accordingly. Should anything extraordinary happen overnight that necessitates a change in our school schedule or operations, we will notify you as soon as possible using our established communication channels. These channels include our district website, email alerts, and phone notifications.
Please rest assured that we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety and
well-being of our students, staff, and community. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your continued support.
Linda de la Torre, Ed.D., San Marino Unified School District