Air Advisory Alert
11-19-2018 at 6:00 PM: Air Advisory Alert Update School Open 11-20
As we continue to monitor the changes in air pollution during the course of the day using RAAN, we are enforcing the physical activity restrictions placed on each child in accordance with ROAR guidelines. At this time, the air quality has shifted to a Level 4 consistently from a Level 5, therefore, all indoor activities may be resumed this includes PE and afterschool activities. No outdoor activities.
For additional information:
Guidelines that San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District advise schools to follow based on RAAN, NOT on the forecast:
11-18-2018 at 3:00 PM: Air Advisory Alert Update - School Open on 11-19
Thank you for your continued support as we face poor air quality. We want to assure you the wellness and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority.
We understand that you count on us to provide a safe learning environment for your students, and we take this responsibility seriously. All schools will be open tomorrow, Monday, November 19, 2018. The decision to keep schools open was not made lightly. The District has been closely monitoring the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s (Air District) Real-Time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) for updates on the air quality. We have also been closely following the advice and recommendations from San Joaquin County Public Health Services and the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer.
As a government agency in a time of emergency schools provide supervision, security, shelter, and meals to students. We will continue to provide a protected and supervised learning environment. If you are electing to keep your child at home due to air quality issues, we respect your decision. All absences related to air quality concerns will be treated as excused absences.
We will continue to keep you apprised of any new information or change in procedure.
11-16-2018 at 2:23 PM: Air Advisory Alert Update
For many of our students we are the only option in the event of a crisis. We are the government agency that remains open to be a safe shelter. Student safety is our number one priority. We support our parents in their individual decision to keep their child at home, however this is not an option for many of our students.
- All site filters have been checked and are being maintained in all Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems, we are actively limiting the outdoor smoke from getting inside as we are able.
- During a time of crisis schools provide supervision, security, shelter, and meals
- Schools have plans in place when students have to be indoors
- Some college campuses in our area have closed, adults on these campuses are able to find appropriate shelter-in-place locations; for many of our students, our schools provide a healthier environment
- For sensitive student groups we are able to support their needs through our Health Services Resources
- Elementary and High schools are opening classrooms and gyms to allow all students the ability to eat indoors
- We are preparing in the event on Monday we need to take alternative action and call for school closure based on guidance from the Public Health Officer. We are in constant communication with the San Joaquin County Office of Education and Public Health.
Please consider revising outdoor activity plans in accordance with air quality conditions and refer to our ROAR activity guidelines, available here: http://healthyairliving.com/media/1046/roar-schools-2017.pdf
11-15-2018 at 5:00 pm: Air Advisory Alert Update
The fires around California are an absolute tragedy. Unfortunately, our region is unable to escape the effects and impacts of the smoke from the fires.
MUSD is continuing to monitor the Real-Time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) powered by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the associated guidelines for outdoor activities. All schools in MUSD will follow our “rainy” day schedule tomorrow and will keep students indoors as much as possible.
San Joaquin County Public Health Officer has made the following recommendation regarding the air quality in San Joaquin County:
- Masks are NOT recommended;
- Modified indoor schedule recommended;
- There has been NO order for school closure from SJC Public Health Officer
Leer en Español
Los incendios alrededor de California son una absoluta tragedia. Desafortunadamente, nuestra región no puede escapar los efectos e impactos del humo de los incendios.
MUSD continúa monitoreando la página de Real-Time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) impulsada por el Distrito de Control de Contaminación del Aire del Valle de San Joaquín y los lineamientos asociados para actividades al aire libre. Todas las escuelas en MUSD seguirán nuestro horario de "lluvia" mañana y mantendrán a los estudiantes adentro de clase tanto como sea posible.
El Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de San Joaquín ha hecho la siguiente recomendación con respecto a la calidad del aire en el Condado de San Joaquín:
- NO se recomiendan máscaras;
- Calendario interior modificado recomendado;
- No ha habido ningún pedido de cierre de la escuela por parte del Oficial de Salud Pública de SJC
11-12-2018 at 3:00 pm: Air Advisory Alert
The fires around California are an absolute tragedy. Unfortunately, we are unable to escape the effects and impacts of the smoke from the fires.
Residents can use the Real-time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) to track air quality at any Valley address by visiting https://www.valleyair.org/myraan/(to sign up for real-time alerts). The RAAN monitors are designed to detect the microscopic PM2.5 particles that exist in smoke.
School sites will also be monitoring the air quality throughout the week to safely moderate student outdoor activity and our custodial teams are committed to checking air filters around campuses.
We are dedicated to providing the safest environment for our staff and students. Our thoughts are with those more directly impacted by these events.
For more information, please see below:
Leer en Español
Los incendios alrededor de California son una absoluta tragedia. Desafortunadamente, no podemos escapar de los efectos e impactos del humo de los incendios.
Los residentes pueden utilizar la Red de Asesoramiento Aéreo en Tiempo Real (RAAN) para rastrear la calidad del aire en cualquier dirección del Valle visitando https://www.valleyair.org/myraan/(para inscribirse en alertas en tiempo real). Los monitores RAAN están diseñados para detectar las partículas microscópicas PM2.5 que existen en el humo.
Los planteles escolares también monitorearán la calidad del aire durante la semana para moderar de manera segura la actividad de los estudiantes al aire libre y nuestros equipos de conserjes se comprometen a revisar los filtros de aire alrededor de los planteles.
Estamos dedicados a proporcionar el ambiente más seguro para nuestro personal y estudiantes. Nuestros pensamientos están con los que directamente están siendo afectados por estos eventos.