This message is to keep you informed on the current status of school closures in Santa Clara County and Gilroy Unified School District. We continue to monitor the air quality which is projected to be very unhealthy again today.
Currently, the Public Health Department maintains that the current numbers do not warrant school closures. Like yesterday, students will be kept inside today throughout all breaks, lunches, PE classes, recesses and after school programs. Student-athletes should check with their coaches regarding practices, logistics and competitions.
Note: Because Gavilan College is closed today, classes at GECA have been cancelled.
Please be aware that while our doors will remain open, we ask that families and schools follow medical and environmental advice, especially if your child suffers from respiratory or heart-related issues, or if there is a concern or hardship in bringing your child to school. We share your desire to keep our children safe. Individual families should act in the best interest of their child.
To recap, the Public Health Department, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, and the Gilroy Unified School District have been in close communication and have made the determination for schools to remain open.
If choosing to keep children at home, we ask parents to follow the school's absence reporting process.