Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Because of expected wind gusts, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is watching some areas of the county, including our community, for possible public safety power shut offs Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4. No plans have been announced for any outages, but we want to make sure families are informed about the possibility.

The preventative power outages are a way to protect life, property, and critical infrastructure against wildfires during extreme and potentially dangerous weather conditions. In these events, SDG&E may turn off the power and keep it off until the utility feels it’s safe to restore power.

Should power be shut off in our community during distance learning, students will not be penalized if they are unable to sign on. Please call and leave a message on our phone line for your student’s absence to be excused. Also, when able to do so, email your student’s teacher(s) so they can work with your student individually regarding missed assignments due to power outage.

You can get more information about public safety power outages through SDG&E’s public safety power shutoff mobile app. For location details and updated information on outages and when power may be turned back on, visit SDGE.com/Outages. We know being without electricity is difficult, especially during distance learning, and we appreciate your patience during these times of elevated fire risk.

Sincerely,

Bella Mente Academies