Schools and the District Office will be closed on Monday, February 5th due to an incoming severe storm. Forecasts show this is forecasted to potentially be the third worst storm in Santa Barbara County History
This decision was made after receiving recommendations in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Office of Education and Santa Barbara County Sheriff.
The majority of school districts across the county will be closed Monday as well. The storm is expected to bring flash flooding, mudslides, roadway hazards, creek & river flooding and overflow, high seas, strong winds, downed trees, traffic delays, and other dangerous conditions. Forecasts project the storm system to arrive on Saturday, February 3. Detailed weather forecasts are available at https://www.weather.gov/lox/.
Optional Independent Study:
In response to the emergency closure, we are offering optional Independent Study for any student impacted by the closure.
- Any family interested in receiving the optional Independent Study will receive the requested assignments
- Interested elementary families can fill out this form
- Interested secondary families can contact their school office
Returning to School on Tuesday:
After the storm passes on Monday, our Facilities team will be going to each school to ensure the school is safe and ready for students to return on Tuesday morning. We will send out information on Monday to confirm classes will be held on Tuesday.
To keep track of the latest storm forecast, please visit the National Weather Service webpage or the webpage created by the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management: February 2024 Storm | Santa Barbara County, CA - Official Website (countyofsb.org).
Storm readiness tips: http://www.readysbc.org/StormReadiness
For status of highways: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/roadscell.php
For status of County roadways: https://www.countyofsb.org/2116/Road-Closures
For County sandbag filling locations: https://www.countyofsb.org/2219/Sandbags
Sign up for ReadySBC Emergency Alerts: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736723794#/signup