Good afternoon MUSD Families and Team Members,
We are aware of the potential PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), which may occur starting early Wednesday morning due to high wind weather conditions.
Please be assured we have specific plans and procedures in place to prepare for this outage, should it occur. Student and campus safety is of utmost importance to everyone in the Milpitas Unified School District. We will provide further updates from PG&E as they become available.
In the meantime, all MUSD schools will remain open and plan to follow their regular school schedule. If necessary, schools will be equipped with lanterns and small wattage generators; students will travel in buddy systems.
Currently, the only confirmed MUSD site that may potentially be affected by the PSPS is 3001 E. Calaveras Blvd (Airpoint facility across from Ed Levin Park). However, this is subject to change as new information becomes available. We are staying in contact with PG&E to receive any new updates.
Please make sure your child’s Emergency Form includes up-to-date contact information. You can check online by logging into the parent portal. If you have not filled out an Emergency Form or need to update your home address, please notify your child’s school secretary. This is important so that in the event there is an emergency in which you need to be reached, we will have emergency numbers and contact names that will assist us in reaching you. Please remember schools may only release students to those listed on the emergency contact form.
PG&E has provided a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) map on its website so residents can enter their home addresses to see if they live in an area that may be a part of the possible shutoff.
As part of PSPS preparedness efforts, PG&E has provided the following message:
- Update contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a PSPS.
- Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration or devices that need power.
- Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
- Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
- Keep in mind family members who are elderly, younger children and pets. Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at pge.com/wildfiresafety
- For more information on what to do during and after a Public Safety Power Shutoff, visit the PG&E outage readiness page
PSPS information is available in multiple languages on the PG&E website:
For additional updates please monitor your Parent Square, www.musd.org, or www.facebook.com/MilpitasUnified.
We welcome any suggestions you may have for future planned power outages, and thank you for your support in ensuring a safe school community.