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Emergency School Closure

Under some circumstances, school cannot open due to loss of utilities (water, heat, and electricity), severe weather, or dangerous road conditions. If this happens, the District will contact the local radio and television stations listed below. They will broadcast spot announcements as often as possible. When there are flood warnings, tune in beginning about 6:30 am to listen for public service announcements regarding our district and/or your local school.

Please assume that if no public announcement is made by 8:00 am , school will be open. You may call the school to verify. If the phone just rings and rings, it may mean we do not have electricity. Our current phone system does not work without electricity.

The Superintendent will notify the following stations in the event that our district and/or your school cannot open:
  • KCBS AM 74 (All News Radio)      (415) 765-4074

  • KSCO AM 1080 (Radio)                (831) 475-1080

  • ABC 7 News                                 (415) 954-8142

  • KSBW, Channel 8 or 6 (TV)          (831) 422-8206

  • KPIG FM 107.5 (Radio)                  (831) 722-2299

Number For Schools/District Office:
  • Soquel Elementary School                            (831) 464-5655

  • Main Street Elementary School                    (831) 464-5650

  • Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School       (831) 464-5670

  • New Brighton Middle School                         (831) 464-5660

  • District Office                                              (831) 464-5630

  • PG&E – Local Information                        (800) 743-5000

  • Sheriff’s Dispatcher (Santa Cruz)            (831) 471-1121

  • Capitola Police Dept (Alt. # to 911)          (831) 471-1170

  • Road Conditions:
    County Transit                                         (408) 366-3101
    Cal Trans Hwy’s, 9, 17, 35:


NOTE: We strongly encourage you to have in your home: a radio that works on batteries, extra batteries, and a phone connected to your home number that works without electricity.

Print or download this document from the Soquel District Office web site here.

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