The South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) will temporarily close all schools on January 5 due to a major storm that is forecast to arrive on Wednesday. The closure will last until January 6, 2023.
“According to the National Weather Service, a major storm will hit the Bay Area at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 4,” said SSFUSD Superintendent Dr. Shawnterra Moore. “Based on this information and out of an abundance of caution, our district is planning to cancel classes on Thursday, January 5.”
Heavy rain accompanied by 40 to 70 mile per hour (MPH) winds are expected to cause flooding, power outages, and downed trees, impacting roadways and making driving conditions difficult.
Consequently, SSFUSD will also temporarily cancel all extracurricular and athletic activities from January 4 through January 5.
“January 4 is a minimum day, and we highly encourage families to pick up their children from school as soon as possible and to be off the roads and home by 3:00 PM on that day,” Dr. Moore said.
After school care will be available on January 4 for essential workers who are unable to take time off, but there will be no extended care services on January 5.
Classes will resume on Friday, January 6.
SSFUSD serves the communities of Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Bruno.
The district is home to a highly regarded science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program and more than 8,000 students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.