Plans for Schools Amid Heavy Rain

January 4, 2023

Dear CUHSD Community,


As you know, residents in the Bay Area are experiencing an “atmospheric river” with the National Weather Service issuing a Flood Watch warning until January 5th at 4:00 PM, which may lead to severe conditions. Currently, we plan to keep schools open today and through the week. Schools provide dry indoor shelter and access to food for the approximately 8,600 students we serve. Additionally, keeping schools open allows for continuity and consistency for youth. Information about the continuation of afterschool programs may be communicated by your school site.


The safety and well-being of students and staff are high priorities for Campbell Union High School District and we are taking measures to safe-guard campuses and keep spaces safe for students to return to school tomorrow after today’s prolonged rainfall. We are monitoring storm conditions, school facilities, and flooding in surrounding areas. If our schools are severely impacted and we have to close one or more campuses for safety reasons, parents and guardians will be updated.


While we are making preparations for continuing school tomorrow, you and your family may be interested in making preparations of your own at home. The County of Santa Clara, Valley Water, and the City of San Jose have provided the the following tips and resources:

  • In the County of Santa Clara, report a clogged storm drain, flooding, tree branches down or other weather-related issues by calling 311 or using the numbers listed below:
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: (408) 615-3080
    • After hours and weekends, 24 hours a day: (408) 615-5640
  • Sign up for emergency and disaster updates through Santa Clara County's emergency alert system AlertSCC
  • For more storm preparedness resources and tips, visit the City of San Jose Storm Preparedness Website.

I hope that you and your family stay safe during this time. 



Robert Bravo, Ed.D.