Update from AVUHSD

August 18, 2020

Plans for Potential Power Outages

Although the current power outages in Antelope Valley have not impacted our ability to provide online instruction at this time, we understand it could impact some students’ ability to access their online classes.


Class materials will continue to be posted online for students who are unable to attend their classes due to any power outages. Students can work directly with their teachers if time or additional accommodations are needed as a result of this power interruption.


Some helpful tips:

  • Make sure phones, hotspots, and Chromebooks are fully charged.

  • Ensure portable charging devices are also fully charged.

  • If you lose power, unplug or turn off appliances, equipment, and electronics to avoid damage caused by surges when the power is restored.


For the latest information regarding power outages in your area, go to the Southern California Edison Outage Map by clicking here.

Helpful Resources for Parents

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has compiled a list of resources for families related to COVID-19 and Distance Learning. To access those resources, please click HERE.


Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact the administration at Your Child's School or visit the following websites for more information:

https://www.avdistrict.org/schools/20-21-school-year-information

https://www.avdistrict.org/community/community-resources

https://www.avdistrict.org/parents


https://www.avdistrict.org/academics/resources

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Heat Advisory

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended an Extreme Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the Antelope Valley through Saturday, August 22.

Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public


Health offers the following recommendations during high-temperature days:

  • Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.

  • If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and bring a hat or umbrella with you.

  • Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.

  • Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.

  • Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children.

  • Avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes; this means avoiding contact with others while you work out.


Families who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of free cooling centers. To find a location near you, visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or call 211.