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Riverbank Schools, City Issue Weather Notices
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The Riverbank Unified School District has issued a notice to parents and guardians concerning its policy on how it plans to deal with potential power outages in the area in light of continuing winter storms. And city officials have also announced weather has impacted a portion of Jacob Myers Park.

Sent by e-mail and posted on social media, the RUSD notice clarifies how school campuses will be dealing with this situation, should it arise. Districts in the Sacramento area were forced to close for several days this week because of power outages in the city and the county.

Disruptions to power are possible as the region deals with heavy rain and high winds.

“In the event of power outages at our schools, we will remain operational if the conditions are optimal and necessary accommodations can be made for food service and student and staff safety,” the notice says. “We will also take into consideration if heating and lighting is necessary to continue with instruction.”

The notice went on to outline the steps that will be taken should closures be required.

“If administration deems it necessary to close our schools, you will be notified via phone dialer, e-mail, on our school website and social media pages. We will provide further information regarding transportation if we close schools during an outage. Thank you.”

Meanwhile, the City of Riverbank announced over the weekend that it is closing the Dog Park at Jacob Myers Park until further notice. The Recreation and Parks Department announced the closure, saying it’s because of the continued rain and flooding that renders the park unusable.