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Hot Weather and Air Quality Guidelines

The safety and well-being of students and staff are a top priority. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) wants to make sure everyone is as comfortable and safe as possible, so that learning can continue.

The district abides by guidelines from the Orange County Department of Education in collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency for planning instruction and activities during hot weather and poor air quality. These guidelines are not to be considered exhaustive. Reason and good judgment must be used at each school to protect students, and to indicate to parents and the community that PYLUSD continues to provide a safe environment for students.

These guidelines are available on this webpage for your reference.

Coaches and athletics/activities directors have access to handheld ambient weather stations to determine the heat index, which is a combination of temperature and relative humidity. If the heat index rises to a dangerous level, activities and practices may be canceled, or rescheduled to a more appropriate time. Before- and after-school programs may also be modified, or activities rearranged. The heat index chart is available on this webpage for your reference.