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Thomas Fire Air Update

Dec. 12, 2017

Good Afternoon!  This is your update on the Lucia Mar response to concerns about Air Quality for December 13 (Wednesday), 2017, and beyond.
 
We are continuing to monitor the impact of the smoke in the air on the air quality of our school sites.  Relying on information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District (APCD), we wish to update students, parents, and staff with the following information regarding air quality and Lucia Mar Schools’ actions taken:
 
The forecast for Wednesday, December 13, 2017 is either ‘Good’ or ‘Moderate’ for all eighteen school sites. ‘Good’ is defined as, “Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.”
 
‘Moderate’ is defined as, “Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.”
 
Schools will remain open on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.   Principals will use their discretion in regard to outdoor activity, recesses, and outdoor athletics.  
 
PARENTS WHO WISH FOR THEIR CHILD TO BE INDOORS ALL DAY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE ACCOMODATED.  
 
We will follow the “principal discretion” response until further notice.  We will increase limitations on outdoor activity if the Air Quality dips into unhealthy levels.
 
We thank each of your for your patience and understanding.
 
 
For an extended forecast, please click here:  http://www.slocleanair.org/air-quality/air-forecasting-map.php
 
Buenas tardes. Este reporte es la respuesta de Lucia Mar sobre las condiciones de la Calidad del Aire del miércoles 13 de diciembre del 2017, en adelante.  
 
Continuamos monotireando el impacto del humo en la calidad del aire de nuestras escuelas. Confiando en la información de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA) y el Distrito de Control de Contaminación de Aire (APCD) de San Luis Obispo, queremos actualizar a los estudiantes, padres de familia y personal con la siguiente información sobre la calidad del aire y las accciones tomadas por las Escuelas de Lucia Mar: 
 
El pronóstico para el miércoles 13 de diciembre es "Bueno" o "Moderado" para las dieciocho escuelas. 
 
'Bueno' define que "la calidad del aire se considera satisfactoria y la contaminación del aire presenta poco o ningún riesgo."
 
'Moderado' define que "la calidad del aire es aceptable; sin embargo, para algunos contaminantes puede haber un problema de salud moderado para un número muy reducido de personas que son exepcionalmente sensibles a la contaminación del aire."
 
Las escuelas permanecerán abiertas el miércoles 13 de diciembre del 2017.  Los directores utilizarán su discreción con respecto a las actividades al aire libre, recreos y atletismo al aire libre.
 
LOS PADRES QUE QUIERAN QUE SU HIJO PERMANEZCA EN EL INTERIOR TODO EL DÍA, NECESITAN COMUNICARSE A LA ESCUELA Y SU HIJO SERÁ ACOMODADO.
 
Seguiremos la respuesta de "discreción del director" hasta nuevo aviso. Aumentaremos las limitaciones en las actividades al aire libre si la Calidad del Aire baja a niveles insalubres.
 
Agradecemos a cada uno de ustedes por su paciencia y comprensión. 
 
 
Para un pronóstico extendido, haga clic aquí: http://www.slocleanair.org/air-quality/air-forecasting-map.php
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Dec. 11, 2017

 

We are continuing to monitor the impact of the smoke in the air on the air quality of our school sites. Relying on information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District (APCD), we wish to update students, parents, and staff with the following information regarding air quality and Lucia Mar Schools’ actions taken:


The forecast for Tuesday, December 12, 2017 is either ‘Good’ or ‘Moderate’ for all eighteen school sites. ‘Good’ is defined as, “Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.”

‘Moderate’ is defined as, “Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.”


Barring a significant downgrade in the forecast, schools will remain open on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Sites will continue to proceed with caution, and will remain in a ‘Rainy Day’ operation to limit students’ prolonged exposure to outside air. Physical Education classes will be conducted inside, and outside recesses will not occur. The activity level is not to be left up to individual teachers or student choice. At secondary sites, all students will continue to have access to indoor areas during Break and Lunch. All outdoor sports practices and games are canceled.


Updates such as this one will be sent out mid-afternoon each day this week as long as conditions warrant attention. Please click on the links below each diagram to access the web page information in a font that is easier to read.



Follow this link: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&zipcode=93420&submit=Go

 


For an extended forecast, please click here:  http://www.slocleanair.org/air-quality/air-forecasting-map.php