In light of the widespread power outages that are planned throughout the Bay Area, Stanbridge has decided to cancel the College & Career Fair on Wednesday, October 9. Our presenters come from all over the area, and we do not want to put anyone in danger getting on the roads Wednesday.
UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information and to RSVP.
To mitigate the potential spread of wildfires in the area, PG&E will be implementing preemptive power shutoffs in various communities throughout the Bay Area starting overnight and continuing through the next few days. You can use PG&E's online map to find out if your home will be affected by these blackouts.
As of Tuesday evening, Stanbridge Academy's campus has not been flagged for a potential outage; school will be open as scheduled throughout the week unless we are alerted otherwise. In the event that our power is shut off during a school day, we have sufficient backup to complete the day as scheduled; we will not dismiss students midday. Should we be without power for an extended period of time, we will immediately alert all families and provide details on the schedule going forward.
Based on the current PG&E outage map, it seems that a number of our families will potentially be affected by these upcoming outages and we encourage everyone to be prepared and cautious. A list of tips and resources on how to prepare for an extended outage are listed here, as well as various other online sites. Please inform us to the best of your ability if these blackouts will impact you or your student by emailing or calling the main office and/or your student's homeroom teacher/advisor.
We understand the significant ripple effects that losing power can cause—particularly for extended periods of time—and urge you to use common sense and prioritize safety first. If you have any questions or concerns about your student missing school this week due to the PG&E outages, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Stanbridge Academy's Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday & Tuesday, November 4 & 5. Students do not attend school on these days, but we are offering an exclusive Makers’ Lab Workshop during each of these mornings for our students in grades 3–12. Staff from Dragonfly Designs will host this hands-on maker workshop in our Design Lab, where students will have opportunities to explore jewelry making, leatherworking, metalsmithing, and create textile and fabric arts. Under the guidance of the Dragonfly Designs team, participants can let their imaginations run wild as they explore infinite artistic possibilities. Sessions are $55 each and students can enroll in either day individually or sign up for both mornings (9:00 a.m. to noon). Minimum enrollment must be reached by October 11th or we'll have to cancel this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Click here to download an enrollment form or pick one up in the main office. (Note: Workshop is open to current Stanbridge students only)