“All Glendale Unified School District schools are open.” That from a phone message early this morning from Steven Frasher, GUSD spokesman.
As of 6:30 a.m. this morning Rosemont Middle School and Monte Vista Elementary were the only schools in GUSD Crescenta Valley area that were still without power. Yesterday several schools in the area conducted an unusual teaching day without electricity.
Power lines were down throughout the area due to a wind storm on Wednesday night. Most of the schools in Crescenta Valley that were without power Thursday were serviced by Southern California Edison. Over 200,000 SCE customers were without power from late Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. Crews were out in force, according to SCE David Ford, however continued winds slowed their progress. Power is still out in several neighborhoods.
Frasher said the district had to distribute generators throughout the area to supply a power source, today those generators will be concentrated on Rosemont and Monte Vista.
Rosemont principal Dr. Cynthia Livingston contacted parents this morning with information on a change in the day’s schedule. Rosemont will begin their day at 8 a.m. and release students at noon. It will be a half day. Students are advised to wear warm clothing and to meet in the amphitheater when they arrive.
Monte Vista Elementary will have a minimum day, with a noon release time for students.