California is experiencing a record heat wave that is expected to intensify through the holiday weekend and extend through Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The safety and health of our students, staff, and community are always a top priority.
Tips for Hot Weather:
- Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water*, especially before, during, and after outdoor activities.
- Take frequent breaks while working or playing outdoors.
- Wear loose-fitting, light clothing; wear a wide-brimmed hat to cover the face, ears, and neck if you’ll be outside.
- Apply sunscreen (at least SPF 15) 15 minutes before going outdoors and re-apply at least every two hours.
- Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that have caffeine or alcohol.
- Plan strenuous outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day; limit time outside during peak heat.
- Pace physical activities, starting slowly and picking up the pace gradually.
- Wear sunglasses that provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. Chronic exposure to the sun can cause cataracts.
- Check family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning. Higher temperatures can be especially dangerous for those who have conditions that make the body less able to regulate temperature.
- Move to a cooler location at the first sign of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps); rest and slowly drink a cool liquid.
- Never leave a child or pet in a parked car or asleep in the direct sunlight.
- Take care of pets! Make sure they have plenty of shade and water to drink. Don’t leave your pets in the car unattended during hot weather, and walk dogs when the temperature is cooler; asphalt can be over 50 degrees hotter than the outdoor temperature.
- If your doctor limits the amount of fluid you drink or take water pills, ask them how much you should drink when the weather is hot.
Please be safe.
Please find resources to help you manage the heat during this wave:
California ISO System Alerts
• The California Department of Education (CDE) Excessive Heat web page:
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips for Preventing Heat-
Related Illness web page:
• The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services 2022 Cooling Centers web page:
• The California Interscholastic Federation Heat Illness web page: