Winter Break Ends, Students Back in Class
Classes began as scheduled on Jan. 9 in Twin Rivers Unified despite a weekend of excessive rain, high winds and some flooding in Northern California. Fortunately, the powerful storm did not cause any major issues in Twin Rivers, thanks to a lot of planning and teamwork throughout the district.
"We began delivering sandbags last Tuesday to four of our schools that experience draining issues during severe storms," says Armando Orozco, director of maintenance and operations. "We also made sure storm drains and gutters were clear at all sites, which is part of our routine maintenance. We do have reports of some minor roof leaks which we are working on right now."
More rain is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. The district will continue to closely monitor the weather and the water level at Dry Creek in Rio Linda. Please note that students who ride the school bus to Rio Linda High will be dropped off at Rio Linda Prep Tuesday (Jan. 10) morning because rising water from Dry Creek floods the corner of 10th and Elkhorn, the entrance to the high school bus ramp.
"We will continue to check sandbags at the four school sites to make sure they are stabilized," says Orozco. "We will check for fallen tree limbs and also remove standing water from rooftops. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we are doing everything possible to ensure there are no interruptions to our learning environment."