SBCUSD Closed July 5 in Observance of Independence Day Holiday

SBCUSD Closed July 5 in Observance of Independence Day Holiday
Posted on 06/29/2021
The San Bernardino City Unified School District wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day. SBCUSD schools and offices will be closed on July 5 in observance of the holiday.

All San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) offices and schools will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All buildings will be closed and staff will not be answering phone calls or emails during the holiday. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, July 6.

SBCUSD encourages all staff, students, and families to enjoy the holiday with safe celebrations that keep in mind the dangers of wildfires and heat-related illnesses.

The Red Cross has several tips for preventing wildfires:

  • Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
  • Dispose of used matches, cigarettes or similar items in a closed container or a cup of water.
  • Don’t park a hot car or other machine in dry grass/weeds.
  • Don’t dump or spill gasoline or motor oil on grass or other vegetation.
  • Never let children use fireworks, sparklers or firecrackers unsupervised.
  • If fireworks are allowed in your neighborhood, be sure you have a bucket of water, garden hose, or extinguisher handy before you use them.
  • Never leave any fire, no matter how small, unattended.
  • Always make sure campfires or bonfires are completely doused with water and smothered with dirt before leaving.

Keep in mind these safety tips from the Mayo Clinic to prevent heat stroke:

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing.
  • Protect against sunburn. Protect yourself outdoors with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature.
  • Never leave anyone in a parked car. This is a common cause of heat-related deaths in children.
  • Take it easy during the hottest parts of the day. If you can’t avoid strenuous activity in hot weather, drink fluids and rest frequently in a cool spot. Try to schedule exercise or physical labor for cooler parts of the day.
  • Get acclimated. Limit time spent working or exercising in heat until you're conditioned to it. People who are not used to hot weather are especially susceptible to heat-related illness.
  • Be cautious if you’re at increased risk. If you take medications or have a condition that increases your risk of heat-related problems, avoid the heat and act quickly if you notice symptoms of overheating. If you participate in a strenuous sporting event or activity in hot weather, make sure there are medical services available in case of a heat emergency.


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