What should students do in blackouts/evacuations?
Your health and safety come first, then check in with school


Whether it is severe rain, heatwaves, wildfires, or other causes with the potential for power outages or evacuations, we want to remind our students and families that first and foremost, your health and safety come first.

Although the current power outages in our region have not impeded Jesuit Sacramento’s ability to provide online instruction at this time, we understand it could impact some students’ ability to access their online classes.

When time allows and only after you are in a safe place, families that lose power or have been evacuated should have a parent or legal guardian call the Attendance Line (916-480-2135) to notify the school of the student’s absence. Please also email your teachers as well. Teachers will post class materials on Google Classroom for students– and students who communicate their issue with the Dean’s Office and their teachers, may be given extensions to complete their assignments. 

The following tips to help you during current or future outages. Here are some reminders to be prepared:

What to do when an emergency condition may occur

  • Make sure phones, hotspots, tablets and laptops are fully charged.
  • Keep car keys with you and open garage doors or move cars outside.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit with flashlights, first aid supplies, food, water, medications and cash.
  • Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets- Visit the PG&E Safety Action Center at www.safetyactioncenter.pge.com or the CalFire site at https://www.readyforwildfire.org/  for tips on how to build an emergency plan.
  • Photograph with your smartphone all important papers and household belongings in case you must leave quickly and are unable to grab items.

What to do after the power goes off

  • Unplug or turn off appliances, equipment and electronics to avoid damage caused by surges when the power is restored.
  • Leave a single lamp on to alert you when the power returns. Then, turn your appliances on, one at a time.
  • Be sure to use generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills outdoors only. Do not use a gas stove for heat.
  • For food safety tips, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services has a detailed list at their site: Food Safety During A Power Outage

What to do if you are ordered to evacuate

  • Follow evacuation orders immediately for your safety. 
  • Do not return to your home until fire officials determine it is safe.