Sonoma County Office of Education

Staying Safe During a Heat Wave

09/06/2022 -

Cities across Sonoma County set records for high temperatures on Labor Day, and little relief from the heat is expected as the school week begins on Tuesday.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student in Sonoma County schools, please make sure the contact information you provided their school is up-to-date so that you can be notified in the event of a schedule modification or cancellation of school. If any public school district cancels school, it will be listed on this webpage.

The County of Sonoma has created pages on how to protect yourself during extreme heat. (English / en español).

You can click here for a list of publicly accessible cooling centers around Sonoma County. Please note: Some cooling centers expanded hours when the heat wave was extended through Thursday. You can click through the individual links to check the status of city-run cooling centers throughout Sonoma County. California's Office of Emergency Services has a map of cooling centers around the state.

For guidelines on how to keep children safe during periods of excessive heat, visit this page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The California Department of Education has a page of resources related to periods of extreme heat.