Message from school supt. regarding power shutoff and classes

Editor’s note: Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Terry Oestreich released the following message this morning:

We were informed by PG&E last evening there may be a public safety power shutoff in the communities of Chester, Greenville, Taylorsville and Quincy beginning Sunday, Oct. 25 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and potentially lasting through Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m.

PCOE/PUSD sites impacted are all school sites in Chester, Greenville, Taylorsville; and in Quincy the Bus Barn, Pioneer Campus (see note about Alder Campus below) and Quincy Junior Senior High School. Because our servers are located at the Bus Barn, our team is working with Branch Electric to provide and set up a generator so county/district school sites and offices can maintain internet services.

In regards to school status, if the power is shut down, for the school sites impacted, there will be no school.


 In the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) the school sites impacted will experience school closures.  

Added content:  Please note, this includes QES, Alder Campus.  Even though the site is not scheduled for power outage, not all students and staff may have power at home to properly prepare for in-person or able to connect to the asynchronous portion of the day.

I will communicate with you no later than 6 a.m. Monday morning the status of the outage.  Those without power certainly know there will be a school closure; however, those with power may not know this is the case.  Please know you can always be proactive and check the status by visiting​pspsupdates

Lastly, there is a Board Meeting scheduled for Monday evening to discuss Measure B topics, and at this time, the District Office is not impacted by the PSPS, but those participating via Zoom may be impacted so we will keep all informed of the status should this meeting need to be rescheduled.