School Closure: Tomorrow (Friday: Nov. 16, 2018)

Attention all RCS Families and Guardians: 
Due to worsening air quality, and out of an abundance of caution, River Charter Schools, along with all other school districts in Yolo County and Sacramento County, is closing our two school sites tomorrow.
The health and safety of our students and employees continues to be a serious concern as we monitor air quality conditions and maintain close communication with the Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Health Department and the Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District (Y/S AQMD).
Unfortunately, this afternoon air quality has continued to worsen and reach unhealthy levels.
Our two schools remained open today to provide our students with a safe and healthy learning environment under manageable conditions. However, after assessing the current situation at our schools and receiving guidance from local experts, we have determined it would be best to cancel all classes and close our two campuses tomorrow. 

We deeply apologize to our families who will now have to find last minute child care and meal arrangements. However, the potential health risks for tomorrow outweigh the need for our students to be in school. Please make sure to continue limiting your child’s outdoor activities until air quality levels return to normal. Children should remain indoors as much as possible until further notice.
As a reminder, our schools will be closed next week for the Thanksgiving break. We look forward to seeing you back in class on Monday, November 26th. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this situation and for the opportunity to continue serving you and your family.  
Steve Lewis, Superintendent