Air Quality
Fri, Nov 9 8:07am
Hillcrest Elementary



Hillcrest Families


I know you join me in sending our best wishes and deepest condolences to the residents of Butte County whose lives have been permanently altered by the wildfires around their community.   


On days like today, we base our decisions on directions from OUSD and on information from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website “Air Now”,  If that website shows an Air Quality Index (AQI) above 100 (Orange), “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”, we do our best to keep students inside and have an inside PE activity.  The air changes rapidly so we monitor constantly and will send children outside if the API drops into yellow, below 100, “moderate”.


If a child complains of breathing difficulties we will notify parents immediately and keep them

inside.  As always, you as parents, are the best judges of what is best for your children.  If your child has asthma or other respiratory illnesses, you may decide to keep them home.  Absences due to smoke/medical conditions will be excused. If your child is going to stay home due to smoke related medical concerns please call or email our office (510) 879-1270.  


Thank you for your support,


Maria McCormick