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Cooling Center At Sierra Vista Mall

With summer approaching and weekend temperatures predicted to exceed 100, Sierra Vista Mall has partnered with the City of Clovis to serve residents during periods of extreme heat.  Residents are welcome to stay cool at Sierra Vista Mall Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm on any day when the National Weather Service predicts Clovis temperatures to be 100 degrees or greater.  While there, participants can expect a cool environment, and access complimentary water at the customer service booth. Non-service animals are not allowed in the mall. All Clovis residents are reminded to take the following safety precautions during extreme heat:

 

Slow Down - Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.  Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily at home.

Get Ready For Foggy School Days

Get Ready For Foggy School Days

A decision will be made by 6 a.m. if buses will be delayed.

If there is a delay -announcements will be made on your local TV stations including KVPT Channel 18 and KMJ 580 AM radio.

Schedule A means buses delayed 2 hours.

Schedule B means buses delayed 4 hours. That also means all transportation for kindergarten classes are cancelled.

 FOGGY DAY INSTRUCTIONS ONLY APPLY TO BUS TRANSPORTATION.

All classes operate as usual.

Congrats Red Bank, Bud Rank and Gateway!

Clovis Unified recently held a “Reduce Your Use Energy Challenge” with district schools asked to employ energy-saving techniques to reduce their energy consumption over a three-week period. The school that achieved the biggest percent reduction in electricity consumption during the competition period – September 30, 2013, through October 21, 2013 – in comparison to a baseline period would be crowned the Challenge winner.

During the three-week period, the district saw an overall reduction in energy use of 21 percent, which translates to saving 51,700 kilowatt-hours, $8,481 and a 36,200 pound reduction in carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.

Red Bank Elementary finished in first place in the Energy Challenge with an impressive 25.8 percent reduction in its electricity use. Bud Rank Elementary came in second place with a 23.3 percent reduction, while Gateway High School rounded out the medalists in third place with a 22.8 percent reduction.

Energy Saving Accolades for Clovis Schools!

Energy Saving Accolades for Clovis Schools!

You are invited to event hosted for and celebrating the energy saving accomplishments of Clovis Unified School District.  This Friday, November 8th, at 2:00PM, there will be an awards ceremony to celebrate Clovis Unified's participation and victory in a statewide energy reduction competition, the California K-12 Kilowatt Challenge.

Clovis West Students to Teach Elementary Students

Today, October 24th, at Clovis West High School, students will have the opportunity to teach students. A group of 48 Valley Oak Elementary School students will take a fieldtrip to Clovis West High School where students in the Advanced Placement Environmental Science class will teach them hands-on science lessons.

 

Groups of four elementary students will each be led by two CW students through various stations at Clovis West’s Environmental Pond. The stations include searching for macroinvertebrates; testing the water for nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous and pH; and using microscopes to identify life found in the pond.

 

Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement today through tomorrow, Friday, throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This health caution is in effect in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

 

Winds may produce areas of localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

 

Learn About The Fresno Aquarium

Learn About The Fresno Aquarium

Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s next Aquatic Life Presentation will be this Saturday, October 5th, at 10:00 AM in cooperation with the Fresno State Biology Club, and will feature Dr. Bruce Carlson, retired Science Officer and one of the first team members hired to design and build the Georgia Aquarium. This is a free event that will be held at Fresno State’s Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Student Educational Center auditorium next to the Save Mart Center at Shaw and Woodward Avenues in Fresno.