UPDATE: School Closures Due to Getty, Tick Fires

Rebekah Sager
October 28, 2019 - 5:36 pm

The Getty Fire began around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning and, driven by strong winds, quickly burned through brush west of the 405 Freeway.

All Los Angeles Unified School District campuses that were closed today will be closed again Tuesday. 

University High School

Emerson Middle School

Paul Revere Middle School

Warner Elementary School

Brentwood Science Elementary


Topanga Elementary

Canyon Elementary

Kenter Elementary

Westwood Elementary

Nora Sterry Elementary




Community Magnet


Palisades Charter High School

John Thomas Dye Elementary School

Due to the Getty Fire, the following schools are closed today, Oct. 28. Transportation to and from these schools is also canceled. Absences will not be counted against a student's record.

Los Angeles Unified has also confirmed that the following independent charter schools are closed Monday:

Citizens of the World - Gateway and Ivy Place campuses

Magnolia Science Academy, #4 and #6

Palisades Charter High School

Santa Monica-Malibu School District, UCLA and Santa Monica College.

The Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles says the following Catholic elementary schools are closed today due to Getty and Tick fires: Corpus Christi in Pacific Palisades, St. Anne Mission School in Santa Monica, St. Cyril of Jerusalem in Encino, St. Martin of Tours School in Brentwood, St. Monica School in Santa Monica, St. Paul the Apostle School in West L.A. and St. Sebastian School in West L.A. St. Monica High School in Santa Monica is also closed.

The list of closures will be updated online at AngelusNews.com as schools report closures to DCS. Schools are informing parents directly of any school closures. Parents with any questions regarding the closures are asked to contact the student's school main office.

Closures due to Tick fire:

Sulphur Springs Union School District

Update on School Closures: The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are the highest priority for the Sulphur Springs Union School District.

Due to the Tick Canyon fire in our area, please note the following closures this next week. Please note these closures are based on the information we have at the time and could get extended if needed.

Canyon Springs: Closed Monday, October 28, 2019

Golden Oak: Closed Monday, October 28, 2019

Fair Oaks Ranch: Closed Monday, October 28, 2019

Leona Cox: Closed Monday, October 28, 2019

Mint Canyon: Closed Monday, October 28-Friday November 1, 2019.

Mitchell: Closed Monday, October 28-Friday November 1, 2019.

Pinetree: Closed Monday, October 28-Friday November 1, 2019.

Sulphur Springs: Closed Monday, October 28-Friday November 1, 2019.

Valley View: Closed Monday, October 28, 2019

The District is working closely with property remediation specialists to test the air quality to
determine the appropriate date for students and staff to return for each school site.

All updates will be communicated with our community as soon as we receive them. For any
questions or concerns, please reach district staff at 661-252-5131.


The current zone remains the same: Temescal Canyon Road is the western border.  Sunset remains the South border,  Mulholland remains the North border and 405FY remains the East border.

EVACUATION WARNING: Mulholland to the North, Topanga Canyon to the West, Sunset to the South and Sullivan Fire Road to the East.

ROAD CLOSURES: FULL closure of the SB405FY from Valley Vista to Sunset


Westwood Recreation Center (1350 South Sepulveda)

Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks Recreation Center  (14201 Huston St)

Stoner Recreation Center (1835 Stoner)

Palisades Recreation Center (851 Alma Real Dr)

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (2551 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064)


West Valley Animal Shelter (20655 Plummer St)

West LA Animal Shelter (11361 W Pico Bl)

(Large animals) Hanson Dam Rec Area