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Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
On May 15, the Orange County Grand Jury issued a report on the implementation of vaccination bill Senate Bill 277 in Orange County. SB 277 went into effect in 2016, and no longer allows parents to submit a personal belief exemption to a currently-required vaccine. The report indicates
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
On May 9, the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Michael Keller as director of social emotional support, effective July 1. Dr. Keller is an experienced district-level administrator, currently serving as director of special education in the Los Alamitos
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 
In accordance with District Board Policy 6161.1, the following textbooks are on display for public inspection in the Laguna Beach Unified School District Office beginning Tuesday, April 25, 2017, through Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Said textbooks will be on the May 9, 2017, School Board Agenda for adoption for the 2017/18 school year.
Posted Monday, Apr 24, 2017 
Laguna Beach High School and Top of the World Elementary School have been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as two of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify
Posted Friday, Apr 7, 2017 
Thurston and LBHS students won second and third place titles at the California Destination Imagination tournament held April 1 in Sacramento. This is the first time teams from Laguna Beach have qualified for the Global Finals, which will be held May 24 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Destination Imagination is a project-based educational
Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 
On March 14, the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education approved the implementation of a new visitor registration system. The computerized visitor registration system will screen visitors to district schools to ensure efficient tracking and consistency of security procedures.
Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 
On March 15, the California Department of Education will unveil its new California School Dashboard, a new accountability and improvement system to show how California's public schools are performing and track their progress over time.
Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will run March 17-April 2 at the LBHS Artists Theatre. Featuring a cast, crew, and orchestra of nearly 100 students, the timeless enchantment of the magical fairy tale is brought to life with originality, charm and elegance. The hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits!
Posted Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 
Top of the World Elementary teacher Halle Davidson has been named the Laguna Beach Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Davidson will be recognized at the Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year dinner in October, which celebrates outstanding teachers in Orange County.
Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 
El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools will implement a full day kindergarten program beginning with the 2017-18 school year. El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools will open the online registration process for kindergarten on April 10, 2017.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 
El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools will implement a full day kindergarten program beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The implementation plan was reviewed with the board of education at the February 14 board meeting.
Posted Monday, Feb 13, 2017 
The District invites all parents to a workshop presented by Weston Kieschnick, Senior Fellow at the International Center for Leadership in Education, focusing on the integration of technology into the learning environment. The workshop will be held this Thursday, February 16.
Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 
All Thurston Middle School, Top of the World, and El Morro students are invited to participate in an audition workshop on Sunday, February 5 starting at 5:00pm, followed by auditions for six children's roles in CINDERELLA starting at 6:30pm.
Posted Monday, Jan 23, 2017 
The district invited Cinda Muckenthaler, consultant with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, to share and analyze the most recent results of the Early Development Index (EDI). Data reports identify two sub-domain weaknesses: fine and gross motor skills, and communication and general knowledge.
Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2017 
Dear LBUSD Community, You may have heard about an incident that occurred over the winter break regarding some LBHS students' involvement in an alleged racially-motivated act against another student. LBHS administration was notified by police regarding the incident, and has continued to
Posted Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 
At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Director of Facilities Jeff Dixon as the interim assistant superintendent of business services, effective Jan. 11, 2017.
Posted Friday, Dec 23, 2016 
Laguna Beach Unified School District Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Dean West has been appointed to associate superintendent of business services at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), effective January 11, 2017.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 
Top of the World Elementary School students enrolled in the Community Learning Center (CLC) partnered with the Illumination Foundation to help raise funds and provide basic necessities to the homeless. The foundation provides targeted services for homeless adults, families and children in Orange County to break and prevent the cycle of homelessness.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 
To give greater flexibility in scheduling parent/teacher conferences, TOW has now made conference schedules available online. Starting 11/8/2016 and running until midnight 11/18/2016, parents will have the opportunity to access their teachers' calendars and schedule a convenient conference time.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 
The Laguna Beach Unified School District's School Readiness program is promoting early literacy, providing parent education, supporting school readiness and increasing awareness of community resources as part of the Fall in Love with Reading program.
Posted Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 
The district has partnered with Schneider Electric to start the construction of a district-wide energy efficiency project. The project will improve comfort and efficiency at all sites and will have a positive environmental impact. Once completed, the district will reduce the annual electricity spend by 28 percent, saving $115,000 each year that can be reinvested back into the classroom.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 
Top of the World Elementary will host a day of arts workshops Thursday, October 6. Forty minute long grade-level workshops will be facilitated by an arts expert in the areas of visual arts, dance, choreography, musical composition, photography, literature and film production.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 
The Laguna Beach Unified School District will offer free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starting September 26. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and will utilize a blend of in class and online instruction.
Posted Monday, Sep 12, 2016 
El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools have opened new science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) labs for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will participate in hands-on activities to solidify their learning and develop an interest in STEAM.
Posted Monday, Aug 29, 2016 
Laguna Beach Unified School District ranks second in Orange County for overall percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
Posted Friday, Aug 12, 2016 
The Data Confirmation Parent Letter was mailed to all LBUSD Families during the week of August 8, 2016. Aeries Parent Portal will open for Data Confirmation during the week of August 15, 2016.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 
The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the appointment of Dr. Alysia Odipo as assistant superintendent of instructional services. Dr. Odipo replaces Darlene Messinger, who retired on July 29.
Posted Monday, Aug 1, 2016 
Drug and alcohol use dropped among students and perceptions of school safety increased in the LBUSD, according to the most recent California Healthy Kids Survey. The survey evaluates how well schools meet students' needs for school safety, drug and alcohol prevention, mental health, and other factors that influence learning.
Posted Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 
Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations.
Posted Monday, Jun 20, 2016 
The 2015-2016 Report to the Community is now available online. This report highlights the many accomplishments our students, teachers, staff and principals earned throughout the school year.

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