As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to all of our families, students, staff, and community members who united together through the pandemic to reimagine teaching and learning in LBUSD. I am pleased to share the Power of Laguna Beach Unified has never been stronger.
Our team recharged to enter Fall 2020 head-on with a positive mindset and focus on the significance of mental health. Fostering deep relationships between our staff, teachers, and students has always been at the forefront of LBUSD, and supporting our students’ mental health through communication and available resources has been a key element in the success of this school year.
While we had to navigate through uncharted waters this year, we discovered the importance of reimagining what teaching and learning looked like at Laguna Beach Unified. Our staff came together to implement new learning techniques to support all students. Our community and staff played integral roles in the success of our students to help keep them engaged and connected and allowing them to thrive in a time when it would have been easy to give up. The resiliency I have seen among our district is incredible, and I couldn’t be more proud.
This upcoming school year will have a renewed energy surrounding equity and the importance of accessibility for all students across LBUSD. While the road may have been bumpy at times, our passion for ensuring ALL students gain the knowledge, experience, world perspectives, and skills needed to become a lifelong learner and producer in a competitive and interconnected world has never waivered.
Jason Viloria, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Laguna Beach Unified School District