- MASKING PROTOCOL
- MITIGATION MEASURES
- MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT (MTSS)
- NUTRITION SERVICES
- OUTDOOR LEARNING
- QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS
- TESTING PROTOCOLS
- UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR LBUSD STAFF
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance released on Monday, July 12, 2021 “K- 12 students are required to mask indoors, with exemptions per CDPH face-mask guidance,” and “adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.” Universal masking is also required on buses and during field trips that are indoors regardless of vaccination status. Students will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors, including athletic events. All Orange County schools must follow the regulations requiring universal masking indoors for students and staff in TK-12 schools to begin the 2021-22 school year and until guidance is subsequently revised.
LBUSD, Orange County Department of Education, and all local boards and schools in Orange County must implement and enforce the mandates required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in the new K-12 school guidance. The Orange County Health Care Agency, the Orange County Department of Education, local school boards, districts, or schools may not implement policies that are less restrictive than the mandates required by CDPH which are enforceable under the California Emergency Services Act, Government Code 8665.
If you have any questions about mask exemptions, please contact your child’s school principal.
- CDC recommends vaccination for eligible individuals
- Mask guidance (see below)
- Addition of UV light filters in all HVAC units which replaces evening UV disinfection
- Continued use of HEPA air purifiers in every workspace and classroom
- Per updated CDPH guidance, social distancing as practicable
- Continue to follow all respiratory and handwashing etiquette
- Continuation of additional custodial support daily for disinfecting during the school day in addition to regular cleaning protocols
LBUSD will continue to empower all students to learn through systematic school-wide support through ongoing collaboration involving teachers, administrators, families, specialists, and community partners. We have strategically expanded our wrap-around services to ensure that we are supporting all of our learners based on individual needs.
Our supports include but are not limited to:
- Universal screeners and diagnostic assessments for ELA and math to monitor student progress
- Smaller class sizes to decrease in student-to-teacher class size ratios
- Small group academic support before and after school
- Increase in academic intervention staff at elementary and middle schools to provide individualized support
- Designated time for personalized/small group intervention and enrichment at all four schools during the school day (multiple sessions per week)
- Access to 24/7 tutoring through Paper educational support system
- Blended learning opportunities through Canvas and Google Classroom learning management systems
- Ongoing vertical articulation and planning between grades/subject areas teachers
- Increase in district mental health support staff for social-emotional support and services
- Universal social-emotional screeners
- Targeted small group after school support for social-emotional wellness
- Development of new wellness spaces at TMS and LBHS in partnership with CHOC
- Increase in counseling services for English learners and low income students
- Implementation of research-based social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum
- School-based academic and social-emotional intervention teams
- Increase in community-based program collaboration, including Boys & Girls Club and City of Laguna Beach
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided waivers allowing schools to offer free meals to all students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that school lunches are provided for free to all students who request them each day of school for the entire 2021-22 school year. LBUSD meals will continue to be prepared in-house, mostly from scratch. Meals will be prepped and ready for students to pick up from a designated location near the cafeteria at each school. A la carte food items will not be offered initially, but we will reevaluate as we begin the school year. Please visit our Nutrition Services page for menus and additional information.
LBUSD will follow all current Quarantine Protocols. Our District nurses are here to support the parent or guardian of a child who has been exposed to or experiencing COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms to help determine the next steps. Please contact the nurse assigned to your child’s site. The hybrid model offered last year, will not be an option this year per
*For students with IEPs, please refer to your child's "Emergency Condition Plan'' for services provided during periods of quarantine. If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s case manager.
LBHS or EMS
TOW or TMS
Asymptomatic unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 may qualify for a modified quarantine, provided they meet criteria listed in the K-12 Guidance.
The infected person to whom the asymptomatic unvaccinated student was exposed may be any individual in the school setting, including fellow students, teachers, or other school-based contacts. The exposure may have occurred in any school setting in which students are supervised by school staff. This includes indoor or outdoor school settings and school buses, including on buses operated by public and private school systems.
Note: Fully vaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 may refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic, per CDPH Fully vaccinated People Recommendations.
LBUSD will provide PCR saliva test kits upon request. These may be obtained at each school site and or the District office at any time during regular business hours. Families may also opt to obtain a PCR test from an outside provider.
According to guidance released on 7/9/21, unvaccinated students who have been exposed will be encouraged to test five days after the initial exposure.
When students are attending school during modified quarantine, they continue to be required to wear masks indoors and are strongly encouraged to wear masks outdoors. They may use school buses, including buses operated by public and private school systems. They may participate in all required instructional components of the school day, except activities where a mask cannot be worn, such as while playing certain musical instruments. However, students on modified quarantine may eat meals on campus using food service recommendations provided in the K-12 Guidance. As noted above, they should refrain from all extracurricular activities, including sports.