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School Year Planning - 20/21

Please note: Given the fluid nature of COVID-19 and continually evolving guidelines for schools at the federal, state and local levels, this information is subject to change.  Check your inbox for the latest updates or visit


Laguna Beach Unified School District 2020-2021 Playbook

El libro de jugadas 2020-2021 del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Laguna Beach

Back-to-School During a Pandemic: How to Support the Mental Health and Wellness of the Whole Family

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  • COVID-19 Update March 29: With federal and state physical distance requirements reduced from 6ft. to 3ft. for students, Superintendent Viloria shared a message inviting all students grades 6-12 back on campus 5 days per week beginning April 19. 
  • COVID-19 Update March 14: With Orange County back into the red tier this weekend, Superintendent Viloria's message reiterates that secondary schools will welcome students who wish to return to on-campus learning on Wednesday, March 17.
  • COVID-19 Update March 11: Superintendent Viloria shared a message addressing secondary reopening, plans for 2021 summer learning programs and the District's commitment to offering full time in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. 
  • COVID-19 Update March 4: As Orange County inches closer to the red tier, this week's update dispels confusion about the county's tier status in regards to reopening secondary schools,
  • COVID-19 Update Feb. 24: This week's update breaks down the timeline for secondary schools to reopen as Orange County is projected to enter the red tier next week. 
  • COVID-19 Update Feb. 16: In the mid-winter break update, Superintendent Viloria confirmed with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that secondary schools are not eligible to apply for a waiver and are only permitted to reopen when Orange County reaches the red tier. 
  • COVID-19 Update Feb. 5: Read the full message from Superintendent Viloria which addresses the confusion around reopening secondary schools as well as plans for summer school, the 2021-22 school year and graduation. 
  • COVID-19 Update Feb. 2: With new guidance from the California Department of Public Health, Superintendent Viloria shared a message which breaks down moving through the COVID-19 restriction tiers, Orange County's current status and a vaccination update.
  • COVID-19 Update Jan. 25: Upon the end of the stay-at-home order, Superintendent Viloria shared a message regarding the potential to reopen secondary schools for in-person learning, including the need for Orange County to return to the red tier of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • New Year COVID-19 Update: Read the full message from Superintendent Viloria addressing the status of potentially reopening secondary schools for in-person learning in the new year and the steps it will take to get there.
  • Reopening delay Nov. 16: Read the full message from Superintendent Viloria addressing the pause to reopen secondary schools for hybrid in-person learning, as Orange County re-enters the purple tier of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The District has released a new COVID-19 Dashboard to provide parents, guardians, and employees with up-to-date COVID-19 confirmed positive case counts among LBUSD students and staff on our campuses.  The 2020-2021 Playbook contains detailed information about the learning model options that are being offered for the upcoming school year. Visit the FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions about the school year, including transportation, health and safety, and the different learning models.
  • California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at Kindergarten/TK through 12th-grade and all students advancing to 7th-grade before entry. All immunization requirements continue to be in effect. Students will be delayed in starting school until immunization records have been submitted. 
  • To ensure meal options for children continue to be available so children can access meals under all circumstances, LBUSD will continue to offer student meals at no cost to all students through the end of 2020, or until available federal funding is exhausted. Payments to student meal accounts will not need to be made during this time. If you have not yet submitted an application for the 2020-2021 school year, it is important that you do so at your earliest convenience. Completing the form helps students who qualify receive other benefits like family discounts on utilities and internet service and reduced fees for college applications. Please complete the 2020-2021 TITAN School Solutions Meal Application to see if you qualify. If you completed the application before August 24, you will need to resubmit the application due to changes in the system. 
  •  LBUSD is currently providing grab-and-go meals at no cost Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laguna Beach High School along St. Ann’s Drive. When the district transitions to Phase II and students are on-campus, meals will be served in the classroom. Grab-and-go meals will continue to be provided for students enrolled in distance learning. 
  • To help prevent the spread of illness, we encourage our community, staff, and students to follow these important tips:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
    • Stay home when you are sick. 
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.