March 18, 2020—From Dr. Clint Harwick, Superintendent
“Huntington Beach Union High School District schools will be closed through Friday, April 17, 2020. We will evaluate this fluid situation in the coming weeks and extend the closures if necessary.
During this period, we will provide grab and go lunches to students from all school sites. Distribution sites will be at Westminster and Ocean View High Schools Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
The State Superintendent of Instruction, Tony Thurmond, and the California Department of Education delivered guidelines for distance learning and enrichment activities on March 17, 2020. In addition, he suspended all state testing. We will continue to monitor Advanced Placement testing and provide updates when they become available. To ensure equity and access for all students, we are working to align our educational plan with state provided guidelines.”
Read the full notice here.
March 13, 2020—From Dr. Clint Harwick, Superintendent
“Today, the HBUHSD Board of Trustees voted to close schools effective March 16, 2020, through March 27, 2020.”
“Students should stay home and minimize social contacts as much as possible to keep caregivers and adult family members safe.”
March 13, 2020—From From Dr. Morgan Smith, Principal
We have an immediate event update; SAT this Saturday will be canceled. College Board who helps facilitate this opportunity for our students will work with us on rescheduling this event for a future date.
March 12, 2020—From Dr. Clint Harwick, Superintendent
“All extracurricular and cocurricular activities will be postponed until further notice. Examples include, but are not limited to, performing arts, banquets, field trips, conferences, etc. The Sunset and Goldenwest Leagues have postponed all atheletic competitions until further notice.
This guidance does not apply to activities such as attendance at regular school classes, work, or essential services.”
March 12, 2020—From Dr. Morgan Smith, Principal
March 9, 2020—From Dr. Morgan Smith, Principal
As an update to the ongoing conversation about the Coronavirus aka COVID-19, and it's impacts on our school and district, we are able to share some of the following guidance as shared by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and our school district:
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has recommended the following talking points for Parents and Teachers when discussing anxiety surrounding the Coronavirus:
Talking points for parents and teachers
Remain calm and reassuring. Discuss all the measures being taken by the school to keep students safe (this decreases anxiety). Give students specific strategies for them to keep themselves healthy e.g. good hygiene, maintain good eating and sleeping habits, etc.
Give your teens age-appropriate information that helps them to accurately gauge the threat presented by this disease. Upper middle school and high school students are able to discuss the issue in a more in-depth (adult-like) fashion and can be referred directly to appropriate sources of COVID-19 facts. Provide honest, accurate, and factual information about the current status of COVID-19. Having such knowledge can help them feel a sense of control.
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), all schools will need to be prepared out of an abundance of caution should a large number of students stay home. If a student or staff member contracts the Coronavirus, the CDPH may recommend a full school closure. Classes will shift to remote learning when possible.