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LBUSD to hold special virtual meeting on Board Policies/Bylaws on Monday

Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold a special virtual meeting on Monday, March 1 at 9 a.m. regarding Board Policies and Bylaws. To view the agenda, visit the district’s website here.

The meeting will be available to the public to view and participate in virtually at the link here.

Public comment may be submitted prior to the meeting via electronic submissions no later than Friday, Feb 26 by 8 p.m. at the link here.

If you would like to make a comment and you are viewing the meeting via Zoom webinar, raise your hand during the designated public comment period, and un-mute your microphone once recognized to do so.

Members of the public may call in using the Zoom meeting phone number: (669) 900-6833; the Webinar ID is: 962 6673 4944. Press *9 on your phone if you would like to comment during the designated comment period. Once recognized to make your comment, press *6 to un-mute your phone. When you hear “your phone is un-muted,” please proceed with your comment.

Public comment is limited to the single agenda item regarding Board Policies/Bylaws.


Sports are back in session

Based on updated guidance for youth and recreational adult sports issued February 19 by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), outdoor sports competitions may resume in Orange County (OC) with modifications starting March 3.

“Orange County has lowered its COVID-19 case rate of less than 14 per 100,000 thanks to our communities’ diligence in helping slow the spread and the county’s vaccination efforts,” said Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Andrew Do. “Per the state’s guidance, this means certain outdoor sport competitions can resume once again. Something that many families have been looking forward to for months now.” 

The state’s guidance applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately organized clubs and leagues. Outdoor sport competitions may resume in Purple Tier counties including OC with modifications that include testing requirements for certain outdoor high-contact sports. Outdoor moderate-contact sports, such as baseball, cheerleading, and softball, can be played in OC without the testing requirement.

Youth and adult sports include varied activities that have different levels of risk for transmission of COVID-19 depending on the physical contact between players. Outdoor activities that allow for consistent wearing of face coverings and physical distancing are lower risk than indoor activities that involve close contact between participants and high exertion that increases the spread of exhaled particles.

“I am very excited that our youth, who have been anxiously waiting for months to get back to competitive sports, now have the opportunity to compete,” said Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District. “I have always been a strong supporter of exploring all options that would allow our youth to safely resume outdoor sporting activities.”

For more information on examples of sports with different levels of contact and risk by tier, go here.


LBUSD COVID-19 Dashboard

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LBHS Class of 1970 creates “Virtual Reunion” for its 50-year class reunion

Due to the pandemic, the 50-year class reunion for the Laguna Beach High School Class of 1970 was canceled (or postponed a year). It was scheduled to be celebrated last September. However, as with many events during the past year, the organizers came up with an innovative plan.

What occurred was a collaboration to create a “Virtual Reunion,” whereby old classmates were encouraged to send photos and an expression of gratitude. A site was set up to host the outpouring from those who participated, and it was a complete success.

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LBHS Class of 1970 graduates can connect with their classmates virtually

John Slowsky (class of 1970) says, “We have lost contact with a lot of our classmates, although they stay in contact with their hometown via Stu News. Here is the site, so if anyone wants to see the virtual reunion, they can go to the following address: www.kindmemories.com/LBHS1970.” 

Notable alumni from this class are artists Jon Seaman (who created the whale sculpture in Heisler Park), Hedy Buzan, and Laguna patriot Howard Hills.


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LBHS Boys Cross Country takes on Los Alamitos

By Ryan Smithers 

LBHS Boys Cross Country team member

The Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) Boys Cross Country team took on Los Alamitos on Saturday (February 20) in another impressive effort. Racing again without several varsity runners, the Breakers were defeated by Los Alamitos 35-25. This came with some incredible individual performances. 

Senior superstar Mateo Bianchi took charge of the race a mile in, cruising to a victory in 15:49.5. Mateo was followed by sophomore phenom Chris Drews, who with 800 meters to go, blistered away from the pack, placing 2nd (16:19). The rest of the LBHS Varsity Boys was led through an impressive effort from freshman Theo Drews (17:27), and with strong efforts by Evan Stykemian (18:04), Will Coffey (18:05), and Connor Joyce (18:24). 

The JV Boys were led by Luke Anderton and Owen Van Es. Both dealing with injuries this season, Luke and Owen have diligently worked together to get themselves back to running. As their first “race” of the season, Luke (18:56) and Owen (19:04) led the LBHS JV Boys through 4th and 5th place respectively. True Patterson (21:17) and Theo Coffey (21:20) battled to the end to finish off the JV pack. 

LBHS Boys Noah

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Freshman Noah Volpe

In one of the most exciting events of the day, Noah Volpe took charge of the FS Boys race. Putting himself in the front of the pack, Noah contended with Los Alamitos runner Daniel Mastick. In a close finish, Noah finished a monumental 3rd place (18:05). The last three meets Noah has consistently improved, placing 15th, 10th, and now 3rd. The FS Boys also had notable efforts from Sean Laird (18:47) and Preston Patterson (20:50). 

With many impressive performances, the LBHS Boys Cross Country team looks towards a bright future. As Mateo noted post-race, “It’s always great to take the opportunity to race whenever we can, and I was happy to put in a hard effort.”

Another race, another step forward. Go Artists!


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