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As the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, we want to ensure our HBUHSD Community is up to date with the latest information from the District. It is important to note that this is a fluid situation that continuously provides new facts which requires us to adjust accordingly.

 

July 27, 2020

 

Reopening of Schools Update

Please see the attached letter from Board President Susan Henry and Superintendent Harwick regarding an update on the reopening of our schools.

July 17, 2020

 

Summary of Parent Student Survey Results

Please view the PDF below for detailed results regarding the reopening of our schools survey.

May 13, 2020

 

HBUHSD Emergency Grading System

The emergency grading system follows a "Do No Harm" policy which allows seniors to graduate and provides underclassmen an opportunity to begin the 2020-21 school year with a fresh start that will not be tied to the unmitigated challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please view the PDF below for more information.

April 2, 2020

 

On April 1, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom and Orange County Department of Education Superintendent Al Mijares recommended keeping campuses closed to students for the remainder of the school year due to safety concerns related to COVID-19 (click to read Superintendent Mijares’ statement).  In response to these statements, and in consensus with our Board of Trustees and feeder school districts, it was determined that the best course of action was to close the school campuses for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Although school campuses will be closed to the public, online learning will continue through the last day of instruction, June 11, 2020.  Also note the entire school district will be closed for the scheduled Spring Break, April 13-17, 2020.

 

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge that the end of the school year will not look like what we had imagined back in September.  Our high school seniors and retiring colleagues thought they had one last semester to enjoy senior events, to say goodbye, and to experience some of their favorite activities one last time.  We realize this means we will no longer hold culminating activities in our traditional format, such as prom, senior week, and even graduation as we once knew. We are working on alternative ways to celebrate your accomplishments.  It is difficult to think that we can no longer hug our friends and gather in crowds at sporting events or performing arts; however, we make these social distancing sacrifices to save lives. The 2019-2020 school year will be remembered for many things.  We hope it is remembered for a time when we came together during difficult circumstances to place “family first, others first.”

 

View the full statement below on our NewsRoom here.

 

April 1, 2020

 

The Huntington Beach Union High School District is aware of the statement made moments ago by California Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. They have directed school districts to close campuses for the remainder of the school year.

The District will provide an update regarding school closures in HBUHSD tomorrow to families and staff through our regular communication channels, including social media. Thank you for your continued patience and support during this time.

 

March 31, 2020

 

Huntington Beach Union High School District schools will be extending the closure of schools through Friday, May 1, 2020. We will evaluate this fluid situation in the coming weeks and make adjustments as necessary.

 

We are aware that students, parents, and educators continue to be concerned about a lack of statewide grading and credit requirements. There is an expectation that the Governor and/or the State Superintendent of Public Instruction may address this issue in the coming weeks. In the interim, teachers will resume grading while awaiting further direction from state agencies.

 

View the full statement below on our NewsRoom here.

March 18, 2020

 

In response to the Governor's March 17, 2020 press conference and conference calls with school district leaders, the Board of Trustees held an emergency board meeting to discuss the extended closure of our schools and caring for our staff and students during this unprecedented and challenging time.

 

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 closure 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.

 

View full statement below or on our NewsRoom here.

View information on Grab and Go Lunches here.

March 13, 2020

Today, the Board of Trustees voted to close schools effective March 16, 2020, through March 27, 2020. This decision is being made in response to the National Emergency declared by the President of the United States. The purpose of this closure is to limit the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

View the statement below or on our NewsRoom here.

March 12, 2020

 

Our staff continues to follow guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

 

We have provided a list of frequently asked questions.

 

View the statement below or click here to continue reading.

February 27, 2020

 

We understand the Coronavirus concern for our students and families in our District, and our students' health is our top priority. It's important that you know our District Staff, Nurses, and Athletic Trainers are working closely with and receiving the most recent updates from the Orange County Health Care Agency and the California Department of Public Health to ensure our students' safety and wellbeing.

 

Continue reading here.