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Return to School Guide 2020-2021

Please click "Read Full Story" to access the HBCSD Family & Student Return to School Guide 2020-2021. The guide provides information on how to have a successful first week of school in the distance learning model, school schedules, how to access classes online, technology tips, and more!

Superintendent Search Update #2: Survey

As a crucial part of the Superintendent hiring practice, the Huntington Beach City School District's Board of Trustees is seeking input from district parents, staff, members of the community and all stakeholders to help identify the most important person and professional characteristics, as well as educational skills and abilities when considering Superintendent candidates. A Superintendent Selection Survey has been created to provide an input channel for all stakeholders. The survey window will be open from Monday, August 24, 2020 until Thursday, September 3, 2020. Please click on "Read Full Story" or click on "Superintendents Search Updates" on the homepage to access the survey.

Como parte crucial de la práctica de contratación del Superintendente, la Junta de Fideicomisarios del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Huntington Beach busca la opinión de los padres, el personal, los miembros de la comunidad y todas las partes interesadas del distrito para ayudar a identificar las características profesionales y personales más importantes, así como las habilidades y destrezas al considerar candidatos a superintendente. Se ha creado una encuesta de selección de superintendentes para proporcionar un canal de entrada para todos los interesados. La ventana de la encuesta estará abierta desde el lunes 24 de agosto de 2020 hasta el jueves 3 de septiembre de 2020. Haga clic en "Read Full Story" o haga clic en "Superintendents Search Updates" en la página principal para acceder a la encuesta.

Reopening Schools Update #2

HBCSD teachers, staff, and administrators have been working and planning tirelessly to get ready to start the 2020-2021 school year. An important component of this planning is to gather information from our families regarding ongoing placement in the Virtual Learning Program throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The "2020-2021 Virtual Learning Program Survey" will be open from Friday, August 21, 2020 until Friday August 28, 2020. All families will receive a notification (according to home language) to complete the survey via ParentSquare. Click "Read Full Story" for more information and to access the survey link.

Reopening Schools / Reapertura de Escuelas 2020-2021

Mr. Greg Magnuson, HBCSD Interim Superintendent, has released a message to our school community regarding the reopening of schools for 2020-2021. This letter provides insight into the updated three phase instructional model presented by district staff and approved by the HBCSD Board of Trustees at the August 11, 2020 Special Board Meeting. Please click on "Read Full Story" to access the letter and approved plan.
El Sr. Greg Magnuson, superintendente interino de HBCSD, ha enviado un mensaje a nuestra comunidad escolar sobre la reapertura de las escuelas para 2020-2021. Esta carta brinda información sobre el modelo de instrucción de tres fases actualizado presentado por el personal del distrito y aprobado por la Junta Directiva de HBCSD en la Reunión Especial de la Junta Directiva del 11 de agosto de 2020. Haga clic en "Read Full Story" para acceder a la carta y al plan aprobado.

Superintendent Search Updates

!!Attention!! A dedicated "Superintendent Search Updates" page has been created to provide updates to the community as the HBCSD Board of Trustees looks to hire the next HBCSD Superintendent. Please click on "Read Full Story" to access this page and learn more about the process that will be supported by the ESS Consulting Group.

Se ha creado una página dedicada a "Actualizaciones de búsqueda del superintendente" para proporcionar actualizaciones a la comunidad a medida que la Junta de Fideicomisarios de HBCSD busca contratar al próximo Superintendente de HBCSD. Haga clic en "Read Full Story" para acceder a esta página y obtener más información sobre el proceso que será apoyado por ESS Consulting Group.

Preliminary Plan for Reopening Schools - Reimagining School / Plan preliminar para la reapertura de escuelas: reinventar la escuela

At the August 4, 2020 Board of Trustees Study Session , the Board discussed the Preliminary Plan for Reopening Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. District staff presented a 3-phase instructional model which includes:
Phase 1 - 100% Virtual Learning ; Phase 2 - Blended Model (part virtual/part in person) ; Phase 3 - Resume Normal Operations (in person). Please click "Read Full Story" to access the Presentation.
En la sesión de estudio de la Junta de Fideicomisarios del 4 de agosto de 2020, la Junta discutió el Plan preliminar para la reapertura de las escuelas para el año escolar 2020-2021. El personal del distrito presentó un modelo de instrucción trifásico que incluye:
Fase 1 - Aprendizaje 100% virtual; Fase 2 - Modelo combinado (parte virtual / parte en persona); Fase 3 - Reanudar las operaciones normales (en persona). (Haga clic en "Ready Full Story" para acceder a la Presentación. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la versión en español sigue a la versión en inglés.)

HBCSD Reopening of Schools: Planning, Progress & Timing

To address necessary return to school modifications and COVID-19 guidance provided by State and local health agencies, we have created four HBCSD work groups to develop our 2020-2021 school re-opening plans. The planning efforts of the work groups are guided by the following principles:

• Ensure the health and safety of all students and staff;
• Ensure robust and rigorous instruction, regardless of the instructional delivery scenario;
• Ensure student well-being & connection with social-emotional supports; and
• Provide that all policy considerations for the coming school year start with a goal of physically returning students back to school as soon as it is practical


At its meeting on July 21, 2020 the Board of Trustees reviewed a presentation from District staff highlighting community survey results related to school reopening (Click Read Full Story). Board members acknowledged that although conditions and State guidance has evolved since the survey was conducted, the survey data represents key interests of community members and reopening HBCSD schools. The Board of Trustees will review preliminary return to school plans currently being prepared by District staff at its next meeting on August 4, 2020.

Announcement from Gov. Newsom

Following Governor Newsom’s announcement on Friday, July 17th regarding conditions and restrictions to reopen public schools across California, including the release of California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, be advised District staff is studying how this will impact the opening of HBCSD's schools for the 2020/21 school year. We provide you with the attached CDPH information and thank you for your patience and understanding during this fluid time. Click “Read Full Story” to access the CDPH document.

COVID-19 Operations Report

The following report was created as a summary of the collective efforts by administrators, classified staff, and certificated teachers to support students and families with distance learning, food services, and student supervision. Please click "Read Full Story" to access the full report. This document is also available on the "COVID-19" page under "Resources".
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