FAQ

What is the rule for visitors/volunteers on campus?

All volunteers/visitors MUST sign in at the front office before going to a classroom or walking around campus. All non-staff must wear a volunteer or visitor badge.


What is the student drop-off and pick-up procedure?

Student Drop-off: Drop off begins at 7:40 a.m. Use the designated drop off area in front of the MPR. Please have your child ready to exit the car when you pull up to the drop off area. For safety reasons, do not drop off before you reach this area.

Student Pick-up: Students wait in the pick up line at the end of the school parking lot.


What do I do if my child is sick or absent?

If your child is sick or absent, you need to use the Call-Sick line at 949-497-7790 before 9:00 a.m. to report your child's absence. Leave your student's name, their teacher's name, and the reason for their absence. You must call each day your child is absent. This is an Education Code Requirement.


What happens if there is a change of plans for my student?

Change of plans should be due to an emergency only. Call the main office at (949) 497-770 before your child’s lunch time. Emailing teachers or staff directly is not best way since teachers are not typically checking their email during the school day.


What is the procedure for picking my child up early from school?

Sign your child out at the front office. Please do not pick up your child from the classroom.


What is the schedule for my student's day?

Each class has individual pull out times for PE, Library, Computer, Science, Spanish and Music as well as special assembly. Contact your student's teacher if this information is needed.

Printable Bell Schedule


Can I bring treats for my child's birthday?

District Policy: Federal law requires every school district to have a local Wellness Policy. These policies must address nutrition education, physical activity, school meals, and all other foods and beverages available at school. From birthday parties to holiday festivities, there are many celebrations in elementary schools. Along with fun, usually comes the food. Just one school party can include pizza, sugary juice drinks, chips, cake, ice cream, and candy. Offering so many treats can often contribute to unhealthy eating habits. Keep in mind that each student's birthday can mean multiple celebrations: one at home with family, a party with friends, and then another at school. However, with a few easy changes, parents, teachers, and school administrators can shift the focus of school parties from unhealthy food to healthy fun. Food does not always need to be a part of school parties. Instead, find ways to recognize the child, celebrate them, and make them feel special. This is not a ban on cupcakes. We are simply asking parents and teachers to strongly consider alternatives to celebrating birthdays with unhealthy food. Experts recommend limiting school celebrations that involve food to no more than one party per class per month. Too many classroom celebrations take away from our school's principle mission of maximizing instructional time and providing our students with a world class education. Here are some ideas and suggestions for healthy classroom celebrations.

  • Have a scavenger hunt for items around the classroom or school.
  • Allow students to pick a book of their choice and ask the principal or parent to come in and read it.
  • Make a sign, sash, crown, button, or badge for the birthday child.
  • Let the birthday child be the teacher's assistant for the day; they can do special tasks like make deliveries to the office or be the line leader.
  • Let the birthday child choose an activity or game for the class.
     

What is the cost of school lunch and how can I pay for it?

School lunch costs $3.90 per day. To pay for your child's lunch, you can send them to school with money or setup/add money to your child's school account. To add money to your child's account, visit the Food Services page and follow the instructions below:

  1. Click the Pre-Payment Options button in the top menu
  2. Scroll down and click the Online Payment link
  3. Log in to check the funds in your student's account and add money. New users will need to create an account.

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You may also drop off a check made out to LBUSD Food Services at our school office. Please be sure to put your child's name and teacher's name in the memo line.


How can I get a bus pass for my student?

Bus passes are sold at the District Office located at 550 Blumont St. across the street from Laguna Beach High School. You can call them at 949-497-7700 x5212 if you have questions. To purchase a bus pass, complete an online application.


If I have a question about the bus, who do I call?

If your child is late arriving home, has left something on the bus, or you have any other questions, please call Durham Transportation at 949-376-0376.