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Principal Bernal's Brief - 12/18/2020


Dear Lunada Bay Families, 


This is the final brief for the 2020 calendar year. This year has presented many challenges to us all, but through our strength and support for each other, we have persevered. We have madmany adjustments in our personal and professional lives, yet our resiliency carried us through. Next year will bring challenges as well, but I am confident that the school, and its larger community of parents and supporters, will continue to thrive, as we continue returning students to in-person instruction. I hope your families and loved ones stay safe over the winter break. We welcome back our 1st and 2nd grade students on January 19th, and 3rd grade students on February 1st. 


School Spirit: 

Our first virtual Flag Ceremony of 2021, is Wednesday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m. We are working on Alertness & Action for JanuaryIf your child is the ambassador, they will receive a special Zoom link to join me, a special guest, and other students to share their journals and thoughts on Alertness & ActionI am looking forward to meeting with students and hearing all they have to say. 


All previously announced awards are also available for pick up in our Front Office. 


Special Announcement 

Some of our teachers have created a special holiday treat for your enjoyment over the break, these can be found our website under the Video library link. 


Mrs. Urias' Kindergarten Holiday Video 

Ms. Dillion's Kindergarten Holiday Video 

Mrs. Shanny's 1st Grade PM Cohort Holiday Video 

Mrs. Fletcher's 1st Grade AM Cohort Holiday Video 

Mrs. Fletcher's 1st Grade PM Cohort Holiday Video 

Mrs. Castillo's 2nd Grade AM Cohort Holiday Video 

Mrs. Castillo's 2nd Grade PM Cohort Holiday Video 

Mrs. Watson's 2nd Grade Holiday Video 

Mrs. Glunt's 3rd Grade Holiday Video 

Ms. Mac's 3rd Grade Holiday Video 

Ms. Watson's 4th Grade Holiday Video 

Ms. Sorenson's 4/5 Grade Holiday Video 

Ms. Rush's 5th Grade Holiday Video 


 This Week:  

Monday – January 4 - Regular meeting times 

Tuesday - January 5 Regular meeting times 

Wednesday - January 6 - Synchronous live cohorts A & B, 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Virtual Flag Ceremony 

Thursday January 7 - Regular meeting times 

Friday - January 8 - Regular meeting times 


January 6th, 1:00pm  Reopening Meeting for 1st and 2nd grade parents. 



  • Come to the office to pick up your directory. 


 In case you missed the announcement 


Dear Lunada Bay 3rd Grade Families, 


I am extremely pleased to announce to you that Lunada Bay will welcome 3rd grade hybrid students back to campus on Monday, February 1, 2021 for in person instruction.  


In accordance with L.A. County standards and safety protocols, Lunada Bay Elementary will provide in-person instruction for our 3rd grade students starting on 2/1/21.  


The in-person schedule will be similar to the current hybrid schedule, including the same AM & PM cohorts, which students are currently enrolled in; AM (8:30 – 11:15 am) and PM (12:15 – 3:00 pm). The district is adhering to a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan, including daily screening protocols, spacing protocols, face covering requirements, and other such mandates. In addition, cleaning and sanitation practices have already been employed to maximize the safety of our children and staff.   


We are working towards getting all our students back on campus. I do appreciate your patience and support during this time. The safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our priority. 


Looking forward to seeing our students on campus very soon!!! 


Rafael Bernal 


Lunada Bay Elementary 

520 Paseo Lunado 

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90277