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Principal Bernal's Brief - 1/8/2021

Dear Lunada Bay Families,

Happy New Year Lunada Bay Families and Welcome Back to Virtual School!

I hope you all had a safe and healthy vacation and were able to relax and enjoy the small things in life. I am thankful to be back at Lunada Bay and ready to work with each of you to make the best of the 2020-2021 school year. First of all, I want to thank all of you for your understanding and flexibility as we transition back to virtual instruction amidst the surge in COVID cases and following the new health order issued by the Department of Health. As of today we have a target return date of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, for TK – 2nd grade. Please understand that this is a target date and is subject to change, should the surge get worse or there be a new order in place, we will revisit our return date.

We are relying on your honesty and accountability in the daily wellness checks once we begin in –person. Be mindful of your health status, travel, gatherings and other high-risk exposure activities that might put our community at risk.

As I reflect on the surge in COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations and case rates, particularly among healthcare workers, I am reminded that behind each of these case numbers is a person, and potentially a Lunada Bay faculty, staff member, student or parent. I urge you to take steps today to care for each other and to ensure the continued health of our community. 

From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for your continued patience and understanding. We know this is not easy on anyone and we are very cognizant of the extreme hardship our students and families are facing. 

I am looking forward to 2021 with optimism, when we can safely bring all our students, faculty and staff back to campus on a full-time basis. 

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 January. If 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 & Action. I am looking forward to meeting with students and hearing all they have to say.

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

 This Week: 

Monday – January 11 - Regular meeting times

Tuesday - January 12 - Regular meeting times

Wednesday - January 13 - Synchronous live cohorts A & B, 8:30 am–11:15 am 

Thursday - January 14 - Regular meeting times

Friday - January 15 - Regular meeting times

January 20th, 1:00 p.m. – Reopening Meeting for 3rd grade parents.

January 27, 10:30 a.m. – Virtual Flag Ceremony.


*Come to the office to pick up your directory.
*Please use this microsoft form to check-out a library book.
Rafael Bernal


Lunada Bay Elementary

520 Paseo Lunado

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90277