Superintendent/Principal's Message

Big Lagoon News
October 2020
School Forms
Please send in your school forms even if your student is not currently attending in person. Information from the forms is critical for our data collection and reporting, and some information, such as that on the lunch application form, can result in increased funding for our district. Please contact Ashley in the office if you need replacement forms or need to know what forms you have not yet turned in. 

Flu Shots
Say “boo” to the flu! Come vaccinate your family at one of the county’s school-based flu vaccine clinics.  ALL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES FROM ALL SCHOOLS ARE WELCOME TO ANY OF THESE CLINICS. Appointment required. Make yours today by calling 707-268-2108. 
School Vaccine Clinic Schedule:
All clinics run from 4-6 p.m.
·   Wed., Oct 14 at Pacific Union School
·   Thurs., Oct 15 at Arcata Elementary
·   Fri, Oct. 16 at Dow’s Prairie School

Welcome, Ms. Nicolle!
On Tuesdays and Thursdays our HSU Social Work Intern, Ms. Nicolle Morris, will be working on campus to fulfill her fieldwork requirements for her bachelor’s degree. She has been observing both classrooms and helping to supervise recess and lunch to get to know the students. Some of Nicolle’s work at Big Lagoon may include parent surveys, working with small groups of students, helping to connect families with community resources and attending trainings to explore the intersection of public schools and social work. 

School Pictures - Save the Date
Our school pictures are scheduled for Monday, November 30th. Lifetouch, our school photographer, has developed a safety plan for on-site school pictures. We will share more information as the date gets closer, but know that we will have appointment times for distance learners, masks will be required up until the moment of the student’s picture being taken and there will be no props used in the pictures. 

We are Hiring!
Big Lagoon is looking for a custodian for 5 hours per week and a food service coordinator for 10 hours per week. Both jobs start at $12.00 per hour or more depending on experience.
The application for the custodial job can be found here:
and the food service job application is here:
Please help us spread the word!
COVID Safety on Campus
We have published our campus safety protocols, which were developed following school-specific guidelines from public health and were reviewed by a public health nurse. The plan addresses practices such as washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining physical distance.

Zoom Parent Meeting
All parents are invited to join me for an informal meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, October 20th from 5:00 - 6:00. If you have specific questions that you would like addressed, please send them to me via email by 4:00 on Friday October 16th so that I have time to research information if necessary. Otherwise it will be an opportunity to check in and connect with all of our Big Lagoon families. Please email me at admin@biglagoon for the Zoom link. 

Desks for Distance Learning
If your distance learner is having a hard time working at home, consider borrowing one of our school desks to establish an individual work space. You can contact Ashley to set up a pick up time. Thank you to the Burbank family for the great idea!

Library Newsletter
Miss April has been hard at work getting the library organized and helping students find that perfect book. Please check out (get it?) the library newsletter, which includes information on how our distance learners can browse the library catalog and reserve books. 
The mission of Big Lagoon School is to educate, empower, and prepare students in an environmentally connected and culturally responsive learning community.