Superintendent/Principal's Message

Big Lagoon News
February 2021

No School February 15 - 19
To celebrate Presidents’ Week, there will be no school February 15 - 19. School will resume on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Student Absences
If your child will be absent, please notify the office by calling 677-3688 and leaving a message or sending an email to This step is critical to our attendance accounting and our official attendance records are maintained by the office secretary, not the teachers. In addition, if you will be picking up your child early, bringing them late or sending someone else to pick them up, please let us know. Your child’s safety is our priority!

Next Board Meeting 
The next meeting of the Big Lagoon Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, February 9th at 4:30 pm. Please email the Superintendent at for a zoom link if you would like to attend. 

Kindergarten registration
If you have a child who will be coming to Big Lagoon for kindergarten next year, you will be receiving a kindergarten registration packet  in the mail. Because incoming kindergarteners have a number of immunization and medical exam requirements we try to give families plenty of time to schedule those appointments. 

LCAP advisory group
Throughout the spring we will be reaching out to parents for input on the next three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Feedback from a variety of stakeholders is important to the planning process so if you are interested in participating please check your email and the school’s Facebook page for meeting invitations. 

Changing Tides
Changing Tides Family Services is currently enrolling on childcare subsidy programs for eligible families.

Contact them at 707.444.8293 or for more information or to complete an application. Or, visit their website at
18th Annual Student Bird Art Contest
Please see the attached flyer or visit  for information on the Student Bird Art Contest. The contest is open to Humboldt County students from K through Grade 12 and is co-sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) and Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS). Up to $550 in prizes to be awarded.
16th Annual Student Nature Writing Contest
Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring its 16th annual student nature writing contest. Up to six cash prizes will be awarded for the best essay(s) or poem(s) on “What Nature Means to Me” by Humboldt students in grades 4 through 12. Please see the attached flyer or visit  for information
The mission of Big Lagoon School is to educate, empower, and prepare students in an environmentally connected and culturally responsive learning community.