Principal's Message

July 12, 2021


Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

It is with immense pride that I welcome you to the 2021-2022 School Year. I am excited for our students to return to campus.  Our staff is looking forward to continuing to make great things possible for our students and community. I am eager to work with you as an education partner to support your child’s success. Along with staff, I will work hard to keep the legacy of success established at Laguna Creek High School by building strong relationships with parents, students, faculty, and community partners.


Bell Schedule:

The 2020-2021 school year required LCHS to change to a 4x4 bell schedule temporarily. For the 2021-2022 school year, we are returning to our regular Alternating A/B Schedule.  Students attend odd-numbered classes one day and even-numbered the next day.  August 12 is the first day of school, and students will attend their odd-numbered classes (1,3,5 & 7).  For the first two days of school (August 12 & 13), we are on a unique bell schedule that includes an Advocacy class.  During the Advocacy class, essential information and activities will help our Cardinals acclimate to our campus. Nearly half of our students may be new to campus, and our staff is committed to welcoming our students back to the Nest. The bell schedule and odd-even calendar are included in the summer packet.


Student Handbook:

Our current student handbook is located on our website here. The handbook includes essential school information and an acknowledgment page that should be signed and returned to your student’s advocacy teacher.

Student Schedules Pick Up

We are hosting our annual Back to the Nest events on August 10 (Sophomores & Seniors) and August 11 (Freshman & Juniors).  Back to the Nest is a drop-in event in which students can pick up their schedules, take tours of the campus, and purchase items from our student store.  A Back to the Nest flyer with a price list is included in the summer packet.


Breakfast with Benson

To help facilitate community dialogue, I would like to invite you to “Breakfast with Benson” on the first Thursday of each month between 8:15-9:15 am. During these meetings, I present information on important educational topics and provide time for parent feedback and conversation.  These meetings will continue to be held virtually.  A Microsoft Teams link will be sent each month to connect to the meeting.


School Activities - Keep Informed

We have received guidance to plan and prepare as if it is a typical school year.  Therefore, our event calendar is subject to change based on regulations or guidance and could potentially include the Senior Disneyland trip.  We are committed to providing our Cardinals with a rewarding, engaging, and positive educational experience.


All of our major school events are posted regularly on our school’s website, Reading the weekly newsletters sent via email, school website, Facebook, and Synergy emails are the best way to stay up-to-date on all that is happening at Laguna Creek High School. I will send weekly newsletters via email to inform you about events and the great things Laguna Creek students accomplish and provide school updates. It is essential for you to provide us with a working email to keep you informed. You can do that by logging into your Synergy ParentVUE portal and updating your information.  An event listing is included in this packet to help with your planning.  Any event changes will be communicated to our community.


Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in educating our children. I am looking forward to working with you this school year.

In Partnership,
Mark Benson

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