School Resources


As of April 2020, local schools across Orange County have decided to maintain distance learning for the rest of the year

The state has developed resources for K-12 learners, including messaging and support


Additional developments: 

  • The University of California says it will ease admissions requirements at each of the system’s nine campuses for students applying for fall 2021. The temporary changes include suspending the requirement that students take standardized tests and allowing pass-fail grades for spring classes affected by the pandemic.
  • The university also expects to work with admitted students to adjust financial aid packages if family financial circumstances have suddenly changed.


  • With campuses closed for the foreseeable future, Orange County’s major internet service providers are offering free or reduced-price internet packages for families so students can continue learning at home.


  • School counselors across Orange County are embracing innovative ways to support the emotional wellbeing and academic success of students. Luz Arellano, coordinator of K-12 school counseling for OCDE, shared five ways counselors are using technology to help students at home, along with a virtual toolkit for counselors.


The school districts in AD 74 include:

Huntington Beach City School District:


HBCSD will provide a drive-through "Grab n Go" opportunity for families to pick up a lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. starting tomorrow (3/17/20) at:

John R. Peterson Elementary School
20661 Farnsworth Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646


These meals are FREE for ANY child that is under 18 years of age. There is no paperwork required, but children must be in the vehicle and meals should not be consumed at the school site.


Newport Mesa School District:


NMUSD will provide free student lunches available for pick-up only at all schools:

11 am to 12:30 pm.

Monday through Friday

Lunches may be picked up at the front of the schools. Lunch is limited to one per student. 


Irvine Unified School District:


IUSD will provide lunches to any IUSD student between:

Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 16 - March 27 (subject to change)

at the following locations:

Cadence Park School 

Cypress Village Elementary School

Northwood Elementary School

Venado Middle School

Oak Creek Elementary School

South Lake Middle School

Culverdale Elementary School

University Park Elementary School

Services will be provided through a drive thru system, to support social distancing and safety. Walk-ups are welcome.

Laguna Beach Unified School District:

As of 3/23: pop up drive-thru food distribution for those in need of additional food assistance can be found at the following locations: 


Second Harvest Food Bank/Honda Center Parking Lot (Saturdays)  
2695 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Families Forward

8 Thomas

Irvine, CA 92618

Monday - Friday 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Laguna Food Pantry

20652 Laguna Canyon Road

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.