Temporary Changes to Operations

Our objective is to fulfill Pacifica’s highly-relational mission of teaching students to think and live well while implementing reasonable measures to mitigate the potential spread of the virus. To do that, Pacifica has temporarily modified the following operational protocols.

Drop off & pick up

To decongest traffic during drop off and pick up, staggered times have been assigned by grade level. Because the majority of students being dropped off and picked up are 9th and 10th graders, those grades are split as follows:

Drop Off

10th & 11th Grades
9th & 12th Grades

Monday & Thursday
7:45 AM – 7:55 AM
7:55 AM – 8:05 AM

Tues, Wed, & Fri
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
8:10 AM – 8:20 AM

Pick Up

9th & 12th Grades
10th & 11th Grades

Monday – Friday
2:40 PM – 2:55 PM
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Carpool drivers must utilize the time slot associated with the grade level of their oldest child. Carpools should be in communication with one another so students know which time slots their driver will be utilizing

Changes to the Front Office for parents and students

The front office entrance is only to be used by parents, necessary vendors, and invited guests to the school.  

Parents who need to pick up their child early from school, should park and call into the front desk at (949) 887-2070. The front desk will visually check who is picking up the student and connect the student to the parent. If for some reason, the front desk does not answer your call, please come into the office to check out your child. 

Due to size limitations and people management, students are not allowed inside the front office for attendance, administrative needs, or to meet with staff. Students must use the new student office window located near the adult restrooms next to classroom 101. All students who have questions, need to check-in, or wish to meet with a faculty or staff member must make their request at the student office window.

Short-term changes to Study Hall

Students who have a Study Hall scheduled in their first period of the day (1st or 5th) or for their final period of the day (4th or 8th) will have the option to opt-out of these Study Halls reducing the number of students on campus and reducing congestion during drop off and pick up. 

Students must complete an add/drop form to opt-out of their Study Hall and will not be allowed on campus during that time and will not be able to enroll again until the second semester. Add/drop forms are available in MyPacifica by selecting the yellow bar indicating forms to be reviewed. Please note, this is a temporary measure for this particular season and may be removed for the second semester.

People movement Around campus

Paths of egress around campus will be directed to minimize congested foot traffic and close contact during passing periods.

Visitor management

Visitors to campus will be reduced to only those who are necessary. Visitors are required to follow the same guidelines as staff and students including use of masks and temperature screening. Security will welcome and direct visitors to ensure protocols are intact. 

Class scheduling and room use

The master schedule has been reconfigured to schedule the largest classes within the largest rooms to increase opportunities for distancing. Additional sections of classes – where rooms and teachers were available – have been added in order to minimize total class size. Two additional classrooms at Coastline College have been acquired for this year to increase the number of class sections and decongest foot traffic.


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