LATEST APA NEWS: Performances postponed; view statements from APA Administrator and HBUHSD

Posted March 12, 2020

LATEST APA NEWS: Performances postponed; view statements from APA Administrator and HBUHSD

Clint Harwick, HBUHSD Superintendent, states: Today, the HBUHSD Board of Trustees voted to close schools effective March 16, 2020, through March 27, 2020. To view the official statement from the Huntington Beach Union High School District, please visit:

To view the original statement from the HBUHSD (posted on 3/12/20), visit:

The following is a statement from APA Administrator Stacy Robison concerning upcoming APA performances:

March 12, 2020

Dear APA Parents and Students:

Amid this evolving global health situation, it’s difficult to know what to expect next. As we continue to adapt and work through it together, know that above all else, the health and safety of our students and staff remain paramount.

Currently the HBUHSD is at the lowest level of concern (Scenario 1) based on the California Department of Public Health document, “School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.” The HBUHSD will follow the recommendations listed under the scenario that applies to this evolving situation. We will notify our students, staff, and families about any scenario change moving forward.

Today we have received further guidance from the CDPH regarding “social distancing,” especially with regard to gatherings of 250 people or more. We are taking steps to immediately implement the recommendations contained in the Guidance as they pertain to these school related activities. “The goal of this recommendation is to prevent people physically coming together unnecessarily ... This guidance does not apply to activities such as attendance at regular school classes, work, or essential services.” (CDPH, Gathering Guidance. 3-11-2020).

All extracurricular and co-curricular activities will be postponed until further notice. Examples include, but are not limited to, performing arts, banquets, field trips, conferences, etc. The Sunset and Goldenwest Leagues have postponed all athletic competitions until further notice.

APA performances have been postponed, effective immediately. Student meetings will continue as scheduled, under 250 people, if it is an extension of the classroom (in this case, rehearsals and practices).

I appreciate your patience as we wade into unchartered territory, and will keep you updated with information as soon as I get it. I am saddened for our students and staff as the amount of hours they commit to their performances and our shows are beyond compare.

Thank you again for your patience, and for understanding that health and safety are the highest priority for our district.

Stacy Robison
Special Programs Administrator - APA
Huntington Beach High School/HBUHSD
1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714.536.2514 x 4460