Dear SchoolPower community,

Along with the entire LBUSD community, we are devastated by the loss of Chris Duddy, El Morro Elementary School principal.

Tonight would have been his last Open House as he planned to retire at the end of this school year. Open House was one of his favorite nights and the community would like to honor his love of El Morro and its families. Parents and families — past and present — are invited to come together tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach High School’s Guyer Field to honor Mr. Duddy at a short candlelight vigil. Please bring battery operated candles. No flames are allowed on the field.

Crisis responders will continue to be on site at El Morro in the coming days to support staff, students and parents. SchoolPower will post resources for parents on social media. In the meantime, we send big hugs. We are with you in your grief.


Sarah Durand
Executive Director