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Assistant principal Hilda Arredondo (right) gives a wrist band to a student on the first day of hybrid learning last November as part of the school's health and safety protocols. The same procedure will be followed Tuesday as the campus will be opened for the first time in 2021 after trustees for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District had unanimously agreed to do so during their Feb. 2 emergency meeting.

Student, teacher opinions over Tuesday’s 2021 reopening of Sunny Hills campus for live classroom instruction remain mixed

Kate Yang February 14, 2021

This story was updated on Feb. 16 with statistics about the number of students on campus for hybrid learning vs. staying home to learn remotely as well as a quote from a student who originally did not...

Nearly eight months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the shuttering of classrooms, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District will reopen on Nov. 2.

COVID-19 forces about 60% to stay home next week

Yeihn Lee October 31, 2020

When Sunny Hills moved to a distance learning form of education in March, Fullerton only had six positive coronavirus cases, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency [OCHCA].  When the 2020-2021...

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused a transition to distance learning on March 18, the district’s board of trustees voted on Oct. 6 in favor of returning to school on Nov. 2, which led to students having mixed reactions about the decision.

Apocalyptic or epic? Teachers, students share reactions to Nov. 2 reopening of live classroom instruction

Alice Shin October 23, 2020

Theater and English teacher Amanda Gieser called a return to live classroom instruction under the hybrid learning model this semester “uncomfortable, eerily quiet and even more isolating -- an apocalyptic...

Senior Annie Bang in class struggling with distance learning because of Wi-Fi connectivity issues and a distracting home environment as described by an artist.

On Nov. 2, I’ll be on campus not to connect with friends or teachers, but with the Wi-Fi

Annie Bang October 13, 2020

When Fullerton Joint Union High School District board members voted to reopen schools on Oct. 6, distance learning will shift into what educators call "hybrid learning." That means for Sunny Hills, it...

The sun sets on the Sunny Hills campus on May 28, the last day of school in the 2019-2020 school year. Because of Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s Sep. 3 announcement, students whose parents signed them up for Cohors A or B will not arrive back on campus until Oct. 5 at the earliest.

FJUHSD pushes back date for returning to on-campus learning to no earlier than Oct. 5

Alice Shin September 13, 2020

With Orange County coronavirus cases no longer spiking as they were in the summer, state officials have allowed schools to re-open for live, in-class instruction as early as Sept. 22, though Fullerton...

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