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The revised state social distancing guideline from six to three feet has brought back a sense of normalcy for students who have chosen to come to campus for live instruction four days a week except on Wednesdays. Many are gathering in small groups like this on Tuesday, May 4, during break. Masks, however, are still required, though not while students are eating or drinking a beverage.

Change in COVID-19 social distancing from six to three feet could bring back some traditional events for semester’s end

Daniel Kong May 4, 2021

The story was updated with quotes from the Associated Student Body. With the state’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s [CDC] decision to shrink the social distancing guidelines in half...

With superintendent Scott Scambray’s upcoming retirement, district board members must decide whether to continue the pattern of electing a white male to the position.

Time to hire first woman to lead Fullerton Joint Union High School District

The Accolade Editorial Board April 29, 2021

This story was updated May 8 to correct an error regarding past superintendents in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. The Accolade editorial board vote count: 8 consider diversity or gender...

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...

When hybrid learning resumes for the first time this year on Feb. 16, students will once again be required to enter the Sunny Hills campus through the area between the 20s wing and the administration building so they can have their temperatures scanned. This is what happened when hybrid learning started Nov. 2 as assistant principal John Oldenburg (right) directed one of the students to the next station to get her wristband for the day.

Trustees agree to reopen FJUHSD schools for first time this year on Feb. 16 during a nearly three-hour emergency meeting Tuesday full of verbal jabs from parents, teachers as well as board members

Kate Yang February 4, 2021

In a contentious three-hour meeting featuring verbal swipes from both sides of the reopening schools issue, trustees for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] reached unanimous agreement...

The Sunny Hills campus will remain closed for live classroom instruction until at least Feb. 9 after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees agreed during a Jan. 26 emergency meeting to defer the return of hybrid learning, citing COVID-19-related health and safety concerns.

Siding with overwhelming number of teachers’ public comments, FJUHSD trustees agree to keep campuses closed through Feb. 8

Andrew Ngo January 27, 2021

Despite California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision this week to drop the statewide stay-at-home order, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] board agreed Tuesday to continue distance learning...

Junior Sebastian Bonca (front) sets the volleyball while practicing his receives during a Nov. 18 practice in the Sunny Hills gym.

Boys volleyball team tryouts set for Nov. 19-20 under new head coach

Henry Lee November 19, 2020

With boys volleyball’s Dec. 18 season opener against Whitney scheduled to be the first Sunny Hills sports match of the 2020-2021 fall season, the team’s new head coach has scheduled tryouts to begin...

Then-junior Vivian Tran cheers on the
Lancer football team at Trabuco Hills High School Nov. 23. It’s
unclear if fans will be allowed to watch games this season.

Uncertainty remains about fan attendance

Kate Yang November 10, 2020

Running out onto the gridiron amid packed crowds decked out in black and yellow, Sunny Hills football center junior Jacob Neumann still remembers the energy during the 2019-2020 season that ended with...

Hybrid offers healthier option

Hannah Kim November 2, 2020

As the beginning of the semester started with distance learning, online lessons and constant video chatting prove that “real” life cannot be replicated through a screen. Online learning started...

An artist's rendition of the writer avoiding possible risks by remaining in cohort c.

Distance learning is the new norm; Cohort C would secure my health and that of my family

Alice Lee November 1, 2020

As I scrolled through Instagram stories this summer, all I saw on my feed were polls from students in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District asking whether their viewers chose Cohort A/B or Cohort...

Staff editorial: FJUHSD should delay Nov. 2 hybrid reopening

Hanna Oltman October 30, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 6 agree and 10 disagree with the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s decision to partially reopen schools Nov. 2. For the past seven months (not including...

The Winston the Lancer statue sits above the touch-free sanitizing unit placed in the main office in Room 3. Custodians have placed one touch-free sanitizing unit identical to this one in every single classroom for students to utilize as they enter or leave.

Expect to see Safety Hills when hybrid learning starts Nov. 2

Kate Yang October 27, 2020

This is the second of a series of stories dealing with the scheduled Nov. 2 reopening of Sunny Hills High School and what COVID-19-related safety and health measures the Fullerton Joint Union High School...

Classrooms will reopen on the Sunny Hills campus on Nov. 2, nearly eight months after the coronavirus pandemic sent students and teachers home and shuttered classrooms nationwide.

Sunny Hills scheduled to reopen for hybrid learning classroom instruction Nov. 2

Aaliyah Magana October 6, 2020

After nearly an hour of listening to public comments and discussing the school reopening issue, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] board voted unanimously Tuesday to offer hybrid learning...

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