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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...

Though many seniors have chosen to stay home instead of coming to campus four days a week, many traditional events like nominating a homecoming court are returning for them.

Seniors need to set example, come to school

Susie Kim April 27, 2021

“Maybe it is just my busy schedule with [Advanced Placement] and [International Baccalaureate] classes that it has not really sunk in that I have been missing all these [senior] activities,” senior...

Art by Jacqueline Chang.

SENIOR FAREWELL COLUMN: I’m proud to be a ‘Class of 2020’ graduate

Michelle Buckley May 26, 2020

A high school graduation is an event that every student looks forward to. Turning that tassel from right to left signifies the end of a profound era and the beginning of a new one.  When I entered...

Disneyland in Anaheim, known for its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, has announced the cancellation of this year’s Grad Nite in May. This was the last traditional senior activity that has been axed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to state-issued stay-at-home and social distancing orders. Accolade File Photo

Final traditional senior event at Disneyland nixed because of coronavirus concerns; PTSA to issue Grad Nite ticket refunds

Edmund Lee May 4, 2020

It was the final nail in the coffin for Sunny Hills’ Class of 2020. The PTSA’s Grad Nite committee held out as long as it could in hopes that seniors would at least have one traditional event they...

Printed signs like this are taped outside Sunny Hills High School's main office doors between Rooms 3 and 7 as a reminder to the community that the campus will remain closed through the summer unless California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifts his stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li

Students, parents react with tears, concerns over school closure for rest of spring semester — likely through the summer

Aaliyah Magana April 17, 2020

Senior Sarah Bankhead couldn’t stop refreshing the inbox of her school email on her iPhone 7+ after reading the latest announcement from Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent Scott...

The Helios staff meets with adviser Lindsay Safe (top left corner) March 19 via the Zoom online app to discuss what they need to do to finish the 2019-2020 yearbook since school will remain closed until May 4. Zoom is among some of the distance learning tools that Sunny Hills teachers are using to conduct classes online. Image used with permission from Anika Madan.

Sunny Hills to remain closed through May 1; classroom return date scheduled for May 4

Tyler Pak March 19, 2020

In an effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic, Sunny Hills will remain closed through May 1; until then, students will continue their education through distance learning, Fullerton Joint Union High School...

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