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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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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 schools 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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Hybrid offers healthier option

Hannah Kim, Special Sections Editor 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...

Blended bursts safe bubble

Charis Lee, Feature Editor November 2, 2020

A blend of distance and in-person learning isn’t the best recipe for a successful school year. Although school communities are adopting three phases to return to campus, distance learning is the best...

An artists 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, Staff Reporter 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...

Sunny Hills staff and custodial crew have placed stickers throughout walkways and walls to remind students returning to school when it opens Monday to social distance, sanitize their hands and keep their masks on.

Students, parents and teachers clash on effectiveness of school opening, safety plan

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2020

This is the third and final 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...

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, Staff Reporter 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...

Staff editorial: FJUHSD should delay Nov. 2 hybrid reopening

Hanna Oltman, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Currently being housed in Room 20, the two thermal cameras will be moved under the overhang at the entrance to the main hallway to Sunny Hills Nov. 2, when students and staff will be allowed to return to campus for live classroom instruction as part of the hybrid learning model. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District paid $15,000 for each camera, which will be used to help school officials to easily check the temperatures of students as they arrive on campus.

Nov. 2 reopening of school: Two thermal cameras at $15,000 each among equipment to ensure COVID-19 health and safety for students, staff

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

This is the first 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...

An artists rendering of a hypothetical FJUHSD virtual academy including teachers and students from all over the district.

FJUHSD should create a virtual academy to respect teachers’ and students’ COVID-19 health, safety concerns

Rebecca Choi, Web Managing Editor October 10, 2020

As Sunny Hills High School prepares to begin hybrid learning on Nov. 2, students must reconsider whether they will return to the hybrid model (cohorts A and B) or stay at home for continued distance learning...

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, News Editor 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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