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How will California’s changes to the mask mandate affect OPHS?

Ava Harris, Features Editor February 16, 2022

Ventura County’s indoor mask order for vaccinated people has been lifted as of Feb. 15th. This can mean many different things for our school and county as a whole. Will school not require masks? How...

So whats the deal with the vaccine requirements?

So what’s the deal with the vaccine requirements?

Zoey Mortazavi and Allie Wang December 16, 2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a phased approach requiring students from grades K-12 to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to their schools. This plan will go into effect...

Image of the i-Buildings last school year.

OPUSD plans for full school reopening in the fall

Emily Francis, Graduated Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021

Following the continued low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Ventura County and California and guidance from the California Department of Public Health, Superintendent Dr. Tony Knight announced that...

Anonymous vaccine card on top of a pile of acceptance letters from colleges that will require the COVID-19 vaccine for the fall of 2021

Colleges take a shot at mandating vaccine

Chase Willet, Graduated Senior Staff Writer May 24, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues to rise, colleges and universities are taking steps to ensure safety on campuses for the 2021-2022 school year. Many schools inside and outside of California...

COVID-19 vaccine effects

COVID-19 vaccine effects

Daisy Calderon and Chase Willet April 29, 2021
A look into common side effects of the different vaccines available

Teachers prepare for hybrid model of instruction

Bailey Andera and Jay Dugar April 16, 2021

As the beginning of the hybrid model of instruction draws near, many teachers are updating their classrooms with a new set-up. These changes are necessary as a result of distancing regulations and technology...

OPHS students to return to school 4 days per week

Charlotte Nicks and Brent Gelick March 28, 2021

Grades 9-12 are set to return Monday-Thursday to school beginning April 12. All students who signed up for Hybrid learning are obligated to attend Monday through Thursday. Superintendent Dr. Tony Knight...

Hybrid learning to begin on March 22 for secondary schools

Charlotte Nicks and Mina Jung March 19, 2021

Students who chose hybrid learning will return to campus on Monday, March 22 after Ventura County moved into the red tier on March 17. The district released safety protocols and other information in...

Artwork by Mikayla Kresco

What will life be like after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Allie Wang, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2021

In these uncertain times, many of us are wondering: Will we ever go back to normal? What will the future look like post-pandemic? No one can predict the future. However, trends and patterns can be observed....

Secondary schools prepare to shift to hybrid learning

Bailey Andera, Graduated Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2021

After nearly a full year of learning material through a computer screen, students attending Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School will likely soon be allowed to return to campus for hybrid...

OPHS teachers start preparing for Hybrid Model teaching.

Teachers prepare to potentially return to in-person instruction

Jay Dugar and Bailey Andera March 5, 2021

As the potential beginning of the hybrid model of instruction for secondary schools approaches, many teachers are updating their classrooms for the new set-up. “[The district] worked with me to set...

The vaccine is out and being administered and what its like to get it

The vaccine is out and being administered and what it’s like to get it

Angie Bleau, News Editor March 5, 2021

Now that the vaccine is out, it is being administered to a variety of essential workers, such as nurses, doctors and now, teachers.  “Healthcare workers providing direct patient care and doing high...

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