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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, 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 it's like to get it

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

Angie Bleau, Senior Staff Writer 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...

English teacher Caitlin Fowler receives first COVID-19 vaccine at county Rose Ave Site in Oxnard. Ventura County teachers became officially eligible for the vaccine March 1, although some were able to get vaccinated late last week.

California begins plan to vaccinate teachers

Bailey Andera and Amanda Dermott March 3, 2021

Teachers, day care workers and others involved in education will soon be able to access 10% of all vaccinations that California receives. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this plan to begin the return to in-person...

Oak Park High School hallway

OPUSD elementary schools to begin Hybrid Learning

Emily Francis, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

As Ventura County COVID-19 case rates drop below 25 per 100K, Oak Park Unified School District has announced tha t they are planning to have the district elementary schools will begin hybrid learning....

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for us

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for us

Sabrina Thi and Angie Bleau January 29, 2021

There are currently more than 200 versions of the COVID-19 vaccine being produced around the world. Multiple companies are working to create an effective solution and a few have been successful in creating...

In December of 2020, California saw a sudden spike in positive COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 cases spike as Ventura County slowly opens back up

Ava Harris and Julianne Koch January 29, 2021

With hospitals in Ventura County at full capacity, it’s even more important to follow COVID-19 rules and regulations to stay safe and healthy according to the CDC. In December of 2020, California saw...

Gov. Newsom ends state-wide stay-at-home order

Chase Willet, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2021

Updated: Jan 29, 2021 The stay-at-home order was lifted by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, Jan. 25. This comes as cases of COVID-19 began to diminish after the end of the holiday season. The...

The California Interscholastic Federation shows the different COVID-19 tiers certain sports will need to reach in order to compete again.

COVID-19 tiers signal when sports resume 

Shoshana Medved and J. R. Servais January 29, 2021

If Oak Park High School athletes hope to return to safe in-person practicing, they’re going to have to jump through COVID-19 tier hurdles. Since Ventura County’s ICU bed availability is under 15%,...

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