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Increase in COVID-19 cases force Ventura County into the purple tier

Increase in COVID-19 cases force Ventura County into the purple tier
OPUSD hybrid model in jeopardy after Ventura County moves to purple tier
November 20, 2020

Updated Nov. 20, 2020 With COVID-19 cases trending upwards throughout the United States, Ventura County is seeing a similar trend. Ventura County, along with 41 of the 58 total counties within California,...

Hundreds of pounds of food donated by students, parents and teachers

The National Honors Society collects plenty of food on Day 1 of their food drive.
Food drive items to be sent to Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank
November 20, 2020

Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 Students had the option to deposit food donations at the main office and Great Lawn at Oak Park High School from from Saturday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 15, an event hosted by Associated...

Community responds to “Cultural Celebrations” slideshow missing Jewish holidays

Oak Park community members express concern and anger about this exclusion; district responds
November 20, 2020

A “Cultural Celebrations” slideshow was presented by the Diversity and Equity Task Force as the Friday connect period activity to Oak Park on Oct. 30, comprised of community members sharing holidays...

The Acorn recognizes students for their short stories

Three Oak Park High School juniors are recognized in the Acorn for their flash dictionary narratives.
ne: The Acorn recognizes students for their short stories Deck: OPHS student wins first place for “Fiction in a Nutshell,” two others receive honorable mentions
November 20, 2020

Three Oak Park High School students received recognition on Nov. 19 for their submissions into the Acorn’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” writing contest. Junior Delaney Pryor received first place for her...

OPHS students perform first-ever virtual 24-hour play

A Photoshopped image of the cast is used as a promotional photo for the play.
They’re “Zoom-ing” into auditions
November 19, 2020

Lights, camera, Zoom call! This past Saturday on Nov. 14, the International Thespian Society performed “Bad Auditions,” a play that was rehearsed and presented in just over 24 hours. This was just...

Future Business Leaders of Oak Park participate in first annual conference of the year

Students experience first ever online Leadership Development Institute convention
November 19, 2020

The Future Business Leaders of America club attended the annual Leadership Development Institute, a two-day conference on Saturday Nov. 14. Unlike the past years, the convention was condensed to be a single...

New stay-at-home order to go into effect

All non-essential gatherings, work to be limited from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily
November 18, 2020

As a result of the recent rise in cases of COVID-19 across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a limited stay-at-home order for all counties that are currently in the purple tier on the afternoon of...

Holiday season spotlights various cultures in Oak Park

Cultures abound in Diversity and Equity Task Force presentation
November 17, 2020

It’s time for the holidays and at Oak Park there’s more celebration to behold than what may first come to mind. In the Oct. 30 “Friday Connect” slideshow created by the Diversity and Equity Task...

OPIS enrollment nearly doubles for the 2020-21 school year

Online school causes students to transfer to the independent school
November 10, 2020

Since the announcement that Oak Park High School may stay online or move to a  hybrid for the start of the 2020-21 school year in the summer, many students decided to switch to Oak Park Independent School,...

Grab your popcorn: Cinepolis and AMC are back for business

Grab your popcorn: Cinepolis and AMC are back for business
Movie theaters reopen amidst the pandemic
November 6, 2020

On Oct. 12, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas began to open across the country, including the cinema in the Westlake Village Promenade. These openings are accompanied by new guidelines for the theaters to follow...

130 goats roam the Oak Park open meadows to clear brush

In repose, an elder goat lies on the hill at Oak Park while eating brush.
The Wildfire Prevention Club works to lessen the effects of potential fires, invasive species
November 6, 2020

The Wildfire Prevention Club organized a brush clean-up utilizing goats this October. Even with COVID-19 restrictions, this club has found a way to help with the prevention of fires and invasive species...

First safety webinar held following Board’s approval for the return to school

First Safety Webinar flyer was sent out by OPUSD Coordinator for Safety and Equity, Holly Baxter.
Further safety webinars to be held every Monday led by Holly Baxter
November 6, 2020

Updated: Nov. 9, 2020 As OPUSD prepares to return to campus with a hybrid learning model in January, the district has recently begun creating weekly webinars sessions for parents. The webinars are intended...

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