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Service clubs find new ways to accomplish goals

Service clubs find new ways to accomplish goals
Red Cross, CSF find innovative ways to involve students
November 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many restrictions have been implemented to prevent large groups from forming together in person, according to Santa Clara County Public Health. As a result, service clubs, such as Red...

Major wildfires continue to spread across California

Smoke covers the view of the mountains and ocean from Arnold's home.
California wildfires cause distress for HHS families
November 2, 2020

Across the U.S. families have been displaced and homes have been destroyed by the record-breaking fires throughout California, the Los Angeles Times reported. It has been two months since the first...

Administration prepares to host November SAT amidst pandemic

After months of SAT cancellations, students prepare for what might be their last chance to take an SAT before submitting applications to colleges.
New safety guidelines implemented as administration prepares to keep students, proctors safe
November 2, 2020

The statewide cancellation of SAT administrations across California led FUHSD district administrators to offer the SAT at every school in the district this coming Saturday, Nov. 7, FUHSD coordinator of...

COVID-19 testing site updated to enhance accessibility

Following home isolation and quarantine guidelines before and after getting tested is another way to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Additional languages, hours added
October 29, 2020

To increase testing opportunities and accessibility for those wanting to get tested for COVID-19, the online testing portal now offers sign-up pages in Chinese and Vietnamese in addition to Spanish; hours...

Construction continues amid distance learning

Construction continues amid distance learning
October 29, 2020

Construction on campus has become the norm for students and staff over the last several years, but even through the pandemic, the work has continued.  The new Guidance Student Services (GSS) building...

FUHSD proposes tax renewal initiative Measure M

FUHSD proposes tax renewal initiative Measure M
Funds will maintain teacher salaries, elective programs
October 29, 2020

Measure M, proposed by the Fremont Union School District, asks voters in Santa Clara County to renew its existing parcel tax to provide more funding for its schools, Superintendent Polly Bove said in a...

Library opens for on-campus pickup

Place a hold on grab bags to discover new favorites!
Library staff Shannon Vakili, Verna Grant offer more resources to students
October 23, 2020

To encourage students to read during virtual learning, Verna Grant, the new library media teacher, and Shannon Vakili, the library media specialist, have created a system to pick up library books from...

ASB, PTSA join forces to create Homestead Food Pantry

The Homestead Food Pantry distributed care packages including food and other necessities to 120 families on Oct. 14.
Program aims to support students, families during difficult times
October 21, 2020

Despite COVID-19, the Homestead Food Pantry, a partnership between ASB and the Homestead PTSA, held  their first food drive on Sept. 30. The group started planning the service in mid September, IDC Representative...

What needs to happen before school can reopen?

What needs to happen before school can reopen?
October 8, 2020

Specific requirements must be met if school is to reopen. This video covers these requirements as well as necessary regulations.

Staff work together to improve equity

Staff work together to improve equity
Teachers continue to receive specialized antiracism training in effort to create long-lasting impact
October 2, 2020

The murder of George Floyd on May 25 generated waves of self assessment that impacted every community in the United States, including HHS.  Teachers are now required to attend seminars and re-evaluate...

FUHSD reaches agreement to keep schools closed

While thoughts on returning to in-person instruction are mixed, there remains a hesitation to reopen schools in the FUHSD due to the potential health and safety risks of all stakeholders.
Superintendent Polly Bove says a 29-page guidebook makes it impossible for high schools to return to in-person instruction
October 2, 2020

During the pandemic, schools, districts and government officials have been tasked with figuring out the logistics of reopening schools so that in the future, it is both safe and reasonable for students...

Creating connections during remote learning

Creating connections during remote learning
Staff use advisory, Zoom features to build community
October 1, 2020

Advisory is a new addition to everyone's schedule during remote learning. It is a time for students to connect with their teachers and peers to form a deeper relationship beyond faces on a screen. This...

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