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COVID-19 impacts future city, hospital, school operations

 Several hospitals in the Bay Area have executed different practices in effort to lower the risk of patients being infected by COVID-19.
April 18, 2020

COVID-19 has led to disruptions and struggles for various facilities, from hospitals to school districts. As a result, the Bay Area community has taken several measures to ensure the welfare of its citizens.  Hospitals...

HHS announces it will be moving to credit/no credit for remainder of semester

HHS will be moving the final semester grading system from letter grades to a binary credit/no credit system, according to an email and a frequently asked questions document sent to students and parents on Saturday, April 11. Here are some highlights from that email.
April 17, 2020

HHS, along with every school in the district will be moving the final semester grading system from letter grades to a binary credit/no credit system, according to an  email and a frequently asked questions...

Resources, financial aid offered to small businesses, community during COVID-19

Resources, financial aid offered to small businesses, community during COVID-19
April 8, 2020

Many small businesses have been seeing a drop in customers and profits and must use their personal savings to pay their loans amidst COVID-19, according to The Guardian.  As a result, cities across...

French teacher spreads positivity through yoga videos

French teacher Kelly Ronsheimer has been posting daily yoga videos and sharing them with staff and students.
April 7, 2020

During the COVID-19 quarantine and shelter-in-place directives, French teacher Kelly Ronsheimer is spreading positivity by filming 10-minute yoga videos and uploading them to YouTube, daily.  “Whenever...

Shelter in place order extended, further restrictions imposed

The shelter in place’s goal is to prevent large gatherings of people and slow the spread of the virus. Six Bay Area counties and the state of California have all imposed the shelter-in-place, along with other restrictions.
April 6, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, six Bay Area counties — including Santa Clara County — issued shelter-in-place orders, which began on Tuesday, March 17 and was expected to last until Tuesday,...

Transition into online classes increases communication, possible loss of educational experience

Both before and during the rapid developments of the pandemic, the school has prepared for online classes through technology assistance and cooperation with staff and students.
April 5, 2020

Ten days after a complete school shutdown was announced, classes sprang back to life online. During that 10-day period, the staff spent time preparing for the massive amount of resources the transition...

News in a Minute: COVID-19 Updates

News in a Minute: COVID-19 Updates
April 5, 2020

LOCAL Santa Clara COVID-19 cases surging  COVID-19 (coronavirus) has increased up to 90 percent in Santa Clara County in the last seven days*, according to the Mercury News. 9,910 people have been...

Students create Athena Tutoring as platform for online learning

Athena Tutoring is a online tutoring platform created by HHS students and alumni. The group is adapting to help tutor students during online classes.
April 1, 2020

Named after the Greek goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Athena Tutoring is an online tutoring platform created by current students and HHS alumni.  Through Athena, students can ask questions and...

Panic buying at grocery stores limits food available to vulnerable populations

Panic buying leaves less important items for those who need them.
Grocery stores take preventative measures, stock up on supplies, open earlier for seniors
March 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak  has resulted in a wave of panic buying as people desperately try to stock up on goods, according to the New York Times.  Junior Yumiko Bellon, who works in the same complex...

Cafeteria partners with fusion restaurant Tasty Pizza

Tasty Pizza delivered ready-to-bake pizzas everyday for student lunches.
Partnership starts efforts to bring more diverse meal options for students
March 28, 2020

The cafeteria has partnered with Tasty Pizza, a new Indian-Italian fusion pizza restaurant, with the mission to bring diversity in food for students, district food services manager Divya Puri said.  “A...

Leadership to plan alternatives to in person events, spread positivity

Leadership to plan alternatives to in person events, spread positivity
March 26, 2020

Leadership has postponed, and will likely cancel, several of their planned events for the school year — including the IDC exchange, battle of the classes (BOTC) spirit week, spring fling and junior prom—...

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