Hybrid Key Debate at Board Meeting

Should We Go Hybrid?

Gracie Woidat and Amanda Young

October 26, 2020

Members of the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) Governing Board met to discuss the transition to in-person learning and shared the results of surveys regarding teachers’ and students’ intent to return to school on October 21. Contra Costa County’s move to, and 14-day streak in, the...

Teachers Split on Hybrid Decision

Jessica Rosiak and Amanda Young

October 26, 2020

As a result of pressure from parents and students to return to in-person learning with Contra Costa County’s move to the red tier in the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan, teachers face the difficult decision of whether or not to support the transition to a hybrid schedule. Teachers...

Pops Concert Continues Through Zoom

Dara Kashayar, Staff Writer

October 26, 2020

Campolindo Choir held its 1st event of the school year, the Virtual Pop Concert, on October 16. Prticipants teamed up with friends or chose to go solo and filmed themselves singing their favorite pop songs. The event was entirely extracurricular and the choir students spent their own time singing and...

Community Weighs Return to In-Person Learning

Junior Alissa Flett enters a classroom wearing a protective mask. The AUHSD is currently making decisions over whether students should be returning to schools during COVID-19.

Mia Jay, Business Editor

October 22, 2020

COVID-19 cases are still prevalent, yet, more than ever before, students and parents are pushing to return to in-person learning. There are many differing opinions on the issue of whether or not to go back onto campus, but those opposed to distance learning have become more outspoken. There is currently...

Campolindo Provides Senior-Only SAT

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2020

Campolindo seniors, who have struggled with various standardized testing cancelations due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, flocked to campus to take a senior-only SAT test on October 13. Campolindo’s testing coordinator Mary Kenny-Broda viewed the facilitation of the test as “an overall success.” “By...

Virtual Art Show Connects Community

Yasmine Chang, Junior News Editor

October 13, 2020

As a way to showcase student talent during online schooling, the Virtual Art Show was sent out by Leadership on September 30. According to event organizer senior Noel Seo, “I think having an art show really brings the Campo community together while we are socially distanced. Seeing everyone’s...

Board Examines Possibility of Hybrid Model Shift

Erika Riedel, Sports Editor

October 12, 2020

The AUHSD Governing Board discussed the possibility of transitioning to a hybrid learning model for the 2020-21 school year during their October 7 meeting. With Contra Costa’s shift from the purple to the “substantial” red tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, meaning that the...

District Adopts Canvas for Distance Learning

Nicole Kennedy and Daniel Thaler

October 5, 2020

The introduction of the online learning management system (LMS) Canvas for the 2020-2021 school year has drastically changed the distance learning format from what students experienced in the spring. Students and teachers alike have had to adjust to the new platform. The district hoped that Canvas’s...

Paleoclimatologist Discusses Research in Lunch Livestream

Maggie Doolittle, Junior Lifestyle Editor

October 3, 2020

Campolindo graduate Dr. Julia Kelson spoke on her 1st Facebook Livestream, “Lunch with a Scientist, ” where she talked about her job as a paleoclimatologist (the study of historical climates) on September 22. Dr. Julia Kelson credited Campolindo for the way her career path was shaped. While she...

Leadership Hosts Rescheduled Senior Drive-Through

Gracie Woidat, News Editor

October 3, 2020

After switching the caterer from Chick-fil-A to Loard’s Ice Cream, the Leadership class handed out free scoops of ice cream and raffle tickets for a $100 DoorDash gift card during the senior drive-through on September 25. According to senior class officer Julia Ortega, “Loard’s was the caterer...

Academy Turns Optional in Online Shift

Ella Hack and Jessica Rosiak

September 30, 2020

On top of the changes that were made to convert to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Academy has also been made optional in order to provide more flexibility for students. Since the implementation of block schedule in 2017, Academy has been a requirement for all students whether tagged...

Student Coalition Lobbies District Board to Reinstate Interdistrict Transfers

Erika Riedel, Sports Editor

September 30, 2020

The Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) Governing Board unanimously voted to reinstate interdistrict transfer students into the district on September 17. This new policy allows for transfer students to be admitted up to district capacity, with priority being given to those who have a parent...