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A new statement released by the California Department of Education in regards to CAASPP testing states that there is an element of flexibility in the test’s distribution. Schools have the option of customizing the assessment as long as it still meets common core requirements, and produces concrete results.

California Board of Education declares testing flexibility for spring 2021

Caroline Hubner, Reporter March 22, 2021

On March 16, the California Department of Education released a statement informing the public of the California Board of Education’s decision to expand state testing flexibility for the spring of 2021....

Boys water polo season cut short due to COVID-19 case.

Breaking News: COVID-19 exposure wastes away boys’ water polo season

Chloe Scofield, Assignment Editor March 17, 2021

A member of the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) boys’ water polo team has received a positive COVID-19 test, which will require the entire team, including coaches, to be quarantined until...

The Instagram post from @fthsasb, with details on how to participate in ASB elections.

ASB elections for the 2021-22 school year

The Associated Student Body (ASB) elections began on March 10 at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech). ASB students have the opportunity to run for their respected graduating class leadership...

A small pod of students in Foothill Techs DTech program on campus.

Ventura creeps towards the shutdown’s one year anniversary and is accompanied by declining infection rates

Caroline Hubner and Emma Ippolito March 9, 2021

As March approaches marking the one year anniversary of most initial COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, Ventura County is beginning to see hope for the lifting of some restrictions and reopening many Ventura...

The amount of students that could return to Foothill Tech’s campus depends on the amount of vaccinations achieved.

Moving forward: Plans for returning to Foothill Tech

Nicole Stidham, Reporter February 28, 2021

The tentative date of April 12, 2021, will remain the same for the reopening of schools at the high school level, but guidelines have changed slightly with the possibility of teachers receiving vaccines...

News Brief: Virtual Showcase familiarizes students with special programs

Olivia Zoll, Reporter February 11, 2021

On Feb. 10, 2021, Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) first-ever Virtual Showcase commenced. Usually an event held on campus, this year’s virtual showcase promotional videos were shown...

A detailed outline of how to apply to the various special programs at Foothill Tech.

A guide to applying for special programs at Foothill Tech

Nicole Stidham, Reporter February 10, 2021

The staff at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) have been working hard to develop programs and electives for students to experience new opportunities and learn new skills. The application...

The Foothill Tech quad is usually crowded with students on their way to classrooms.

It’s special program application season at Foothill Tech and the Dragons are ready to learn

Caroline Hubner and Ethan Sequeira February 3, 2021

It’s officially the time of year again at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) where the special program application window will open for the class of 2024 and upperclassmen interested in...

Foothill Tech has made a recent adjustment to the class schedule by decreasing each period by five minutes in order to make a statement about the current course of action in regards to teachers contracts and the number of periods that they are to teach.

Zoom schedule altered, class periods changed to 55 minutes

Emma Ippolito, Reporter January 31, 2021

Starting second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, it is now announced that class periods for Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students will be modified. It is stated that five minutes...

COVID-19 vaccines are born in a world taken over by the virus, shedding a light of hope to many in dark and uncertain times.

Venturing into the COVID-19 vaccines

Alivia Baker, Reporter January 21, 2021

With all of Southern California at 0% Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) capacity and over 2,035,600 deaths worldwide from the COVID-19 virus, the creation of a life-saving vaccine is bringing hope to the Foothill...

Learn of what the 46th president-elect of the United States Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamila Harris’ inauguration ceremony will be like during the current pandemic era.

The conclusion to the 2020 presidential elections: Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ inauguration

Caroline Hubner, Reporter January 20, 2021

The 59th Inauguration Ceremony for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will take place on Jan. 20, 2021, and the new Executive branch will be sworn into office. It has historically...

After receiving many grievances from students and parents alike in regards to the virtual experience of 2020s AP testing, the College Board make plans to hold all AP tests in-person in the upcoming spring of 2021.

Plans for AP testing during the pandemic

Nicole Stidham, Reporter January 19, 2021

After receiving much backlash from the virtual AP (Advanced Placement) testing last spring, the College Board has announced their plan to support schools in the 2020-2021 school year by administering AP...

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