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California broadens vaccine distribution

California broadens vaccine distribution

Vaccine rollout is an important first step in restoring a sense of normalcy
Gabrielle Guido and Ella Noblin February 19, 2021

A year after the discovery of the first COVID-19 case in the United States and over 2.4 million COVID-19 related deaths worldwide, California began distributing vaccines in December, allowing several community...

Freshman Ashlyn Grove layers two masks in order to increase virus protection. The general recommendation is to wear a cloth mask over a medical mask for a better fit.

Double the mask, double the protection

Mask layering may increase safety
Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter February 10, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Wearing one mask seemed strange last March, and now in 2021, one is not enough. Double-masking is an increasingly popular strategy to add another layer of protection as new variants of the...

BCL-West’s modified three seasons allow for student athletes to participate in sports previously canceled due to COVID-19. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has not yet approved competitions between athletes.

Athletes begin practice in anticipation of first ‘season’

Cross country, golf and girls tennis set to start next week
Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter February 3, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Although the San Francisco Department of Public Health has not confirmed that athletes may compete against each other yet, cross-country, golf and girls tennis will start practicing for the...

Diners eat a meal at Trattoria da Vittorio’s outdoor seating on West Portal Ave. on Jan. 28, 2021. Outdoor dining reopened Thursday after San Francisco was placed on the state’s Purple Tier of the color-coded classification system for coronavirus infections.

San Francisco restaurants may reopen for outdoor dining

Purple Tier status piques continued concern as restrictions lift
Claire Abel, Reporter January 30, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The San Francisco Department of Public Health allowed restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining on Thursday, but not everyone feels that it’s safe.  San Francisco is opening at the state’s...

Grades 9-11 to take PSAT

Grades 9-11 to take PSAT

School offers Jan. 26 test date after COVID-19 restrictions forced limits on October test attendance
Makenna Kramer, Reporter January 25, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Underclassmen and juniors who couldn’t take the PSAT in October have the option to take the test on Tuesday.  Although test-takers cannot submit PSAT scores to colleges, the school...

College Board will no longer offer subject tests, optional essay

College Board will no longer offer subject tests, optional essay

Focus removed from standardized testing
Keira Blattberg, Reporter January 20, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that it will no longer offer the SAT subject tests and the SAT optional essay, forcing students to use their extracurriculars and transcripts as a substitute. Juniors...

School reschedules in-person learning to Jan.11

School reschedules in-person learning to Jan.11

Remote learning will last an extra two days
Mackenna Moslander, Web Editor January 4, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE After initially announcing that in-person learning would resume on Thursday following Christmas Break, the school announced today that students will attend only remote classes through Monday,...

Juniors Devon Carlson and Bridget Mills admire Christmas decorations in the Main Hall. Two Christmas trees sit in the Main Hall while wreaths and garlands line the stairwell and walls.

The Coronavirus Grinch can’t steal Christmas

Christmas traditions are adapted to promote safety
Darcy Jubb and Ella Noblin December 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Ongoing Sacred Heart traditions like Noëls, Christmas assemblies, Christmas on Broadway and Christmas chapels are shifting to a virtual setting to ensure community safety, while other traditions,...

Sophomores Azadeh Reiskin, Molly Darling, Lily Larson and Amaliya Sypult discuss their presentations for their Ethics & Moral Decision Making class during lunch. Students eat lunch in cohorts that are determined by their classes to make contact tracing easier should a student test positive for COVID-19.

State releases new contact tracing app

Tracking COVID-19 exposure plays an important role in keeping schools open
Ella Noblin, Reporter December 10, 2020

The State of California released CA Notify, a contact tracing app, this morning to help with containing the spread of COVID-19 cases that are surging throughout California and caused the reactivation of...

 Sophomore Amalyia Sypult sits in her classroom with a mask and face shield on for protection. The San Frnacisco Department of Public Health made a surprise visit today to make sure students and faculty are wearing masks at all times and face shields when less than 6 feet apart from another person.

Health department pays surprise visit

DPH assesses COVID-19 safety precautions on both campuses
Keira Blattberg, Reporter December 9, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Department of Public Health made an unannounced appearance on Dec. 9 on the Convent & Stuart Hall campuses to evaluate whether students and faculty are abiding by the safety protocols,...

Students socially distance while they wait for class to begin on the Pine/Octavia campus. Convent & Stuart Hall have already gained clearance to remain open, so the school may continue to provide in-person learning for their students through the stay-at-home order.

California stay-at-home order to begin Sunday

Stores, restaurants, recreational facilities to shut down once more due to rise in cases
Clara Bonomi, Reporter December 4, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Bay Area health officials announced today that San Francisco and other Bay counties will follow a stay-at-home order beginning Dec. 6 that will remain in effect through Jan. 4. “California...

Rise in COVID-19 cases leads to curfew

Rise in COVID-19 cases leads to curfew

10 p.m. curfew instated after SF reaches Purple Tier
Amelia Froyd-Kamrath, Reporter November 30, 2020

WEB EXCUSIVE Mayor London Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax announced in a press release on Saturday that San Francisco has reached the Purple Tier in COVID-19 cases, leading to a Limited Stay...

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