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Currently sparsely populated, there will soon be more students in teacher Michael Mahoney's A-wing classroom as Cohorts A and B merge and students come on campus 4 days a week. Desks will still remain the appropriate distance of 3 feet away as recommended by new CDC guidelines.

Combined cohorts and CDC guidelines allow for 4-day school schedule starting April 26

Emma Hutchinson and Isabella (Isa) Searle April 13, 2021

After four weeks in a 2-day hybrid schedule, all SJUSD K-12 students will return to campus 4 days a week, on April 26, the district announced Tuesday. The decision comes after a successful return to partially...

Graduation will take place on the JV Baseball Field at Rio on June 3.

In-person, Outdoor Graduation Confirmed for Class of 2021

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff April 6, 2021

After a year of remote activities, seniors will celebrate their high school accomplishments with an in-person graduation at Rio Americano High School. Senior graduation will take place outside on the baseball...

Principal Ginter to Leave, Take Position at District

Principal Ginter to Leave, Take Position at District

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

After 12 years on the job, Principal Brian Ginter is leaving Rio this year to take a position at the district office. Ginter will transition into his new role as Director of Admissions and Family Services...

Majority of students will take AP exams online…again

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 26, 2021

For the second year in a row, students will take AP exams from home. What a year ago was shocking, novel and “unprecedented” has become the new normal. AP Tests to be online regardless of COVID...

Students Reflect on First Day Back on Campus

Students Reflect on First Day Back on Campus

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 26, 2021

The parking lots are filled with cars, the bells are commencing class, and students are on campus. Although traditionally the first day of school is in August students are excited and have mixed feelings...

Rio staff prepares to welcome back students March 22, displaying a welcome message on the sign in the front of campus.

Students to be welcomed back on campus next week

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 16, 2021

Time to dust off backpacks, wake up early to get ready and walk the halls once again. Students will be allowed back on campus March 22 for the first week of hybrid instruction, as Sacramento County enters...

After the announcement of 2021 AP test formats, students are better able to direct their studying based on what content will be covered.

College Board announces plans for full length exams, multiple test dates and formats for 2021 AP tests

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 11, 2021

Last year, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to shortened, modified AP testing schedules and formats as everyone adjusted to stay-at-home orders and restrictions on school gatherings. On Monday,...

Seniors are able to purchase caps, gowns, class jewelry graduation announcements and much more on the Jostens website.

In-person graduation is a realistic possibility for seniors

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff January 30, 2021

To say that this year was not like a High School Musical is a bit of an understatement for seniors. With classes being online and the year more than halfway over, many students feel that their last hope...

The varsity boy (left) and girls (right) cross country team do mile repeats at Willow Hills Reservoir in preparation for their first race in February.

CAL gives golf, tennis and cross country green light to compete

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff January 29, 2021

Girls golf and tennis as well as cross country athletes are marking their calendars for the highly anticipated return of high school sports. The Capital Athletic League (CAL) convened yesterday, announcing...

In addition to studying for the main SAT test, many students spent hours upon hours studying for individual subject tests, which have been discontinued as of Monday.

College Board announces elimination of essay and subject tests

Taylor White, Mirada Staff January 21, 2021

On 19 January, the College Board finalized their COVID-19 plan for testing directed at high school students.   The plan included both the SAT subject tests to no longer be given out for students to...

At the forefront of discussions surrounding patriotic education are government and civics classes which, required by the state of California for high school graduation, offer students the opportunity to learn about how governments work and their rights to participate in the government.

Patriotism in the classroom: is it under attack?

Emma Hutchinson and Katelyn Newton January 20, 2021

Though the federal government lacks the authority to control what is taught in schools, President Trump founded the 1776 Commission in hopes of promoting a patriotic and pro-American curriculum nationwide.  The...

New Technology Creates Hope for an Effective COVID Vaccine

New Technology Creates Hope for an Effective COVID Vaccine

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff December 1, 2020

Almost a full year after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, it seems like a viable vaccine may be on the horizon. Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer have developed vaccines...

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