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Record-breaking temperatures cause the largest fires in California state history

Smoke from the Creek Fire obstructed views from inside Yosemite National Park and interfered with visitors' hiking and camping. As of Sept. 9, all 18 national forests in California are closed.

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff

September 11, 2020

As California faces yet another year of heat waves and record-breaking temperatures, firefighters throughout the state are struggling to contain the 22 fires which have burned over 2 million acres. These wildfires, accompanied by extreme temperatures and a shortage of firefighters, broke the reco...

Yearbook Delayed

Yearbook editors Liz Gore, Riley Stoddard and Justine Waters proof the cover for this year's Tesoro.

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff

May 25, 2020

Delivery of the 2020 Rio Americano yearbook has been delayed until August because of state-mandated restrictions at the printing plant aimed at protecting workers from Covid-19. Yearbook adviser Michael Mahoney said the news was disappointing but understandable.  “The yearbook staff worked re...

Calif. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Says Campuses Will Not Reopen This School Year

Having to continue learning at home, students attempt to transform their bedrooms into classrooms.

Nicolas Gorman, Emily Borg, and Mickey Doolittle

April 1, 2020

“We are in unprecedented times, and it’s hard to tell what the future holds as we are all doing our best to flatten the curve.” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

Campus closure extended; district switches to distance learning

Rio Americano staff sanitize and distribute computers to prepare for newly rolled out

Emily Borg, Annalee Gorman, and Allison Meier

April 1, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Juan Unified Schools District has extended campus closures at least through May 1 and will begin online instruction on April 13.   The district has been working to adopt a new style of instruction, called “Distance Learning,” that will allow students ...

School Closes to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

Rio Americano students celebrated school closing after the final bell on Friday, March 13.

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff

March 13, 2020

Rio Americano and the rest of the San Juan district is closing at least through the end of spring break in order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.  As part of a coordinated effort, all public school districts in Sacramento, El Dorado and Yolo counties are closing schools starting after today. Over 400,000 students will be effected by the closures that a...

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