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The beloved baby turtle Squirt featured in Finding Nemo can make just about anyone smile, even in these hard times. Photo provided by Allison Meier.

Crafting in Quarantine

Allison Meier, Mirada Staff April 30, 2020

Instead of sitting in bed and being on a phone, students have found themselves reliving their favorite childhood memories by leaning towards arts and crafts to keep them busy. Whether that is painting,...

Normally without a parking space to spare, the Rio parking lot has been without the bustle of students for a year. Return is in sight, however, as infection rates decline.

Students ‘Robbed’ of Senior Year

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff April 29, 2020

  Current seniors will remember their last year of high school forever—but not because of senior ball or the graduation ceremony. With school closing in March, many seniors were shocked to learn...

While the switch to distanced learning poses challenges for some, others demand grades for their work throughout the semester. The district's decision has sparked conflicting opinions: those supporting the default credit/no credit and those supporting the right to petition for letter grades.

Students, Staff Debate on Grading Policy for the Spring Term

Katelyn Newton and Jada Bailey April 28, 2020

Reversing its previous policy of offering only credit/no credit grades for the spring semester, the San Juan Unified School District will now allow students to petition for grades. Students and parents...

Rio TV -- April 24 2020

Rio TV — April 24 2020

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor April 24, 2020 Questions/Comments? Email Rio TV

Adam Bearson, English and Video Production teacher at Rio Americano

Teacher Shares His Concerns

Adam Bearson, Guest Writer April 21, 2020

Some people believe that I should focus on the Teacher’s Union’s decision to change the grading policy. These people believe that I should direct my “anger” at the union for putting teachers and...

Plant Closure Not Expected to Affect Yearbook Delivery

Plant Closure Not Expected to Affect Yearbook Delivery

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff April 18, 2020

The yearbook staff completed work on the 2020 Tesoro earlier this week, but printing of the book won't begin until April 27--at the earliest. The Herff Jones printing plant in Kansas closed on March...

SJUSD To Allow Letter Grades

SJUSD To Allow Letter Grades

Nicolas Gorman and Emily Borg April 18, 2020

Aligning itself with other area school districts, the San Juan district changed its grade policy Friday to allow students to receive letter grades. Previously, the district had announced that as classes...

Rio TV -- April 17 2020

Rio TV — April 17 2020

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor April 17, 2020   Questions/Comments? Email Rio TV

The UC Santa Cruz athletics and gym building In March 2019

University of California Joins Other Colleges in Adjusting Admission Requirements Due to Coronavirus

Katie Newton, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

Online AP tests. No spring ACT or SATs. Pass or fail classes. Distanced learning. The class of 2021 is facing new challenges as they prepare for college applications next fall. The changes in response...

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Senior makes masks to help community

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff April 2, 2020

While students are stuck at home under the shelter-in-place order, many find the news about the increasing severity of the novel coronavirus depressing, and many who are in self-quarantine at home miss...

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

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

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
During the

Teacher Hangout In C-15

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor April 1, 2020


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