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

Campus Closure Extended; District Switches to Distance Learning

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...

Rio was supposed to host its first official Track and Field meet in March, but now all lanes of the track are off limit with the school's closure. Lacrosse games often took place on the field, too, but with the cancellation of all extracurriculars, the once called

COVID-19 Affects Student-Athletes Now and for the Future

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 26, 2020

Varsity track and cross country athlete Ross Gowan has been working for years toward a spot on a Division I collegiate team. But now, as COVID-19 has closed schools and ended the track season, the senior...

[Top to bottom] Junior Lucy Prieto, senior Alyssa Escay, senior Annalee Gorman and junior Katie Newton enjoy each other's company in a group FaceTime.

Social Media Helps Students Cope with Social Distancing

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 25, 2020

Staying connected via social platforms has become increasingly important upon news of a formal order for Sacramento County residents to remain inside except for essential activities in order to prevent...

A screenshot of the college board website informing high school students of changes within AP testing this year related to COVID-19.

College Board Announces AP Testing Changes

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 23, 2020

The College Board has offered a refund to students who are no longer interested in taking the test but after surveying 18,000 students around the country, they discovered that 91 percent of students...

An empty Rio Americano classroom as students transition to

Bored? Things to Do During The Coronavirus Shut-In

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff March 22, 2020

  Read. This may seem boring at first however once you have watched what seems like all the content on Tik Tok this idea isn’t too bad. You can go outside and escape from all the noise of the...

Atticus Cottula comes to campus in protective gear on March 17.

School Quiet on First Day of Shutdown

Nicolas Gorman, Emily Borg, and Mickey Doolittle March 16, 2020

The campus was quiet and mostly somber on Tuesday, March 17, the first day of canceled classes following the announcement the previous Friday afternoon that school would be closed until at least April...

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

School Closes to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

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...

The Stanford campus as seen from one of the main entrances.

Rio Americano Graduates Support Decisions to Close Their College Campuses over Coronavirus Concerns

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 10, 2020

Rio Americano graduates were among the thousands of students affected when Bay Area colleges canceled in-person classes this week to slow the spread of novel coronavirus. Universities–including the...

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