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New Survey and Information for Graduation

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff April 21, 2021

Seniors should fill out a survey by May 7 listing the names of the guests they plan to invite to their graduation. Students who do not respond to the survey will not be allowed to attend their graduation. The...

Rubin's handmade beeswax sandwich pouches are a great alternative to plastic bags.

Tackling Plastic Pollution one Step at a Time

Tillie Rubin, Guest Writer April 16, 2021

I picked up a lot of plastic as part of my community service hours for the Civitas program at Rio Americano High School. So, I decided to do some research about our environment, make some small, but important...

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 speech opportunities now available

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff April 13, 2021

Seniors interested in addressing their classmates one final time at graduation on June 3 should start preparing now: it’s time for graduation speeches. Students interested in delivering one of the...

PTSA offers a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff April 13, 2021

There’s good news for seniors hoping to gain more money for college: the PTSA is offering a $500 scholarship to eight graduating seniors. To qualify for this scholarship, students or their guardians...

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...

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.

District, state plans to get students back on campus by April

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 9, 2021

After a year of distance learning, high school students in San Juan Unified School District could return to campus by spring break. The district announced a shorter delay once Sacramento County reaches...

Lindsey Marr is a Rio graduate and an engineering professor at VT with expertise in airborne transmission of viruses, air quality, nanotechnology.

Rio grad Linsey Marr explains the science of virus spread to TV news viewers nationwide

Ajeeth Iyer, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

More than half a million deaths later, Dr. Linsey Marr is still in front of her computer, answering questions about COVID-19 for yet another media interview. Since the start of the pandemic, Dr. Marr has...

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