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Rio to add tutorial period during school day

Isa Searle, Mirada Staff June 8, 2021

Rio Americano teachers have voted to add a 30 minute period within the school day to address learning loss from Covid-19. The additional period will be created by shortening existing periods by five-six...

Rio Seniors get in-person graduation

June 4, 2021

The class of 2021 received their diplomas in person at an outdoor ceremony, on campus last night. The 460 members of the graduating class sat socially distanced on the JV baseball field during the warm...

Robotics teacher Matt Cole is among the departing staff featured in a special segment on Rio TV.

Rio TV Profiles Departing Educators

Mirada Staff May 26, 2021

At the end of the semster, several longtime members of the Rio Americano faculty will depart, some heading into retirement enticed by the districts buy-out offer, others moving on to new jobs. Rio TV...

Cliff Kelly will leave his position as a vice principal at Casa Roble to become the principal of Rio Americano

Cliff Kelly to take over as principal

Isa Searle, Mirada Staff Writer May 24, 2021
"(My goal is) ensuring that it’s a safe environment and an inclusive environment for everyone so that everyone feels like Rio is a place for them and a place that supports them in whatever their interests may be." New Principal Cliff Kelly
A student photographed the Nazi flag amid other historical German flags.

Teacher suspended for displaying Nazi flag in classroom

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 19, 2021

In response to the display of a Nazi flag in their classroom, a Rio Americano teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation into the matter. After students...

Rick Singer boasted he could get students into top-ranked college through the side door--a system that depended on bribes and lies about students' athletic ability.

Rick Singer, mastermind of the college admissions scandal, started at Rio

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff May 15, 2021

Rick Singer, the disgraced independent college counselor at the heart of the nation’s biggest admissions bribery scandal and subject of the new Netflix documentary "Operation Varsity Blues," began his...

Senior Luka Price volunteers at a vaccine clinic.

Vaccines Offered to Students 12 and Older

Sam Thompson, Mirada Staff May 14, 2021

Starting on May 19th, children who are 12 years old or older will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination through the San Juan Unified district. Students, families and staff are all encouraged to receive...

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...

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