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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...

Rio library remains an available resource for students

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff March 2, 2021

Is your history teacher warning you about your upcoming JRP or is your english teacher requiring a book for your research essay? Well the library is open to students and you can reserve and pick up books. First...

A sample of one of the hot lunch meals available for pick-up at Rio Americano. Students receive a hot lunch for the day of pick-up and a cold breakfast for the following morning on weekdays.

New Food Closet and Low Student Turnout to Food Services

Josh Zezzo and Katelyn Newton February 28, 2021

The San Juan Food Closet has recently opened, serving families in need with one bag of non-perishable foods per month. Families can visit the Food Closet in addition to receiving free breakfast and lunch...

A yellow #talonstrong banner has been displayed on the fence at Valley Oak Park, nearby where Talon grew up and played baseball as a kid. Upon his passing, family and friends left flowers and balloons around the sign.

Remembering Talon Bonanno

Katelyn Newton and Aaron Ichel February 12, 2021

Talon Bonanno was best described as a fighter - in the words of anyone who had met him, “the strongest person I know.” The 17-year-old cancer patient, with his warm heart and unfailing sense of humor,...

After the announcement of 2021 AP test formats, students are better able to direct their studying based on what content will be covered.

College Board announces plans for full length exams, multiple test dates and formats for 2021 AP tests

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 11, 2021

Last year, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to shortened, modified AP testing schedules and formats as everyone adjusted to stay-at-home orders and restrictions on school gatherings. On Monday,...

The Rio Clubs website, new this year, allows students to view all active clubs in one place and contact officers to join.

Spring Rush Week seeks to engage students in school community

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 2, 2021

As the second semester gets into full swing and students approach the one-year mark of distance learning, Student Government is working harder than ever to make sure students, especially freshmen, feel...

LockDown Browser is just one example of software teachers can use to prevent cheating on assessments. It restricts students from being able to access any other online windows or materials on their computer while the assessment is open.

Watchful webcams designed to prevent cheating raise concerns about privacy

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff January 31, 2021

In virtual classrooms with students scattered in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms miles apart, teachers are unable to stroll up and down the aisles between desks as students demonstrate their knowledge...

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