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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 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...

Adrian Tomine's self portrait

Tomine started drawing comics at Rio, now he’s a best-selling graphic novelist

Jessica Sheppard, Staff writer March 12, 2021

“I had two main goals when I was in high school: to move away from Sacramento and to become a professional cartoonist,” said Adrian Tomine, a best-selling graphic novelist, New Yorker illustrator,...

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...

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,...

Seniors are able to purchase caps, gowns, class jewelry graduation announcements and much more on the Jostens website.

In-person graduation is a realistic possibility for seniors

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff January 30, 2021

To say that this year was not like a High School Musical is a bit of an understatement for seniors. With classes being online and the year more than halfway over, many students feel that their last hope...

The varsity boy (left) and girls (right) cross country team do mile repeats at Willow Hills Reservoir in preparation for their first race in February.

CAL gives golf, tennis and cross country green light to compete

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff January 29, 2021

Girls golf and tennis as well as cross country athletes are marking their calendars for the highly anticipated return of high school sports. The Capital Athletic League (CAL) convened yesterday, announcing...

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