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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...

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...

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...

The return of prep sports in sight

The return of prep sports in sight

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff January 26, 2021

The Sac-Joaquin Section has granted individual leagues the ability to create their own schedule for potential sports seasons as long as their county is in the accepted color tier. If in the appropriate...

Athletes Cope with no Fall Season

Taylor White, Mirada Staff October 26, 2020

The coronavirus has sidetracked many events. One of those being, sports. Since the beginning of March in school and out of school athletes have not been able to play sports like they usually do. This means...

Racism Against Asian-Americans is Nothing New

Racism Against Asian-Americans is Nothing New

Jae Yeon Lee, Guest Writer October 14, 2020

I am not new to the racism and discrimination against Asian Americans that has originated from the coronavirus. I was born in Seoul, South Korea. My family immigrated to the United States in 2008, making...

The freshman quad remains empty, as first year students still await their first day on campus.

District Plans Approach For Return to Campus

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff September 28, 2020

San Juan schools could reopen by the end of October if the county maintains its low rate of coronavirus infections, but several factors beyond infection rates will determine if students return to campus.  The...

A screenshot of the Black Lives Matter official Twitter account.

Unmatched Use of #blacklivesmatter and The Age of Online Activism

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff September 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced citizens across the globe to spend more time at home - and consequently online - online activism has been on the rise since March. Almost overnight after the death of...

Lockers will remain empty for the first weeks of the school year, and likely the first semester. Students received their schedules for distance learning, and await the start of Zoom courses.

Teachers, Students Hope for Success With Distance Learning

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff August 8, 2020

Students arrived at campus this week, but instead of claiming a locker and finding their classrooms, they were picking up their virtual schedules and textbooks to keep at home.  Exactly five months...

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