The Californian

Board makes right call by postponing hybrid learning

December 16, 2020

Like thousands of San Ramon Valley Unified School District community members, The Californian’s editorial board has been asking the question: Why are we going back to school? Luckily for our safety...

What losing in-class school has been like for students 

Many school events have gone dark for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
All grade levels have been affected by remote learning this year
December 16, 2020

Do you remember waking up in the morning and dragging your feet to get ready for school?  What about meeting up with your friends in the hallways, listening to teachers’ long lectures, eating...

San Ramon community protests SRVUSD spending and issues with remote learning

A group of SRVUSD parents and students sat outside of the district office on June 23 to protest.
June 27, 2020

San Ramon Unified School District parents organized a sit-in protest on Tuesday in front of the district office before the Board of Education meeting to show both their opposition to management raises...

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall
A final decision is expected by mid-July
June 24, 2020

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will return to campus full-time in August if the school board has its way. The district’s Board of Education said it unanimously supports having...

Pet adoptions have increased during shelter-in-place

During quarantine, many people have been turning to their pets for entertainment and comfort.
June 8, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, something interesting has happened: animal adoption rates have increased.  This adoption boom isn’t just happening in one or two states. In nearly every state,...

Spring sports seasons cancelled due to coronavirus

Due to the cancellation of school for the rest of the semester, spring sports have been stopped mid way into the season.
Seniors miss out on final season, but underclassmen keep training to prepare for next year
May 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States in March, professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports were canceled, devastating many athletes.   This includes many...

People are turning to outdoor activities during quarantine

The Tri-Valley is home to many outdoor trails used by equestrians, pedestrians, and cyclists, such as the Pleasanton Ridge Trail.
May 24, 2020

With the shelter-in-place order set indefinitely, people are resorting to outdoor activities to keep themselves busy and active. In an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, gyms, malls,...

Seniors lose out on graduation ceremony, and so much more

Yard signs decorate the homes of many seniors, thanks to Cal High Parents through the PTSA.
School adds a memory drive to help celebrate Class of 2020
May 22, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on...

San Ramon community spreads positivity amid the pandemic

Many late March and April birthdays were held in cul-de-sacs as guests would arrive in cars to honk at the birthday person.
People get creative when trying to lift others' spirits
May 22, 2020

Since March 17, counties across the Bay Area have been on a strict shelter-in-place order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Despite being stuck indoors for the most part, people have still been...

Exchange students’ year is cut short at Cal

Marta Albertoni from Italy and Vilma Nilson from Sweden (pictured left to right) had to be sent back home after school closed on March 13.
After district closes schools, three students return home to Europe
May 22, 2020

When the San Ramon Valley Unified School District made the decision to temporarily close all schools on March 13, students prepared to stay inside, do schoolwork online, and stay safe from the coronavirus...

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