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Hybrid students who returned to campus this week found they're spaced about six feet from their classmates.

Reflecting of my first days back

Californian editor in chief joins nearly 500 other Cal High hybrid students back on campus, but notices some safety protocols are not being followed as expected
Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

Being on campus for the past two days felt like a fever dream—it didn’t feel real, but also oddly normal at the same time. It also felt incredibly heartwarming and I could tell that teachers were...

Cal teachers express concern about district reopening campuses

Teachers express need for better communication with district
Nima Pendar, Co Photography Editor February 5, 2021

Many Cal High teachers have been concerned that the district is reopening too early and feel as though their thoughts are not being heard nor taken into consideration. “I do not think the district...

Students have been learning in front of their computers since campuses closed in mid-March of 2020.

Voices who truly need to be heard about in-person learning are being drowned out

Staff Editorial February 3, 2021

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is not ready to reopen schools for full hybrid learning under our current situation. But this topic - as with most that concern the district - should be open...

San Ramon Valley High senior Nic Prescott tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 19 and has since created the Compassionate Reopening petition, which calls for the reopening of San Ramon Valley Unified School District campuses only when the district can ensure the safety of everyone.

SRV student who had COVID-19 petitions district to delay reopening

Senior Nic Prescott thinks schools should wait to let students back on campus after his challenging experience with the coronavirus last month

Feeling nothing out of the ordinary on Oct. 17, San Ramon Valley senior Nicolas Prescott went about his normal routine by going to work and grabbing a bite to eat.  In the early morning hours of...

In a letter emailed to Cal High parents on Monday, Principal Megan Keefer included visuals of what a hybrid learning model would look like on campus.

District gives students choice to stay remote or switch to hybrid learning

A binding declaration must be submitted by Friday so schools can start preparing for a return to campus on Jan. 5
Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

We are currently conducting an anonymous survey for students and teachers alike to collect opinions on the reopening of Cal in the next semester. Click here to access the survey. To go hybrid or to stay...

Life’s been hard during the pandemic, especially on teens in affluent communities.

No more COVID restrictions for teens!

What do scientists know anyway? Students know what they're doing
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Have you ever just found yourself sitting inside your pretty nice house in San Ramon holding your nice, new iPhone and being bored all day because of the coronavirus pandemic? Are you sitting around...

A protest against remote learning was originally organized for Monday at the San Ramon Valley High School campus, but it has been moved to the district office at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.

San Ramon Valley High senior organizes protest at district office

In retaliation to the continuation with online learning, students have arranged a protest to take place on Monday and possibly through the week
Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2020

Doak Walker will not be attending school on Monday. In fact, the San Ramon Valley High senior hopes to miss the entire week of school. Walker has organized a sit-in protest at the San Ramon Unified...

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education originally recommended students return to campus in August under a hybrid model, but then it was forced to reverse course and keep students away from campuses. The board is now reviewing the best way for students to return to campus later this school year.

School board needs to get campus reopening right this time after the disaster of last summer’s decision-making process

Staff Editorial September 28, 2020

With the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education scheduled to further explore how to safely reopen school campuses for more than 32,000 students and 3,500 employees beginning Tuesday...

One of the main benefits of remote learning is students can actually sleep in.

PRO: There are benefits to online learning

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

What students originally saw as an extra week of spring break last March turned into the San Ramon Valley Unified School District starting the school year completely online. This decision has been a big...

School board trustees change their minds - students to return fully remote

School board trustees change their minds – students to return fully remote

After concerns from parents and students, district decides distance learning is safest option for students and staff when school starts Aug. 11
Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief July 16, 2020

Two days after deciding to send students back to school on a hybrid learning model, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education reversed course and revised its plan for reopening to...

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