The Californian

Students need a break from the stress of online school.

A mental health day is definitely needed for students

Asiyah Ally, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Mental health. I either just intrigued you, bored you, or scared you off. Mental health seems to be a touchy subject that everyone is talking about lately, especially those involved with high school students.  Many...

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...

Classes online have given students plenty of opportunities to multitask.

Multitasking, but online school edition

From dentist appointments to honing culinary skills, students are finding other activities to keep them busy during class
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Buzz, buzz. You hear the revolting noise of your alarm clock. The snooze button has never looked prettier, but you can’t miss school. Right? Considering the circumstances of the world, everything...

Cal High choir students performed virtually on Sunday at the Celebration of Christmas performance.

Remote learning affects arts and other hands-on classes

Student musicians, artists and interns struggle to get similar experience from online classes
Numa Patel, Guest Writer December 18, 2020

Choir. Band. Ceramics. How do these hands-on classes work in an online format?  Classes such as English and math are arguably easier to transition to remote learning, but this is not the case for...

Many school events have gone dark for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What losing in-class school has been like for students 

All grade levels have been affected by remote learning this year
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer 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 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...

Adapting to remote learning has been a challenge for all of us, but some people have chosen to cope in unique ways...

Online schooling has brought out a whole different side of us

Unfortunately, the side shouldn't always be shown on Zoom and Google Meets
Jaida Baker, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Google Meet and Zoom recently faced some new security features from the district to keep unwarranted that happened earlier in the year out of classes. Those changes may be working, but they’re not...

Remember when PE was interactive and with other students? Now during remote learning, elementary school students like Maxwell Gerbracht get to shoot hoops by themselves while their teachers watch through a computer screen. High schoolers watch video workouts through the PLT4M fitness app and perform exercises.

How exactly do I run a mile inside my house?

P.E. students and staff are adapting to physical education through a screen
Jaida Baker, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

PE is looking quite different this year with all courses being online.  The switch to virtual PE became official in July after the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted...

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