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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.

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 how PE should look during remote learning, assistant principal Jeffrey Osborn said.  With...

San Ramon Valley High senior organizes protest at district office

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.

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 School District office on Monday to call for a return to in-person schooling as soon as possible. If the pro...

District rethinks recording virtual classes

Despite some benefits of recording virtual classes, teachers are not allowed to do this because it violates the California State Education Code.

Andrew Ma, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

After a week of allowing teachers to record online classes to monitor their students, the district backpedaled and announced that this practice is no longer permitted because of legal issues. In the wake of the racist incidents that occurred at Cal High on the first two days of school, the San Ramon...

Clubs go virtual

Clubs posted flyers online to attract students during the school's first virtual Club Faire on Sept. 23.

Daphne So, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Club Faire is usually a lunchtime event filled with yelling, bright posters, and clubs rallying potential members.  This chaotic atmosphere has come to be expected every September when students are trying to promote their clubs and get others to join them. This year, Club Faire was replaced by...

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

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.

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 night, it’s important to closely scrutinize trustees’ decision-making process on this issue when...

CON: Remote learning is a real drag

It's difficult for students to stay motivated and pay attention during remote learning, especially since teachers have no idea what's going on behind students' screens.

Jett Gold, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

When COVID-19 made on-campus learning unfeasible, the idea of remote learning was brought up as a solution - a solution that the district has continued to use up to the present day. Remote learning does have its benefits, but the cons strongly outweigh the pros. The negatives include a sedentary lifestyle,...

PRO: There are benefits to online learning

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

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 point of controversy among students, parents, and teachers, who have a wide range of opinions about...

Each class has its own bone to pick with the pandemic

Each class has its own bone to pick with the pandemic

Tyler Lunn, Asiyah Ally, Ridhi Goyal, and Eli Mayerson

September 25, 2020

After the 2020-21 school year started online, there have been many perks exclusive to the high school experience that freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are now missing out on.

Seniors are facing their final year of high school in quarantine

Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

The graduating Class of 2021 has been put in a unique situation to say the least. Seniors at Cal High, and around the country, have been forced to contend with not only college applications and their last year in high school, but also a global pandemic. COVID-19 has turned this final year for many...

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