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

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.
Senior Nic Prescott thinks schools should wait to let students back on campus after his challenging experience with the coronavirus last month
November 10, 2020

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...

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

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.
A binding declaration must be submitted by Friday so schools can start preparing for a return to campus on Jan. 5
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...

First virtual drama show, “Help Desk”, delivers lots of laughs

During Cal High's fall drama show,
November 8, 2020

COVID-19 has stolen the spotlight from the drama kids, but even a global pandemic can’t stop Cal High’s drama department.  As they say, the show must go on. The drama program’s Theater...

Student athletes find a way to train, stay in shape during the pandemic

Student athletes have been able to work out in small groups at the Cal High field while maintaining social distancing.
November 6, 2020

While club sports are returning to action bit by bit, high school sports have been almost non-existent since March.  But despite this nearly eight-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Many Americans are leaning against getting the COVID-19 vaccine

With a COVID-19 vaccine hopefully near, many people are wondering how many people would willingly take it when it becomes available.
Conflicting information about vaccine creates skepticism among much of the population
November 6, 2020

Skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine has steadily been on the rise as concerns about the legitimacy of a vaccine have been widespread throughout the American population. The prospects of a vaccine...

Cal High ushers in a new football era

New football coach Danny Calcagno brings a plethora of coaching experience to Cal High. He coached at San Leandro High School from 1995 to 2002 and at Chabot College from 2003 to 2016.
Coach Danny Calcagno hopes to lead Grizzlies back to EBAL dominance
November 6, 2020

With the start of a new decade comes the introduction of a new coach for Cal High football. Danny Calcagno is entering his first year as the head coach for Cal’s football team, and is excited for...

Online schooling has brought out a whole different side of us

Adapting to remote learning has been a challenge for all of us, but some people have chosen to cope in unique ways...
Unfortunately, the side shouldn't always be shown on Zoom and Google Meets
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...

Traditional homecoming cancelled, but some Cal students party on

Junior Hana Snyder sent this email to Superintendent Dr. John Malloy and Cal High Principal Megan Keefer outlining her concerns about the FOCO event attended by some students on Oct. 24.
Groups of students receive harsh criticism after gathering for fake homecoming, or FOCO, festivities that didn't abide by proper health guidelines
November 2, 2020

For the past seven months, students’ Instagram feeds have been devoid of photos with large gatherings because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But on Oct. 24, photos of a large “fake homecoming,”...

Cal High students get involved in 2020 presidential election

Cal High senior Kimi Shirai drops off her ballot at the dropbox inside San Ramon City Hall. Shirai is among the many Cal students participating in this year's election by either voting or volunteering.
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. It’s been four years since the last presidential election. That means on Nov. 3, American citizens...

What it’s like voting during a pandemic

This ballot drop box in front of San Ramon City Hall can be used for voters who prefer to mail their ballots instead of standing on line.
With the coronavirus posing a threat, millions of people are sending in their ballots by mail
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. Millions of California’s voters will be voting in this most-unusual presidential election. Some...

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