The Californian

Is this really the start of the school year or just an extended summer with homework?

Participation has been hard to do over a virtual platform.

Nick Harvey and Isabelle Coburn

August 28, 2020

Cal High students and staff returned to school earlier this month just as they have done in previous years with one major change - school is entirely remote. After the San Ramon Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted on July 16 to start the school year remotely because of the...

Upperclassmen create a virtual peer tutoring space for Cal students

Tutors are offering one-on-one tutoring for students during after school hours.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

August 16, 2020

Coming to Cal High on Aug. 24 - a team of peer tutors looking to change how students learn for the better.  This group, known as Educore, will offer one-on-one virtual tutoring for any student who signs up through their website. “[We want] to ensure every student gets the help they need...

Anonymous Cal student posts racist comment during class on the first day of school

The beginning of the 2020-2021 remote school year has brought forth a new set of challenges that Cal staff and students alike have to face.

Angela Deanne Paloma and Ronnie Gogoi

August 14, 2020

Cal High was once again attacked by an anonymous act of racism when a student submitted a racist comment in a virtual lesson on, of all days, the first day of school. In a letter emailed to the school community Thursday afternoon, Principal Megan Keefer wrote that a student posted, “I wish...all...

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

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

Christine Oh, News Editor

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 a full remote, block schedule during Thursday night’s meeting. The unanimous 5-0 decision, live-streamed...

District’s Board of Education unanimously votes to start school year with hybrid learning

District's Board of Education unanimously votes to start school year with hybrid learning

Christine Oh, News Editor

July 14, 2020

Students will return to school on a hybrid in-person and remote learning plan on Aug. 11, the district’s Board of Education unanimously decided during its Tuesday meeting which was live-streamed on the district’s YouTube channel. The motion for hybrid learning was carried 5-0 among the five San...

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Nick Harvey

July 2, 2020

The San Ramon Police Department has officially banned the use of carotid restraints in the aftermath of nationwide protests reacting to the death of George Floyd. “Effective immediately, the San Ramon Police Department has banned the use of the carotid restraint,” wrote San Ramon police Chief...

Cal needs to go back to full time learning

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer

June 29, 2020

To say the first quarter of online learning was a disaster is an understatement.  While some blame can be put on the quick onset of the coronavirus and school districts’ lack of preparation, there is no denying that computer learning doesn’t work as a whole.  Between students’ mental...

Hybrid learning is the middle ground

Sabrina Contreras, Features Editor

June 29, 2020

One of the many things the coronavirus pandemic has taught me is this: I don’t hate school nearly as much as I led myself to believe. A week into online learning in mid-March had me missing school more than I thought was possible.  In a perfect world, I’d absolutely love to go back to school....

We should continue with online learning

Isaac Oronsky, Social Media Editor

June 29, 2020

The United States set a single-day record of new coronavirus cases reported on June 24 with 38,115.  The next day, that record was broken, with a national total of 39,327 new cases. The day after that, the record was broken yet again - this time surpassing 40,000 cases with a total of 44,702...