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SRVUSD primary students return to school for hybrid learning.

SRVUSD resumes hybrid learning for primary students

On Feb. 17, third through fifth graders, as well as students in special day classes (SDC) in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) are set to resume in-person hybrid learning, joining students...

A gloved hand holds a dosage of COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe needle with a green checkmark to the left of the hand.

Three people who want the COVID-19 vaccine voice their opinions

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On Dec. 11, 2020, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, it has been a topic that many people have talked about, with some people voicing their opinions....

USDA’s Free Grab and Go meals allow students to access nutritional food and meals.

USDA provides waivers for free school lunches: A victory for food equity

Owen Spargo, Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, and Hannah Wang February 12, 2021

Since President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunches Act in 1946, activists and child nutritionists alike have pushed for the government to bolster food services in an attempt to allow students...

Dougherty Valley sports cancelled until further notice

Dougherty Valley sports cancelled until further notice

Alina Mohammadian, Staff Writter January 28, 2021

As the second wave of COVID-19 hits, Dougherty Valley sports are cancelled to accommodate serious state safety protocols to keep athletes safe. Winter has begun and so has the second spike in coronavirus...

Due to COVID-19, SAT testing sites have been forced to cancel tens of thousands of tests, sparking discussions about the future of standardized tests in the college admissions process.

SAT cancellations raise questions about the future of standardized testing

Aditya Arora and Mason Fang January 20, 2021

Update: The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that it will no longer be offering the SAT subject tests or optional essays in order to “simplify demands on students.”   After the COVID-19...

Celebrating the holiday cheer becomes even more important during the pandemic.

Fun things to do during the Holiday Season!

Shereen Ahmed, Ariel Wang, and Helen Kang December 25, 2020

It is officially that time of the year! During the holiday season, many gather around with friends to take pictures in front of a tree, to go Christmas caroling, to exchange gifts, or to invite loved ones...

Due to the second lockdown, gyms were required to move business outdoors, resulting in more difficulties.

Contra Costa County’s second lockdown may threaten small businesses

Leanne Park, Staff Writer December 20, 2020

On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, Contra Costa County began their second lockdown which will last till Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The new lockdown brings a sense of déjà vu - there are mask mandates in every corner,...

Many non-essential businesses were told to close because of a new Stay at home order.

Regional stay at home orders to take place in Contra Costa County for three weeks

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager December 6, 2020

Starting on Sunday night, December 6, Contra Costa County will instate a shelter in place order similar to the one in March. On Friday, Governor Newsom had announced that all areas besides retail and...

DVHS clubs struggle during COVID-19

Grace Yang and Jennifer Sheng December 4, 2020

DVHS club members have adapted to new ways of running their clubs during shelter-in-place, but are struggling to pursue their agendas while following COVID-19 regulations.  By Nov. 2019, most DVHS...

Entertainment businesses forced to shut down due to COVID-19 are eager to open.

Entertainment businesses face COVID-19 impacts

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager December 4, 2020

Update as of Nov. 13: As COVID cases are rising, Contra Costa County is now back to the red tier which means a limited amount of businesses will be allowed to open. On Friday, Nov. 13, businesses, including...

SRVUSD has released a new hybrid plan to start next semester in conjunction with virtual learning.

SRVUSD: Hybrid learning set to begin in January

Note: As of Nov. 17, Contra Costa has moved to the purple tier in regards to COVID cases. However, per an SRVUSD press release dated Nov. 16, “SRVUSD’s plan to reopen schools is not being impacted”...

Some important COVID statistics from Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County falls into purple tier; school reopening plans unaffected

Sneha Cheenath and Daniela Wise-Rojas November 17, 2020

Contra Costa County moved into the most restrictive purple tier, or “widespread” COVID risk, effective Nov. 17, from the red tier, or “severe” risk tier - a development county officials predicted...

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