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Union leaders and Denali students reflect on SPS reopening policies

By Keith Dinh and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Summit Denali reopened for in-person classes on April 1, following negotiations between the teachers’ union and the administration. The negotiations concluded on March 29 with the teachers being allowed to return voluntarily.  In March, students were given the option to return to in-person classes. Those who chose to go back remain in

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Shasta athletes left restless during Covid-19 pandemic

By Sarah Rusali Staff Writer The recent pandemic has not only affected schools’ learning platform and how we view education but also school athletes. At the beginning of March 2020, sports were canceled throughout the country. Training and events were put on hold and athletes were told to go home. Money that was spent on these programs for things like

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Summit Public Schools has not decided what to do with Rainier’s estimated $500,000 in savings

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson and Judy Ly Editors-in-Chief In a Q&A meeting, following the announcement that Rainier would close, community members advocated to use Rainier’s remaining reserves towards transportation support for students who wanted to transfer to Tahoma, in south San Jose.     A community member asked where Rainier’s financial reserve was going. In response, SPS Chief of Staff Kelly Garcia said

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Tahoma prepares for a large number of Rainier transfers next fall

By Kyle Fujisaka and Judy Ly  Staff Editors As students finish their school year online, Rainier students count down the days before their school closes permanently. Last fall, SPS administration announced Rainier will permanently close on the last day of school, leaving 244 of the 313 students displaced. 133 of those students plan to enroll at the nearest Summit Public

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Rainier students reflect back on memories made

By Deandra Han and Jennifer Rico Staff Editors Summit Rainier is set to close this upcoming summer. With its closure nearing, students and staff are feeling many emotions. Students will have to move schools and continue without their friends, mentor and mentor groups. Meanwhile, Rainier staff has to look for new jobs and potentially move to receive different opportunities.  To

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Rainier faculty team reminisces on favorite memories and gives farewell messages to the community

By Keith Dinh  Rainier Editor-in-Chief  After nine years of service to the community and its students, Rainier will be closing at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Nearing the end of the year, the Rainier faculty team prepares for their departure by reminiscing on their favorite stories, memories, and messages to the Rainier community.  In 2011, Summit Public Schools

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BREAKING NEWS: School closure impacts Tahoma community as it prepares for virtual school

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Max Taniguchi King and Polina Runova Staff Editors It has been announced that all Santa Clara County schools including Summit Public School: Tahoma will be closed starting Monday, March 16. Beginning Tuesday, students at Summit Tahoma are going to attend virtual school as the community deals with COVID-19.  Tahoma Executive Director Jonathan Stewart has already been preparing

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Summit Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously vote to close Rainier

By Ellen Hu and Judy Ly Editor-in-Chiefs Yesterday, Summit Public School (SPS) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution to close Rainier, a school site located in East Side San Jose. This decision marks the first school Summit Public Schools has ever closed.  On Jan. 16, 2020, the special board meeting took place at SPS headquarters in Redwood City. The

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Tahoma’s community reflects on what Rainier’s closure means for their future

By Kainoa Garo, Jae-Lyn Miranda, Henry Pierce and Ian Vu  Staff Writers A month after the news of Summit Public School: Rainier’s closure, confusion continues to circle San Jose’s Summit communities. With the announcement of Rainier merging with Summit Public Schools: Tahoma and KIPP Nagivate’s departure from the campus, students still have unanswered questions about what is to come in

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BREAKING NEWS: Community members seek answers during board meetings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated on Dec. 13 to include a link to the livestream of the ESUHSD Board Meeting. By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Judy Ly, and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Numerous community members prepared to attend today’s Summit Public Schools board meeting to discuss the closure of Summit Rainier but faced a surprise. Upon entering Home Office, where the

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