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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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Rainier community left unsettled after announcement of closure

By Keith Dinh, Judy Ly, Karla Tran and Van Tran Staff Editors The news of Rainier’s upcoming closure has left many unanswered questions for community members. Concerns around the enrollment capacity at Tahoma; the availability of transportation; and the decision-making process remain unresolved. As a ripple effect, students’ plans are blurry.   “For me, it’s student futures that they’re playing with,”

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Tahoma community prepares to welcome Rainier after closure announcement

By Yesenia Lara, Sean Moser, Analisa Sofia Perez, Sol Perez and Christina Velez Staff Writers The days following the announcement that Summit Rainier would be closing down next school year proved to be turbulent and stress-inducing for its community. The sense of not knowing what could come next for Rainier families and faculty has created a wide sense of worry,

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Summit Public Schools needs to communicate clearly with Rainier’s community

By McKayla Castigador Opinion Columnist As a freshman at Rainier, I woke up that morning and came to school like everyone else. I heard that Rainier was closing from my peers, and I didn’t believe it. I immediately thought that they were joking, but that was far from the truth. At that point, my friends and I deeply devoted ourselves

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Rainier community feels loss after news of closure

By Deandra Han, Vu Nguyen and Adrian Pescatore Staff Writers To junior Tuong Nguyen, Summit Rainier has been her home for the past three years. As a student who has matured with the help of Rainier’s community, Nguyen had many mixed emotions regarding the announcement that would change many of Rainier students’ lives. On Nov. 15, Summit Public Schools Superintendent

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