• Placer County was moved to the Purple Tier amid growing concern for COVID-19.
  • The release of youth sports guidelines has been postponed.
  • There is no school from November 23 to November 27 due to Thanksgiving Break.

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Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: We need to abandon our Eurocentric education

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
November 20, 2020

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, many people are preparing to celebrate the holiday and give thanks to all those around them. However, one of the largest topics on my mind has been the erasure of Native...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Students should not be held to same expectations during a pandemic

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
November 13, 2020

With so many different factors affecting students during the COVID-19 pandemic, students should not be expected to meet the same standards. Many students are struggling immensely during the pandemic to...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: The course offerings for RSVL Academy need to be expanded

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
November 6, 2020

With the spring semester only two months away, students had to decide this week whether they will attend school through the Roseville Student Virtual Learning (RSVL) Academy or continue their education...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Vote Yes on Prop 15 to Help Public Schools and Community Colleges

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
October 30, 2020

With only four days until the 2020 general election, voters need to ensure that they are educated on the propositions that are on the ballot this year, especially on the ones that will help our local schools,...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Students need to have a greater voice in school boards

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
October 23, 2020

With the general election coming up on November 3, the school board election for the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) is rapidly approaching. There are three open seats on the RJUHSD...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: standardized tests should continue to not be required

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
October 16, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and many SAT and ACT tests being cancelled, colleges across the country are no longer requiring standardized test scores for college admissions. Even before the pandemic,...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: we need to destigmatize community college

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
The stereotype of community college students is detrimental for all.
October 9, 2020

As a high school student, I have experienced so many encounters in which students or adults around me have talked about going to community college instead of directly to a four year college or university...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: The issue with “Boys will be boys”

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
The common expression to boys’ behavior results in many harmful consequences.
October 2, 2020

When a young boy does something feckless or rowdy, many people respond and justify that action by saying, “Boys will be boys.” By saying this, that person is suggesting that it is okay for a boy to...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: The double standards for dress codes

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
Students are treated differently depending on what their body looks like
September 25, 2020

The first time I was dress coded was during lunch in fourth grade. My male principal believed that I showed off too much skin while I wore a Hello Kitty tank top in the sweltering California heat at the...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Students must exercise safe practices more

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
Students refusal of practicing CDC guidelines is going to harm us
September 18, 2020

For six months, I have not spent a long period of time with my friends. I have not shopped at the mall, or sat in a restaurant, or gone on vacation. The only social setting that I’ve been in has been...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Oakmont should offer a larger variety of AP and IB classes

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
September 11, 2020

With so many Oakmont students that take Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, students should be able to take a larger variety of classes that interest them and fit their...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: large groups of students should not be on-site during the fall semester

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.
September 4, 2020

The Campus Reopening Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the RJUHSD Board of Trustees, is meeting today, September 4, to discuss the current guidelines to reopen schools in the district. Some students believe...

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