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Bedford, Coleytown Middle School switches to full distance as Westport cases rise

Bedford/Coleytown Middle Schoolers were notified of the closing on Sunday, Nov. 15.
November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, Bedford/Coleytown (Westport’s temporarily combined middle school) is fully remote until Nov. 30 due to staffing shortages because teachers were quarantined.   “After the high...

Staff, students learning remotely until after Thanksgiving break

Email sent by Superintendent Dr. Thomas Scarice outlined a remote plan for the upcoming weeks.
November 14, 2020

Westport students and staff will be learning remotely until after the Thanksgiving break due to an increase in the number of staff and students quarantining. The decision comes after students were fully...

Westport COVID-19 cases rise, Westport classified as “code red”

Nov. 13 press release on westportct.gov detailing First Selectman’s Jim Marpe’s response to the “code red” classification.
November 14, 2020

Westport became a “code red” town on the COVID-19 CT data map with the weekly number of cases increasing to 53 on Nov. 12.   The rate of cases in Westport increased to 22.4 per 100,000 residents,...

Staples goes full remote for Thursday, Friday

Due to the influx in COVID-19 cases in the district, schools have been forced to go fully remote for the remainder of the week.
November 13, 2020

All Staples High School students, as well as all middle schoolers, will go fully remote for Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 due to an influx in COVID-19 cases, leading to a shortage of faculty.  In...

Staples High School coronavirus cases increase

Students who were identified as a close contact received an email on Nov 10 at around 9 pm, letting the students know they will be required to quarantine for the 14 days.
November 12, 2020

An email was sent out announcing that two more individuals at Staples High School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9. This is Staples’ fifth positive case of the year so far.    “This...

Staples confirms first COVID-19 cases

Westport families were informed of a positive COVID-19 case at Staples High School on Nov. 6. The infected person was in quarantine and did not have any close contacts at school.
November 10, 2020

Staples High School confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9. These are the first cases at Staples during the 2020-21 school year.  “This afternoon I was made aware of an...

Changes made to Connecticut sports, CIAC delays winter start

Changes made to Connecticut sports, CIAC delays winter start
November 10, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced multiple changes to the original state plan for high schools sports, predominantly for winter ones, canceling sports deemed “high risk” during a press briefing...

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1
November 10, 2020

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Westport schools

Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Westport schools
November 5, 2020

Over the last several days, multiple positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Kings Highway Elementary School, Bedford Middle School and most recently in Coleytown Elementary School, which has had...

COVID-19 case prompts quarantines at Long Lots Elementary School

Impacted by a positive COVID-19 test, Long Lots Elementary School now has multiple members of its community quarantined
October 2, 2020

Long Lots Elementary School (LLS) was revealed to have a positive COVID-19 case late on Sept. 28. The person, whose identity cannot be revealed due to privacy protections, is currently quarantined at home...

Threatening political messages posted in downtown Westport cause fear among residents

October 1, 2020

Violent and threatening posters spreading political messages were placed in downtown Westport by an unknown person or group of people this weekend. Posted outside of Pink Sumo, and taped to  parking...

Fairfield Ludlowe High School closes down within month of opening

Fairfield Ludlowe closed down due to the coronavirus
September 28, 2020

Fairfield Ludlowe High School closed on Thursday for the remainder of the week after five students tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Mike Cummings stated that the school closed down after...

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