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Board of Education eliminates April break for 2020 school year

The Board of Education voted to cancel April vacation for the 2019-20 school year. Students will continue doing online lessons through the district Distance Learning model on April 6 through April 9. There will be no virtual teaching on Good Friday, April 10.

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director 

March 25, 2020

The Board of Education voted to cancel four days of the Westport Public School spring recess during a special meeting held virtually via Zoom on March 23. The vote was unanimous with member Vik Muktavaram abstaining.    April 6 through April 9—which students originally had off from school—w...

Closure sprouts questions over make-up days

Closure sprouts questions over make-up days

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

The Westport Public School administration clarified scheduling plans in an email to parents on Wednesday March 11.  This follows Westport Public Schools’ indefinite closure as concerns surge over the COVID-19 pandemic. “[I]f districts were to decide to close schools for up to two weeks, they would...

Students find ways to spend April Break close to home

Students find ways to spend April Break close to home

Will Dumke, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Typically when it comes to vacations, everyone tries to get as far away from home as possible. From Dominican Republic to Thailand, there are unlimited destinations for students to free themselves from Westport, but some of the most fun and valuable vacations can be had right here. There is a trend...

Snow days break up spring break

Snow days break up spring break

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Westport Public Schools have had six school cancellations this year, which is one day over the allotted five. As a result, April Break could potentially be reduced by a weekend and that first Monday, making the vacation six days long instead of nine. The general response from students toward this a...

Sixth snow day puts April break in jeopardy

Sixth snow day puts April break in jeopardy

Claudia Chen and Sophia Hampton

February 14, 2014

After heavy snowfall and sleet left Westport’s roads icy and treacherous on Friday, Feb 14, the school district closed for the sixth time this year. This snow day extended February break by one day; however, it will do just the opposite to April break. The policy is outlined in the Staples Student Handbo...

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