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Staples students will learn asynchronously at home on Friday, April 9. This schedule change was made because teachers will be receiving their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, April 8.

Staples to have asynchronous remote day on April 9

Chelsea Strober '21, Associate Managing Editor April 4, 2021

Staples High School will have a remote day on Friday, April 9, according to an email sent out by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. The remote day is due to the large number of teacher COVID-19 vaccinations...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced the commencement of full in-person learning beginning March 25 in an effort to continue schoolwide progression to normalcy.

Staples returns to 100% in-person model effective March

Karina Murray ’22, Features Editor March 18, 2021

Staples High School will return to full in-person learning beginning March 25, according to an email sent by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on March 17.  Principal Thomas outlined the parameters...

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

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

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Staff Writer 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...

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

Staff, students learning remotely until after Thanksgiving break

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Opinions Editor 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...

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

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

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director 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,...

Changes made to Connecticut sports, CIAC delays winter start

Changes made to Connecticut sports, CIAC delays winter start

Finnegan Courtney ’23, News Editor 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

Natalie Bandura, News Editor 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...

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

COVID-19 case prompts quarantines at Long Lots Elementary School

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor 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...

Coleytown Elementary closed after staff member tested positive for Coronavirus

Coleytown Elementary closed after staff member tested positive for Coronavirus

Katie Simons ’22, News Editor September 14, 2020

Coleytown Elementary School (CES) closed down on Sept. 11 after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus just three days after opening the school to students for the first time since March The district...

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.

Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register...

Connecticut schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

Lamont closes public schools until fall

Jack Dennison '21, Broadcast Director May 6, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont officially canceled in-person classes at all Connecticut public schools until the fall. This comes as the state approaches 30,000 coronavirus cases. In a press release, Lamont expressed...

In an email April 15, Principal Thomas announced that final exams for full year and second semester classes are cancelled as a result of the distance learning model for COVID-19.

Administration cancels final exams, aims to reduce stress

Charlotte Armstrong ’21, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Final exams for the 2019-20 school year have been cancelled, Principal Stafford Thomas announced in an email on April 15.  “Due to the challenging and uncertain times we are all currently facing,...

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