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New online learning schedule has potential to be beneficial

New online learning schedule has potential to be beneficial

Tierney Kugel '22, Arts Editor

April 2, 2020

As new status updates about school closing come out, teachers and staff are attempting to create a productive and structured plan for distance learning. As of Mar. 25, a new online learning schedule has been released with the potential to lower stress and provide a routine for students.  This new schedule consi...

Remote learning promotes communication

Remote learning promotes communication

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Samira Saad ’21 rises out of bed at 9:00 a.m. and after a languid breakfast, she opens her laptop to Schoology. Over the next few hours, she rotates between typing up work and taking pictures of her notes. At 2:00 p.m., she retires her schoolwork and has the rest of her day open. Saad’s routi...

Board of Education eliminates April break for 2020 school year

Board of Education eliminates April break for 2020 school year

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...

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director

March 17, 2020

Westport Public Schools began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17 in order to continue teaching students while schools are closed due to COVID-19.  The district’s Distance Learning model at the high-school level requires students to complete daily assignments which are published through online platf...

Administration plans to reopen schools March 26

Administration plans to reopen schools March 26

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Westport Public Schools (WPS) are planning to reopen March 26, according to an email by Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on March 13. “During this time we will be consulting with the WWHD to evaluate COVID-19 status and its potential risk to our students and educational community,” Abbey wrote. WPS...

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