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It is important to try to refrain from travelling during the pandemic to reduce surges in COVID-19. However, if people choose to travel during February break, Governor Lamont’s guidelines attempt to ensure utmost safety on and after a trip.

Post-December break COVID surge warrants more urgent February break protocols

Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director May 27, 2021

From December 8-22, three Staples students reported positive COVID-19 cases to the administration. From Jan. 3-17, 17 positive cases were reported*.  Students traveling and spending non-socially-distanced...

Students should be allowed to attend classes virtually two weeks before and after school vacations and be marked as APO excused.

New APO policy should have been implemented two weeks after February break

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

As I entered my first-period class on the day we returned from February break, I was shocked to see the majority of my peers in-person. This was the opposite outcome of Thanksgiving and winter break, during...

Travelers in EGE airport in Colorado stay six feet apart from others while waiting in security lines.

COVID-19 impacts students’ February break plans

Karlie Saed '23, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

While COVID-19 vaccinations are becoming more widely available, February break plans were still impacted. However, Staples students found their own ways to keep themselves busy while staying safe during...

It is important to try to refrain from travelling during the pandemic to reduce surges in COVID-19. However, if people choose to travel during February break, Governor Lamont’s guidelines attempt to ensure utmost safety on and after a trip.

Post-December break COVID surge warrants more urgent February break protocols

Chloe Murray '22, Paper Opinions Editor February 12, 2021

From December 8-22, three Staples students reported positive COVID-19 cases to the administration. From Jan. 3-17, 17 positive cases were reported*.  Students traveling and spending non-socially-distanced...

B3 teams make lasting friendships through their week long trip, constantly strengthening their relationships with one another on and off the worksites.

B3 trip forms lasting relationships through philanthropic community service

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

While February break brings a time for exotic vacation, time to spend with the ones you love or time to grow individually as a person, for Builders Beyond Borders (B3) participants, it combines all three....

For Westport students, Feb. break will take place the week of Feb. 17, and will last for a total of seven days. This break is considered to be a “no homework” break, where teachers are not advised to assign their classes with homework over the seven day break.

There’s never too much of a break: Schools must preserve Feb. break

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

February break provides the much-needed time away from midterms and SAT preps. Some consider this week paradise because it gives students a vacation from the most stressful time of the year. However, in...

Preservation of February break pleases students

Preservation of February break pleases students

March 1, 2017

Francesca Truitt ’17 The Connecticut state Board of Education approved a bill in January 2016 that requires all schools in each region to follow a uniform school calendar, allowing each town district...

February break returns despite state schedule

February break returns despite state schedule

Sophie Call, Staff writer March 30, 2016

On March 28, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) voted to keep February break in place for another two years. Until yesterday, the district had been told that this year’s break would be the last, due...

Feb. break, it was nice knowing you

Feb. break, it was nice knowing you

Alexa DiLuca, Staff Writer March 30, 2015

Word is that there is no more long Feb. break for the current sophomores and freshman. You heard me right. Staples’s beloved week off, in between the holiday break and spring break, will be gone starting...

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