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Staples will transition to a  75% in-person hybrid model beginning on March 1, despite teachers yet receiving vaccinations. While teachers, staff and child care personnel are set to be vaccinated throughout March as per Governor Ned Lamont's updated vaccine distribution plan, the uncertainty of the time table incites concerns among staff and students.

Staples moves to 75% capacity hybrid model; elementary, middle schools open fully in-person

A 75% capacity hybrid model, in which students are divided among four cohorts with three in person at a time, will be implemented at Staples starting March 1. Under this model, hybrid learners will attend...

The new schedule provided by the school depicting the days in which each cohort goes into school in the month of March.

Staples switches to 75% hybrid model starting March 1

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Principal Stafford Thomas sent an email to the student body Friday afternoon detailing that Staples High School students will be returning to school at 75% capacity starting March first.  The email...

Full return to school ideal, provides better education

Full return to school ideal, provides better education

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor February 11, 2021

As I groggily walk into Staples on Friday morning, navigating the one-way hallways to get to my first period class, I’m disappointed, but not surprised, to see only a few students in the classroom. The...

The Westport school district has debated the most effective and safe way to handle the COVID-19 pandemic since March, when schools first closed in order to protect students and staff.

Delayed reopening of Staples detrimental, requires reevaluation

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor October 25, 2020

As I approach the sixth hour of my day spent staring at a computer screen, my eyes glaze over as I’m overcome with a wave of fatigue. I struggle to pay attention to the fourth bobbing head of a teacher...

Students are learning through a hybrid method this year. Last names a-k will go into school Monday and Tuesday and last names l-z will go into Thursday and Friday. The rest of the days are remote leaning and Wednesday is a half day where everyone is remote so the building can be cleaned between cohorts.

Remote vs in-person learning: which do students prefer?

Emma Dantas ’21 and Carly Kaplowitz ’21, Staff Writer and Associate Managing Editor October 21, 2020

Carly Kaplowitz · Remote Vs. In School

Students compare this years online school to last years: which is more effective

Samantha Felner '22 and Betti Kobak '22 October 13, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/samantha-felner/students-compare-this-years-online-school-to-last-years-which-is-more-effective

Emma Dantas ’21 and Carly Kaplowitz ’21 October 13, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/carly-kaplowitz/remote-vs-in-school-2

Students embrace hybrid schedule as school year begins

https://soundcloud.com/anastasia-thumser/hybrid-podcast-edited

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