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Principals plan for post-Thanksgiving schedule

December 11, 2020

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Westport Public Schools make correct call after transitioning to a temporary fully remote schedule

Westport’s public high school and middle schools recently transitioned to a fully remote learning schedule. The schools are expected to return back to a hybrid model after Thanksgiving break.
December 3, 2020

The Westport Public Schools (WPS) have now returned again to the hybrid schedule after they were previously online full time for two weeks. The school system made the correct decision after calling the...

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments
October 13, 2020

It can always be a challenge to ensure students uphold the honor code as they take tests. This year, as half of the student body is working online at any given time, it has become increasingly difficult...

Issues with 80-minute periods need to be addressed

October 2, 2020

With the start of a new school year, we all knew things would be different from how they used to be. One of the major changes that has been implemented are the 80-minute class periods, and while there...

Staples leaves students unprepared for next academic year

May 17, 2020

This year, students, staff, parents and teachers alike have gone through an unprecedented time, so it’s not a surprise that our education has been altered as a result. What is a surprise, however,...

Google meet etiquette lacks serious participation

Students continuously sleep in their beds during class calls.
May 11, 2020

I have always struggled with the aspect of waking up early for school. I tend to be late for class, however, with the new schedule rotation, I am able to manage waking up in time to get ready for online...

Online learning places unnecessary strain on student mental health

Students face long hours of school work to complete assignments on time, some times having to do more than four classes a day to reach the due date in time.
May 3, 2020

As Staples students and staff transitioned fully into online classes and schoolwork, we were sent a newsletter. The new A/B day schedule was implemented to help us balance our work between two days instead...

New online learning schedule has potential to be beneficial

The new online learning schedule consists of two alternating days, an A day and a B day. Both days begin at 8:30 and end at 12:15.
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...

Remote learning promotes communication

For Distance Learning, teachers depend on online platforms to communicate with students. Teachers use Khan Academy, a resource for educational videos, to assign schoolwork. Google Classroom, Schoology and Google Hangout are other popular platforms.
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...

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