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Student’s violation of 14 day quarantine proves harmful to community

The wait to get a COVID-19 test is extremely long and unpleasant for students; however, it is necessary in order to allow them to return back to in-school learning.
January 19, 2021

With the second wave of COVID-19 taking the U.S. by storm, more people are being exposed to the virus than ever before. Yet, some students have relaxed their personal safety precautions.  It is difficult...

Fantasy football connects friends during quarantine

December 23, 2020

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Increase in COVID-19 cases forces many students to quarantine unnecessarily

19 kids and staff as of Dec 14 are currently quarantining under the new policy as opposed to 240 on Nov. 24.
December 15, 2020

In the past, one positive COVID-19 case would quarantine an entire class and the classroom teacher for 14 days. It mattered not if everyone had maintained six feet of distance and were masked. This was...

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.
December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

Staples goes full remote for Thursday, Friday

Due to the influx in COVID-19 cases in the district, schools have been forced to go fully remote for the remainder of the week.
November 13, 2020

All Staples High School students, as well as all middle schoolers, will go fully remote for Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 due to an influx in COVID-19 cases, leading to a shortage of faculty.  In...

Staples High School coronavirus cases increase

Students who were identified as a close contact received an email on Nov 10 at around 9 pm, letting the students know they will be required to quarantine for the 14 days.
November 12, 2020

An email was sent out announcing that two more individuals at Staples High School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9. This is Staples’ fifth positive case of the year so far.    “This...

Phase 3 of reopenings launched as COVID-19 rates increase among youth

With the new Connecticut Phase Three plan in place, Arezzo restaurant-goers are now free to eat outside with no maximum capacity and inside up to 75% capacity.
October 23, 2020

Phase 3 of statewide reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic was implemented on Oct. 8 as the next step in the four-phase plan for reopening designed by Governor Lamont and his administration. The new,...

Students adapt to a COVID summer

Linnea Jagenberg ’21 and her sister, Bella Jagenberg ’19, launched their own clothing company, Ava & Gray, in efforts to make a line of affordable and unique graphics that reflected their personal styles. The sisters lauched the business during quarantine and have been working on it ever since.
September 8, 2020

For most, summer consisted of socially distant trips to Compo beach, masked excursions to local shops and small outdoor get-togethers. Students nationwide were forced to cancel previously established summer...

How to be creative during quarantine

Playing with your dogs is one of many ways to stay busy at home.
May 18, 2020

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Students launch, grow small businesses during self-quarantine

From reselling clothes to bleaching sweatshirts, to creating jewelry to designing string art, some students have used the extra time during self-quarantine to establish their own small businesses. Photos contributed by Sydelle Bernstein ’22 (top), Skylar Newman ’23 (bottom) and Sydney Newman ’21.
May 18, 2020

From tired, bored and disconnected to energetic, grateful and hopeful, months of self-quarantine resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have brought out an extremely wide range of feelings and emotions in...

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