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The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

Theresa Vandis ’22, as well as many other students, are feeling overwhelmed as they adapt back to the six 50 minute period schedule. There is less time to complete homework and periods feel rushed with little time to connect with the class. Many students are staying up later and not getting enough sleep as a result.

Return to six-period schedule warrants negative response

Abbie Goldstein, Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Students, bleary-eyed from a late night of homework, grip steaming coffee as they run to their class. Confused freshman frantically check their schedules trying to figure out what the day’s schedule...

The implementations of Connections strived to connect students with trusted faculty members that are available to help in a variety of ways for both personal and school-related issues.

Connections requires more independence for students, teachers to be successful

Jared Leonard ’22, Opinions Editor May 27, 2021

Connections: the mere sound of the word either makes students cringe or sigh with relief. Whether you dread the 20 minute period that seems to drag on or enjoy the small break in the day, we can all agree...

Eli Shorrock ’22 enjoys the new schedule format because he can get more work done during class time. Although, sometimes he gets antsy during the long periods.

New block schedule provides positive take-away from pandemic

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

In a year that has consisted of constant changes, students have adopted some and neglected others. The block schedule at Staples has been a change that some students and teachers have seen as a positive...

The schedule for the 2021-22 school year has been announced as returning to the six-period day schedule Staples had before the pandemic.

Schedule change set in motion for 2021-22 school year

Maddy Tansley ’23 April 26, 2021

The Staples school day schedule for the 2021-22 school year is set to change back to the six-period a day model that was used pre-pandemic, rather than using the current four-block model.   When...

On March 1, Staples began its new 75% capacity schedule with hybrid students now attending three days a week. Students and teachers alike are excited to see new people in-person. However, some feel there are still issues to fix and that distance learning has not yet overstayed its welcome.

Staples community settles into 75% capacity

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director March 13, 2021

The hallways are packed with people, full of the faces and footsteps of students, some who feel as though they haven’t seen each other for a million years. Shouts of “ohmygodhi” fill the air as peers...

The Zoom platform should still be used during the full-in person school model to allow students to virtually participate in class when they are sick or in quarantine.

Elements from hybrid-learning model should be implemented in return to full in-person school

Meg Enquist '23, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The challenges associated with educating students amid the Coronavirus pandemic has led to changes in scheduling, along with other policies and protocols. As students and teachers prepare for the potential...

Many families have been making puzzles to pass the time while school is out.

Global pandemic inspires students to pick up new and old hobbies

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

Over a month ago, schools across Connecticut closed their doors in order to ensure the safety of students and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. At the time, it was assumed that school would reopen...

A/B schedule will be put in place starting March 26. During each time period students will have Zoom meetings available and other ways to communicate with teachers.

Staples implements daily A/B schedule

Shira Zeiberg ’22, Staff Writer March 25, 2020

Staples will begin an A/B schedule starting Thursday, March 26 where students meet with classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m for the duration of the distance learning academic plan.  On A days, periods one...

The Staples High School daily schedule is made up of eight periods, and each period is assigned a number that coincides with a class on a student’s schedule. With this new change, students will not learn the number of their classes until the end of the summer.

Scheduling changes fall short

Lily Kane ’20 February 5, 2019

As summer approaches, students’ minds drift to the warmth of the sun and the salty air of the beach. But there is also another prominent topic on the minds of students as June draws closer: class schedules....

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