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A few of the ways the excessive amount of snow days has been affecting students and teachers.

Excessive snow days cause unnecessary stress

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Waking up on a school day and seeing snow outside my window generally sparks excitement because it means there could be no school; however, this year I was disappointed with the fact that there were so...

This year’s snow day policy is back to the policy before COVID, which is that the first few snow days will be added on to the end of the year, and then if more are needed they will be taken from April break.

Taking away days from April break is unfair, snow day policy must be altered

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

This school year has brought back many aspects of pre-COVID-19 normalcy, including the snow day policy. Exclusively for the 2020-2021 school year, there were no back-to-back snow days; if a second snow...

This year there will be no consecutive snow days. All snow days following the first day off will have virtual learning. In addition, there are only three unexcused snow days in the school year, more than three snow days off will result in a shorter spring break.

New snow day protocol promotes both fun and virtual learning

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

This year has looked far from normal, but one of the few things that remain are snow days. A day adored by all ages, one where students can sleep until noon, go sledding at Winslow park with friends and...

Westport received close to 8-10 inches of snow throughout Wednesday, the 16th, to Thursday the 17th.

High schoolers’ need for snow days increases due to pandemic

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach manager December 23, 2020

As an elementary schooler, the most exciting news you could receive was that snow was coming down hard and the potential of a snow day would be likely. I would even wear my pajamas inside out, flush ice...

The first snowfall of the school year happened recently, and it left people wondering if snow days will now be online days. Online school instead of snow days is more beneficial because it allows for students to still learn.

Online learning allows students to learn in all conditions

Audrey Kercher ’23, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

It’s a winter school day and you wake up naturally with no alarm at 9 a.m.. Looking out the window, the usually green grass is filled with flurries of white snowflakes. You are in a rush to get ready...

With snow storms approaching, Landon considers factors in school district cancellation decisions

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer December 7, 2014

Farmer’s Almanac warns that the weather this winter is supposed to be just as bad, if not worse, than last winter’s storms. Many students, teachers and parents are concerned about the precautions being...

Students “Know Snow” thanks to app

Emma Berry , Opinions Editor December 7, 2014

When it comes to winter weather, Staples students often refresh Twitter and Facebook, check group chats and call hotlines at the first sign of the coveted sprinkling of white on the front lawn. Now...

Squeezing It In: Snow Days Shorten A.P. Prep Time

February 12, 2011

Rachel Guetta '13 and Alexandra O'Kane '13 Opinions Editor and Staff Writer     When the school days cannot possibly seem any longer, students’ number-one visited website...

January 7, 2011 | Early Dismissal At Last

January 7, 2011

11:43 a.m. Before leaving school for the weekend, many students celebrated the early dismissal announced toward the end of period 8. Four to eight inches of expected snow was enough for superintendent...

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