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Post-winter break COVID-19 cases increase within state and school district

Following the holiday break, cases have been surprisingly average in the state as a whole. In Westport and Staples however, it seems that cases are starting to rise as a result of travel or holiday celebrations.
January 13, 2021

As of Monday Jan. 11, the number of COVID-19 cases are spiking in Connecticut with a positivity rate of 8.46%, compared to last week’s 6.3%. With 213,358 cases in the state, and over 25 just in our school...

High schoolers’ need for snow days increases due to pandemic

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

Students exceeding 10 days APO will move to Cohort D

Students exceeding 10 days APO will move to Cohort D
December 13, 2020

Students who are absent from school but present online for more than 10 days will be required to switch over to Cohort D/full remote learning.  This announcement came from an email from assistant principals...

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...

Arden Scherer ’21 debuts new tie-dye business

May 12, 2020

The sun is peeking from behind cool spring clouds, brightly colored flowers and leaves are blooming throughout gardens and pastel colors are emerging from the depths of closets -- all indicators that...

Online school proves to be a challenge for students

Online schooling due to Coronavirus has become very challenging for many students, possibly even more challenging than regular school.
March 27, 2020

Online school is new to almost all of us. We’re so used to going to school, seeing our friends and meeting with teachers, which has all been taken away due to coronavirus.  Online school has proven...

GFA eliminates AP courses

A student shows her packed schedule with two of her AP classes being in the afternoon.
February 25, 2020

The bell rings. Students stuff their pencils and papers back into their bags. Anxious looks are shot towards the teacher collecting the tests. The class exits as murmurs about the exam stream down the...

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