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An email sent to all staff on April 5 specified that all staff members, including those who just received their second shots, are expected to work in person on the asynchronous Friday, April 9 following the district’s final second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Staples staff expected to report in person on asynchronous day following second dose vaccine clinic

Lys Goldman ’21, Managing Editor April 9, 2021

All Westport teachers and staff are expected to work in person on Friday, April 9, an asynchronous day, after the district’s final second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic is held on Thursday, April 8, per...

Staples students will learn asynchronously at home on Friday, April 9. This schedule change was made because teachers will be receiving their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, April 8.

Staples to have asynchronous remote day on April 9

Chelsea Strober '21, Associate Managing Editor April 4, 2021

Staples High School will have a remote day on Friday, April 9, according to an email sent out by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. The remote day is due to the large number of teacher COVID-19 vaccinations...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced the commencement of full in-person learning beginning March 25 in an effort to continue schoolwide progression to normalcy.

Staples returns to 100% in-person model effective March

Karina Murray ’22, Features Editor March 18, 2021

Staples High School will return to full in-person learning beginning March 25, according to an email sent by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on March 17.  Principal Thomas outlined the parameters...

All Connecticut residents ages 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 5, according to Governor Lamont.

Lamont announces acceleration in Connecticut vaccine rollout

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor March 17, 2021

Connecticut residents 45 and up will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccinations starting this Friday, and ages 16 and up beginning on April 5, Governor Ned Lamont said on Monday, March 15 in a press...

Connecticut is set to open 100% on March 19

Connecticut to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Jack Dennison ’21, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont introduced changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Connecticut on March 3, which will go into effect on March 19. These changes include the elimination of capacity limitations on restaurants,...

With the announcement by Lamont yesterday, a new vaccine distribution schedule was released, including when teachers are eligible to Receive.

Teachers to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

Finnegan Courtney ’23, News Editor February 23, 2021

Connecticut teachers and school staff will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 1. This announcement from Governor Ned Lamont came in concert with the release of a new vaccination...

The new schedule provided by the school depicting the days in which each cohort goes into school in the month of March.

Staples switches to 75% hybrid model starting March 1

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Principal Stafford Thomas sent an email to the student body Friday afternoon detailing that Staples High School students will be returning to school at 75% capacity starting March first.  The email...

Rishabh Mandayam ’21, Katie Simons ’22, Alex Harrington ’22, and Natalie Bandura ’22 prepare for the competition via Zoom. The group covered Unit 5, which focuses on freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

We The People continues winning streak at state-wide competition

Poppy Livingstone '21 , Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2021

Staples’ We The People (WTP) team placed first at the 2021 state competition on Feb. 8, 2021, continuing their two-year winning streak.  The WTP competition, which was held virtually, simulates congressional...

With the impending change to full in-person learning district-wide, schools at all levels are going about the process differently.

Westport schools set to shift to full in-person model despite teacher, student concerns

Natalie Bandura ’22, News Editor January 22, 2021

All Westport Public Schools plan to transition from the hybrid model to a fully in-person school model per Superintendent Thomas Scarice’s directive, the Board of Education (BOE) announced during a meeting...

The Connecticut Department of Health informed certain health care professionals that they may participate in administering vaccines in an email on Jan. 13. Recipients were asked to respond by Jan. 15 if they decided to help assist in the vaccination efforts.

Connecticut allows health care professionals to join vaccine administration efforts

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director January 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines may now be administered by certain Connecticut licensed health care professionals, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). “The Department is interested...

Students exceeding 10 days APO will move to Cohort D

Students exceeding 10 days APO will move to Cohort D

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer 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...

Bedford/Coleytown Middle Schoolers were notified of the closing on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Bedford, Coleytown Middle School switches to full distance as Westport cases rise

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, Bedford/Coleytown (Westport’s temporarily combined middle school) is fully remote until Nov. 30 due to staffing shortages because teachers were quarantined.   “After the high...

Email sent by Superintendent Dr. Thomas Scarice outlined a remote plan for the upcoming weeks.

Staff, students learning remotely until after Thanksgiving break

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Opinions Editor November 14, 2020

Westport students and staff will be learning remotely until after the Thanksgiving break due to an increase in the number of staff and students quarantining. The decision comes after students were fully...

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