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Westport establishes hotline, exposure notifications to track Covid-19

The exposure notification option in settings is available on both apple and android phones in Connecticut. When enabled, the service tracks if people have been exposed to others that have Covid-19 through logging any phone that comes within six feet. If someone with this service tests positive for Covid-19, they enter it into their phone and the exposure notifications send a message to phones that have come within six feet of the positive person.
November 25, 2020

Superintendent Thomas Scarice set up a coronavirus hotline and email address on Nov. 10 to report new cases. Additionally, exposure notifications were enabled on Nov. 13 to track exposure. “Should...

Online learning allows students to learn in all conditions

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.
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...

Evolving holiday traditions: COVID-19 spooks students into changing Halloween plans

Evolving holiday traditions: COVID-19 spooks students into changing Halloween plans
November 6, 2020

Every year when Halloween rolls around, kids and teens alike gear up in an assortment of costumes, and some flaunt spooky masks to scare their friends. This year, given the coronavirus, Westporters have...

Online clubs enhance students’ COVID-19 experience

Students of Staples High School run online clubs through Zoom meetings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
October 9, 2020

As eager students have returned to school following a new hybrid schedule, an extracurricular activity forgotten in the excitement are clubs. Staples High School declared that clubs would be running online,...

COVID-19 affects cross country team

Staples cross country runners wear masks and socially distance while running in their small cohorts at practice.
September 25, 2020

Going back to school in fall of 2020 is anything besides ordinary: one-way hallways, masks, six feet apart and Zooms. Sports are no exception, especially for the cross country team.    The...

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