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

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

Staff, students learning remotely until after Thanksgiving break

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

Westport COVID-19 cases rise, Westport classified as “code red”

Nov. 13 press release on westportct.gov detailing First Selectman’s Jim Marpe’s response to the “code red” classification.
November 14, 2020

Westport became a “code red” town on the COVID-19 CT data map with the weekly number of cases increasing to 53 on Nov. 12.   The rate of cases in Westport increased to 22.4 per 100,000 residents,...

Changes made to Connecticut sports, CIAC delays winter start

Changes made to Connecticut sports, CIAC delays winter start
November 10, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced multiple changes to the original state plan for high schools sports, predominantly for winter ones, canceling sports deemed “high risk” during a press briefing...

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1
November 10, 2020

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Westport schools

Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Westport schools
November 5, 2020

Over the last several days, multiple positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Kings Highway Elementary School, Bedford Middle School and most recently in Coleytown Elementary School, which has had...

COVID-19 case prompts quarantines at Long Lots Elementary School

Impacted by a positive COVID-19 test, Long Lots Elementary School now has multiple members of its community quarantined
October 2, 2020

Long Lots Elementary School (LLS) was revealed to have a positive COVID-19 case late on Sept. 28. The person, whose identity cannot be revealed due to privacy protections, is currently quarantined at home...

Coleytown Elementary closed after staff member tested positive for Coronavirus

Coleytown Elementary closed after staff member tested positive for Coronavirus
September 14, 2020

Coleytown Elementary School (CES) closed down on Sept. 11 after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus just three days after opening the school to students for the first time since March The district...

Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.
May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register...

Lamont closes public schools until fall

Connecticut schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.
May 6, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont officially canceled in-person classes at all Connecticut public schools until the fall. This comes as the state approaches 30,000 coronavirus cases. In a press release, Lamont expressed...

Administration cancels final exams, aims to reduce stress

In an email April 15, Principal Thomas announced that final exams for full year and second semester classes are cancelled as a result of the distance learning model for COVID-19.
April 16, 2020

Final exams for the 2019-20 school year have been cancelled, Principal Stafford Thomas announced in an email on April 15.  “Due to the challenging and uncertain times we are all currently facing,...

Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Lamont signed an executive order following the revelation that Connecticut now has 26 confirmed cases since March 15.
March 16, 2020

On March 15, amid growing concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont ordered Connecticut public schools closed effective March 17 until March 31, in an executive order. “To promote...

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Lamont expressed his concern over the COVID-19 cases in Connecticut on Tuesday in a press conference.  Lamont believes his state of emergency will provide the state with the federal funding necessary to most effectively combat the virus.
March 10, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont declared both a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency Tuesday afternoon following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut. The former grants the state...

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