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Coronavirus concerns result in delay for teacher planning

Coronavirus concerns result in delay for teacher planning

Finnigan Courtney '23, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

Westport Public Schools will be operating on a 3-hour delayed schedule on March 10 to allow teachers and administration additional time to plan for possible home-based academics. Under current conditions,...

While the recommended start time for middle and high schools is after 8:30 a.m., Staples, among countless other schools across the US, starts classes an hour earlier. This leads to chronic sleep deprivation in students, which can cause a litany of adverse effects, including a weaker immune system and poor academic performance.

Early school start times hamper education, health

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor September 26, 2019

We’ve all been in this situation before: you are taking a test, but no matter how much you try to concentrate, it takes all of your willpower to simply keep your eyes open. Despite knowing the material–...

Icy road conditions worry Staples students

Icy road conditions worry Staples students

Kit Epstein , Opinions Editor March 4, 2016

On the morning of March 4, 2016, The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement, warning citizens for icy road conditions in Westport, CT. That statement, however, did not stop Westport...

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