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Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and studentsx

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and students

Ava Cordella ’24 March 8, 2022

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Students oppose further plastic divider use

Students oppose further plastic divider use

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor January 27, 2022

The plastic dividers at lunch: you may or may not know them because it is likely that  someone has already tossed them under the table. They were first introduced last year, at the peak of the COVID-19...

Some Staples teachers provide study guides or make time for extra review and questions during class in order to help students prepare for exams.

Midterm weighting, schedule revised as COVID cases rise

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced on Jan. 7 that midterms would begin on a later date, the week of Jan. 19, as well as count for a quarter two grade, as a result of the new COVID-19 conditions. Taking...

As the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Westport has increased rapidly to 253 new cases from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, Westport Public Schools has put into place a temporary online learning option for symptomatic and vulnerable students.

Westport Public Schools to adopt temporary remote learning option for symptomatic, vulnerable students

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Westport Public Schools are planning to include a remote option for students who have symptoms of COVID-19 as of Jan. 28. This decision came along with news from the Connecticut Department of Public that...

Students quarantining at home will have access to their classes virtually through a new online school accommodation beginning on Jan. 10 in order to mitigate the stress that comes with missing several days of school.

Staples High School temporarily reinstates remote learning

Kiswa Khan ’23, Paper Sports editor January 9, 2022

The recent  increase in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant led to concerns about how quarantined students would cope with their academic workload from home. “We will be implementing a temporary...

COVID-19 omicron variant causes student concern

COVID-19 omicron variant causes student concern

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has led to concern about how students will stay safe throughout Westport Public Schools.  According to NPR, the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads twice as fast as...

Omicron, a more contagious COVID-19 variant, has officially been detected in Connecticut.

Omicron variant arrives in Connecticut, US

Phoebe Miller ’23, Sports Editor December 16, 2021

The World Health Organization classified a new COVID variant dubbed “Omicron,” a Variant of Concern after it was discovered on Nov. 26 in South Africa. According to medical scientists, the variant...

In November 2020, after several weeks of getting paperwork to enter the country, my mom and dad got to visit my grandparents in Cape Town as my grandpa was ill. At this time COVID-19 restrictions were at level one (lowest amounts of restriction).

South Africa travel ban deems hurtful as Omicron has already spread

Lily Caplan ’22, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

In May of 2021, I wrote an article about how in March 2020 my extended family (mostly of whom are South African) and I were the first people in Westport to have confirmed COVID-19 cases. It all started...

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