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This year’s snow day policy is back to the policy before COVID, which is that the first few snow days will be added on to the end of the year, and then if more are needed they will be taken from April break.

Taking away days from April break is unfair, snow day policy must be altered

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief December 6, 2021

This school year has brought back many aspects of pre-COVID-19 normalcy, including the snow day policy. Exclusively for the 2020-2021 school year, there were no back-to-back snow days; if a second snow...

Principals plan for post-Thanksgiving schedule

Abigail Nevin ’23 and Sydney Chinitz ’23 December 11, 2020  

Westport’s public high school and middle schools recently transitioned to a fully remote learning schedule. The schools are expected to return back to a hybrid model after Thanksgiving break.

Westport Public Schools make correct call after transitioning to a temporary fully remote schedule

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

The Westport Public Schools (WPS) have now returned again to the hybrid schedule after they were previously online full time for two weeks. The school system made the correct decision after calling the...

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

Lucy Dockter ’23, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

It can always be a challenge to ensure students uphold the honor code as they take tests. This year, as half of the student body is working online at any given time, it has become increasingly difficult...

Issues with 80-minute periods need to be addressed

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor October 2, 2020

With the start of a new school year, we all knew things would be different from how they used to be. One of the major changes that has been implemented are the 80-minute class periods, and while there...

Staples leaves students unprepared for next academic year

Hannah Conn '23, Web Managing Editor May 17, 2020

This year, students, staff, parents and teachers alike have gone through an unprecedented time, so it’s not a surprise that our education has been altered as a result. What is a surprise, however,...

Students continuously sleep in their beds during class calls.

Google meet etiquette lacks serious participation

Tori Wilson ’22, Staff Writer May 11, 2020

I have always struggled with the aspect of waking up early for school. I tend to be late for class, however, with the new schedule rotation, I am able to manage waking up in time to get ready for online...

Students face long hours of school work to complete assignments on time, some times having to do more than four classes a day to reach the due date in time.

Online learning places unnecessary strain on student mental health

Hannah Conn '23, Web Managing Editor May 3, 2020

As Staples students and staff transitioned fully into online classes and schoolwork, we were sent a newsletter. The new A/B day schedule was implemented to help us balance our work between two days instead...

The new online learning schedule consists of two alternating days, an A day and a B day. Both days begin at 8:30 and end at 12:15.

New online learning schedule has potential to be beneficial

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor April 2, 2020

As new status updates about school closing come out, teachers and staff are attempting to create a productive and structured plan for distance learning. As of Mar. 25, a new online learning schedule has...

For Distance Learning, teachers depend on online platforms to communicate with students. Teachers use Khan Academy, a resource for educational videos, to assign schoolwork. Google Classroom, Schoology and Google Hangout are other popular platforms.

Remote learning promotes communication

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer March 27, 2020

Samira Saad ’21 rises out of bed at 9:00 a.m. and after a languid breakfast, she opens her laptop to Schoology. Over the next few hours, she rotates between typing up work and taking pictures of her...

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