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Westport Public Schools announces imminent equity and inclusivity study

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Westport Public Schools will conduct an equity and inclusivity study to identify the principal sources of inequity in the district, per an email sent to parents and staff on March 9 from Assistant Superintendent...

Prior to the week of March 23, students were contact traced and mandated to quarantine for 10 days if they sat within six feet of an exposed student. Staples' contact tracing guidelines were eased to mandate quarantining if students are within three feet apart of an exposure.

Delay in contact tracing exposes many to COVID-19

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Westport students are experiencing delays in receiving notifications from the school about possible exposures to COVID-19. In some instances, students who were in contact with a positive COVID-19 case...

 When major, controversial events, like the Capitol riot, occur, it is important for teachers to better represent all beliefs and feelings and create a comfortable and safe environment for every person in the class.

Teachers should help protect minority students

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

For as long as I can remember, in every history or English class I have ever been in, there has been a unit where we talked about the Civil War or segregation. At a younger age, you don't think too much...

The ability of many schools to trace back a person’s contacts once they have tested positive for COVID-19 have proven to be effective and successful in stopping the virus’ spread.

Leave schools off COVID-19 hotspots list

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Cafes, restaurants, gyms, hotels and more have been classified as superspreader locations for COVID-19; however, schools have noticeably been left off of that growing list, and for good reason. Despite...

A sign asks customers at “The Fresh Market” to not enter the store without a mask. Signs like these have been seen frequently in front of stores such as Home Goods and Terrain throughout the pandemic.

Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Stratford join growing Coronavirus red zone list

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

As of Nov. 11, Stamford, Norwalk,  Brideport and Stratford, Connecticut are considered red zone towns, with Fairfield being moved from red to orange after the weeks of Oct 11-24. Further asymptomatic...

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...

Following Scarice’s decision, Long Lots Elementary School will be staying in their current model and not going back five days a week.

Scarice recommends against full reopening of Westport schools

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor October 22, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice announced that he would not be recommending a full reopening of schools at this time, and that the district...

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments...

Martin Luther King should be celebrated

Martin Luther King should be celebrated

Jake Navarro ’20 January 28, 2019

Leadership, determination and confidence are all attributes that characterize Martin Luther King Jr. But the day named in his honor is characterized by sleeping in, watching Netflix and hanging out. Instead...

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

March 21, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 At Great Mills High School in Maryland, a student opened fire on classmates on March 20, hitting a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. Immediately after the shots were fired,...

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

May 25, 2017

By Lili Romann '19 Staples’ principal, James D’Amico, has approved a new scheduling system applicable for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, implementing a system in which there is an ‘A,’...

Community Responds to Financial Staffing Cuts in Westport Public Schools

March 26, 2011

By Ben Reiser, '13 and Bryan Schiavone, '13 On Feb. 24, the Providence, R.I. school committee handed pink slips to 1,929 Providence public school teachers. This decision was supported by mayor Angel...

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