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Ideas for a COVID-19 friendly summer

Kaylah Curley, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

Cases of COVID-19 are leveling down in the United States, a promising sign for our second summer since the pandemic began. As more and more people are getting vaccinated, the CDC relaxed some safety guidances...

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Past FCCPS students experience COVID-19 around the world

Kaylah Curley, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

As the COVID-19 numbers in the United States plateau, other countries are experiencing different challenges.  With so many foreign service kids moving in and out of the Falls Church City Public Schools,...

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Anyone ages 12 and up can now be vaccinated

Liam Timar-Wilcox, Managing Editor May 13, 2021

Starting on May 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized and recommended the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for anyone 12 or older. Anyone 12 or older can now get vaccinated with...

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How does contact tracing work?

Hedda Jagerskog, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

With peers being pulled out of the classroom mid-class, students have had a lot of questions and curiosities about the school's contact tracing process. Here are some answers. Who gets contact traced? When...

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Prom postponed, tentatively scheduled for late May

Sam Mostow, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

The 2021 Junior/Senior Prom, which had been scheduled to take place outdoors on Saturday, May 1, has been postponed. More information about a potential rescheduled date will be made available on May 3. Principal...

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Anyone ages 16 and up can now be vaccinated in Virginia

Liam Timar-Wilcox, Managing Editor April 19, 2021

Starting today, April 19, the Virginia Department of Health directed the entire state to enter Phase 2 of vaccination for the entire state. This means that anyone over the age of 16 can now get vaccinated...

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This week in photos: Many students return to GMHS four days a week

Isabel Costa, Sequoia Wyckoff, and Tucker Ward April 8, 2021

This week, many GMHS students began in-person learning four days a week, bringing more students than ever to the new building. To adjust to large class sizes while still maintaining six feet distance between...

Students work in the shared learning spaces on the third floor. Upon returning to school, these spaces will be used as overflow for classes with too many students to be seated safely in the classroom. (Photo by Liam Timar-Wilcox)

FCCPS will shift to four days a week in person after Spring Break

Liam Timar-Wilcox, Managing Editor March 25, 2021

Falls Church City Public Schools announced that all schools will begin to offer four days of in person learning starting on April 6, the first Tuesday after spring break. Students will have the option...

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Editorial: Keep asynchronous Mondays

Editorial Board March 11, 2021

Last Friday, FCCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan unveiled a goal to shift from a hybrid learning model to full time school at the start of fourth quarter, after Spring Break. He hasn’t provided...

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Scenes from week two of hybrid learning

Tucker Ward, Isabel Costa, and Emma Roncoroni March 11, 2021

As students return to hybrid learning, the Lasso captured some scenes from COVID-19 era learning. (All photos by Tucker Ward)

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Hybrid learning begins at a new GMHS

Sequoia Wyckoff and Sam Mostow February 27, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23, hybrid learning began at GMHS, and many students attended in-person classes for the first time since the initial shutdown due to COVID-19 on March 12. The second cohort of...

Hybrid learning will begin on February 23rd, with students in group B attending in person classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students in group C will attend in person classes on Thursdays and Fridays. (Photo by Charlie Adams)

Hybrid learning: What is it going to look like?

Megan Clinton, Managing Editor February 22, 2021

It has been said many times, but this past year of our lives has been full of unexpected challenges and changes. Due to the mitigation strategies that will be put in place to make students and staff...

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