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The student news site of Brookline High School

The Sagamore

The student news site of Brookline High School

The Sagamore

With pooled testing at the high school showing a largely COVID free staff and student populace, conversation has arisen about the importance of quarantine and other methods to prevent second hand infections.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 provides updates on pooled testing results and plans for new COVID strains

Taj Horowitz, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Health, Safety and Logistics convened virtually via Zoom on Apr. 9 to discuss pooled testing participation, results, contact tracing and the threats new COVID-19 variants pose. The...

The Brookline Parent Education Network (B-PEN) and the Brookline Department of Public Health hosted Light at the End of the Tunnel: Strategies and Resources for the Transitions Ahead, which helped ease the heightened anxiety for students and provide ways to help

“The Light at the End of the Tunnel” helps community respond to heightened anxiety

Anisa Sharma and Anika Mayar April 8, 2021

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Strategies and Resources for the Transitions Ahead, arranged by Brookline Parent Education Network (B-PEN) and the Brookline Department of Public Health was hosted on April...

The Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee convened virtually to discuss logistical challenges and changes to the upcoming financial fiscal year.

Finance Subcommittee prioritizes balancing budget in accordance with new issues

Mila Seifert, News Editor April 8, 2021

Members of the Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee convened virtually via Zoom on Apr. 6 at 5 p.m. to discuss a variety of budget updates for the upcoming fiscal year. The meeting began...

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that wearing a surgical mask underneath a cloth mask can reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by up to 96.5 percent. Other important factors to consider when selecting a mask are its fit and filtration capabilities.

Double masking proves appealing to staff and students

Nina Rogers, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021

In the past year, nearly everything about our lives has changed. A key physical distinction between pre-pandemic life and present day is the presence of face masks in our daily lives. Now, when one goes...

Getting vaccinated with Aryn Lee

Aryn Lee, Arts and Multimedia Managing Editor March 25, 2021

As the school moves away from 2-day in-person learning split into two cohorts, other important pillars of safety  remain in place – and in the case of testing and ventilation, opportunities for improvement continue to surface.

Cohort merger begins as other safety measures prioritized

Anya Rao, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

After a year of the continuous rising and falling of COVID-19 cases, immense research done by the world’s most decorated doctors and scientists and more than a year removed from the initial shut down...

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among different communities in the area and how different racial groups have been affected more than others in terms of their health and safety.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses impacts of COVID-19 pandemic for various communities

Rowan Roudebush, Longform Editor March 20, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety, and Logistics convened via Zoom on March 19 to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in Brookline. Panel...

Volunteers help load and unload Food Pantry trucks. The Food Pantry allows Brookline residents to continue helping their community during the pandemic.

Brookline Food Pantry persists despite COVID-19 challenges

Zoe Brooks and Mila Seifert March 16, 2021

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has posed, the Brookline Food Pantry’s heart has only strengthened. With an increased commitment to its mission, whether through packaging food, bagging groceries...

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discussed the logistics and metrics to consider for the optional four day cohort and students mental health

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses student mental health and four day in-person model

Taj Horowitz, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety, and Logistics convened via Zoom on March 12 at 3 p.m. to discuss students’ mental health and details regarding elementary schools approaching their start...

The Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee discussed the new updated budget for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years and potential noon-personnel cuts.

Finance Subcommittee discusses potential changes to 2021 and 2022 school budgets

Anisa Sharma, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

Members of the Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee convened via Zoom at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 to discuss the updated school budget for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years and to contemplate...

Due to concerns over safety and logistical difficulties, students have made the switch from hybrid to remote learning.

Hybrid learning challenges cause students to switch to remote school

Alejandro Gonzalez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Senior Kevin Liao raced up and down the stairs as he tried to find good WiFi for his B-block class. He had gone to the Schluntz Gymnasium: no luck. He visited the library next: no luck. Finally, he went...

The Brookline Health Department at 11 Pierce St. houses the town sponsored testing site. Their testing program gives further insight to the town on the spread of COVID-19

Brookline testing sites provide useful data for preventing COVID-19

Sofia Hauser, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Long q-tips and medical professionals in face shields and masks. People patiently waiting for a turn to be tested, then spending the next day awaiting results isolated at home. Brookline’s new testing...

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