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Staples Changes Bus, School Times During CAPT Testing

For six days beginning Tuesday, Staples High School students will have modified school arrival times and bus schedules to accommodate the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT), administered each year to 10th graders state-wide.wsptschoolbus032605260.jpg
Westport school buses: CAPT changes their high school schedule. Emily Laux for WestportNow.com

Students taking the CAPT must arrive at school by 8:45 a.m. to take the test, administered each day at 9 a.m. Students not taking the CAPT must arrive at school at times ranging from 10:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., depending on the days CAPT schedule (see box).

Those taking the test will be provided with bus transportation at the usual times, although this will set their arrival time 90 minutes before the testing begins.

In a letter to parents, Staples Principal John Dodig suggested that students who are taking the test ғfind alternate methods of transportation to school to avoid having to stay in our cafeteria for an extended period of time before they test.

Students not taking the CAPT will have their school bus service rescheduled daily to ensure timely arrival at that days start time. (See box.)

School will end as usual at 2:15 pm., and the afternoon bus schedule will not be affected by CAPT testing. Staples reverts to its regular morning schedule on Wednesday, April 6. More information and updates can be found on the Staples Web page

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