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Springs School News: Fourth-Grade Opera Returning, Business Official Retiring

The 80 children in fourth grade at the Springs School will once again write, produce, and perform the annual opera, which was canceled last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Oct 21, 2021
Schools Bemoan Staff Shortages, Blaming Lack of Affordable Housing

It's happening now in local public schools: Dismayed by their long eastbound commutes and other issues, teachers and other key employees have been resigning from their jobs, leaving schools strapped for the help they need to cover classes and keep things running smoothly.

Oct 21, 2021
Student Caught With BB Gun at East Hampton High School

A student who brought a BB gun to East Hampton High School on Thursday was "immediately removed" from campus by administrators and a town police resource officer.

Oct 15, 2021
Help on College Admissions

For high school students and their families looking toward college, virtual programs to be offered through local libraries on Wednesday evening are aimed at understanding and navigating the admissions and merit scholarship application processes.

Oct 14, 2021
Kids Culture 10.14.21

Coming up for kids and teens: seasonal fun, sports and dance activities, movies, and ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

Oct 14, 2021
Fewer Students Quarantined by Covid

Of the 281 cases of Covid-19 reported by East End public schools from the start of the school year through Oct. 8, about 81 percent have been diagnosed in students, according to the School Covid Report Card, an online database that tracks cases in schools.

However, some school officials reported this week that there is no evidence that those students are contracting the virus in the classrooms, cafeterias, or hallways, and that the local communities’ vaccination rates, which are higher than in other parts of Long Island, are having a noticeable impact.

Oct 14, 2021
Homecoming Is Coming Up

School spirit will be on display next week at East Hampton High School, where Spirit Week festivities begin on Tuesday. 

Oct 7, 2021
In Memory of Mrs. Bennett

When she worked as a secretary at the Springs School, Susan Bennett "always put children first," her family said this week. Among her many contributions to the school was "Susan's Lunch Drawer," where kids could go if they were hungry and didn't have anything to eat.

Oct 7, 2021
Former Faculty Had 'No Confidence' in Ross School's Interim Head

The Ross School has appointed as its interim head of school a veteran administrator whose previous employment at a private school system in Chicago was marked by a no-confidence vote by the faculty he led.

Oct 7, 2021
At the End of the Rainbow

Having closed its doors in June after the Sag Harbor School District expanded its prekindergarten offerings to a full-day program, the Rainbow School has now donated its furniture, books, arts and crafts supplies, and other learning materials to the school district. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater, and the Hamptons Art Camp also received a portion of the donations.

Oct 7, 2021
Costs Mount in Springs School Makeover

Small sums are adding up to big worries at the Springs School, where a major construction and renovation project has been getting glowing reviews from many people amid its final stages of work. On Monday night, however, "many" did not include the members of the school board.

Oct 7, 2021
Kids Culture 10.07.21

A celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind the South Fork Natural History Museum means guided walks, birding, games, live animal visits, a reptile search, and even free ice cream.

Oct 7, 2021