• January 4Students who wish to be COVID-19 tested weekly at school must enroll by Jan. 14
  • January 4Seniors and juniors who wish to take the SAT at WHS must register by Friday, Jan. 8
  • January 4Quarter 2 to end on Jan. 29, 2021
  • December 23Cohort A to attend school on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to make up for MLK Day
  • November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2

Wayland Student Press

All schools but the middle school to be hybrid on Monday, Jan. 4

An emergency town meeting between the Board of Health, Board of Selectmen, school committee, town administrator, and other public health officials was held today to discuss how Wayland Public Schools would return to school on Jan. 4. After several hours of discussion, each board suggested to superintendent Arthur Unobskey that WPS should remain in hybrid format unless the school does not have sufficient medical coverage. All schools except the middle school, which will be remote, will hold in person classes on Monday.
Joanna Barrow January 2, 2021

All Wayland Public Schools except for WMS will continue to learn via the prior hybrid model on Monday, Jan 4. The decision was ultimately made by superintendent Arthur Unobskey after a joint emergency...

WPS nurses take leading role within schools during COVID-19

The Wayland school nurses, along with the Wayland Health Department, have worked hard to ensure a safe school environment for students and staff alike. The nurses especially have done a lot of extra work to create the most protective scenarios possible for each of the schools.
Sidney O'Rourke December 11, 2020

From the initial closing of WPS schools in March to the new hybrid model, Wayland nurses have worked behind the scenes to help ensure a safe learning environment for the student body. They have the important...

Free periods represent hope of Pandora’s box for WHS students

New COVID-19 restrictions at WHS, like signing up in advance to use the media center, are starting to affect students in positive and negative ways. Senior Zachary Marto believes that although at times inconvenient, these rules are effective at limiting the spread of the coronavirus on campus.
Jonathan Zhang December 7, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to change student experiences and lower the expectations of many, the question remains on how much freedom will be given to WHS students during frees and how similar these free periods...

News Brief: Wayland to start COVID-19 testing in December

With COVID-19 cases rising in schools, 134 Massachusetts schools will begin a rapid testing program in order to ensure that students can remain learning on campus safely.
Taylor McGuire November 19, 2020

With COVID-19 cases rapidly rising this early into the school year, school districts and the Massachusetts government alike have been brainstorming ways they can attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus...

BREAKING: Cohort B to go full remote Friday 10/30 after second COVID case

On Friday, Oct. 30, all classes will be moved to remote due to the second positive COVID-19 case in the past week.
Josh Schreiber October 29, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 29, WHS families received an email from Superintendent Arthur Unobskey notifying them of a second positive COVID-19 case at the high school in the past week. Due to the short turnaround...

WHSTE adapts to new COVID-19 challenges

Wayland High School Theater Ensemble performs last spring's play,
Joanna Barrow September 29, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Wayland High School Theater Ensemble has had to change almost everything about how it normally operates. Its schedule of production has shifted, and...

Students experience unusual summers during coronavirus pandemic

Summer travel was different for everyone, especially for people going on longer trips, who had to adhered to many rules and regulations. During flights, many rows of seats on the plane were empty and everyone had to wear a mask.
Emily Staiti September 22, 2020

During the pandemic, students' summers were abnormal due to laws put into place to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. The rules fluctuated throughout the summer and all students and their families...

Quarantined at home: Finding ways to overcome challenges

Walking dogs has become a popular stay at home activity.
Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly June 25, 2020

Most people would probably be confused if, on March 12, you told them that would be their last day in school for the rest of year. All of a sudden, students, teachers and families have had to adapt to...

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus infiltrates Wayland

As the novel coronavirus infiltrates more and more aspects of everyday life for Americans, WSPN examines how the virus has impacted Wayland and neighboring communities.
Kevin Wang and Taylor McGuire June 22, 2020
UPDATED: Monday, June 22 at 6:36 p.m.

Quiz: Which Netflix TV show should you binge-watch?

Quiz: Which Netflix TV show should you binge-watch?
Eliya Howard-Delman and Sidney O'Rourke June 17, 2020

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WHSTE goes virtual for Thespian Night 2020

The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble performs virtually in their first annual (virtual) Thespian Night. The event featured student performances, senior testimonials, and emcee clips.
Alyssa Dickstein June 12, 2020

Thespian Night was intended to be held on April 15 as a way for student actors to perform in a variety show. Once it was clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to reshape the end of the year, WHSTE,...

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