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Skaneateles schools go fully-remote through December 14th due to spike in cases

Skaneateles Superintendent Eric Knuth called the increase in COVID-19 cases a concern in a letter to parents and community this week.

In it, he noted that the district would switch to fully-remote learning effective Friday.

“In response to a concerning increase in COVID-19 infections across the district, as well as a significant increase in associated orders of quarantine for students, faculty, and staff, we will be shifting to remote instruction,” Knuth said in the letter.

He said in-person classes are tentatively scheduled to begin in 10 days on December 14th. “We will watch new infection data closely throughout the coming week and make an informed decision once the safety of returning to live instruction can be determined.”

Across the district’s four buildings there are 152 students in quarantine, as well as 27 faculty and staff. There are a total of 23 confirmed cases of the virus in the district.