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Mynderse Academy going remote until after holiday recess due to staffing shortage

Mynderse Academy is going remote until after holiday break.

That was the message from Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman Sunday evening in a letter to the community.

“We learned this afternoon that one of our Mynderse Academy students tested positive for COVID-19. The student last attended school on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Upon learning of this positive case, from the Seneca County Department of Public Health (SCDPH), we immediately started the contact tracing process. We are currently identifying and notifying all staff members and parents of students who must quarantine. As all of you know, per privacy guidelines, no additional identifying information can be shared,” the letter read.

He says that due to the number of staff members impacted by this case and additional circumstances, all students attending classes in-person in grades 9-12 will be transitioning to distance learning starting tomorrow, Monday, December 14th through Tuesday, December 22nd.

“This means students in grades 9-12 will not report to Mynderse Academy from Monday the 14th through Tuesday the 22nd and will be learning remotely. At this time, Mynderse Academy students learning in-person will not report to the school building until after the holiday recess,” Clingerman said.

He says that teachers and faculty leaders will connect with family and students about process for the next week.