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Clyde-Savannah students temporarily move back to virtual learning

Sep 22, 2020

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The Clyde-Savannah school district in Wayne County is moving back temporarily to virtual learning, after starting out the year with a hybrid model.

A letter from the district’s superintendent, Michael Hayden, on the Clyde-Savannah website notes that as a precaution, a quarantine will need to be put in place for non-instructional staff members from the transportation department.

That’s after the district reported last weekend that a non-teaching staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Because of the required quarantine, Hayden says that the district will not have sufficient transportation staff, so they will have to transition to virtual learning for all students beginning on Wednesday with the expectation of reopening the school building at Clyde-Savannah for in-person learning on Wednesday, September 30.

Meantime, in the West Irondequoit School District, officials say that a Rogers Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student last attended school on September 18, and based on contact tracing, it was determined that the virus was contracted outside school.

Superintendent Aaron Johnson says that all areas of the school were thoroughly disinfected and sanitized and the student and their family have been quarantined. He says that the county health department has determined a very low risk of transmission and has advised the district that classes should continue as scheduled.