Lyman Hall High School Again Closing For Full Distance Learning

Vincent Salzo
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WALLINGFORD, CT — Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford is again temporarily switching to full distance learning for all students due to the impact of recent quarantining of students and staff, officials announced on Friday.

Lyman Hall will be closed to in-person learning starting Monday, Nov. 9 with students returning to in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 16. All students will follow the full distance learning schedule while the school is closed.

The school was previously closed from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5. Sheehan High School is also closed to in-person learning. Sheehan switched to full distance learning Nov. 3 and students are scheduled to return to in-person classes on Nov. 16.

“I know that everyone is working very hard to assist in helping stop the spread of COVID-19 in an effort to maintain the opening of schools; however, the lack of staff to provide in-person instruction, at this time, necessitates the closing of Lyman Hall High School,” Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo said in a message sent to parents on Friday. “Administration has worked tirelessly to keep students in school, but unfortunately we are no longer able to fill the open positions for staff as a result of their need to quarantine.”

Menzo reported on Thursday that the school district has had 40 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including 12 staff members and 37 students, as of Nov. 5.

Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Wallingford, which is now a considered a “red alert” zone town.

Towns are designated in the red zone if their daily coronavirus case average goes above 15 cases per 100,000 people.

This article originally appeared on the Wallingford Patch