Seneca goes full remote until Dec. 7

The school building will close until Dec. 7 after several individuals tested positive for COVID-19.

This weekend several individuals associated with Seneca High School tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals who originally tested positive were isolated to people who attended an event which occurred outside of school. However, positive cases identified today are from a tertiary level, meaning individuals who were not at the outside school event, but contacts of positive members.

Although there is still no in-school spread of COVID-19, the Burlington County Health Department recommends Seneca High School students learn remotely for the next two weeks to ensure the health and safety of our community. In-person instruction will resume Monday, December 7th. All other schools in the district (with the exception of Seneca) will remain open for in-person learning.

Contact tracing is underway. If you are identified as a close contact (within 6 feet of a person who is infected with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period) you will receive an additional notification via telephone and email. No further action is required if you do not receive an additional notification.

Please continue to contact the school nurse or any administrator at Seneca if you receive news about a positive case within your family or a close contact during remote days. They can assist you in the proper protocols as well as start contact tracing as part of our requirement.

We know this is disappointing news for our students and families. We can all do our part by limiting our social interactions outside of school and ensuring we keep 6 feet from others while wearing masks. Our hope is that during the next two weeks we can regroup as a community and return healthy and safe. As this situation remains fluid, if there needs to be an adjustment of dates based on additional positive cases, we will notify our school community.

More information will be sent by Principal Bauer regarding our schedule for the next two weeks, the expectations for live/remote instruction for staff and students, and how to arrange access to the building for any materials, if needed.