Wilton school goes remote for contact tracing

Cider Mill School in Wilton, Conn.

Cider Mill School in Wilton, Conn.

Jeannette Ross / Hearst Connecticut Media

WILTON — Cider Mill School resorted to full remote learning on Monday to provide contact tracing after recent COVID-19 cases at the school.

As a result of the number of staff asked to quarantine due to contact tracing, the district decided to make the day a remote learning day. The district also cited a shortage of available substitutes.

All other district schools continued with in-person learning on Monday.

Superintendent Kevin Smith said in a statement Sunday that the district would be “assessing the situation” throughout the school day on Monday and updating the parents of the district on in-person learning for the days to follow.

Since returning from winter recess, the Wilton School District has seen its number of students and staff quarantining from possible “close contact” rise week over week.

“I would like to remind all members of our Miller-Driscoll, Cider Mill, Middlebrook and Wilton High School communities to continue to self-monitor daily for symptoms, particularly in light of our recent cases,” Smith wrote. “If you begin to develop symptoms of illness, please stay home and consult with your physician.”