While the search continues for missing Nazareth Area High School math teacher and hiker, Matthew Greene, families of Nazareth Area High School receive a letter to acknowledge Green’s status.
On the eve of the first day of the school year, high school Principal Alan Davis sent a letter to parents and guardians on Sunday, August 25 to express the importance of acknowledging missing teacher’s status and to assure parents that Greene's classes would be covered by “certified and qualified math teachers” in his absence.
Matthew Greene, who has been missing since July 17, disappeared while hiking in the Mammoth Lakes area.
“The administration and Counseling Department are prepared to support all of our students and staff during this time," the letter says. "Please encourage your student to reach out to any one of them for support as needed,” the letter adds, asking families to, “keep Mr. Greene and his family in your thoughts.”
Greene's family and friends have been using social media to help spread the word about the missing teacher's disappearance, with regular updates posted to the Find Matthew Greene Facebook page.
Donations to help in the search efforts can be made online at the Help Us Find Matthew Greene FundRazr page, which reports that as of August 26, almost $8,000 has been raised. These funds, according to a Facebook post on Sunday, have been used search efforts including airfare for six volunteers to Mammoth Lakes to search for Greene, rental of helicopter and fuel, airplane fuel (use of plane was donated, reports the post), and more, with miscellaneous gear and many other items donated.
Anyone with information about Matthew Green, who is approximately 5’11”, 160 lb with blondish-brown short hair and blue eyes is asked to call Detective Dough Hombeck at (760) 932-7549 x 17 or the Mammoth Lakes Police at (760) 934-2536.