Today CG is reporting 4 positive student cases. Contact tracing has been completed and 13 students have been quarantined. We wish our students a speedy and healthy recovery. Our cases recently in the elementary school are concerning. 12 of the 18 cases reported since the beginning of the school year are elementary-aged students. I have been in contact with the county health department and we will be keeping a close eye on our cases and students in quarantine potentially becoming symptomatic. Since the pandemic has started ,we have not seen this many cases in a 7-day timeframe (16). Our main goal is to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. Yours in service, Tom Crook
Tonight's webinar regarding the new covid regulations with Mr. Crook starts in 15 minutes. https://zoom.us/j/96699666353
Good afternoon. Today CG is reporting a positive HS student. The contact tracing has been completed and 1 student was identified for quarantine. We wish the student a speedy and healthy recovery. Just a reminder, tonight at 6:30 Mr. Crook will be conducting a webinar on the new covid regulations. The link was sent out a few days ago but we will send it out again approximately 15 minutes (via text) prior to the webinar for your convenience.
The district had 4 positive student cases today (1 HS and 3 Elem). The cases yielded 15 quarantines. We wish them all a healthy and speedy recovery. As a reminder, please make sure that you are still self-screening your children before school and keeping them home if they are symptomatic.
Today, Canisteo-Greenwood received word of a positive HS staff member. The member became symptomatic over the weekend and has not been in the building this week. Due to staff vaccinations, there are no quarantines to report to the county. We wish our staff member a healthy recovery.
Please join Mr. Crook this Thursday at 6:30pm for a webinar regarding the new covid regulations. Since the regulations are different from last school year, Mr. Crook wishes to clarify those changes in hopes to avoid any confusion as CG begins to see positive cases. https://zoom.us/j/96699666353
Since last Friday, CG has received word of 5 positive covid cases (2 staff and 3 students). Contact tracing has been completed for 4 of the cases and anyone affected for quarantine have been contacted. The 5th case was just reported and contact tracing has started. We wish all a healthy recovery.
Just a friendly reminder to our parents/guardians about the district supplying masks to our students. When the state announced they were requiring masks to start the school year, we immediately ordered more disposable masks. We have a good supply available and student can get a new one any time.
We apologize. The "opt in our out" text will start Monday and the first time you receive a text.
Due to the new social distancing and masking guidelines, our Board of Education meetings will be held in the HS Auditorium until further notice.
Due to a change in the carrier that we use for our mass notifications, the next time you receive a SMS text from the school, it will ask if you want to either "opt in" or "opt out" of receiving our messages through text messaging. Depending on your preference, if receiving texts are the easiest for you, please make sure to "opt in". If you do not want to receive texts, you may "opt out" and you will continue to receive our messages through our other forms (Facebook, Live Feed, Push Notification from the App, or email). We occasionally do voicemails but we find that written messages seem to be the most effective for our community members. We will be sending a message out this afternoon regarding the change in location for Monday's BOE meeting but wanted to let you know what you will see the first time receiving a text.
Good afternoon, Earlier today we had a report of two positive cases at CG. One was a teacher who did not have any contact with students today, and a student who had tested positive late last week but their information was inadvertently sent to a neighboring district. Neither of the cases will result in quarantines for any students for staff. We wish both a speedy recovery. Just a reminder, the quarantine requirement is "within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes collectively". However, this year (FOR STUDENTS ONLY), if the positive student and close contact were both properly wearing masks, we will not be required to report the close contact student for contact tracing. The other time an individual will avoid quarantine is being vaccinated (if unsymptomatic). Yours in service, Tom
Good afternoon, After participating in two calls today regarding Friday's NYSDOH announcement regarding universal masking requirements in schools, starting September 1st at CG, all individuals will be required to wear a mask in our school buildings. We will be working on scheduling mask breaks for our staff and students and will make sure that we find unique and appropriate ways to not have our staff and students masked all day long. There is some light at the end of the tunnel with the Governor saying today that she understands that this cannot be in stone and will make modifications as the virus subsides in certain regions. Tomorrow's Open House in the Elementary and HS are going as scheduled and these new requirements apply. We are asking that anyone that plans on attending wear a mask in the buildings and limit their duration in one particular location to less than 10 minutes. The Elementary Open House is open to students with the last name A-M from 4:30 - 5:00pm and last name N-Z will be from 5:00 - 5:30pm. The HS Open House is open to incoming 7th grade students and any new HS students to the district. Due to construction, we are asking that all participants enter the Academy Street door closest to the Fitness Center. I thank you for your continued support and understanding during these trying and confusing times. Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook
Return to School Plan Update: Last week I sent out an email to all of the parents and staff regarding our draft return to school plan. The very next day the new Governor made an announcement supporting universal masking and then Friday evening, the NYS Department of Health put out a statement that masks will be required for staff and students in school regardless of vaccination status. Also in Friday's announcement, there were some references to distancing that were contradictory to what has been communicated to schools this summer. This caused a lot of confusion and frustration for Superintendents into the weekend and still today. I have a call tomorrow morning at 10:30 in hopes to get some clarification. Once I have answers, I will communicate to all of you what the masking protocols will be at the beginning of the year. Please know that I will do everything in my power to make sure that if masks are required by NYSDOH, that we look at all the accepted solutions so our staff and students are not in masks all day long (outdoors, breaks, etc.) indoors. I will also be communicating our Open House protocols for Wednesday night based on what tomorrow's conversation brings. Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
The SchoolTool Parent/Student Portal is now open for students to view their schedules for this coming school year.
If any fall athlete parents are having difficulties logging into Operoo, please contact Trixie McMindes at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 698-4225 ext. 2415. She will be able to assist you.
We just wanted to reach out to keep everyone up-to-speed on a few things: ATHLETIC TRAINER: CG is pleased to announce that we have hired an Athletic Trainer for the 2021-2022 school year. Leslie Moose from Maple City Therapy will be in-district 30 hours/week to assist our athletic and physical education programs. We are extremely excited to be able to offer this service to our kids. Fall athlete parents, the release form to allow Leslie to see your athlete has been uploaded to Operoo. Please take the quick minute to fill out the form prior to the season if you agree to have our trainer with your athlete. RE-OPENING GUIDANCE: area Superintendents and the county health department have been working diligently to get a plan out to our communities. However, the State Education Department put out a notice yesterday that they will be releasing some guidance to schools soon. In addition to this statement, with the resignation of Governor Cuomo and the Lieutenant Governor stepping in, we are unsure if she is going to demand that the state health department issue guidance to schools. With these 2 wrinkles, we are unable to communicate any plan to you at this time. Please know that our intent is to have students here 5 days a week, in-person with appropriate covid mitigations in place. Yours in service, Tom Crook Superintendent
We are pleased to announce that the district will be supplying our students their supplies for the 2021-2022 school year. As you are thinking about back-to-school shopping, do not worry about school supplies. We have got you covered.
ATTENTION FALL ATHLETE PARENTS: This morning we activated the district's Operoo account. All fall athlete parents should receive an email from Operoo prompting them to set up their accounts. The login should be your email that you have in our system and a temporary password sent to you by Operoo. If you have changed your email please contact ext. 2400 so we can get that corrected. If you have not changed your email, you do not need to contact us. This afternoon we will activate the forms in the system and you can fill them out electronically!
Dear Parents/Guardians, We are excited to advise you that we are adopting a new system named Operoo. The Operoo system makes it very easy for you to respond to athletic forms, field trips, registration, and other consent forms using your mobile phone, tablet, or PC. The end goal is to have no more paperwork! No more lost forms or notes found in the bottom of the backpack, no more concerns about children missing out on information when they are absent. It will greatly reduce the burden on you to provide information that is repetitive. It also keeps you informed of all form requests, events, important dates, and backpack letters. We do need a valid email address or cell phone number from you to use the Operoo system. Please share those details with us by contacting our main office staff (Ext. 2401 for C-G High School, Ext. 1400 for C-G Elementary School) if you haven’t already. We will be starting the implementation of the Operoo system with the fall sport athletes. As we continue to work with Operoo, we will gradually be uploading all our forms onto the platform. One key piece of information: you will need to fill out each form in its entirety the first time. Once you have filled out the form, that future form’s information will be populated and all you will need to do is validate or update the information. You will need to do this for each individual form just once. You don’t need to do anything else until you receive an email invitation from us asking you to sign up for your Operoo account. After that, you’ll receive notifications whenever there is an electronic form to complete or a backpack letter to view. We recommend after you set up your account, download the “Operoo Central” app. You or your child’s information will only be visible by the relevant staff for you or your child and will be managed in accordance with our privacy policies. Details about Operoo’s security and privacy procedures can be found here: https://www.operoo.com/terms-policies-security/. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. You can visit the Operoo website for more information here: www.operoo.com. There is also a parent introduction page here: https://www.operoo.com/intro-for-parents/. We hope you enjoy the addition of Operoo to the Canisteo-Greenwood School District. All fall athlete parents will be receiving an email within a few days once we turn the system on. As we upload other forms, invitations will be sent out to more of our parents. Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook