The Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District will be running a non-perishable food drive with all of the items collected being donated to families within the school community. This is the season of sharing and the district has always shared generously. In addition to food we will also be collecting new mittens and new winter hats. Non-perishable items, mittens and hats will be collected on a daily basis from November 18 to December 10, 2020. Please send your donation with your child to school. Remember to check expiration dates and be wary of glass donations, we don’t want broken glass on buses or in backpacks for student safety. Thank you in advance for your generosity! CG Holiday Committee
1 day ago, CGCSD
food drive
The Canisteo-Greenwood Athlete of the Month for November is Anthony Loper of the Boys Varsity Soccer team! Anthony scored half of his teams goals this past season. He recorded a hat trick in a 4-4 tie against C-S which went into OT. If you see Anthony, please congratulate him on a job well done!
1 day ago, CGCSD
Update: the District completed their contact tracing yesterday afternoon. If you did not hear directly from Mr. Reynolds, you are clear to return in person tomorrow. There were a total of 29 students who qualified with the County Health Department for quarantine and Mr. Reynolds reached out to all the families yesterday.
9 days ago, Tom Crook
Good afternoon, this is Tom Crook, Superintendent at Canisteo-Greenwood Central School. Early this morning, we were notified that one of our high school students has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last present on Monday, November 9th, therefore we will not need to close for contact tracing efforts. Since this is our first high school student case that involves a moving student schedule, we will be determining which classmates will need to be quarantined through the following criteria: any student that has 2 or more classes with this student will need to be quarantined (in the same space for more than an hour collectively throughout the day) and any students that may not have been in multiple classes but were within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes collectively during the day. The District will be reaching out to all affected families sometime today. Thank you.
10 days ago, Tom Crook
Sorry for the extreme late notice but today's modified soccer games have been cancelled. We are participating in contact tracing efforts of a positive case that involve modified athletes.
10 days ago, Tom Crook
We have set up our Verizon hotspots for our virtual learners. There are now 3 locations where you can drive to get Wi-Fi service: - Methodist Church in South Canisteo - WLEA - Greenwood School
11 days ago, CGCSD
hot spot
Good afternoon. This is just a reminder that tonight's Board of Education scheduled for 6pm will be done through Zoom. Please click on the link below to enter just prior to 6pm.
15 days ago, Tom Crook
Good afternoon, this is Tom Crook, Superintendent at Canisteo-Greenwood. Today we learned that 2 of our elementary students have tested positive for COVID 19. These 2 students were already quarantined this past week due to being in contact with a positive case last weekend. However, through the investigation with the county health department, one of the positive students was symptomatic during school on October 28th and October 29th, which will affect the classroom and a bus. Based on the current quarantining requirements; an elementary classroom, 6 bus students, and 4 staff members will be required to quarantine for most of next week. We continue to look at our procedures and how we can minimize the need for a quarantine in the event of a symptomatic individual. Since the 2 students were quarantined this week and were not in school, there will be no need for the District to close for contact tracing. We will remain open. We thank you for your patience and your continuous support of our district through these troubling times. Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
18 days ago, Tom Crook
Since it is going to be in the 70s the next few days, I figured now would be the perfect time to discuss snow days. Although the state is offering schools a pilot program to not have snow days and declare them "virtual, the Canisteo-Greenwood School District will NOT be changing their snow day protocol. If the Superintendent calls a "snow day" for the District, it will be treated as it always has. No staff will be required to report virtually and neither will the students. So you may continue to participate in all of the snow days rituals (spoon under the pillow, pajamas inside out, etc.) in hopes that I call a snow day and you just get to chill. They will be much needed breaks in this COVID-crazy world. All the best, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
19 days ago, Tom Crook
It has come to our attention that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the onset of symptoms, we are required to trace back to Friday. This individual was in both buildings on Friday and we are reaching out to any persons that we feel may have reached the requirements for quarantining. Due to students not being in session on Fridays, there is no requirement for the District to close for contact tracing therefore, we will REMAIN OPEN. Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
19 days ago, Tom Crook
Due to the no visitors spectator rule and other factors, the district will be sending someone over to Cohocton tomorrow night for the Girl's Varsity Soccer county tournament game against Addison (6pm). The game will be a live video to the District's FACEBOOK page and not the normal feed to the website. The video feed will be through one of our hotspots and we are hoping to provide a quality video. Our normal streaming equipment is too cumbersome to travel with but we will make an attempt to give our fans the best possible experience.
21 days ago, Tom Crook
This afternoon, we were informed that one of our elementary staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the time that the employee became symptomatic (yesterday) and tracing back 48 hours (Friday), this employee did not work on Friday nor did we have students in session. After talking with the county health department, they are NOT recommending that we close tomorrow for contact tracing and we WILL REMAIN OPEN. Based on our COVID Reopening Plan, we are informing our community of the positive case. If you have any questions, please email
22 days ago, Tom Crook
Due to a Power Outage at Wildwood, BOCES Classes at Wildwood are cancelled for the day. October 23, 2020. New Visions Students may still attend at Hornell HS but must provide their own transportation.
about 1 month ago, CGCSD
Good afternoon. Earlier today, the Governor placed parts of Steuben County in a "yellow zone" due to the rate of positive cases. I just wanted to clarify that the Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District is NOT part of the yellow zone at this time. The zone starts around the Campbell-Savona District and spans east to Chemung County. The zone will impact some of our students that attend classes in the "yellow zone" and will most likely change our athletic schedule if we were scheduled to play any schools in the "yellow zone". I know many of you are probably asking what CG would do if we were ever placed into a "yellow zone"? Based on a conversation with county health department yesterday, we would most likely have to go 100% remote for the period of time needed to decrease the positivity rate of the "yellow zone". The county health department has stated that they would not have the capability to perform the COVID tests required to stay open (20% of all students and staff). As always, if you have any questions regarding COVID please email Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Tom Crook
Good evening. We are sorry for the late notice but the Steuben County Health Department has just informed us that we are clear to open tomorrow. We will resume all normal FRIDAY operations. Students are home virtually, all normal Friday staff are asked to report, CTE BOCES students will attend in-person, and athletics will resume as scheduled.
about 1 month ago, Tom Crook
Good morning, this is Tom Crook, Superintendent of Canisteo-Greenwood Central School. This morning we learned that a HS student has tested positive for Covid 19. The county health department has been notified and their contact tracing will begin. Please understand that the district is only closed to allow time for the health department to do their tracing. As soon as we hear from the health department that they have completed their tracing and it is safe to open, the district will open and resume normal operations. All short-term closures such as this, students are to be treating these days as they would a Friday, where they check on their electronic platforms for any work or activities assigned by the teacher. HS students are to continue checking Teams and will NOT follow a bell schedule until directed by the Principal. BOCES students will only report virtually to their classes.
about 1 month ago, Tom Crook
Good afternoon. We are reaching out to you with a recent development. We just learned that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working with the Steuben County Health Department and have decided, based on our COVID plan, the District will be closed to students and staff on Thursday, October 15th until further notice. We will be assisting the Steuben County Department of Health with their contact tracing tomorrow and will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available. Sincerely, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Tom Crook
Due to the recent spike in Steuben County, on a Zoom session this afternoon, the health department is recommending that school board meetings be held through Zoom. Therefore, tonight's scheduled meeting will be through Zoom at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding.
about 1 month ago, Tom Crook
The boy's Varsity soccer game is now live on the website. Go to and click Live Coverage in the top right corner.
about 2 months ago, Tom Crook
Dear Parents of CG Students, You may have recently received a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) 2020 Card in the mail. The child whose name is on the P-EBT Card is automatically eligible for and receiving up to $420 in benefits because they were eligible for free lunches at school. The benefits are to be used to buy food to make up for free meals that they would have received at school, had schools not closed this past spring due to the pandemic. Please read carefully and follow the included instructions to activate your card. Do not throw away the card. Keep it for any future benefits your child may receive. For more information, visit our CG website under COVID-19 updates.
about 2 months ago, CGCSD