For further clarification: Today's closure is for the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ONLY. The High School is still open.
over 1 year ago, Tom Crook
We just received word that one of our elementary teachers has tested positive for COVID 19. Due to the timing, we must close the ELEMENTARY school today, Monday, December 7th for contact tracing. We apologize for the late notice but we just received word of the results. It is ONLY THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
over 1 year ago, Tom Crook
Good evening, this is Tom Crook, Superintendent at Canisteo-Greenwood. Sorry for the message on the weekend, but we were informed this afternoon that one of our elementary employees has tested positive for COVID 19. This individual was last in the building on Thursday, December 3rd and it will affect multiple classrooms and several employees (53 students and employees in total). Our administrative staff has begun to make the necessary phone calls to the families and employees. Due to the efforts of the administrative team this afternoon, there will NOT be a need to close the district for contact tracing. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at tcrook@cgcsd.org or cgcovid@cgcsd.org.
over 1 year ago, Tom Crook
Good afternoon, this is Tom Crook, Superintendent at Canisteo-Greenwood. We were informed this morning that one of our bus drivers has tested positive for COVID-19. With my initial conversation with the health department, based on when their symptoms started (Sunday) and the District not being in session Wednesday – Friday last week for Thanksgiving, there is no need for the District to close for contact tracing. One important update to pass on from the health department is that many of their cases are now showing symptoms where just a few weeks ago, many were asymptomatic. Please pay attention to any symptoms and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others. Thankfully this employee knew they were not feeling well and did not report to work, therefore protecting our staff and students from possible infection. Please remain vigilant for our staff, students and families by following recommended COVID protocol by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing your hands and keeping your personal circles small. The current positivity rate for the county is at 7.2% which puts us at risk for being designated a yellow zone by the state. Let’s do our part to make sure that doesn’t happen. If you have any questions, please reach out to tcrook@cgcsd.org or cgcovid@cgcsd.org Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Tom Crook
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!
over 1 year ago, CGCSD
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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
over 1 year ago, CGCSD
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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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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. https://zoom.us/j/94894992622
over 1 year 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
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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 cgcovid@cgcsd.org
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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 cgcovid@cgcsd.org Yours in service, Thomas J. Crook Superintendent
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago, Tom Crook