CG Superintendent: Parents, Please Wear Masks

January 14, 2021

From Canisteo-Greenwood School Superintendent Tom Crook:

Dear Parents/Guardians, I come to you today asking a huge favor. It has come to our attention that there is a growing number of parents/guardians that are not wearing masks when they are on school grounds picking up their elementary children. As you know, we have done as much as we can to protect the integrity of our environment and keeping our children and staff safe. Keeping our children and staff safe is an integral part to having our schools open and continuing 4 days of in-person learning. From the beginning of the pandemic last March (graduation, sporting events, etc.), we have politely asked that all individuals be masked when on school property when there is no guarantee that a 6 ft. distance could be maintained. We are asking for the same thing to occur at our parent pick-up at the elementary school. If you are going to be on school grounds and congregating at the parent pick-up doors, we are asking that you remain masked. With as many parents that are in attendance for pick-up, there is no guarantee that you can remain socially-distanced. I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Yours in service,
Thomas J. Crook Superintendent