OPENING 2021-22 School Year

Safely Moving Forward Together Last Updated: 3/2/2022 6:55 PM



Latest updates:


Update from the Superintendent, Tuesday, March 1st

Good Evening CPP Families,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, our students, staff and visitors will no longer be required to wear a face covering or a mask in any of our school buildings or on school buses.


  • On Friday, Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they no longer recommend mask requirements for schools in communities with low to medium risk of COVID-19 spread.
  •  On Sunday, Feb. 27, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the statewide mask requirement in schools will be lifted on Wednesday, March 2. In her announcement, Gov. Hochul indicated that the new CDC guidance was a factor in altering the state mandate. Counties, cities, and other entities may still choose to impose mask mandates that could affect schools and/or childcare facilities. The governor also indicated that rising transmission levels had the potential to trigger a return to a statewide mandate.
  •  As of 4PM on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the anticipated NYSDOH guidance has not been released.

What does this mean for our CPP community?

Mask wearing is based on parent/family choice. Disposable masks will be available for those who choose to wear them. Our school community will respect individual masking choices for both students and staff. As a Hawk Nation, we expect acceptance and respect for each other’s choices.

We ask that families discuss their wishes regarding masking with their children. Moving forward, if your student is wearing a mask or not wearing a mask, our teachers and staff will assume that this decision was made by your family.

As always, we will continue to work with our local county health officials as COVID health and safety protocols evolve. We anticipate the NYSDOH guidance and further updates regarding a number of items: testing of symptomatic individuals, quarantine rules, and other COVID-19 prevention strategies. We will share those changes out with our school community when we receive them.


Thank you for your ongoing partnership and commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff. If you have any questions, please email Superintendent Caulfield at


February 4, 2022: Test to Stay Update

-January, 2022 Update Town Hall
(January 25)

-Posted January 5th: Free COVID testing in Steuben County (January 5th event and details on future testing schedule)

-December 24, from NYSDOH - Return to Work Document

-December 23, from NYSDOH - Test to Stay Update


-Click to view the September, 2021 updated plan



Corning-Painted Post Area School District Fall 2021 Opening Plan Town Hall:

September 1 at 5:30pm. 

Click here to view a recording of the video presentation

Click here to view the presentation slides


Corning-Painted Post Area School District | 165 Charles St, Painted Post, NY 14870
Phone: (607) 936-3704