Update from Superintendent Michelle Caulfield, Oct. 21st
Good Evening C-PP Families - this is Superintendent Michelle Caulfield with an important message. Today (Oct 21), the Governor announced that a portion of Steuben County was placed in a Yellow Zone due to the increase in the COVID Infection rate. This area includes all schools in our district. We are working in conjunction with the Steuben County Public Health Department to plan our next steps.
This is not an emergency closure, so we plan to stay in our hybrid model the rest of this week, with a transition to 100% remote learning for all students sometime early next week. We will communicate the specific date of that transition as soon as we are able to.
A factor in the decision to move to 100% remote learning is the capacity of the district to meet the State guidance to COVID test 20% of the district population while we are in this zone. Because this would require almost 1100 tests per week, we are unable to remain in our hybrid model.
I know this is a challenging and difficult time but we are committed to doing all we can to support you and your children. I invite you to an online Parent Town Hall tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 22nd from 6 to 6:30. I’ll provide more information about this transition and do my best to answer your questions. The link will be posted tomorrow morning on the district website at www.corningareaschools.com. A recording of the town hall will be available Friday morning.
Please know that we will return to our hybrid model as soon as we are cleared to do that. Continue to look for information from me and from your building principals. As always, the health and safety of our students and staff are our priority.
Thank you for your time Hawk Nation and have a good evening.