C-PP District Communications
The Corning Painted Post Area School District is committed to communicating with the public through the District Web site, eNews, news releases, social media tools and directly with the media (print/radio and TV) to provide updates to residents on important District announcements, developments, initiatives and achievements. You can contact the Public Information Coordinator via email or you are welcome to call (607) 654-2721 if you have any questions.
Emergency communications/school closings
Read our Safety Brochure here
Emergencies and individual/specific school closings/delays are announced on the District Web site, via School Messenger (call out system to parents/guardians), eNews and depending on the level of the situation, through local media (radio/TV). During a school-level emergency (one or more but not all schools affected), parents/guardians should wait for instructions from the District via the District Web site or School Messenger (connects to your primary contact phone number). In many emergencies, the on-scene authority will be local law enforcement and/or emergency services, and the District will work with those agencies in terms of coordination and communication. Our objective is frequent, clear and precise communication during an emergency situation with parents/guardians, the community and the media. Examples of school-level situations may include lockdowns, water main breaks or traffic pattern changes for drop off and pick up of students.
District-level emergencies and/or weather-related closings that affect all buildings and operations will be announced on the District Web site, via eNews and information will be sent to local media (WETM 18 News, WENY-TV, YNN-TV and WINK 106.1 FM and Magic FM 97.7 FM). Depending on the nature of an emergency, School Messenger may be used to contact/call parents. Note, we will NOT announce District-wide weather-related closings (snow days) via School Messenger (call out system). Please rely on the District Web site or local media for that information. Be sure to refresh the District Web site to check for updates.
Media should note, the District will establish a communications staging area during an emergency, either at the District offices (165 Charles St., Painted Post, NY 14870) or near the site of the emergency. Please contact the Public Information Coordinator (607) 654-2721 or Office of Superintendent of Schools (607) 936-3704 ext. 1001 for instructions/information during an emergency. eNews will be primary method of getting information out on a timely basis. During an emergency, law enforcement or emergency services are the control at a scene - the District will work with them on communications. Again, the designated staging area is the appropriate place for all media communications.
During certain situations, reliability of communications may be subject to availability of electricity, internet and cellular service. Localized or wide-scale power outages and/or phone/internet outages may affect District communications.
The District frequently communicates with the media and public on a variety of topics, including announcements, news about ongoing programs and student achievement and messages from C-PP leadership.
C-PP now offers e-News so that you can have District information delivered automatically to your inbox. We currently offer three services. One eNews service is for general District news and updates. The second is for emergency information such as closings or cancellations, and the third is a pilot-program, eNews service from Northside Blodgett Middle School. We are testing the service in 2010-11 and may expand this service to additional individual schools in the future. Click this link to sign up for eNews: http://www.corningareaschools.com/enewsletters/. In general, we send an average of one to two messages per week. You control your subscription and you can also opt out at anytime.
The District's social media site(s) is/are operated by C-PP Schools. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete comments or posts, photos, and videos at any time.
District Twitter: www.twitter.com/cppschools
Corning Hawks/Athletics Twitter: www.twitter.com/corninghawks
Food Services Twitter: www.twitter.com/cppfoodservices
District Facebook page www.facebook.com/cppschools (Best source for overall school news)
Corning-Painted Post High School Libraries Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CorningHighSchoolLibrary?ref=hl
Corning-Painted Post Libraries Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/cpplibraries/
There are a number of other Social Media site that reference the District or District programs but are not official District pages. We are not responsible for their content.
The District maintains Web sites for each school and the District.
Some of our schools produce newsletters or publications for their own parent/student population. The publications are posted on-line and/or mailed home or sent home with students. Questions regarding those publications should be directed to the building principals at those schools. Example: http://www.corningareaschools.com/gregg/GatorGazette.htm
Annual School District Calendar
Guidelines for the media
All media should contact the Public Information Coordinator in the Communications Office for all inquiries. Visit our Policy pages for additional media guidelines.
Additional guidelines for the media, parents/guardians and the community:
Parents/guardians must fill out and return the annual photo release form sent home at the beginning of the school year (or in new student packets if newly enrolled in the District). This form is used for C-PP Reports, the Web site and on-site media visits during the regular school day. Note, this does not cover yearbooks. Please contact your specific school principal for questions regarding their school's yearbook policy. The District will routinely cover events in our schools for publication and public information purposes and/or work with the media for coverage of events, news and student recognition in our schools. In this situation, the District will coordinate media relations.
The District may take photographs or video certain public events for public information purposes. This includes but is not limited to sports, plays, Board Meetings or portions of Board Meetings, presentations at Board Meetings, public presentations, public meetings held by the District and press conferences. Content may be used for press releases, newsletter content, Web content and other public information purposes.
Media: In terms of media coverage of sports and special events specifically, please refer to this policy:
Media Relations Policy for and guidelines faculty and staff
All media relations is coordinated through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools and/or Public Information Coordinator. Refer to this policy:
Faculty and/or staff requesting media coverage within a school or a school-sponsored activity off school grounds but involving C-PP students, must coordinate through the Public Information Coordinator
Outside organizations requesting media coverage involving C-PP students/faculty and/or staff
Outside organizations conducting an event within a school may not coordinate media coverage unless approved by the Public Information Coordinator or Superintendent of Schools
Flyer/information distribution guidelines to students/staff of C-PP School District
Flyer must first be approved by Superintendent of Schools (please deliver to District Offices, 165 Charles St., Painted Post, NY, attention: Suzy Webster. (607) 936-3704 ext. 1098 firstname.lastname@example.org. Retrieve enrollment figures for the current school year through Suzy Webster also, so you know how many copies need to be supplied.
Activity should be located in the region
All production of flyers is paid for by the submitting organization, not C-PP School District.
Flyers must be delivered to the Administration building two weeks before the date they are to be distributed to ensure a timely delivery to the buildings
Flyers will only be distributed to individual students at the elementary and middle schools. Additional flyers/posters can be sent to posting in the middle and high school and/or announcements made.
Flyers for Faculty/Staff information
One to two flyers per building to be posted in the staff lounge or office.
Fundraising flyers or event announcements for distribution to students/faculty/staff
Must directly benefit C-PP School District or activities or organizations that directly support the District's students (Sports Boosters, Band Boosters, PTA units, C-PP Schools Education Foundation)