April 11, 2021 Greetings Pinon Unified Community, In response to Navajo Nation Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-008: Re-Issuing Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Order and Continuing Daily Curfew, issued on April 9, 2021, Pinon Unified School District will suspend state testing and onsite support services for students beginning Monday, April 12, 2021. Distance Learning will continue to be offered to all PUSD students based on the schedules in place since the beginning of the school year. PUSD meal services will continue with our Tuesday and Thursday delivery schedule and local meal pick up on the PUSD campus. Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to provide the best educational services possible and also do what is best for our students health and safety. Thank you, Chris Ostgaard Superintendent
PES Onsite Services Good Morning Students and Parents/Guardians, We are offering Onsite Services at PES Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Please Arrive before 8 am; No students are allowed in the building after 8 am. Drop is at the front loop of PES at 7:30 am, please remain in the vehicle and a staff member will meet you at your vehicle. All students need to have temperature checks done and a waiver must be signed. If you have not completed your enrollment packet or are missing documents those must be turned in prior to being allowed in the PES building. For onsite services students get Chrome Computers to use that day, the internet is connected, hand sanitizing stations are set up, and breakfast/ lunch will be served. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the PES front office at 928-725-2201/2202.
Greetings Pinon Unified Community, On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Chinle Service Unit will have a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Forest Lake Chapter House from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, or until the vaccine supply runs out. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine will be available for individuals, ages 18 years and older. This is the vaccine that only requires one dose. Please share the information and spread the word! For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, please contact the following: - CSU PIO Call Center: (928) 674-7980 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm), excluding holidays. - Pinon Health Center Appointment line (928) 725-9605. Thank you!!
PAMS Onsite Services Information
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Greetings Pinon Unified Community! Pinon Health Center is hosting a COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination event on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. No appointment necessary. These are first dose vaccinations. Pfizer vaccine will be available for all individuals aged 16 years and older. For more information, please contact: *CSU Public Information Officer Call Center at (928)674-7980 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) *Pinon Health Center Appointment Line (928)725-9605
8th Grade Students & Parents, PAMS Onsite 8th grade AZ Science testing has been cancelled for March 24, 2021. Rescheduled date to be determined. Thank you, any questions please call the school 928-725-2301.
Greetings Pinon USD Community! An update on our phased reopening of camps. Have a wonderful week!
The may be a possibility for many of our Pinon Unified families. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ADOPTS EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM FOR THE NAVAJO NATION
Greetings Pinon Unified Community, Happy Thursday! A reminder message from Pinon Health Center: Pinon Heath Center has COVID-19 vaccine available, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Drive-Thru for First Dose--No Appointment Necessary! Second Doses are by appointment only. Phizer vaccine is for all individuals age 16+, Moderna vaccine is for all individuals age 18+. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call: CSU PIO Call Center: (928)674-7980 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays) OR Pinon Health Center Appointment Line (928)725-9605
A message from Pinon Health Center: Pinon Heath Center has COVID-19 vaccine available, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Drive-Thru for First Dose--No Appointment Necessary Second Dose is by appointment only. Phizer is for all individuals age 16+, Moderna is for all individuals age 18+. CSU PIO Call Center: (928)674-7980 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays) Pinon Health Center Appointment Line (928)725-9605
Greetings students and parents, We are excited to share the virtual youth conference on March 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. You can register for the event by using the following zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82878304004?pwd=SUJFQWxUYTJDWHZLVDBWTm1YT2t2UT09 Upon completion, you will receive the link to use to join the session. For students and families who don't have access to Zoom, you can still watch on the Pinon USD Facebook page. This event is in partnership with Designs for Learning, Chinle SASP, and Pinon DVPI. For more information, you can call (928) 725-2140 Federal Programs Office.
Greetings Pinon Unified Community, The PUSD Governing Board approved my request to extend distance learning through the end of 4th quarter. This extends our current plans and operations through the end of the school year. I know this isn’t the “best” or the “normal’ way to provide instructional and support services to our students. Online learning and instructional packets can be difficult and stressful for students and their families. I very much appreciate everything our families are doing to support our students during this time. We are an academic institution but we must consider health and safety to be the first priority. When the COVID-19 rates dropped last fall in Arizona and on Navajo Nation I was hopeful that we could begin on campus instruction in January. The rapid rise in cases in November through January made that impossible. The situation is looking much better with a decline in case numbers and vaccinations available, but we still must be careful that our campus does not become a “super spreader” of the virus. The new strains of the COVID virus seem to be easier to spread and also more dangerous for children. We do plan to start providing onsite support services once the Navajo Nation has lifted the shelter in place and curfew orders. The schools will be contacting you with more information as soon as we have a start date. Thank you again for your understanding and support! Superintendent Ostgaard
Health and Wellness Updates from the Pinon Elementary Nurse's Office
Ya'ah'teeh PUSD Community, the February Regular Governing Board Meeting will begin a live stream on YouTube beginning at 5:00 pm this evening. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCykbR6HBy6TU0Hw0hyeuGCA You can also view the agenda here: https://go.boarddocs.com/az/pusd4/Board.nsf/vpublic?open
February is CTE Month!
Yá’át’ééh, The Pinon Unified School District No. 4 Johnson O’Malley (JOM) & Diné Studies Programs would appreciate your feedback. If you are a student at PUSD, you can fill out one of the two surveys, the last survey is for the community. The results will be used to complete the JOM proposal for next school year as well as guide the Diné Studies teachers in curriculum and instructions. PES Students Grades 3rd - 5th https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS7INv1fk4ov6XuGP8kVFhq2Fkm8v7NQdNJciT0O_4V-ebwg/viewform PAMS & PHS Students Grades 6th-12th https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmmUcjsx5UXmqz7fiUozvuZRxPup5Xq_xGSeITqhcVLlBocQ/viewform Caretakers & Community https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq9h3sKgVj5DekUc_8g3HRK8boUUpM6ddrqYTrNj5u_gXTaQ/viewform Your feedback is important to us. If you already submitted a survey, there is no need to do another. Áádóó ahxé hee’ dóó ádaa’ádooł’yą́.
Good Morning PUSD Community, Happy Friday! PUSD is currently having internet and phone service issues on campus. We are working to get back online ASAP. Online students can still access their Google Classrooms and attendance forms.
A message from Ms Chee, PAMS Prinicpal— Good morning! Phones and internet are down at PUSD. PAMS students can check-in via Google forms or an email to kyazzie@pusdatsa or firstname.lastname@example.org Happy Friday! Stay safe, mask up, and stay warm. Live classes for today, Art & ELA Lab, will proceed as scheduled.
Correction to Previous Announcement: We WILL NOT run school buses on Tuesday, January 26 due to muddy road conditions.