Chris Ostgaard

Chris Ostgaard , 4 days ago

Greetings Pinon Community,
We will be using our school buses to deliver breakfast and lunch beginning Thursday, March 26. Please see attached for routes. We plan to leave campus at 10am. This is the first run so please be patient, I do not know when we will reach each stop tomorrow. We can provide a better schedule for Friday. We will still have drive-up service on campus during the same time we have had this week.

Thank you,
Superintendent Ostgaard

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Chris Ostgaard

Chris Ostgaard , 9 days ago

Greetings Pinon Unified Community,
I just received notice from Governor Ducey's Office that the school closure will be extended though Friday, April 10 with classes on campus scheduled to resume on Monday, April 13. More details will follow in the days ahead. Thank you!

Chris Ostgaard

Chris Ostgaard , 12 days ago

Greetings Pinon Unified Community,
By now you may have heard that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Kayenta Health Center. Now that the virus has reached the local area, PUSD is going to Plan B.

All 10-month, 11-month and 12-month staff (certified and classified) will not report to work during the state school closure unless designated as essential. At this time essential personnel include those working with the breakfast and lunch program and campus security so those staff members should continue to report as scheduled.

We will continue to provide the breakfast and lunch meals along with items from St. Mary's Food Back to ALL children age 18 and younger during the posted hours.

All staff will be paid during this time as usual for the two weeks. This is not a "paid vacation" and all staff should consider themselves as "on-call" if we do need you to come in. The intention is that you stay home to limit your exposure to the virus. Teachers and administrators can be using this time to prep for return to school or to communicate with your students on educational activities they can do from home during the closure. Human Resources will also be making online professional development sessions available through frontline for all staff if you have access from home.

The PUSD campus is closed except for the breakfast and lunch drive-up program.

Chris Ostgaard

Chris Ostgaard , 13 days ago

Greetings PUSD #4 Staff:

10-month certified staff: do not report to work at this time. The Prop 301 day scheduled for Saturday is postponed. Stay tuned for additional updates in the next few days.

10-month classified staff: you have the option of reporting to work on a disposition and we will find assignments for you. Also, you have the option to take any leave you have accrued to fill in your time while the schools are closed. Both are optional, not required.

11 and 12 month certified and classified staff: report to work as usual. We are working on a 4 X 10 hour schedule this week unless you are working with the food service program which would remain on 8 hour days. If your job duties allow you to work remotely from home, you have that option with supervisor approval.

Reminder: Don't consider this a "vacation". The purpose for closing the schools is to stay home as much as possible to avoid possible contact with COVID-19 and the possible spread to others.

Thank you,
Superintendent Ostgaard

Chris Ostgaard

Chris Ostgaard , 13 days ago

Greetings Pinon Unified Community!
PUSD will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 18 beginning Tuesday, 3-17-2020, and running until the end of the school closure. It will be a drive-in service in front of Pinon Elementary. Hours for breakfast are 7:30-9:00am and lunch will be from 11:30am to 1:00pm. You do not need to be a PUSD student to participate, but children do need to be present to pick up the meals. We will also have food packages from St. Mary's Food Bank for distribution during these times.

Thank you,
Superintendent Ostgaard

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