DISTRICT NEWS

Pampa ISD COVID Update #19-April 3, 2020
04/03/2020

Pampa ISD Health Update #19 Good evening Pampa ISD Students and Families,

 

As we reflect on all that is going on around us, we are reminded of the things we value the most.  For many of us, the first thing that comes to mind is of course our family and loved ones. We enjoy being with those we love the most and sharing our special times and our lives with each other.  It seems as though many of us have taken the little things for granted for too long such as just being able to gather at each other’s homes and enjoy each other’s company.  However, when we really think about what we value the MOST—it is not just getting together with our loved ones and family members, it is our love FOR them that matters the MOST.  Our willingness to make sacrifices, by being away from the people we love, is the MOST important thing we can do right now.  Staying home and staying apart is the MOST important way we can show our love for others. 

 

As a district, we also value our students, staff, and our community.  We love being with our students in our classrooms, with our colleagues, and with our families as we share moments together on our courts, fields, and stages.  However, we have taken those times for granted as well.  Even though we cannot be together at this time watching our students compete and perform, we know that being apart is the best thing to do right now.

 

Thank you for staying home and staying connected with us through social media and through our learning portal.  The school spirit posts have been so fun to see!  Thank you for sharing your moments with us!  We have some new challenges coming out next week.  Be looking for more ways to stay connected while we stay apart!

 

Blessings to you all.  Have a healthy weekend and #stayhomePampa!

 

Dr. Tanya Larkin, Superintendent

 

 

Below are just a few reminders and links for your convenience.  

 

PISD@HomeLearning Portal

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Pampa ISD Website information on distribution sites and times (meals, devices, and wifi)

 

COVID 19 Health Updates

 

Pampa ISD Facebook

 

Still have questions?  Let us hear from you at pampaisdinfo@pampaisd.net

 


Pampa ISD COVID Update #18-April 2, 2020
04/02/2020

Health Update 18 Good evening Pampa ISD Students and Families,

 

We hope this email finds you all healthy and safe in your homes!  Once again, thanks for sharing your posts with us on social media.  It feeds our soul when we get to see your smiling faces!  Tomorrow is our School Spirit Day--- show off your campus pride and remember to tag us and use #’s #mynewlearningspace, #staywellTEXAS and #PISD@HomeLearning.

 

Virtual Spirit Week Green and Gold Day!

 

I have had some of our parents and community members email me and ask about how the meals and distribution centers are going.  I thought I would share some facts with you:

 

MEALS

 

So far, (not including today) Pampa ISD staff have distributed 6,318 meals in a total of 20 hours.  That is an average of 316 meals an hour!  In addition, they have done this with grace and a servant’s heart!  WOW!  That is amazing!

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

We will also change our technology service days and times as well to limit exposure risks.  Beginning Monday, April 6th, the technology staff will be available on the west side of the Administration building at 1233 N Hobart at the following times:

 

As of Wednesday, March 31, our staff have distributed 1,940 devices (iPads and Chromebooks) to our students in a total of 14 hours.  That is an average of 139 devices an hour!  Whew!  That is a bunch of technology in a very short amount of time.  Our technicians are eager to help you and are available through email at support@pampaisd.net or you can call 669-4700.

 

We have also been hearing from parents who originally felt that their children could share their home computer but have since decided that each child needs a device.  That is perfectly fine.  You can check out a device at any time during our technology service hours.  Beginning next week, those will be open at the Administration building as 1233 N Hobart at the following times below.  Please pull around the west side of the building and STAY IN YOUR CAR.  A technician will come out to you.

 

Mondays 9:00-10:00am

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Fridays 12:00-1:00pm

 

How is it going out there?

 

We know that everyone is dealing with so many changes right now.  It is easy to become overwhelmed with the circumstances and the reality of this unprecedented time in our community, our state, our nation, and our world.  We understand that digging into PISD@HomeLearning can be a little scary.  Please know that our PRIMARY concern right now is for the well-being of you and your family.  If things are going great for you---that is wonderful.  If things are a real struggle, give yourself some grace. We mostly just want to connect with you and your students right now.  We care about you!

 

Please feel free to reach out to the teachers and your campus principal to communicate with us.  We also realize that every home is different and some of our parents are trying to work full time and keep their children healthy and engaged in learning.  This will look and feel different in every home.  We are here for you and we understand that this is a process and it is OK right now to just breathe. J  Please do not let any of this add more stress to your home.  Please email us at pampaisdinfo@pampaisd.net or call us at 669-4700 if you are having any issues at all. 

 

I have been so impressed in how our community has come even closer “together” during this time while remaining “apart”.  We will get through this and some day soon we will gather together as a Pampa Community and celebrate our local heroes and our victory over this horrible virus.  Until then, stay strong, stay home, stay well, and stay connected with us @PampaISD!

 

Dr. Tanya Larkin, Superintendent


Pampa ISD Launches Home Learning Site
04/02/2020

PISD Home Learning Pampa ISD launched the Home Learning site on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Home Learning site is the platform that students and parents will use to access assignments, resources, and COVID-19 updates. We are excited about this new opportunity for learning and appreciate the many hours that our teachers, instructional coordinators, and administrators gave to make this happen so quickly. 

PISD @Home Learning

Be sure to read the Home Learning Information Guide before you begin. 

 

Join us this week for our Virtual Spirit Week! 


Pampa ISD COVID Update #17-April 1, 2020
04/01/2020

Pampa ISD Health Update #17 Good evening Pampa ISD Students and Families,

 

It has been wonderful watching the videos and seeing the posts of the your “Workout Wednesday” experiences.  Thank you for sharing those with us.  It means so much to us to see you making healthy choices while we are apart.  Keep up the great work!  Tomorrow is Family Fun Day and Crazy Sock day!  I can’t wait to see those pictures.  Please share them on social media and tag us @PampaISD using #mynewlearningspace, #staywellTEXAS and #PISD@HomeLearning or just create your own new #.  We just want to hear from you!  We miss you!

 

Virtual Spirit Day Thursday Family Fun Day

 

As you know, we now have a confirmed case in Gray County.  I think we all knew that it was just a matter of time; nonetheless, it is sad news.  As a district, we have been taking precautions to reduce the risk of exposure and have been practicing social distancing.  However, we feel that we need to make even more changes to ensure the safety of our staff.

 

 MEALS

Beginning on Monday, April 6th, we will begin distributing two meals (both lunch and breakfast) at ONE distribution time from 10:30-12:30.  We will still distribute at all of the already established locations.  This will reduce the risk exposures for every one of our staff as well as our students and their families.

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

We will also change our technology service days and times as well to limit exposure risks.  Beginning Monday, April 6th, the technology staff will be available on the west side of the Administration building at 1233 N Hobart at the following times:

 

Mondays 9:00-10:00am

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Fridays 12:00-1:00pm

 

COMMUNICATION

 

We want to answer any questions you may have.  Please continue to email us at pampaisdinfo@pampaisd.net

 

As part of our efforts to limit the risk of exposure, we are changing our phone office hours as well.  We will no longer have staff in the buildings answering phones.  Through our technology department, we are having lines available to answer your questions from 11:00am-1:00 pm Monday-Friday each week.  The number to call is the same, 806-669-4700.

 

 

We are also updating our Frequently Asked Questions document on our website.  Click Here to see the FAQ

 

Friends, it looks like we are in this for at least another 30 days.  I know we can get through this Pampa—stronger together while being apart.  Remember to wash your hands and stay home whenever possible.  Please let us know if we can help you and know that we are here for you.  Stay strong and keep your chin up---we are #PampaProud!

 

 

Dr. Tanya Larkin, Superintendent