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We need your feedback!—Survey closing Wednesday, April 15th at midnight!

Thank you for those of you have already completed the survey.  We appreciate your feedback.  If you have not yet completed the survey, PLEASE take just a few minutes and let us know how we can improve our services.

Please click on the appropriate link below to take the survey.  It should only take about 5-10 minutes.  The student or the parent can complete the survey.  Our goal is to get feedback for each student in our district.  Thank you in advance for your patience and support as we continue to improve our services to our students and families.

English  https://forms.gle/tQMe2pAWYVJLJ1wD9

Spanish  https://forms.gle/g5FxaTFXXsm52j2L7

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Coronavirus information:

Pampa ISD is closely monitoring the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases.We are actively reviewing the information provided by the CDC, local, state and national health officials in regards to the COVID-19 virus. Families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for current information on COVID-19.

    The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Pampa ISD continues to closely monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and remains in close contact with local and state officials as well as area superintendents. New information is emerging daily, so we ask that families please continue to extend their grace and patience with us as we navigate this unprecedented time. We will update and add to the following questions and answers as new information becomes available. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please send an email to pampaisdinfo@pampaisd.net

    • Pampa ISD will continue to use multiple platforms to address parents, students, and community regarding school closure, operational adjustments, and possible at-home learning including Remind, Facebook, email, automated phone calls, and our district website.  On Monday, March 23, all Pampa ISD students and parents will be contacted via phone in order to gain more information about support needed for at home learning and food service.  Parents can send any questions to pampaisdinfo@pampaisd.net

       

      All campus offices will be closed; however, we will have an operator to answer questions and take messages daily from 11:00 am-1:00pm at 806-669-4700.  If they are not able to answer your question, you will receive a call back from appropriate staff within 24 hours. 

    • Parents can access the @homelearning grading policy handbook here.
    • All students will have access to meals.  On Thursday, March 26th, we will begin providing food at several distribution locations listed below.  Students MUST BE PRESENT in order to pick up the meals. Students may arrive in cars or on foot. Food service is provided for all students of PISD and all children ages 1-18. 

      Student Distribution Centers Times

    • Parents, we are here to support you!  We encourage you to set up a space for learning in your home.  In this space, have paper and pen/pencil, crayons or map pencils, and a computer/tablet/phone with internet access (if available).

       

      Our plan is to launch distance learning on Monday, March 30th.  We are working very hard to finalize no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech distance learning for all of our PK-12 Students.  We will get that information to you ASAP through our Pampa ISD Website.

       

    • On Monday, March 23, you will receive a phone call from one of your PISD teachers.  Let him/her know about your needs for the internet and computer/digital device.  We are working with RESOUND to get internet service for you at home while we are engaging in at-home learning.  We will also be able to check out a computer for you to use during closure. Devices can be checked at at the PISD Administration Building at the times listed below: 

      Student Distribution Centers Times

    • It is too soon to make a decision about graduation.  The district has established a Graduation Committee to formulate plans in the event that we are unable to host a traditional graduation.  We will make certain that the class of 2020 has a graduation celebration, even if it is not traditional.

    • It is too soon to make a decision about prom.  We realize that this is difficult for your students; however, we would rather hope for the best than make a quick decision too early on Prom.

    • On March 16, the governor waived STAAR testing for the state of Texas for 2019-20.  He also requested a waiver from the Federal Government (DOE) to waive the federal requirements for testing this year.  We anticipate that waiver to be approved soon.  If a graduating senior still needs to pass EOC tests, he/she will be able to sit for an Individual Graduation Committee (IGC).  Children currently enrolled in EOC tested subjects will essentially be given a waiver for the test for the remainder of their high school career if they are currently passing the course.  Our teachers will be reaching out to students to ensure that they have support to successfully complete our EOC courses: English 1, English 2, Algebra 1, U.S. History, and Biology.  For more information on this from the Texas Education Agency you can click here… https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Updated_Assessment_FAQ_March%2019%20.pdf

    • Dual Credit Courses from Clarendon College will continue to be online as they have been all year. Students who are currently enrolled in DC courses should receive an email from their instructors at CCPC between March 23-27th.  Classes will resume online March 30, 2020.  
    • For our high school students, we intend to freeze class rank and GPA at the end of the first semester.   During this COVID-19 time period, we will still digitally gather student work/artifacts of learning and provide feedback.  Grades will be collected, but will be in a non-traditional manner.  We will get you more information on this soon.
    • Using our professionally trained custodial service, we have and will continue to deep-clean all schools using CDC approved materials and equipment purchased through GermBlast.  Our custodial staff and maintenance teams continue to work using social distancing practices.  Touchpoints, such as desks, doors, and other high touch areas, have been sanitized daily.  

    • Should your child or a family member exhibit symptoms, medical

      professionals and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are advising that you call your family doctor.  Your family doctor will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.  For the vast majority of cases, people will recover at home with fluids, over the counter medication, and rest.  More information can be found on our Pampa COVID-19 Webpage or the CDC website.

    • If you have a counseling need for your child during the school closure, please reach out to pampaisdinfo@pampaisd.net with the name of your child, campus, and your concern.  A counselor will contact you.

    • These are unprecedented times; the guidance we receive from TEA and other agencies has been changing daily. On Monday, March 23, Special Education and/or dyslexia staff will be reaching out to parents to determine the best way to proceed in continuing to provide the supplemental services that are in their students’ current IEP and/or 504 plan.  Any future ARD/504 meetings that may need to be held will be through phone conferencing.  Special Education/Dyslexia staff will also be reaching out to children who are served to check on progress. Special education teachers will be providing accommodations and materials to the PISD learning plan.

    • Every child in PISD will receive access to two meals daily during the period of school closure regardless of free and reduced status.  If your family’s financial status has changed, you can complete the application for free and reduced lunch here:

      Apply Here
    • We appreciate the request of so many in our community to help.  We want to limit contact and follow our district and federal procedures and guidelines, so at this time, our PISD staff will manage food preparation and delivery. If your business/organization is providing aid/relief to students and families and would like to be listed on the PISD website… please visit our VIP site to register with us.

    • During these unprecedented times, it is hard to answer this question—yet.  PISD will submit an attestation to the Texas Education Agency documenting our missed days and our efforts to continue learning and providing services to our students.  We do not anticipate that students will have to “make up” days at the end of the year as we are supporting at-home learning.  We will provide more guidance on this as we receive it from TEA.

    • This will vary somewhat.  Elementary students will check in on Dojo and Secondary students will complete a google form each day.  This information will be forthcoming in the instructional plans in the coming days.  Teachers will be monitoring work and documenting student academic progress along the way.  Formal attendance taking procedures will not resume until we resume regular operations.

      1.       1. The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during              extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home,                          depending on the situation in May. Additional information will be posted soon.

              2. More guidance is available on the College Board website.

    • Our directors are working diligently to gather information about cancellation dates, and options for rescheduling trips.  We will have more information on this soon and your student will be notified of changes and updates from their director via REMIND.

    • Once school resumes, if you do not feel safe for your child to return to school due to concerns regarding COVID-19, please keep the child at home and provide documentation to the school that concern of COVID-19 is the reason for the child’s absence.  If you kept your child home prior to March 13 due to concerns of COVID-19, please let your campus know via email.

    • If you need to enroll in Pampa ISD during the school closure, call PISD at 806-669-4700

      between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  We will help you walk through the on-line enrollment procedure and connect you to your campus principal.  Your campus principal will connect your child(ren) to their new teachers, and we will make sure you have all you need to begin at-home learning.

      Should you need to withdraw during this time of school closure, please call PISD at 806-669-4700.  We will ask you to bring any materials you have from the district (Chromebook, books, etc) to central office at 1233 N Hobart St. by appointment.  We will assist you in the withdrawal process during the appointment.

    PISD @Home Learning

    While the district is closed in an effort to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19, we know that everyone wants our students to continue learning at home with the remote support of our teacher and support personnel. Our staff will be working on lessons and activities that will be reviewed and assessed so their education continues with as little disruption as possible. This website is a source of activities and assignments for all grade levels designed to be completed at home. It is important for parents and caregivers to monitor this work so that learning is on-going as we wait to re-open schools. 


    Students and families, please start HERE (English) or HERE (Spanish) for the Pampa ISD @Home Learning Guide.

    Elementary
    Junior High
    High School
    Resources For Familes
    Email for Support
    How to Use the Site video link

    Meal Distribution

    Breakfast and Lunch served Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Locations:

    Austin Elementary

    Calvary Baptist Church 

    Travis Elementary

    Pampa H2O Waterpark

    Wilson Elementary

    Former Horace Mann Lot

    Lamar Elementary

    Prairie Village Park

    Pampa High School

     

    First, CONGRATULATIONS on finishing your secondary educational career successfully at Pampa High School!  We are so very #PampaProud of the Class of 2020 for many reasons, but mostly because of how your leadership and sacrifice have led to a special and unique bond within our school and community during this difficult time. 

    With that being said, we want to do everything we can to celebrate and honor your accomplishments both as individuals and as a class.  We have been meeting with a committee of administration, teachers, and parents to brainstorm ideas to hold graduation festivities in a safe and orderly fashion while following all executive orders from the state and local authorities.  We also have been examining the results from several student/parent surveys for input and feedback. 

    Below are the events, activities, and timeline for the Class of 2020 as of May 11, 2020:

    April 24

    • Set up donation for Light Pole Senior Picture Banners (in collaboration with City of Pampa—THANK YOU Pampa!)

    • Banners will be hung and displayed during May and June as soon as they are available.Banners will be removed for seniors to receive theirs at the June 27 Graduation ceremony.

    May 4-23

    • Social Media and Print Media campaign to recognize and celebrate the Honor Graduates of the Class of 2020 (Top 10%; Val, Sal, Superintendent Scholars, Associate’s Degree completers, and Eugene Anderson Scholarship Winners)

    • All PHS class awards and scholarships will be communicated through the Pampa News and on all Pampa ISD media outlets.

    May 7

    • The Pampa News (in partnership with local businesses) purchased Senior Yard Signs for all of the Class of 2020.These are now available for curbside pick-up at the Pampa News.Just give them a call and they will bring it out to your car.Thank you Pampa News! J

    May 17

    • Vespers at MK Brown Parking Lot at 4:00pm
    • One vehicle per senior (no more than 5 family members from the same household) is allowed (graduate does not count as one of the family members)
    • No one is allowed out of their cars
    • Limited participants will be on the platform leading the Vespers ceremony (participants will be following social distance guidelines)
    • The ceremony will be heard on the radio
    • Vesper programs will be provided (3 per car)
    • This is a student led event and participation is voluntary

    May 18, 19, and 20

    This Hybrid plan has been approved by legal counsel and from the Gray County COVID-19 Task Force.

    • Senior Walk Video Opportunities at Harvester Field (details and instructions below):

    • The graduate and their immediate family members (no more than 5) will arrive in their vehicle. They will be instructed to park in a designated spot. They will remain in their vehicle until told otherwise. While in their vehicle, they will each be screened for the symptoms of COVID-19, as prescribed in the aforementioned TEA document. No one displaying any of the eleven symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to participate. All school employees at this station will be wearing masks and gloves.
    • Once all participants have been screened, the family group will be led to a staging area. All family members will remain in the staging area together and will be at least 25 feet away from others throughout the entire process. A school employee will ensure that the graduate is in their cap and gown and meet district dress code requirements. Graduates will receive any regalia they earned from a school employee who will be wearing a mask and gloves.

    • Participants will then move to the third station where graduates will receive any scholarships or awards they have earned, again from a school employee wearing a mask and gloves.

    • Finally, participants will move to the stage. A school employee will announce the name of the graduate as they walk the stage and receive their diploma cover from the principal. All diploma covers will be sanitized prior to distribution. The principal will be the only person handling the diploma covers and he will sanitize his hands after touching each diploma cover.

    • Once the video and pictures have been taken, the family members will exit Harvester Field out a side gate, separate from where they entered.

    • Participation by a student or family member in the ceremony is voluntary and is not required or compelled by the school.

    • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the field.

    • School employees will be limited to the minimum number needed to logistically support the event.

    • A link to the compilation graduation video will be made available to members of the Class of 2020 by June 1.

    May 23

    (This Parade plan has been approved by legal counsel and by the Gray County COVID-19 Task Force)

    We are unable to hold a traditional face-to-face graduation ceremony before May 29 as per Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order. If our county had less than 5 active COVID-19 cases 7 days prior to May 23, then we would qualify for a traditional graduation with restrictions. Sadly, we do not.

    • Senior Graduation Parade (Details and Instructions Below)
    • The graduate and their immediate family members will arrive in their vehicle.They will be instructed to park in a designated spot.They will remain in their vehicle.While in their vehicle, they will each be screened for the symptoms of COVID-19, as prescribed in the aforementioned TEA document.Anyone displaying any of the eleven symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to participate.
    • Each vehicle will be given three graduation programs and one mortar board (graduation cap) for the graduate to throw at the end of the parade!
    • All school employees at this station will be wearing masks and gloves as recommended for safety.
    • Once all participants have arrived and have been screened, the parade will begin (appx 9:00am).
    • Each graduate will be able to appropriately decorate their vehicle and even their graduation cap, if they desire.All decorations must be completed before being staged for the parade.The decorations must adhere to all school, local, state, and federal guidelines.
    • Only cars and pick-up trucks will be allowed.Due to the volume of participants (240+) we need to limit this to one car/pickup per graduate.Other vehicles, trailers, ATV’s, floats, etc. will not be permitted to participate in the parade.
    • The parade route will be determined with the support of the City of Pampa and will be published as we get closer to May 23.
    • The parade will conclude at PHS.We will again park vehicles in assigned spots.
    • At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony on the radio, graduates--and the graduates only- will be allowed to step out of their vehicle, keeping safe social distancing, to throw a mortar board (graduation cap).
    • We will record this moment with video from a drone and with pictures. Graduates will NOT retrieve this cap.We will gather these caps and use them for future events.After throwing the cap, the students will get back in their vehicle, and leave in an orderly fashion following the directions given by school officials.
    • We will have school personnel and local law enforcement present to ensure the safety of all participants and that social distancing measures are practiced.

    Participation by a student or family member in the parade is voluntary and is not required or compelled by the school. School employees will be limited to the minimum number needed to logistically support the event.

    June 1

    • Seniors can pick up their diploma’s from the PHS Counselor’s office (we will communicate procedures for this as we get closer to June 1).
    • Seniors may also request a transcript to be picked up at this time as well.Call 806-669-4800 for information on how to request a transcript.
    • Link to the Senior Walk Video will be published on PISD YouTube channel.

    June 27

    • We have scheduled the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony to take place at 9:00 am at Harvester Field.Details and restrictions for this event will be forthcoming and will be aligned with executive orders from both the state and local authorities.

    • PROM 2020 has also been postponed until June 27 at 7:00pm.The location has not yet been determined.Again, we will provide more information and guidance as those become available from the Governor’s office and local authorities. According to the Gov. Executive Orders on May5, 2020 indoor, face-to-face ceremonies or events are not permissible at this time for schools.

    Pampa ISD is holding these graduation ceremonies and events in accordance with the social distancing guidelines articulated by federal, state, and local officials. Attendees must follow the guidelines and protocols articulated by state and local officials that apply to individuals, including maintaining a six-foot distance from those outside of your household and staying home when sick.

    By attending the Pampa ISD graduation events, you acknowledge that despite compliance with social distancing and other guidelines, presence in a public place, near other persons, may result in increased exposure to people with infectious diseases, including COVID-19. You acknowledge, by your attendance at graduation events, that you fully assume all risk of bodily harm, illness, death and medical treatment that may result from contact with persons at Pampa ISD graduation activities.  

    The CDC recognizes the following individuals are at high-risk for severe adverse COVID-19 reactions, and should consult with a physician before attending this function or should not attend:

    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People who have serious heart conditions
    • People who are immunocompromised
      • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
    • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
    • People with diabetes
    • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
    • People with liver disease

    See: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html

                  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

                  Pampa ISD

    We are receiving guidance every day from local and state authorities on the do's and don'ts during this difficult time.  We will continue to provide updates as we learn more and have more details.