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- District Response #9 | Covid Testing Centers | May 5
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Important Information / Información Importante
PSJA ISD to host COVID-19 Testing SitePHARR - The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD School Board approved to host the first school district COVID-19 Testing Site in Hidalgo County during a school board meeting held, Monday, May 4, 2020.PSJA ISD Health Services together with local and private medical practitioners consider the coronavirus outbreak a call to action."We pledge to do whatever we can to help prevent the spread of this terrible disease and will be offering coronavirus testing in conjunction with Preventive Health Solutions and Dr. Ricardo Ochoa," said Sulema Solis, PSJA Director of Health Services.
Testing is the key to flattening the curve and getting the community back on track.Anyone in the area who wishes to be tested for COVID-19 may do so, based on test availability starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 until Friday, May 8, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm at PSJA North Early College High School. The test will be administered to anyone regardless of symptoms or other risk factors in a drive-thru form.We will be offering testing at all three cities on a weekly rotation basis to minimize challenges of getting appropriate testing and spreading risks of COVID-19.Testing will continue throughout the next few weeks rotating the service at all district comprehensive high schools following the same times mentioned: PSJA Early College HS from May 11-15; PSJA Memorial ECHS from May 18-22; and at PSJA Southwest ECHS from May 25-29.In-network Insured community members will not pay a co-pay, and uninsured members will be charged $100 per test."We are grateful to our school board of trustees for allowing us to utilize our school grounds as a testing service in order to do our part to minimize the spread of this disease in our community," said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. For interested members of the community, they may get pre-screened online at https://phsrgv.com/covid19/.
Updated: March 19, 2020
In an effort to minimize social groupings and for the best interest of all students and staff as the country continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) alerts, PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo announced on March 18 that the district will remain closed until further notice.
Only limited staff will report to work to complete critical functions such as maintenance and operations, food service, police department, and payroll, to name a few. The majority of employees including teachers and support staff will perform their duties utilizing technology via their home.
The PSJA ISD School Board and District Leadership are supportive of this decision and will continue to monitor this unprecedented situation in our region’s history. They encourage everyone to continue limiting social interactions for the safety and continued health of families.
The PSJA Board also passed a resolution to continue paying all employees during the time the district remains closed. The resolution, which covers the next 43 days was passed today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
According to Dr. Arredondo, the decision helps maintain staff morale, providing equity between idled employees and employees who provide emergency-related services, as well as recognizing the essential services of all staff.
In addition, non-exempt employees required to work during the closing will be paid at the premium rate of one-half of the regular rate. Overtime for worked hours over 40 in a week shall be calculated and paid according to law.
The district will continue to post any updates on its district website, and social media accounts as new developments arise.
marzo 19, 2020
Padres de PSJA,
Mientras seguimos tratando de reducir reuniones grupales por el mejor interés de nuestros estudiantes y empleados con la situación que estamos viviendo en nuestro país, en respuesta a las alertas del coronavirus (COVID-19) nuestro Superintendente Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo anunció el 18 de marzo del 2020 que el distrito escolar permanecerá cerrado hasta nuevo aviso.
Solamente a los empleados que tengan funciones críticas se les pedirá que se reporten. La mayoría de los empleados, incluyendo maestros y otros de apoyo, estarán trabajando de casa utilizando tecnología.
La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar y Administración apoya esta decisión y continuará monitoreando esta situación nunca antes vista en nuestra región. Les pedimos que continúen limitando interacciones sociales por la salud de nuestras familias.
La Mesa Directiva también pasó una resolución para seguir pagándoles a todos los empleados mientras el distrito permanece cerrado. Esta resolución cubre los próximos 43 días y pasó hoy miércoles 18 de marzo del 2020.
Según el Superintendente Dr. Arredondo, esta decisión ayudará a la moral de nuestros empleados y apoyará a esos que trabajan en servicios relacionados a emergencias y otros equipos esenciales.
También reiteró que los empleados que reciben su salario por hora se les pagará una tarifa premium que será calculada en base a regulaciones legales.
El distrito escolar continuará mandando avisos y poniéndolos en su página de internet, así como nuestras cuentas de redes sociales cuando haya nueva información.
Gracias por su atención y comprensión.