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District Bond Projects Focus on Energy Efficiency

The Pendleton School District bond encompasses multiple projects, ranging from upgrades to existing district facilities to the construction of two new schools. Throughout these projects, the district and the Wenaha Group, are working hard to ensure facilities are incorporating the most environmentally sustainable components possible. To read the full article click here.

More Bond Project Information Here

This year has been an unusual year for weather and, as of today, Pendleton's Schools have lost seven days and two hours of instructional time.  With this in mind, the Pendleton School Board has asked for feedback and input from the community and stakeholders about our options for making up lost instruction. In order to collect opinions and data in one place Pendleton School District has partnered with the Pendleton Teachers Association and the Pendleton Classified Employee Association in building this survey. We appreciate both organizations working with us.

Before you begin this survey, I would remind you that there are no simple solutions. We have a responsibility to meet minimal hours of instruction for our children as well a duty to offer every student the entire course curriculum. To do this we need to find additional instructional time between now and the end of the current end of school (June 8th) or add additional days to the year .. or both.

Take the Snow Day Survey Here.

The Survey will Close on Wednesday, January 25.

Last Tuesday, before our most recent lost school day, I briefed the School Board on the following options:

  1. Add five days of instruction to the end of the school year and require seniors to make-up three days before the June 3rd graduation. This is the option I recommended the Board adopt.
  2. Use some portion of the Monday late-start as well as other professional development time, within the current working day and calendar, to meet the required minimum instructional hours. 

I would also like to address our graduating seniors and their parents. We are committed to keeping the PHS graduation on June 3rd. We understand that families have made plans and financial commitments for this date. However, be aware that it is very likely that seniors will be in class up to, and possibly after, the day of graduation.

Lastly, I would remind everyone that we are not out of the woods yet.  It is entirely possible that we will miss additional time before we are out of the winter season.

I would like to thank you in advance for taking this survey.

Andy Kovach
Pendleton School District

The Pendleton School District recently re-tested one water site at P-TECH that was found to contain elevated levels of lead. The re-test indicates that the site is below the acceptable EPA limit of 20 ppb (parts per billion). P-TECH is the Pendleton Technology and Trades Center, located at the former West Hills Intermediate School. Click here for results.

The site, in the new kitchen, was originally tested in December 2016 and was above the EPA acceptable limit.

The Pendleton School District has received results for testing for potential lead in the water at P-TECH, the Pendleton Technology and Trades Center, originally West Hills Intermediate School. Click here for results.

On January 4, 2017, the Oregon Department of Education sent information to all school districts reminding parents about the Oregon tax exemption for parents of children with disabilities. The Pendleton School District would like to share this summary with staff and parents. The information is available under the "All Parent Links & Resources" under Special Programs Department on this website or click here.

Do you know an 8th through 12th grade student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the IMESD's annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE and open to all students currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades who attend one of the IMESD's component school districts.

This year's Expo is from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at EOU. Transportation will be provided to students from their school district (details are currently being determined).

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