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Message from the Superintendent


Posted Date: 02/23/2021

Message from the Superintendent

Note: Please see your email for another important email about scheduling vaccinations.

Dear Union Staff:  

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D. SuperintendentToday marks the beginning of the official rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to teachers and school employees in Oklahoma.  Please know that we are exploring all options for the procurement of vaccines for our staff.  In addition, we will continue to coordinate directly with the Tulsa Health Department.  Our plan is to provide the vaccine at a centralized location when sufficient doses have been secured.  We are in contact with Dr. Dart and the Health Department on an almost daily basis.  Additional information will be forthcoming.   You can download this letter in English and Spanish here.

While we hope our employees will be served at a dedicated nearby location, I would encourage you to explore all avenues available to you.  If you have tribal membership, please check with them to see if they have vaccine available.   

Also, you are encouraged to pre-register for the vaccine, if you have not already done so, by visiting the state’s online portal at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov. Last weekend, many of you received notification that there were appointments available in the area. If you receive an appointment during a school day, treat it like you would any regular medical appointment and coordinate with your administrator or supervisor. Please be patient, as we are hearing that these appointments get scheduled very quickly.   
We care deeply about the health, safety, and well-being of every member of our team. While vaccination is voluntary, we hope all Union employees will strongly consider participating to protect themselves and others.  
Sincerely, 

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D
Superintendent

Estimado personal de Union:

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D. SuperintendentHoy marca el comienzo del lanzamiento oficial de las vacunas COVID-19 para maestros y empleados escolares en Oklahoma. Tenga en cuenta que estamos explorando todas las opciones para la adquisición de vacunas para nuestro personal. Además, continuaremos coordinando directamente con el Departamento de Salud de Tulsa. Nuestro plan es proporcionar la vacuna en una ubicación centralizada cuando se hayan asegurado las dosis suficientes. Estamos en contacto con el Dr. Dart y el Departamento de Salud casi a diario. Próximamente se proporcionará información adicional.

Si bien esperamos que nuestros empleados sean atendidos en una ubicación dedicada cercana, le animo a explorar todas las vías disponibles para usted. Si tiene membresía tribal, consulte con ellos para ver si tienen vacunas disponibles.

Además, se le recomienda que se preinscriba para la vacuna, si aún no lo ha hecho, visitando el portal en línea del estado en vaccinate.oklahoma.gov. El fin de semana pasado, muchos de ustedes recibieron una notificación de que había citas disponibles en el área. Si recibe una cita durante el día escolar, trátela como si fuera una cita médica regular y coordínela con su administrador o supervisor. Tenga paciencia, ya que escuchamos que estas citas se programan muy rápidamente.

Nos preocupamos profundamente por la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de cada miembro de nuestro equipo. Si bien la vacunación es voluntaria, esperamos que todos los empleados de Unión consideren seriamente participar para protegerse a sí mismos y a los demás.

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D
Superintendent

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