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    Phoenix Union (PXU) is pleased to announce financial incentives for staff and students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The District’s Vax to the Max campaign will provide $100 gift cards to fully-vaccinated students and a one-time payout of $200 to staff who provide a copy of their valid vaccination card. The campaign will run through Monday, November 1 for students and Monday, October 11 for staff, with a goal of all staff and students reaching the 85% vaccination threshold typically needed to achieve herd immunity.

    “PXU remains committed to keeping our schools open by providing safe learning environments for our staff and students,” Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson said. “Vaccines remain our greatest opportunity to ensure uninterrupted in-person learning this year. Slowing the spread and ending this pandemic will take a collective effort and commitment to not just personal health but public health.”

    See below for our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Staff Campaign

    Phoenix Union launched its Vax to the Max campaign for staff. Employees will provide their vaccination status before the end of the campaign on October 11. Once the District reaches the 85% vaccination goal, those who upload proof of their valid vaccination card are eligible for a $200 incentive. The campaign also includes school competitions, and when the first large and small schools meet the 85% goal, the staff will receive a prize. 

     

    Student Campaign

    Since Vax To The Max launched, PXU has provided over 7,000 $100 gift cards to students who have shown proof that they are fully vaccinated.  After hearing from students who recently received their first dose but will not have their second dose before the October 11 deadline, we have extended the incentive deadline to Monday, November 1, to receive the $100 gift card. The student campaign will run alongside the staff challenge. Each fully vaccinated student will receive a $100 gift card when they provide proof of their valid vaccination card. Schools will track their students’ progress, and the first large and small campuses to achieve the 85% target will each receive a school-wide prize. 

    All gift cards and incentives are funded by federal stimulus dollars provided to districts for this purpose and will not include funding from the state or local tax base. 

    Phoenix Union continues to lead the COVID vaccination and testing efforts in the valley by providing campus clinics on a weekly rotational basis. Alhambra High School will offer the vaccine every Saturday in October. All information related to the vaccine and our testing efforts can be found at www.PXU.org/BeHealthy.


  • PXU Anuncia la Campaña Vax to the Max y Dará Incentivos al Personal y Estudiantes que estén Totalmente Vacunados

    Phoenix Union (PXU) se complace en anunciar que dará incentivos económicos a los miembros del personal y alumnos que reciban la vacuna de COVID-19. La campaña del Distrito, Vax to the Max, proveerá tarjetas de regalo de $100 dólares a estudiantes y una suma de $200 dólares a los empleados que presenten una copia de su tarjeta de vacunación, que indique que están totalmente vacunados. La campaña estará vigente hasta el lunes, 1 de noviembre para los alumnos, y 11 de octubre para el personal, con el propósito de alcanzar el 85% de vacunación que típicamente se necesita para lograr la inmunidad de rebaño.

    “PXU sostiene su compromiso de conservar nuestras escuelas abiertas al brindar un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro a nuestro personal y alumnos”, dijo el Superintendente, Dr. Chad Gestson. “Las vacunas continúan siendo nuestra mejor oportunidad para asegurar clases en persona sin interrupciones este año. Para disminuir la propagación y terminar con esta pandemia, se requiere de un esfuerzo y compromiso compartido, no solo hacia la salud personal sino a la salud pública”.

    Campaña para el Personal

    A principios de la semana, el Distrito lanzó su campaña de Vax to the Max para el personal. Los empleados proporcionarán su estado de vacunación antes que concluya la campaña, el 11 de octubre. Una vez que el Distrito haya alcanzado la meta del 85% de vacunación, aquellos que hayan presentado su tarjeta de vacunación, serán elegibles para un incentivo de $200 dólares. La campaña también incluye competencias escolares, y la primer escuela grande y pequeña que alcancen la meta de 85%, recibirán un premio para sus miembros del personal.

    Campaña para los Alumnos

    La campaña para los alumnos es similar al reto del personal. Cada estudiante recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de $100 dólares cuando presenten la tarjeta de vacunación válida que muestra que están totalmente vacunados. Las escuelas supervisarán el progreso de sus estudiantes, y la primer escuela grande y pequeña que alcancen la meta de 85% recibirán un premio.

    Todas las tarjetas de regalo e incentivos son a través de fondos de estímulo federales que fueron asignados a los distritos con este propósito y no afectará los fondos provenientes de los impuestos estatales o locales. 

    PXU continúa siendo el líder en vacunación y en esfuerzos para proveer pruebas de COVID en el valle al tener clínicas en sus escuelas en un horario rotativo, y en Metro Tech High School cada sábado de septiembre. Alhambra High School ofrecerá la vacuna cada sábado de octubre. Toda la información respecto a la vacuna se encuentra en www.PXU.org/Salud.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I submitted the COVID-19 Vaccination Record last April 2021, do I have to re-submit?

  • If I have responded to the survey, but did not upload the photo of my vaccination card, what should I do?

  • Do I have to upload a photo of my valid Vaccination Card for the $200 incentive?

  • If my vaccinations were administered by the Military, am I eligible for the $200 incentive by submitting my Military Vaccine Record vs. a COVID-19 Vaccination Card?

  • Will employees who are unable to get the vaccine due to medical reasons or previous underlying conditions be eligible for the $200 incentive?

  • If I completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Record and uploaded my vaccination card, Is there a way to receive a confirmation that everything worked properly?

  • What should I do If the iVisions portal is giving me ‘technical difficulties’ when trying to upload my vaccination card?

  • What should I do if I lost my vaccination card?

  • Do I qualify for the $200 incentive if I am a guest teacher or a long-term substitute teacher?

  • Do I qualify for the $200 incentive if I am a part-time employee?