PONDER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
400 W. Bailey Ponder, Texas 76259 (940) 479-8200 (940) 479-8209 Fax
May 1, 2009
2:25 PM CDT
ATTENTION: ALL PONDER ISD SCHOOLS are CLOSED UNTIL May 11, 2009
Even though Ponder ISD has zero (0) confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) we are following the
safest course of action for our children and community by closing all of the Ponder ISD schools until May
11, 2009. As of this afternoon we do have three students with physician confirmed cases of Type A
Influenza. Further testing is underway and confirmation will be available in seven to ten days.
State and County Health Officials have indicated that the most appropriate course of action is to close
schools that “break the threshold” of having three to six cases of Type A Influenza on one campus. Due to
the proximity of our campuses and our shared transportation system it is logical to close the entire district.
During this time school staff will continue to thoroughly disinfect all facilities and vehicles. Please continue
to follow the recommended safe practices outlined on the PISD web page. We will continue to monitor the
situation and update the PISD web site.