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Pilot Rock School District is located approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton in Umatilla County near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains. The District is comprised of two buildings - an elementary building serving students in grades K-6 and a Junior/Senior High School for students in grades 7-12. Approximately 375 students are enrolled in the District.

The original senior high school was built in 1919 and now mainly serves junior high school students. A senior high school was built in 1955 and a connecting ramp between the two buildings was constructed in 1981. The current elementary building was opened in 1948 with an addition in 1962.

The Pilot Rock staff is proud of the excellent education that it offers its students. The community is very supportive of its schools through volunteer activities, donations, and attendance at school events. It's great to be a Rocket!

Job Openings at PRSD

Pilot Rock School District 2-R is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • High School Office Secretary
  • Grounds Maintenance/Transportation Supervisor

Positions open until filled.

Please submit:

Address all inquiries to:

Pilot Rock School District 2-R
200 Vern McGowan Drive
P.O. Box BB
Pilot Rock, OR 97868
Ph. 541-443-8291
Fax 541-443-3550
Email: cathy.stelk@pilotrock.k12.or.us

Pilot Rock School District 2R is an equal opportunity employer and educator. Does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, marital status or national origin.

Snow Closures: Two-Hour Delays

As everyone knows, this has been an extremely harsh winter, which has played havoc with school schedules. As of today (1-24-17), Pilot Rock schools have been closed five days this winter due to inclement weather. Fortunately, the District has enough days scheduled that no make-up days are required at this time as the District is still above the required minimum number of instructional hours as dictated by state law.

Until now, Pilot Rock School District has not employed a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather. This has been done in the past and, for a variety of reasons, it did not work well. However, because of the nature of this winter and the number of instructional hours we have already lost, we will once again implement the possibility of a two-hour school delay.

Should a two-hour delay be called, please have your students arrive at school or their bus stop exactly two hours later than normal. For example, if your student is typically picked up at their bus stop at 6:30, they would be picked up at 8:30 on a two-hour delay. On these days, school buildings would open exactly two hours later than normal. On two-hour delays, no breakfast will be served at the school.

Please also understand that there may be times when a two-hour delay is called initially, but may be changed to a full closure if conditions allow. It is our goal to have school open as much as possible, but only if it is safe to do so. Our number one responsibility is student safety and we will always make that our top priority.

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Pilot Rock School District Releases Results of Testing for Lead in Water

Pilot Rock School District has tested drinking water sites at all of its schools for the potential presence of lead. Results from Anatek Labs, Inc., Moscow, ID, indicate that all sites were below the acceptable EPA limit.

Pilot Rock School District joined school districts across Oregon who have tested their drinking water. Currently, there are no state or federal requirements for schools to test drinking water for lead, and it has not been a practice in the past. In mid-May, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) created a plan regarding lead in school water. The plan requests that all school districts that get drinking water from public water systems test for lead in school buildings; requires districts to use certified drinking water testing labs to process the water samples; asks ODE and OHA to develop a method for schools to report results to OHA; and for OHA to provide drinking water expertise to schools for support as they test.

Many schools receive their water from community or city water systems. These public water systems regularly test the water and many already treat the water to help reduce corrosion of plumbing. However, lead that is present in pipes and fixtures in building plumbing can enter the water at the tap and expose those who drink it --- that is why sampling and testing for lead at each tap is important.

“Pilot Rock School District is pleased to report that water at our schools does not contain harmful lead levels. We will continue to monitor this and keep communicating to parents and our community,” said Steve Staniak, superintendent.

A copy of all the district’s water testing results can be downloaded/printed (PDF) and/or viewed at the district office, (200 McGowan Drive, 541-443-8291). For questions or more information about the district water testing, contact Superintendent Steve Staniak, 541-443-8291, steve.staniak@pilotrock.k12.or.us.

Some state funds may be available in fall 2016 to reimburse school districts who test their drinking water.

For more information about the plan to support school districts, please visit the Oregon Health Authority at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/news/.

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