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Auburn Schools Closed Until April 27

posted Mar 20, 2020, 8:29 AM by Peter Robinson


School Closure Letter, Monday, March 16

posted Mar 17, 2020, 6:52 AM by Peter Robinson


Monday, March 16 will be a teacher workshop

posted Mar 13, 2020, 12:59 PM by Peter Robinson

We have decided to move next Friday's workshop day to THIS MONDAY, March 16th in order to plan and prepare for the possibility of a future school closure due to Coronavirus COVID-19.


We believe we need to do this planning and preparation sooner rather than later. We will continue to take direction from the Maine CDC and the Maine DOE about whether or not to close our schools.


We will also use Monday to continue to clean all surfaces.


With the workshop day moving, Friday, March 20th will be a regular student day. We appreciate all your efforts to adjust your family schedule due to this change. If your child is absent next Friday because of this change, it will be an excused absence. 


Our childcare will be open on Monday.


Please continue to check our Facebook page and our website for up-to-date information.


We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Letter from Superintendent Grondin

posted Mar 3, 2020, 10:50 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Mar 3, 2020, 10:52 AM ]

March 3, 2020
Dear Parent/Guardian:

We understand that the Novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is causing much anxiety in our community, country and the world. The Auburn School Department is working to provide you with the most up to date information on this rapidly evolving situation. Following is a brief overview of the current situation. For more information and FAQ’s, we recommend you visit https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19

WHATISKNOWN
· The virus causing COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified and causes a respiratory illness ranging from a mild cold-like illness to severe pneumonia.
· Most (81%) of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in China had mild disease, including most children.
· Similar to influenza, the people who are most likely to have severe disease and complications from COVID-19 are older individuals (>60 years old) and those with other medical conditions like heart and lung disease or diabetes.
· There is no vaccine or treatment currently available for COVID-19 but the National Institutes of Health is evaluating treatments and developing a vaccine already.
· Currently, there is NO confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Maine, meaning the virus is not being spread from person-to-person. However, experts predict there will eventually be community spread. Our schools are preparing for when/if this happens.

HOWTHEVIRUSSPREADS
· COVID-19 is believed to spread primarily the same way the common cold or flu spreads—through respiratory droplets that are produced when someone coughs or sneezes.
· People who are most at risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 are those who have been in close contact (within about 6 feet) with someone who has the disease.

  • ·  People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

  • ·  Some spread of the virus might be possible before a person has symptoms; there have been reports of this with COVID-19, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

    WHATYOUCANDONOW

· Keep children home when they are sick.

o Students (and parents/guardians) who are ill, especially with acute respiratory

symptoms (not allergies or chronic conditions), should stay home.

  • ·  Teach your children to always cover their cough and sneezes with a tissue or elbow.

  • ·  Remind them to wash their hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) after they touch their face, use the restroom and before they eat.

  • ·  Tell children to avoid touching their mouth and nose since that is how germs get into the body.

  • ·  Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects (everyday household disinfectants are fine)

o Enhance cleaning of high touch surfaces like door knobs, toilet handles, and sink

handles.
· Plan for when community spread occurs.

o Ensure you have a plan to designate a caregiver, such as a family member or neighbor, for a sick child(ren) if you can’t stay home.
o Know your child’s school plan to communicate with you when needed, such as robocalls, email or checking their website.

Because most people with COVID-19 have mild disease, the likelihood that we will be closing schools is very low, but not zero. In the highly unlikely chance that a decision to close school due to a COVID-19 outbreak is made, it is important for parents/guardians to have a plan for who could take care of your child.

We are receiving updates as The Maine Department of Education is working directly with Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor this evolving situation. We will continue to provide new information to the community as things change.

Sincerely,

Katherine Grondin Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent Application Information

posted Feb 13, 2020, 11:53 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Feb 14, 2020, 1:09 PM ]

Please see the attached documents for information about applying for the superintendent position.

Superintendent Search Invitation for Public Participation

posted Feb 8, 2020, 3:12 PM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Feb 8, 2020, 3:13 PM ]

Please see the attached letter from School Committee Chair Karen Mathieu for more information. The referenced survey can be accessed here

Healthy Androscoggin presents "What's the Deal with Vaping?" at AMS Tuesday Jan 28th

posted Jan 23, 2020, 11:32 AM by Tanya Vanasse

AMS in partnership with CLC (Community Learning Center) are hosting an information session on vaping next Tuesday (January 28th) from 6pm-7pm in the AMS Library.  We would like to invite all parents of the district.  Please join us for this information session to help get the word out about this very real and concerning subject.

Head Lice Information -

posted Nov 25, 2019, 7:11 AM by rwalton1@auburnschl.edu   [ updated Dec 30, 2019, 6:54 AM ]

Dear Parent or Guardian:

As you may know, head lice cases are common among school-aged children. An estimated 6 to 12 million

infestations occur each year in the United States, most commonly among children ages 3 to 11.1

Below is information to help you learn what you can do if lice hit your home.

 
     

Changes will be made to bus routes effective Tuesday October 15, 2019.

posted Oct 11, 2019, 1:32 PM by rwalton1@auburnschl.edu   [ updated Oct 15, 2019, 4:37 AM ]

10/15/19 Due to Bus Driver resignations some changes will be made to bus routes effective Tuesday October 15, 2019. Affected buses are Bus 2, 9, 24 & 26.

AMS/ELHS

BUS 2/26 Bus 2 students will now ride Bus 26

Bus 2 students will be picked and dropped off at their normal time, Bus 26 students may have a 10 minute delay in pick up time and drop off times.

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Park Ave School

Bus 9 -  

AM- Students expect to be picked up 15-20 minutes later, Bus 38.   A robo-call to all parents went out 10/10/19

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Walton/Sherwood Heights

Bus 2-

AM: Pick- up normal time

PM:  Students will ride home on Bus 34 or Bus 21. Any students that will be more than 10 minutes late arriving at home, have been notified by phone.

Bus 24/26-

Students will be picked up and dropped off by Bus 26, some Bus 26 students may be picked up or dropped off later than usual but within the 10 minute window of Auburn School Bus policy.

Immunization Requirements for 7th & 12th graders

posted Aug 7, 2019, 12:32 PM by rwalton1@auburnschl.edu

Immunization Requirements for 7th & 12th graders

This is a reminder that proof of immunization for the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) is a requirement for all students entering 7th and 12th grades.
Proof of immunization must be provided in order for students to attend school. Students may not attend school until proof of immunization is received

Please be sure your child's proof of immunization has been received by the school to ensure that the school year starts smoothly. 

If you have any questions, please contact your child's school directly.

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