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Sherwood Heights Custodian nominated for RISE award

posted Nov 19, 2020, 6:22 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Nov 19, 2020, 6:23 AM ]


Jim DuDevoir
School Custodian
Sherwood Heights Elementary School, Auburn School District

Nominator Breann Crocker (Educator): “Everyone in our building loves Jim because he truly shows he cares about everyone. He is always there when we need him. He never complains and he makes it so that we can focus on teaching the children and not have to worry about the building itself. Our school would not be what it is without him.”

Food pick up and "Snow Packs" available at ELHS on November 23 and 24

posted Nov 15, 2020, 1:19 PM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Nov 23, 2020, 10:55 AM ]

Due to the closure of Edward Little and Auburn Middle School next Monday and Tuesday, and to ensure that all of our students have access to meals on school days, we will have meal bags available for contactless pickup for anyone age 18 and under in the parking lot at Edward Little on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 & 24, from noon to 1 p.m. One breakfast and one lunch per student will be provided for each pick up. Weather permitting, Wednesday, November 25 will be a meal delivery day as regularly scheduled.

We will also be using the Edward Little pickup location each of the two days to offer "snow packs", available for any Auburn students age 18 and under who need them. A "snow pack" consists of shelf-stable breakfast and lunch kits to be consumed in the event of a future inclement weather day when students will learn remotely from home rather than at school. Up to 2 snow packs are available per student.

Please follow all recommendations on mask-wearing and social distancing throughout the pickup process.

For more information, or if you need assistance accessing meals, please visit the Auburn School Department website, or call the Nutrition Program at 333-6658.

Daycare Grant Funding Opportunity

posted Oct 7, 2020, 12:45 PM by Peter Robinson

Letter from the Superintendent

posted Sep 3, 2020, 12:09 PM by Peter Robinson

Health and Safety Reopening Plan

posted Jul 20, 2020, 8:57 AM by Peter Robinson

Auburn School Department Accepting ESEA Application Comments

posted Jul 9, 2020, 12:55 PM by Peter Robinson

The Auburn School Department accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, the Auburn School Department is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to submission of the application.The Auburn School Department is accepting public comments on the ESEA application through July 24, 2020. Visit the Title I Page for a summary of the application and 
click here to provide feedback. Thank you!

Family Survey for Return to School Planning

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:26 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Jun 25, 2020, 7:46 AM ]

June 24, 2020

Now that this unprecedented school year has ended, we know that families are looking forward and wondering what fall will bring.  We want you to know that we too are looking forward and working very hard to provide the clarity and answers you are waiting for.

The Health & Safety Re-entry Committee, which includes representatives from various stakeholder groups, was created in mid-May for the purpose of planning and coordinating the COVID-19 work in the School Department.  Using guidance from CDC and the State of Maine, as well as models used in schools across the state, nation and globally, this committee has made decisions and implemented new procedures and protocols for our staff workshop days, summer childcare, and summer rec programs held in our schools.  All of these new procedures and protocols are a first step in preparing for the return of students to school.

Last week, the Department of Education released a framework for returning to school.  The Committee is now looking to that framework to provide guidance about fall.  We know that questions about school in the fall are weighing heavily on families and staff.  We assure you it weighs heavily on us as well and we are working to make decisions as soon as we can.  Watch for an update on our planning progress in mid-July.

We are seeking feedback from families so please take a few minutes to complete our family survey.  https://forms.gle/UthYHiiSSEw852e56 Your feedback is important to us, and hearing from you is critical to informing our decisions and plans. 

Thank you.

Health & Safety Re-entry Committee

The Auburn School Department stands together with our staff, students, families, community, and nation, against racism

posted Jun 22, 2020, 10:01 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 10:02 AM ]

The Auburn School Department stands together with our staff, students, families, community, and nation, against racism, inequality, and injustice against our black and brown community members. During these difficult times, we recognize the feelings of sadness and anger that people have as a result of George Floyd’s death and the many other black and brown lives that have been lost due to police brutality. 

The Auburn School Department will continue to work at examining our policies, actions, and behaviors to ensure our black and brown students and their families feel valued and respected. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to provide safe and supportive learning environments where every student is treasured, regardless of race, skin color, national origin and ancestry. The Auburn School Department will do better to combat racism and systemic oppression through education and engagement. We need to hold ourselves and others accountable to our core values of compassion, honesty, responsibility, courage, fairness, and respect. We speak of kindness and recognize its power when we need to stand side by side, especially during difficult and challenging times. This calls for ongoing conversations and actions to combat institutionalized racism. 

As we all struggle to find ways to listen, learn and talk about these difficult issues within ourselves and with our children and our peers, we thought we would share some resources that you may consider using. Please know that you can reach out to guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators if you need support. The resource list can be found at https://bit.ly/3cyzbMN.

Kindergarten and Pre-K online enrollment form is open

posted Jun 3, 2020, 11:25 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Jun 3, 2020, 11:26 AM ]

Please click here to begin the process. This into enroll a child in an Auburn school for the first time. Families of students moving from an Auburn Pre-K to Kindergarten do not need to do this process.

Memorial Day week meal pickups will be on Tuesday and Thursday

posted May 20, 2020, 11:36 AM by Peter Robinson

Reminder: Breakfast and Lunch meals provided next week from pick up sites will be available on Tuesday 5/26 and Thursday 5/28 from 11-1 to accommodate Memorial Day. Monday, Wed, Friday meal pick up will resume the following week.

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