Auburn's Johntae Smith competes in national competition:
(October 19, 2020) - Auburn Junior High School student Johntae Smith and Union Springs High School student Alexander Church met for the first time one year ago as participants in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) held at Cayuga Community College. Since then, they have become business partners and owners of EZ-Carries, whose main product, the EZ-Carrier, is a water bottle holder that clips to crutches, canes, wheelchairs, and walkers, which is available on their website, www.ez-carries.com .
Smith and Church were one of thirty-four YEA! businesses that competed ...
COVID-19 Testing Process for Students:
The Auburn Enlarged City School District and East Hill Family Medical have been working together to find a way to provide COVID-19 testing for Auburn students. We are pleased to announce that we have developed a process, outlined below, that will provide students with prompt testing upon showing symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing Process
Students that exhibit any symptom of COVID-19 will be isolated in their school building.
Parent/guardian will be notified to come and pick up their student.
If necessary, parent/guardian will fill out a consent form for COVID-19 testing.
Consent form will be faxed to East Hill Medical, and an East Hill staff member will reach out to the family to set up a video examination and an appointment for the student to go in for a COVID-19 ...
NOTICE of CORRECTION to School TAX Bill:
The 2020 school tax bill incorrectly states that the second installment is due 10/01/2020. The correct due date for the second installment is 12/04/2020. The actual due dates and penalties are as follows:
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PENALTY ON 1ST
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Statement on AJHS Parent Zoom Meeting:
(August 21, 2020) - On behalf of the Auburn Enlarged City School District and its Board of Education, we would like to apologize to our Auburn Junior High School families and any other families that were participating in the parent reopening meeting via Zoom on August 20. An individual or individuals hacked into the meeting and posted inappropriate slogans, images, and racial slurs, as well as made threats during the presentation. As soon as we became aware of what was transpiring, the Zoom meeting was immediately ended. We are working with Auburn Police Department on identifying the individual or individuals that are responsible for this. The school district does not condone this type of behavior and will be pursuing criminal charges. Again, we apologize to anyone who witnessed this inappropriate ...
Parent/Guardian Reopening Meetings:
Each of our schools has planned a virtual reopening meeting for parents/guardians. If you have not received the Zoom meeting information yet, please contact the main office of your child(ren)'s school.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. - Seward Elementary (315) 255-8600
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
5:00 p.m. - Herman Ave Elementary (315) 255-8680
5:30 p.m. - Casey Park Elementary (315) 255-8760
5:30 p.m. - Owasco Elementary (315) 255-8720
6:30 p.m. - Auburn High School (315) 255-8300
Thursday, August 20, 2020
5:00 p.m. - Genesee Elementary (315) 255-8640
6:00 p.m. - Auburn Junior High School (315) 255-8480
**All parent/guardian meetings will ...
AECSD Parent Survey for Instructional Preference - complete by August 10:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we continue to formulate our plan for reopening, we will be using guidance set forth by Governor Cuomo, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding social distancing and daily health checks. We know that school will look different and many families are apprehensive about sending their children back to school during this pandemic. Knowing this, we will be offering options for instruction for all students.
Please complete an instructional preference survey for each student that will attend during the 2020-2021 school year. We will use this information as we attempt to create a plan to run parallel programs in order to meet the needs of every student.
Option 1: Distance Learning (Depending on feasibility ...
Auburn's 2020-21 Phase-In Reopening Plans:
Click on links below for information, resources, and updates
Parent Toolkits / Resources for English Language Learners
Anonymous Alerts - Report Cyberbullying & More
Social / Emotional Support Resources
COVID-19 Information & Resources
COVID-19 Testing Process for Students
COVID-19 School Safety Guidance
NYSDOH - Return to School/Work Toolkit
Remote Learning Daycare Assistance Programs:
Learn & Grow at the YMCA
Message from Superintendent Pirozzolo: Plans to reopen school are under way:
July 10, 2020
Dear Auburn Families,
Many of you may have already heard, Governor Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state will decide in early August whether to allow schools to reopen in September.
The state is currently consulting with stakeholders and will provide guidance to school districts by Monday, July 13. Districts will use that guidance to finalize their individual reopening plans to submit to the state for review by July 31. New York will then decide whether to allow schools to reopen at all, and whether to accept, reject or modify each district’s individual plan.
Our school district has already been working on reopening plans for the fall as best we can without the state’s guidance. There are three main scenarios school districts, ...
FREE Summer Meal Programs available July 6 - August 28:
The following FREE summer meal programs are available to students and families of the Auburn Enlarged City School District:
FREE Drive-Thru Food Give-Away
Where: Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave.
When: Every Wednesday starting @ 9:15 a.m. through August 26
Every family will receive a 20 pound combo box of pre-cooked frozen meat and dairy, as well as a 20 pound fresh produce box containing veggies, potatoes, and fruits. The food is provided by the Food Bank of Central New York.
FREE Grab-and-Go Lunches
Where: Genesee Elementary School, 244 Genesee St.
When: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through August 28
Lunches are available for students and adults. The lunches are provided by the Food Bank of Central New York and the Auburn ...
Congratulations to our 2019-20 Retirees!:
Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo announces and recognizes the Auburn Enlarged City School District retirees for the 2019-20 School Year in a virtual celebration video. Congratulations to all our retirees!
Virtual Senior Athletic Awards Celebration:
This year we held a virtual Senior Athletic Awards Celebration to honor the athletic accomplishments of our Auburn Senior Athletes on Wednesday, June 17th. Student-Athletes may pick up their awards at 78 Thornton Avenue from Thursday, June 18th through Friday, June 26th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. To watch the vide please click here .
Auburn H.S. science teacher helps University of Rochester's iGEM team develop synthetic biology curriculum for H.S. students:
by Emily Schiller, Team Leader of the University of Rochester's iGEM Team
(June 10, 2020)
When our team members reflected back on our own high school education, we found ourselves wishing that we had learned more about synthetic biology. We’ve made it our goal to expand the science resources available to high school science teachers in order to inspire the next generation of scientists and synthetic biologists. But we knew that we couldn’t do it alone and that we would need the help of passionate science teachers from nearby schools.
University of Rochester Noyce Master Teaching Fellow and Auburn H.S. AP Biology teacher Mr. Crawford graciously offered to meet with our team to discuss ways to teach high school students about synthetic biology, a rapidly growing ...
Statement on recent events: 'We need to support one another':
During these uncertain times, the Auburn Enlarged City School District and its Board of Education wants to express our heartbreak over the unnecessary and tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement in Minneapolis. We are a nation in the midst of turmoil and attempts to raise the national consciousness and conscience regarding equal treatment and justice under the law. Here in Auburn, we are not immune from the turmoil or the need to continue in our quest for equality. We are compelled to acknowledge the local unrest this is causing to our families here in Auburn, especially the African American community.
The mission of the Auburn Enlarged City School District is to develop citizens that are capable of meeting the challenges of their ...
Voting by absentee ballot is easy and confidential:
(May 28, 2020) – Absentee ballots for the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s annual school board election and budget vote have now been mailed out to all registered voters in the district.
There are two propositions on one side of the ballot, and voters can simply vote yes or no on each proposition. The other side of the ballot contains the names of the candidates running to be a school board member. Voters can vote for any three out of the four candidates by filling in the oval to the right of the candidate’s name. To vote for someone who is not on the ballot, voters can simply write in the name of a person they would like to nominate in the “Write-In” area. All ballots come with instructions on how to fill it out.
“We understand that voting ...
Senior signs line Lake Ave to recognize Auburn High School's Class of 2020:
(May 19, 2020) – On May 15, staff and administrators gathered at Auburn High School to install nearly 300 signs along Lake Ave to recognize and honor the class of 2020. Each sign has the name and photo of a graduating senior. The signs span the entire length of the Auburn High School property on Lake Ave from Sand Beach Rd to Fleming St.
The purpose of the signs is to acknowledge that the seniors have had their capstone high school year cancelled and have overcome the unprecedented challenges of virtual learning and school closure with both class and dignity.
The signs were facilitated through generous donations made by the Auburn High School staff, faculty, and student clubs as well as several organizations such as the Auburn Teachers Association, Auburn Administrators Association, ...
Auburn School Board fully complied with Open Meetings Law:
(May 14, 2020) – On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s Board of Education conducted a budget workshop prior to its regularly scheduled board meeting.
The budget workshop was held in executive session, not open to the general public, because board members needed to discuss confidential personnel-related information regarding specific employees.
New York’s open meetings law states that executive sessions are allowed for discussion on “the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.”
“We talked about the employment ...