Auburn's 2020-21 Reopening Plans:
Dear Auburn Families,
The end of the 2019-2020 school year was nothing short of extraordinary, and it looks as though what lies ahead for the 2020-2021 school year will be just as remarkable. School districts across New York State have been working diligently to come up with reopening plans based on three models – a 100% in-person learning model, a hybrid learning model where there is a split between in-person and distance learning, and a 100% distance learning model. While developing plans for each model, districts must also incorporate all of the health and safety guidelines set by the governor, the State Education Department, and the Department of Health. Because of this, every school district’s reopening plans are going to look different.
By August 7, Governor Cuomo ...
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 ...
Light the Night event to honor Auburn High School's Class of 2020:
(May 8, 2020) – The Auburn Enlarged City School District is hosting a Light the Night event at Holland Stadium on Friday, May 15, 2020 beginning at 8:20 p.m. to honor the Class of 2020.
All are welcome to attend the drive through event, but visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles.
Attendees may enter the premises one of two ways – through the Prospect Street entrance of Cayuga Community College or through the teacher’s parking lot of Auburn Junior High School on Franklin Street. Guests are asked to follow the directional markers through the parking lot.
This event has been conducted in areas across the nation, and on May 15, many schools in Section III will be participating.
For more information, please contact Tamela Ray, Director of Health, PE ...
School Board Election and Budget Vote Information:
(May 5, 2020) – On May 1, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.26 revising timelines of school board elections and budget votes.
School board elections and budget votes originally scheduled for May 19, 2020 will now take place on June 16, 2020, extended from June 9. All qualified voters will vote only by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will be mailed out with a postage paid return envelope.
Anyone interested in running in the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s school board election must self-nominate themselves by Monday, May 11, 2020 by emailing board clerk, Shelly Major, at MichelleMajor@aecsd.education . There will be no minimum threshold number of signatures required for individuals placed on the ballot, except that they must meet all ...
Share your message with a Virtual High Five:
COVID-19 has been devastating our state, our country, our world. Social distancing is key, but that doesn’t mean losing social connection. And the Virtual High Five was born – messages written on hands to unite in the plight to stay home, do the right thing, and stop the spread.
Join in. Share your message with a Virtual High Five. Write it on your hand. Take your photo. Post it. Then enjoy the added bonus of washing your hands really well to get the ink off.
Each day, NYS OASAS will select a few messages to post and share. We’re in this together.
Auburn Junior High School Presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical:
The Auburn Junior High School will proudly present their production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical on March 13, 14 and 15. Three performances will take place at the Auburn Junior High Emerson Auditorium, 191 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY. Curtain for the evening performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 and 14, and a 2:00 p.m. matinee will take place on March 15. All tickets are General Admission, and ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.showtix4u.com .
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of ...
COVID-19/Coronavirus School Closure Information and Resources:
Click on links below for information, resources, and updates
Parent Toolkits / Resources for English Language Learners
Anonymous Alerts - Report Cyberbullying & More
Schools Closed Through End of School Year
FREE Meal Distribution
Child Care for Essential Workers
Auburn Fire Dept COVID-19 PSA Video
School Closure Update - 4/7/20
Auburn Police Dept COVID-19 PSA Video
School Closure Update - 4/2/20
Social / Emotional Support Resources
School Closure Update - 3/20/20
School Closure Update - 3/16/20
Message prior to School Closure
Emma Sroka Wins Spelling Bee for the Second Time:
Congratulations to Seward Elementary School 6th grader, Emma Sroka, for winning the WCNY Central NY Spelling Bee and moving on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. which will be held May 24 to 29! Her winning word was “depilatory.” This is her second consecutive win at the regional level. Last year her winning word was “deceitful.”
Participants from the Auburn School District in the February 29 Regional competition were (L-R): Landon Lenhart, Gr 6; Carter DeRosa, Gr. 8; John Cuddy, Gr 4; Emma Sroka, Gr 6; and Makayla Hutchinson, Gr 5. The spelling bee will be broadcast at 2 p.m. March 7 on WCNY.