AECSD In-Person Hybrid Model Resumes January 20:
January 14, 2021
Dear Auburn Families,
As most of you have already heard, Cayuga County Legislature Chairwoman Aileen McNabb-Coleman and Cayuga County Health Department Director Kathleen Cuddy have announced that schools are able to resume in-person instruction next week due to the decline in positive COVID cases in the county. The 7-day average positivity rate in Cayuga County is currently 8.7%, which has been steadily declining over the last week.
We have continued to keep a close watch on the number of positive cases in our school community as well, and they have also been declining. Last week, we had 40 positive cases in our school district, while we have only had 7 positive cases this week (only 1 in the last 2 days). With that being said, the Auburn Enlarged ...
AECSD Transition to Remote Learning Dec. 9 - Jan. 20, 2021:
Dear Auburn Families,
In response to the concerning increase in COVID-19 cases throughout our community, as well as the number of AECSD employees and students in mandatory quarantine, the time has come for our entire school district to temporarily transition into a full remote learning model. Beginning tomorrow, December 9, all of our schools will move to full remote learning through January 19, with a tentative in-person return date of Wednesday, January 20, 2021. I know this is disappointing news, but the health and safety of our school community remains our number one priority.
Even though we have not seen the virus spread throughout our schools, we have seen a single positive case cause dozens of employees and students in our school community to have to go ...
Request For Bids for Student Transportation - Due Jan. 6 by 10am:
(December 4, 2020) - The Board of Education of the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Auburn, New York, hereby invites the submission of sealed Bids from reputable and qualified school bus transportation companies for furnishing student transportation services in the Auburn Enlarged City School District for a five year period (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 to July 1, 2025-June 30, 2026).
Pre-Bid Meeting Date: December 16, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Due Date: January 6, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.
For more information, please download the bid specs below.
Auburn High School Announces Class of 2021 Valedictorian, Salutatorian:
Jake Hansen, Valedictorian
AHS Class of 2021
Kathryn Brown, Salutatorian
AHS Class of 2021
Jake Hansen , son of Thomas and Dawn Hansen, has earned the distinction of Valedictorian of the Auburn High School Class of 2021 . Jake is a member of the National Honor Society and several other clubs including the Chemistry Club, Varsity Club, French Club and the History Club. He is also a member of the Auburn High School golf and baseball teams and has spent many hours volunteering in the community for organizations such as the Red Cross and Majorpalooza. Among the many challenging courses Jake has successfully completed at Auburn High School are the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science courses, which have helped cultivate his desire ...
COVID-19 Testing Survey for Parents/Guardians of AECSD Hybrid Students Due 11/24:
Dear Auburn Families,
There have been rumors going around the community saying the Auburn Enlarged City School District will be closing between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. These rumors are simply NOT true. We are doing everything in our power to ensure that our doors remain open and that we continue with our in-person hybrid learning model as long as it continues to be safe to do so.
With that being said, the Auburn Enlarged City School District is planning ahead in case New York State identifies our region as a focus zone experiencing an increase in COVID spread. If that happens, the state will designate our county a Yellow Zone, which means our school district will be required to test 20% of in-person students and employees over the two-week period immediately ...
District Parent Council Meeting, Nov. 2 to discuss technology resources:
(October 30, 2020) - The District Parent Council will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Auburn High School. Superintendent Pirozzolo will provide updates on the district's phased-in reopening. Director of Technology, Tom Bunn, will discuss the technology platforms being used by the district as well as share technology resources available to students and parents. There will also be a discussion and question session at the end of the meeting.
The District Parent Council meetings are open to all Auburn community members. Please remember to adhere to the health and safety guidelines when attending, including wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing. We hope to see you there!
Message from Superintendent Pirozzolo: Reminder of COVID Health & Safety Guidelines:
Dear Auburn Families,
Our entire school community – students, parents, and staff – did a tremendous job with our phased-in reopening. It wasn’t easy with all of the health and safety guidelines in place, but everyone pushed through, and because of your efforts, we have been able to keep our doors open.
The Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD) and the Auburn School District have been closely monitoring the COVID cases in our area. Cayuga County has had a significant increase in cases the past couple of weeks, and our school district has seen our first few cases in that timeframe as well. Please know we are doing everything we can possibly do to ensure that our doors remain open while also making sure our students and staff are safe.
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:
FULL PAYMENT OPTIONS
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 .