Auburn Middle School

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Auburn Announcements

  • The Softball and Soccer Game @ Warrenton has been rescheduled for Tuesday 10/4/22 with a 3:30 pm start. Girls softball and Boys Cross Country will have practice today 10/3/22. Girls Soccer will NOT practice today 10/3/22.

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  • AMS TOTY

    AMS TOTY

    Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Auburn Middle School Teacher of the Year Julie Curry!

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  • Updated student device information

    As of October 25th 2021, Auburn Middle School has started to use a new program called Lightspeed Classroom Manager on all school issued Chromebooks. Classroom Manager is a screen monitoring software program that allows teachers to view each student’s computer use/activity while on their school issued device during class (i.e. Chromebooks). The intent behind its usage is to help ensure the appropriate use of technology by our students and to aid teachers in keeping students on task during instruction.

    Students are expected to bring their school issued Chromebook to school on a daily basis charged and ready for use.  In addition, we wanted to remind parents/students about proper use of their FCPS devices and accounts.

    Student/Parent Handbook: 

    FCPS One-to-One (FOTO) Program  Students in grades 5-12 are provided an FCPS Chromebook device. The purpose of the FOTO program is to provide a collaborative and creative environment for all learners. This environment will allow teachers to implement transformative uses of technology and allow students to take ownership of, and responsibility for, their own learning. Our goal is to provide students the access to the tools, resources, and information that they need to make meaningful contributions to the world. (page 53)

    Inappropriate use of devices on school property during instructional and non-instructional time is prohibited. If a student violates school division policies, the Code of Student Conduct or school rules, the student may be disciplined and the device may be confiscated and returned only to the student’s parent or parent’s designee. The student may lose the privilege to use electronic devices in the future. 

    The school division will not be responsible for data charges incurred by the student or the loss, theft or damage of any personal electronic device. (Ref:  FCPS Reg 7-3.1 (C))  

    Students may possess cellular telephones, tablets, laptops, e-readers and other personal electronic devices on school property including school buses. These devices may be used during designated non-instructional times at the discretion of school administration and transportation staff. Devices must be turned off during class unless a staff member has specifically instructed students that devices may be used for classroom assignments.  (Ref:  FCPS Reg 7-3.1 (C))  

    General Chromebook Guidelines from Fauquier County: 

    • The student will bring the device to school fully-charged. The ability to charge the device at school is not guaranteed.
    • The student will keep the device away from food or liquids.
    • The student will not attempt to disassemble or repair the device at any time; all repairs will go through school technology support personnel.
    • The student will not place stickers or decals on their device.
    • The student will not attempt to circumvent the school system content filter or attempt to search for or access inappropriate content.
    • The student will not view or transmit racist, sexist, pornographic, obscene or threatening material.
    • The student will adhere to the principles of digital citizenship.
    • The student will utilize their Google Workspace account and network login for educational related activities only.
    • The student will not share their passwords or login information with anyone.
    • Do not use cleaners, sprays, alcohol, ammonia or abrasives on the Chromebook. Clean the Chromebook with a soft, lint-free cloth.

    http://fcps1.tech/foto

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1duigDQ8QQBr0D0Sox4imnbY8NPTKxvvZhRnemT-NV0g/edit?usp=sharing 

    School reminders with student Chromebooks:

    1. Students should bring their charged devices to school each day. If they charge it at night, then they should not need their charger in school. However, on testing days we recommend that students bring their charger. There will be school loaner devices for students to sign out in the library if they forget their device. Personal devices will no longer be used in classrooms as an alternative.
    2. We recommend that students restart or shut down their Chromebooks at least once a week.
    3. If your child has lost or damaged their Chromebook charger, they will need to purchase a new one through the school. The cost is $25 and checks should be made payable to Fauquier County. Once payment is received, we will provide a new charger to the student.
    4. If your child’s Chromebook has been damaged, or does not appear to be working, they should see Mr. Fenner in the ITRT office or in the Discovery Den to receive assistance. Some issues may require the device to be sent out of the building for repair. If a device needs to be sent out, then a loaner Chromebook will be provided to the student until their Chromebook is returned. A fee will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.If you are interested in purchasing an insurance plan, please follow the link: https://securranty.com/FauquierCountyPS 
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  • -IMPORTANT EMAILS TO WHITELIST

    Parents, please whitelist the following emails, which may help ensure delivery. 

    Emails to Whitelist:

    Whitelist instructions can be found below:

    http://onlinegroups.net/blog/2014/02/25/how-to-whitelist-an-email-address/

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  • AMS COUNSELING PAGE

    Please visit the AMS School Counseling Office Page under PARENTS & STUDENTS for academic resources, some neat ideas and opportunity to comment on some light topics.

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Division News

  • All Fauquier County Public Schools Accredited for 2022-2023

    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has accredited all Fauquier County Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Eighteen schools received the highest accreditation rating, and Pearson Elementary School is accredited with conditions. The VDOE bases accreditation ratings on a school accountability system that provides a comprehensive view of school quality.

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  • Support in Place at Auburn Middle Following News of Teacher’s Death

    Late Friday afternoon, the Culpeper Police Department informed Fauquier County Public Schools that Daniel Garrison, a science teacher at Auburn Middle School since 2016, died in Culpeper.* Auburn Middle School notified its staff and families early Saturday morning, and school officials have made plans to support students and staff when classes resume on Monday.

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  • FCPS Students Earn Recognition for AP Performance

    The College Board recognized 135 Fauquier County Public Schools students for their performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) Exams taken during the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • K-2 Handwriting Materials Available for Review

    Fauquier County Public Schools invites teachers, administrators, families, and other interested stakeholders to review K-2nd Elementary Handwriting textbooks/instructional resources, which the School Board will consider for adoption/implementation this school year (2022-2023) with implementation next school year.

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  • Suspicious Incident and Search Leads to an Arrest

    Warrenton - A Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy took a juvenile male into custody. A Juvenile Petition and a Detention Order are being requested Thursday afternoon, August 11. This morning a staff member at Kettle Run High School informed the School Resource Officer (SRO) of a suspicious individual and vehicle on the grounds of Kettle Run. The SRO attempted to make contact and the individual fled into the wooded area on foot. Patrol Division deputies, with detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), coordinated efforts and determined no credible threat existed to the school or students.

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  • *Enrollment and Online Registration

    NEW FAMILIES - 

    • Please use our online enrollment page found here

    AND

    • contact your base school for an enrollment appointment.  For Auburn: 540-422-7415 OR AMSREGISTRAR@FCPS1.ORG.

    CURRENT FAMILIES -

    Please complete your annual registration using your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

    IC Parent Portal log in link


    *AMS PTO

    Please visit the AMS PTO pages for contact information and events.

     

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