Auburn Middle School
Auburn Middle News
Greetings Wildcat Families! As a school, we felt that it was important to send out information about if/when students are quarantined because of testing positive for Covid and/or when they are found to be in close contact with someone who is positive.
When any student is required to quarantine, a message will be sent home from the school to those individual students/families. This process has been put in place to keep members of our school community safe and it aligns with the recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
It is imperative that if/when students are in quarantine they access course work through teachers’ Google Classroom and/or Blackboard pages. Teachers are posting information/resources/assignments on their respective pages and are able to communicate with students either through the page(s) or via email. Parents can also access the pages using their child’s login information. We understand that a situation like this can be stressful for both student and parent; our teachers are committed to doing everything they can to make class information available and keeping students up to date with daily work and assignments.
Please feel free to contact the school if you are having difficulty finding/accessing teacher Google Classroom or Blackboard pages or if you have any questions regarding the information included in this message.
There is no need for parents of students who have been placed into quarantine because of contact tracing done by AMS school staff. Parents should contact the school if/when their child is quarantined because of a positive test and/or close contact outside of the school day. The following attendance procedures are in place for this school year:
- To report your student absent from school, email AMSattendance@fcps1.org before 8:00 AM. If the absence is due to a medical reason, please include the school nurse firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel details are important, please include those in the email.
- If you need to speak to attendance, please call 540-422-7419 directly. Please, ONLY leave attendance messages in this ATTENDANCE voice mailbox.
- Every day your student is absent due to illness, please contact attendance. If you do not contact us regarding your student’s absence it will remain an unexcused absence.
Return to School
We are asking parents to contact the school nurse prior to your child’s return from quarantine in order to confirm conditions of quarantine have been met.
After School Activities
We would also like to remind students and parents that if/when a student is placed into a quarantine situation that the student is not to be on school grounds until the quarantine period is complete. This includes during the school day and after school events/activities.
We realize that this is a trying time for everyone but by working together we will continue to do the best we can to provide our students the support necessary for them to be successful.
Auburn Middle School
Chromebook Chargers and Repairs
With the start of the new school year we wanted to bring a few things to your attention regarding student Chromebooks.
- 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.
- We recommend that students restart or shut down their Chromebooks at least once a week.
- 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 Public Schools. Once payment is received, we will provide a new charger to the student.
- If you 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 a loaner Chromebook will be provided to the student until theirs is returned. A fee may be assessed due to the extent of the damage
Greetings Wildcat Nation! On behalf of Auburn Middle School’s faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited about the journey we are about to embark upon together as a school community and are looking forward to seeing 600 plus smiling faces, on an everyday basis, beginning tomorrow morning!
We are hopeful that the information that was sent previously has helped to answer questions about the opening of the school year but as always please feel free to reach out to the school if there is a need for additional and/or different information. We are committed to providing as up to date information as possible ahead of the school year and as the school year moves forward. Since sending out information yesterday, we have received a couple follow up questions so I thought I would take this opportunity to provide additional clarification:
Student Handbook Information – please click on the following link in order to access/review student handbook information. It is important for all members of our school community to be made aware of the information, and expectations, that we have in place for our students, staff, and parents. This same information will be discussed throughout the first days of the school year as well as grade level assemblies, which will take place sometime within the first couple of weeks of the school year.
Physical Education - per the information that went out yesterday afternoon/evening, we do plan to have students dress out for PE this year and students will have access to the PE locker room in order to dress out this school year. We have devised a plan to manage the number of students in the locker rooms at one time. The PE teachers will be reviewing this plan with students over the first few days of school and will be sending out follow up information as necessary.
APP Permission Form – once again this school year we have put forth efforts to streamline the permission form process. We are asking parents to complete, and submit, the app permission form by/before August 16th. You can access the form by clicking on the link below…
Breakfast and Lunch – once again this school year breakfast and lunch will be provided to students each day of the school year. Breakfast is available to students between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM. Students will be eating lunch during one of our six lunch shifts and teachers will be working with students in order to make them aware of which shift they will be eating.
Student Arrival/Dismissal – students will be able to enter the school building beginning at 7:00 AM. Any/all students arriving before 7:15 AM will be required to report to the school’s cafeteria where they will remain until 7:15 AM. At 7:15 AM, students will then be moving to their HR class. All students will need to be in the HR by/before 7:25 AM. All students will be dismissed at 2:27 PM this school year. Faculty and staff will be in place to assist with both the arrival and dismissal of students. We are once again anticipating long drop off/pick-up lines so please plan accordingly.
I am proud and privileged to be serving as principal here at Auburn Middle School and I am very excited for the amazing school year that our students are in store for this school year! I would like to thank all members of our school community for their ongoing support, patience, and understanding as we get back to better!
Congratulations to the Auburn Middle School 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year: Patricia Walker!
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The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released SOL test results for the 2020-2021 school year and updated School Quality Profile reports for each school and school division. Because school accreditation was waived for 2021-22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOL test data will serve as a tool to set a baseline for recovery and measure student learning growth this year.
Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) will require all staff members, visitors, and students to wear face masks at all times indoors, except while eating, drinking, at nap time, when exercising, or playing a musical instrument. This includes any FCPS workplace, school buildings, and while entering, exiting, and riding the school bus.
Fauquier County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing meals for children. All schools in the division will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day, Monday through Friday, at no charge to the household. Households will not be required to submit a meal application in order to receive meals at no charge.
Fauquier County Public Schools is accepting applications for the FCPS Virtual Academy, set to open August 11 for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested K-12 students and families should visit the FCPS Virtual Academy website at bit.ly/FCPS1Virtual to begin the application process.
Fauquier County Public Schools no longer requires the wearing of masks in FCPS buildings, buses or grounds. Students and staff will continue to have the option to wear face masks if preferred. The updated mask protocol took effect on July 1 to align with the expiration of Governor Northam’s Amended Declaration of Emergency, Executive Order 51.
*Enrollment and Online Registration
NEW FAMILIES -
- Please use our online enrollment page found here
- 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.
Please visit the AMS PTO pages for contact information and events.