Superintendent Message, Spring 2020
Dear Auburn School District Families:
I hope you and your family are healthy during this unprecedented situation. When the Governor closed schools on March 16, we had no idea we would not return this school year. It has been an amazing feat to try and replicate our brick and mortar schools in a distance learning model. I believe everyone is doing the best they can and I could not be more proud of our students, staff and the community.
There are so many instances of our incredible students, staff and community stepping up during this difficult time.
Here are a few highlights:
- The Attendance Area Citizen’s Ad Hoc Committee completed its work via Zoom.
- Led by ASD employee groups, ASD employees donated almost $69,000 to the Auburn Food Bank.
- Numerous ASD students and staff have made and donated masks to school staff, first responders and medical staff.
- Teachers have used amazing creativity to develop and deliver online content from preschool through high school.
- The Auburn Public Schools Foundation has donated thousands of dollars in direct support of Auburn families.
This is a rough time for a lot of the community, particularly for our graduating seniors and their families. We will have a memorable, fun event to commemorate this milestone, though it will not be a traditional graduation. My heart goes out to the class of 2020.
We don’t know yet what the 20-21 school year will look like. We do know we will make the environment as safe as possible for all and we will support every child’s learning as best as possible.
Look for more information via our regular communication channels as we work on our plans for the 20-21 school year.
Auburn is a great community because our hopes and dreams for our students align and we support each other. We will make it through this difficult time.
I wish you and your family health and happiness.
Dr. Alan Spicciati
Superintendent's Student Advisory Council