Auburn Middle School

Auburn Middle School Phone: 207-333-6655

38 Falcon Drive Fax: 207-784-1359

Auburn, ME 04210 ams.auburnschl.edu

AMS Lost and Found

Our lost and found is growing rapidly. Students should check the AMS Lost and Found area located outside of our Library. Missing items are placed here. Students should check this area first if they notice a personal item missing.

December 4, 2020

Good afternoon AMS Families,

It appears as though winter is finally arriving this weekend. This is a good reminder that students need to dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Outdoor recess will continue unless the temperature is very low or there is precipitation. We will also continue providing outdoor mask breaks for students. Please make sure your student comes to school prepared for the weather.

We are still working with Lifetouch to determine when picture retakes will occur. As soon as we hear from them we will let you know.

Registration for Winter Sports opened on Monday November 30th. Please sign your student up at:

https://www.familyid.com/edward-little-high-school/auburn-middle-school-winter-athletics-2020-21

There will be no in-person sign-ups. Coaches will be contacting families on Sunday evening so that Virtual Meetings can begin next week. For more information please see our school athletics website:https://sites.google.com/auburnschl.edu/ams-athletics/home

Questions or concerns can be directed to the AMS Athletic Director, Anthony Timberman, at atimberman@auburnschl.edu.

We like to support our former AMS students when they move up to Edward Little High School. There is a flyer attached that has information on a raffle to help support the EL class of 2024. ELHS Class of 2024 Raffle Flyer

Magnets are being sent home with students in the next few days to assist with the home pre-screening COVID process. Please remember that it is the responsibility of families to make sure the COVID screening is completed each day prior to students coming to school. If your student is sick or if they experience any COVID symptoms please make sure you let us know. Family Covid Screening (DAILY)

If your child is not feeling well, PLEASE do not send them to school.

Finally, your feedback on how we are doing during these challenging times of COVID is valued. I encourage you to email me personally with both the positive and constructive feedback. We are always working to do better. My email address is rgriffin@auburnschl.edu.

Have a great weekend!

Bob Griffin

Principal


New to Auburn Registrations

If your child is NEW to Auburn School District and will be attending Auburn Middle School in the fall, please fill out the registration paperwork here

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Auburn Middle School Athletics

Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19/Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious, and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing (six feet or greater) and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. Auburn Middle School has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Auburn Middle School cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending and/or participating in Auburn Middle School programming could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

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By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Auburn Middle School programming and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Auburn Middle School programming may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to school employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance during Auburn Middle School programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my child(ren), I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Auburn Middle School, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Auburn Middle School, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Auburn Middle School programs.

Signature of Parent/Guardian Date (Printed)

Name of Parent/Guardian Name of Participant(s)


Auburn Middle School Athletics

COVID-19 Protocols

● Hand sanitizer will be available before, during, and after each session

● No sharing of clothing (Scrimmage Vests, Jackets, etc.)

● Each student must have their own water bottle

● There will be no locker room usage

● Student athletes are encouraged to shower at home after each training session

● Spitting is NOT allowed under any circumstances

DISINFECTANT KITS

● All coaches will be provided with disinfecting supplies in addition to medical kits that will be on site at each workout

● Equipment will be cleaned and wiped down after each session based on CDC guidelines

MASKING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS

Auburn Middle School will be following MPA Return to Participation guidelines during our Athletics activities.

● When not engaged in high-intensity activity, all student athletes must be wearing a mask

● Social distancing must be maintained when feasible during activities. No hugging, high
fives, shaking hands, or fist bumps for support/encouragement.

● Student athletes should bring their own mask for every session

● Disposable masks should be thrown out when appropriate

● Cloth masks should be washed daily

● Masks should be worn properly (Covering nose and mouth at all times)

FOOD & HYDRATION

● No food including sunflower seeds or gum, unless necessary for a medical condition

● Student athletes must provide own water bottle for each workout session

SPECTATORS

● NO parents or spectators are allowed at sessions

DAILY SCREENING

● Screening should be performed prior to arrival by using the COVID-19 Pre-Screening Tool used for School Attendance

● Record of attendance will be kept on file by the coach(es)

OTHER POINTS OF NOTE

● There will be NO CONGREGATING before or after a session. Student athletes should show up at their designated time and then leave campus at the conclusion of their activity

● All activities must occur after school

● Students are only to come to activities on the days they are in school (M/T or Th/F).
Remote students can pick one of those two groups to be a part of.

● Students will need to bring a completed COVID-19 Waiver to their first session.


AMS Student Services Team -

Our student services team is excited to support students as they return to Auburn Middle School. We have a few new members and would love to introduce ourselves:

Hello! My name is Katherine Kaufmann, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am the new School Social Worker at Auburn Middle School. I support 7th & 8th grade students who are struggling with issues that negatively impact their life at school and home. Some of the supports I can provide are individual and group counseling, conflict mediation, crisis intervention, and support with navigating community resources.

As the school social worker, my goal is to make the transition back to school easier for all students. Please don’t hesitate to reach out! I will be at the school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; on Wednesdays I will be working remotely. My office is in room 121, you can reach me at kkaufmann@auburnschl.edu or by calling the school directly, 333-6655.

Thank you, Katherine Kaufmann, LCSW

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Hello. My name is Nicole Knights and for the past 5 years I've been teaching French here at AMS. I'm very excited to be transitioning into a new role as the Social and Emotional Interventionist this year. I am here to help and teach students how to navigate the social, emotional, and behavioral intricacies of middle school. I am available to all students to provide social, emotional, and behavioral support when needed.

Students are my number one priority so please do not hesitate to contact me with questions/comments/concerns.

Email me at nknights@auburnschl.edu or text through Remind (an online texting service). Just send me your preferred number through email or send it with your student.

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Greetings middle schoolers and your families,

My name is Morey Hallett and I am the academic interventionist here at AMS. This will be my second year at AMS in this role, but my 10th year as an educator. I supervise the Falcon Lab and work with all students to teach our 7th and 8th graders skills that help them learn and get their work done. My goal is to help students turn their unique strengths and situations into academic success and work toward a future where they reach their full potential.

I grew up in Freedom, Maine and attended Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine. I love to play soccer, cook, and play video games. My favorite genre is science fiction/fantasy. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. I help my parents grow lots of garlic on their organic farm. My favorite book is "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This is a bizarre, unsettling time we are going through right now but I am comforted that we are facing this challenge together as a community here at AMS. My email is mhallett@auburnschl.edu

We look forward to working with you! Be kind to yourself and others :)


Auburn Middle School Parent-Student Drop Off and Pick Up MAP

Drop Off Instructions:

Drive up Falcon Drive toward the school. Take a left as you face the school. Travel along the left side of the building. In the back, drop off your student in the designated area. Follow the road up and loop around. Drive back down the same road to Falcon Drive.

Pick Up Instructions:

Parents should enter the campus during their assigned pick-up time, bear left, and the first car in the line will be stopped just past the turn around at the back of the school. We will have staff there to facilitate this. Students from each wave will leave the back entrance and socially distance themselves along the turnaround loop. Parents will follow the line of cars around the loop and stop to pick up their child. Parents should carefully proceed around the loop and exit back down the way they entered.

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Based on consultation with the city, the safest place for parent pick up is in the rear of the building. To shorten wait times, we will have 4 waves of student dismissals.

Every Parent/Guardian is assigned a pick-up wave for their child.

Note new times as of 9/21/20:

Wave 1: 1:45 Student Last names: A-D

Wave 2: 1:55 Student Last names: E-K

Wave 3: 2:00 Student Last names: L-R

Wave 4: 2:05 Student Last names: S-Z

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  • Student WALKERS - Walkers will be dismissed after busses at approximately 2pm. In the mornings, walkers should arrive between 7:15-7:30am.

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FAQ(s):

  1. What if I need to pick up my student early?

A: Please arrange pick up prior to 1:30PM to ensure that you will not be caught by busses and traffic.

  1. What if I am running late?

A: Please join the next wave. If it becomes a scheduling conflict, please call the office and we will adjust the wave assignment to ensure that your child is not waiting for extra time.

  1. What if it is raining or other inclimate weather?

A: Please have students dress for the weather, but in extreme conditions, we will have students wait in the gymnasium and be dismissed individually (this may cause a slower release. We ask for your patience and understanding.


AMS_ELHS Bus Runs 2020-2021 (Full List as of 9_9_20) - Sheet1.pdf

Click here to view an important letter from the school department regarding their position on diversity and equity.


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