Building for Learning Bond Projects are Underway In November of 2016, the Auburn community passed a $456 million bond to replace six schools and build two new elementary schools. The district has been planning and preparing in earnest since the election. In April, the dirt started moving at Olympic Middle School and will be open for students in the fall of 2019. Right after Olympic opens, the next replacement building is Dick Scobee Elementary. During the 19-20 school year, Dick Scobee students will attend the old Olympic Middle School. Dick Scobee will be razed and the building constructed during the 19-20 school year. Visit the ASD website at www.auburn.wednet.edu to follow all of the school projects.
Phase 1: New school and interim site.
Final Phase: Old school razed and ďŹ elds completed.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! More than 1,100 students graduated last weekend!
Message from the Superintendent
Auburn School District Strategic Plan
Dear ASD Families:
Last summer, the ASD Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan. The three big goals of the plan are:
It is the end of another successful school year. As I reﬂect on this school year, I am so happy to be a part of the Auburn School District. Here are a few of the highlights: 1. After a ceremonial groundbreaking in March, construction began in April on the new Olympic Middle School. The new school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. 2. All secondary students have a Chromebook for use at home and at school. These tools are revolutionizing personalized learning. 3. We have prioritized the work of our strategic plan with three big goals: increased attendance and engagement, high achievement and 100 percent graduation. 4. We hosted a Welcome to School event last August that more than 1,000 people attended. Mark your calendars for this year’s event 3:30 p.m.6:30 p.m., August 22, at Auburn High School. 5. Our elementary and middle schools are participating in No Excuses University, a program rooted in the belief that every student has the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college and career. In addition to these, we have had many, many individual successes. We have a robust career and technical program with numerous students winning state honors in a variety of ﬁelds. Students throughout the district excel in music, athletics and theater. Our partnerships with Green River College, UW Tacoma, local businesses and the College Success Foundation provide opportunities speciﬁcally for Auburn students. We have a supportive community, passionate parents, excellent leaders and great staff. Our common goal is success for each student. Success is measured differently for different students and our charge as an educational system is to provide the path to success for each student. With community and family support, we will achieve equity and excellence for all students. I am honored to be your superintendent and I hope you have a relaxing, fun and safe summer.
• Increased Attendance and Engagement • High Achievement • 100% Graduation Throughout the school year, we deﬁned our initial priorities towards our big three goals. Our initial work is: • • • • • •
Welcoming Environment Culturally Responsive Instruction & Management Staff & Student Attendance Strong Transitions Empowering Technology Student & Family Engagement
For more information about the ASD Strategic Plan, visit www.auburn.wednet.edu/strategicplan.
Your Auburn School District Board of Directors
Dr. Alan Spicciati Superintendent
Pictured left to right: Robyn Mulenga, Laurie Bishop, Ryan Van Quill, Ray Veﬁk and Anne Baunach
Free Summer Meals The ASD summer feeding program offers free meals to all children ages 1-18. Families do not need to qualify for free or reduced meals. Parents or guardians are welcome to purchase a meal for $3.75 and enjoy it with their child. The summer feeding program begins July 2 and ends August 17. A variety of hot and cold lunches are offered daily and include an entree, cold milk, fresh fruits and vegetables. Every weekday morning, Child Nutrition Services staff will prepare thousands of lunches to deliver to numerous sites throughout Auburn, Algona and Paciﬁc. A great deal of time and effort goes into the planning of this program. The meals are nutritious and wellbalanced. For the most up-to-date lunch serving times and locations, please visit the Child Nutrition Services web page at: http://www.auburn.wednet.edu/cns.
Now Enrolling! ECEAP and Head Start Preschool Auburn School District is now accepting applications for our free preschool program! For income eligible families, our program features: • • • • •
Trained teaching staff Nutritious meals and snacks Health screenings Support for families Preparation for kindergarten
For more information, call (253) 931-4943 or visit our page www.auburn.wednet.edu/preschool. Interpreter support at (253) 288-9935.
State Report Card for ASD The Ofﬁce of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the state agency that oversees K-12 education in Washington, compiles an annual report card for each district and school in the state. To view the 16-17 results, visit the OSPI website, http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us. School performance reports are also available at all Auburn schools or in the district ofﬁce.
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Technology in Action In the 17-18 school year, almost 10,000 ASD students in grades 6-12 received a Chromebook to use at school and at home. Elementary students have access to devices at school. Funded through the Auburn communityâ€™s support of the 2014 technology levy, students have access to digital resources where and when they need them.