How many students attend Auburn Elementary?
As of our official September 2015 count; we have 571 students enrolled in our Full Day Kindergarten-5th grade classrooms at Auburn Elementary.
What enrichment programs are available to students who attend Auburn Elementary?
As part of the Bay City Public Schools, Auburn Elementary students participate in Gym, World Language, Music, Media, and Art programs. Special Needs and Gifted Education programs are options available for students, who qulaify, through the Bay City Public Schools.
How do Auburn Elementary students perform on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program and Michigan's Ed YES! school report card?
Auburn staff and students continue to focus on their performance on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). As part of the Michigan Department of Education accreditation process, **.*% percent of our students received a proficient rating on Math and **% English Language Arts (M-STEP) assessments during the 2015/16 school year, earning Auburn Elementary a Green status on the Michigan School Accountability Scorecard from the Michigan Department of Education. Auburn Elementary ranked within the top 43% of Michigan Schools based on the Michigan Department of Education's "Top to Bottom" ranking during the 2013/14 School Year.
Can my child take medication at school?
If your child will need to take medication at school, during school hours, there are procedures that need to be followed. No medication can ever be transported to and from school by students. This is an adult responsibility. A medication form, available in our school office, will need to be completed prior to medication being given at school and signed by your child's doctor for both non-prescription and prescription medications. Examples of non-prescription medications include aspirin, pain reliever, cough drops, allergy or anti-itch creams, etc. Prescription medications will need to remain in the prescription bottle received from the pharmacy. All medications are administered, in the school office, by school staff.
When do we stay inside for lunch recess or outdoor classroom breaks?
Students enjoy a 20 minute outdoor recess at lunch time and, many times, teachers will also take students outdoors for a break during the school day. It is important that students come to school with clothing appropriate for the season. Students will go outdoors for recess or classroom breaks if there is minimal precipitation (a light rain or mist) or the temperature is 10 degrees with or without the wind chill. We gather weather information from multiple sources; local news channels and weather related websites.
How many absences can my child have from school?
Regular school attendance is a very important part of your child's academic success. The State of Michigan requires regular school attendance and considers students who miss more than 10 days of school, during a calendar school year, to be truant. If your child is absent from school please contact our school office to report the absence and reason for the absence. If your child's absence is related to a medical appointment please request documentation of the appointment from the doctor's office and submit this information to our school office. Any absences exceeding 10 days, without medical documentation, will be subject to attendance policy procedures.
What kind of before or after-school care programs are available for students who attend Auburn Elementary?
The Forest Early Childhood Center (2169 Midland Road, Auburn, MI, 48611; 989-496-3430) offers tuition based before and after-school care programs. School bus transportation is available between Auburn Elementary and the Forest Early Childhood Center.