Updates & Reminders 3-4-22

Auburn Public Schools

Hello Auburn Families and Staff, 

Happy Friday!  It was a productive week in the Auburn Public Schools!  COVID 19 positives for today are: AHS(1), AMS(3), SWIS(1)

If you are part of the DESE AT-Home Testing program, please remember to test your child or yourself on Saturday and report only positive results.
Auburn High School Yearbook:
The 2021-2022 Auburn High School yearbook is now available for purchase.  Please use the following link to buy the yearbook.  The link can also be used to purchase a senior half page or full page ad.    For members of the senior class, the yearbook is half price! (Please note that this special pricing is for the members of the Class of 2022 only).
Order here: https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/auburnhighschool
Auburn Unified School Day Games 
The Auburn Public School District will be hosting its first ever Unified School Day Games this June and is seeking donations or sponsors for the event. School Day Games are the perfect way for classrooms across the District to come together for a fun and inclusive day of activities. The School Day Games allows for both students with and without disabilities to participate side by side in a truly inclusive setting. During a School Day Games event, students participate in the traditional Opening Ceremony, compete or participate in three or more activities (depending on the sports chosen) and each is awarded for their accomplishments in a ceremonial awards presentation at the end of the event. All donations are tax deductible. Please see the attached letter. 

Polar Plunge - Choose to Include and get "freezin for a reason"! 
We welcome anyone Interested in joining the Auburn Public Schools Polar Plunge team or anyone who is just willing to donate to Special Olympics Athletes! Use the following link to join us or donate: https://fundraise.specialolympicsma.org/team/6225 .
The "in person plunge" is March 6th at the Special Olympics Headquarters in Marlborough, where they will have a pool on location! If you can not attend on that date you can plunge on your own, or at any other in-person plunge you choose! Send a video/picture of your plunge to Alison DeLuca at Auburn High, adeluca@auburn.k12.ma.us and we will create a video of our APS plunging endeavors! 
Auburn Special Education Parent Advisory Council
We will be offering a  virtual presentation with Mike Diggins from the Family Support Center at Thrive.  Won’t you join us?

Discover and learn about the Family Support Center, Thrive’s relationship with DDS as well as the services they offer including recreational activities and events.
Topic: Auburn SEPAC Thrive presentation
Time: Mar 9, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 816 3811 7092
Auburn Recreation and Culture
Attached you will find the March activities calendar, Craft Fair information, Rec & Culture 2022 Summer Camp information,  as well as information regarding the 2022 Walking Challenge. 

Substitute Nurses

The Auburn Public Schools is looking for substitute School Nurses.  If you are a Registered Nurse or know someone who is and are interesting in working in our school buildings, please contact either Leah Gauthier, Lead Nurse, at lgauthier@auburn.k12.ma.us or Beth Chamberland, Assistant Superintendent, at echamberland@auburn.k12.ma.us.  Substitute RNs receive a daily rate of $ 150 and you get to work with our amazing students and staff.

Substitute Teachers and Support Staff

The Auburn Public Schools is looking for substitute teachers and support staff.  If interested, please come to 5 West Street to complete an employment application.  Applications are reviewed and training is provided to qualified candidates.  Applicants should have an Associate or Bachelor's degree.  You are able to select the days you work to make it convenient for your schedule.  

I am also happy to share that on February 16, 2022, the School Committee voted to approve an increase to the rates of pay for anyone who substitutes in our school buildings.  I have included the new rates below.  Anyone interested in becoming a substitute for the APS should contact Kate Flynn at kflynn@auburn.k12.ma.us or come to 5 West Street to complete an employment packet.  All candidates then complete a short orientation with me and they can be entered into ReadySub, our substitute management system. 

  • Day to Day Substitute  $105.00/day
  • Day to Day-DESE Certified  $110.00/day
  • Retire Auburn Certified Teacher  $115.00/day
  • DESE Certified Long Term Teacher Substitute 1-29 Days  $115.00/day
  • DESE Certified Long Term Teacher Substitute 31-90 Days  $150.00/day
  • DESE Certified Long Term Teacher Substitute 91+ days  BA Step 1-per AEA contract
  • Instructional Assistants  $80.00/day($12.30/hour)
  • ABAs  $90.00/day($12.85/hour)

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you for your continued support of the Auburn Public Schools. If you have community information you would like shared through this update, please send information to Mrs. Mandy Williams at  mwilliams@auburn.k12.ma.us by Wednesday afternoon for the current week’s update.  
A little fun for a Friday…..
Most Sincerely, 
Beth Chamberland, Ed.D. 
Acting Superintendent of Schools 


  1. AHS 2022 Yearbook.pdf
  2. School Day Games.pdf
  3. Auburn Recreation and Culture Summer Camp flyer 2022.pdf
  4. April Craft Fair and Special Olympics flyer 2022.pdf
  5. March Activities for Community 2022.pdf