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Auburn-Washburn will be hosting a Classified Interview Fair for various positions to start the 2020-21 school year on July 21, 2020, including:

  • School Bus Drivers
  • Paraeducators
  • Food Service Workers
  • Lunch Aides
  • Substitute Positions

To be considered for a position, candidates must apply online at http://usd437.net/careers/positions-available.

View this flier for additional information.

Classified Interview Fair

Posted 7/7/20, 10:30 AM

Auburn-Washburn will be hosting a Classified Interview Fair for various positions to start the 2020-21 school year on July 21, 2020, including:

  • School Bus Drivers
  • Paraeducators
  • Food Service Workers
  • Lunch Aides
  • Substitute Positions

To be considered for a position, candidates must apply online at http://usd437.net/careers/positions-available.

View this flier for additional information.

We need input from parents on planning a safe return to school for your children. To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Participate in the Thoughtexchange

Participants will be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to the group.

Your thoughts and stars are confidential. You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on as we make plans for reopening our schools.

Participation will be open through Sunday, July 12.

If you need technical help, please call Thoughtexchange at 1-800-361-9027 ext. 4 or email help@thoughtexchange.com.

Thank you in advance for your help and input.

Share Your Thoughts about Returning to School

Posted 6/30/20, 3:02 PM
Updated 7/1/20, 4:08 PM

We need input from parents on planning a safe return to school for your children. To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Participants will be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to…

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Is anyone able to tell us how this will impact the performance level at which the students will begin their classroom work next year and what will be expected of them as it pertains to completing their core curriculum in a regular school year period?

When school resumes, all of our students will have experienced the same situation. We anticipate that our teachers will do what they always do; meet each child where they are and move them forward. Being an unprecedented situation, it is unclear now how this will all play out. However, we are confident that no student will be at a disadvantage in our classrooms when we are able to resume instruction in a more traditional way. We don’t want the return to school to be something families worry about right now.

How do we contact administration during the closure? Campus Portal emails do not allow you to reply.

On each school homepage (available via usd437.net) there is a staff link on the right hand navigation bar. On that page you will find names and email addresses for administration and other staff.

What will happen to food services balances for this year? Will they be refunded or transitioned to the next school year? What if a child is moving to another school in the district?

For all students grades K-11, balances on account will be carried over to the 20-21 school year to be available for their student's meals in the Fall. For Seniors only, refunds will be issued for the balance in their accounts in the same manner as we have done in the past.

Why are schools closed?

Schools were closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year by order of the Governor in response to the COVID-19 virus. The 2019-20 school year will end, officially, on May 21, 2020, per the Board of Education approved school calendar.

How will learning continue while schools are closed?

Auburn-Washburn has launched a #keeplearning initiative to continue providing learning resources for the remainder of the year. Details will be shared via email and/or contact from your child's teacher. The information will also be available online at usd437.net.

Can students and parents still come on to school property and use outdoor facilities.

To stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that individuals not gather in any location. Due to the Shawnee County Safer at Home order, our facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.

What about athletics and activities?

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has canceled all spring athletics and activities for the 2019-2020 school year.

Are student meals available?

"Grab and go" breakfast and lunch sacks will be available to children age 1 to 18 each day schools are closed to students. We are providing the following drive-through distribution:

  • Washburn Rural High School – 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Auburn Elementary – 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Pauline Central – 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

What is the plan for students transitioning to the next grade or seniors graduating?

Updates will be sent to seniors and their families about graduation requirements and graduation as soon as possible.

Updates will be sent to students and parents about grades, high school credits, and transitioning out of the current grade and into the upcoming great next school year as soon as possible.

How can students retrieve personal items from school or return school items?

Washburn Rural High School and Washburn Rural Middle School have developed a procedure for how and when students can pick up school materials from school and return school items. Messages with instructions have been emailed directly to parents. The elementary schools have already responded to specific requests for items or conducted curbside supply returns. Any personal items collected or school property not returned during this time will be handled through a process that is developed as soon as health restrictions allow.

What about Kindergarten Roundup?

Roundup was scheduled to take place on Friday, April 3 for all incoming 2020-2021 kindergartners. If you have a child entering kindergarten in an Auburn-Washburn school next fall and you have already contacted the school, you should be hearing from them soon. If you have an incoming kindergartner and have not yet reached out to your school, we encourage you to do that as soon as possible. The schools will keep parents informed on the steps going forward.

Complete the 2020-2021 Kindergarten information signup.

What about Preschool Screening?

Screening for incoming 2020-2021 preschoolers was set to take place in early April. If you have already been in contact with the preschool, you should be hearing from them soon. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Auburn-Washburn Early Childhood program at 408-8374 or visit them online at usd437.net/schools/early-childhood.

District-Wide FAQ

Posted 3/27/20, 10:34 AM
Updated 4/9/20, 10:21 AM

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Is anyone able to tell us how this will impact the performance level at which the students will begin their classroom work next year and what will be expected of them as it pertains to completing their core curriculum in a regular school year period?

When school resumes, all of our students will have experienced the same situation. We anticipate that our teachers will do what they…

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The Auburn-Washburn School District is pleased to announce openings in the District-Wide half-day State Pre-Kindergarten programs located at Pauline Central Primary, Auburn Elementary, Farley Elementary, Indian Hills Elementary, and Wanamaker Elementary Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

This program is for residents of USD 437 and is designed to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. There is no tuition charge, but parents are responsible for a $25 enrollment fee. Transportation is provided to an address within the Auburn-Washburn district boundaries.

Students must be 4 years old by August 31, 2020, live in the Auburn-Washburn School District, and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Evaluated and has a developmental delay
  • Primary language is not English
  • Parent lacks high school diploma or GED
  • One parent age 19 or younger at child's birth
  • Single-parent family
  • Referral from KS Department for Children & Families for this child
  • Parents are migratory agricultural workers
  • Homeless
  • Qualifies for free school lunch program

Please contact Jill Gratton at grattjil@usd437.net or 339-4039 for more information. Applications are available via email or postal mail.

Attention Preschool Parents

Posted 3/31/20, 2:30 PM

The Auburn-Washburn School District is pleased to announce openings in the District-Wide half-day State Pre-Kindergarten programs located at Pauline Central Primary, Auburn Elementary, Farley Elementary, Indian Hills Elementary, and Wanamaker Elementary Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

This program is for residents of USD 437 and is designed to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. There is no tuition charge, but parents are responsible for…

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If you have a child planning to attend kindergarten in Auburn-Washburn in the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the simple registration form. Completing this form is necessary if you wish to receive further information about 2020-2021 Kindergarten. If you have already completed an online from from your school (i.e. Wanamaker Elementary), it is not necessary to complete this district-wide Auburn-Washburn form. Thank you!

2020-2021 Kindergarten Information Signup

Posted 3/27/20, 10:50 AM

If you have a child planning to attend kindergarten in Auburn-Washburn in the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the simple registration form. Completing this form is necessary if you wish to receive further information about 2020-2021 Kindergarten. If you have already completed an online from from your school (i.e. Wanamaker Elementary), it is not necessary to complete this district-wide Auburn-Washburn form. Thank you!

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Posted 7/7/20, 9:15 PM
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Auburn-Washburn will be hosting a Classified Interview Fair for various positions to start the 2020-21 school year on July 21st, 2020, including:

School Bus Drivers
Paraeducators
Food Service Workers
Lunch Aides
Custodians
Substitute Positions

To be considered for a position, candidates must apply online at http://usd437.net/careers/



Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Posted 7/6/20, 11:45 PM
Auburn-Washburn will be hosting a Classified Interview Fair for various positions to start the 2020-21 school year on July 21st, 2020, including: School Bus Drivers Paraeducators Food Service Workers Lunch Aides Custodians Substitute Positions To be considered for a position, candidates must apply online at http://usd437.net/careers/

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Beginning Wednesday, July 1, grab and go meal distribution will continue ONLY at Pauline Central.

- Pauline Central (6625 SW Westview Rd) – 10:30 am-Noon

We want to express our appreciation once again to all the Food Service staff who have been working to provide daily meals since schools closed in March.

Meals for Friday, July 3 will be distributed on July 2. There will be no distribution on Friday, July 3 in observance of the July 4 Holiday. The program at Pauline Central will continue through July 28 (food supplies and staffing permitting).

On July 9 and 23 the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library will be at Pauline Central to give away summer reading resources during the meal distribution.



Meal Distribution Changing July 1

Posted 6/30/20, 2:39 PM
Beginning Wednesday, July 1, grab and go meal distribution will continue ONLY at Pauline Central. - Pauline Central (6625 SW Westview Rd) – 10:30 am-Noon We want to express our appreciation once again to all the Food Service staff who have been working to provide daily meals since schools closed in March. Meals for Friday, July 3 will be distributed on July 2. There will be no distribution on Friday, July 3 in observance of the July 4 Holiday. The program…

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Wednesday, June 24, will be the final produce distribution for Auburn-Washburn. Due to a change in the delivery time of the produce, distribution will begin at 11:00 instead of 10:30. Distribution will go until noon or until all boxes are taken. The produce distribution program will end in Auburn-Washburn after June 24.

Final Produce Distribution - 11:00-Noon - June 24

The distribution will take place along the access road between Washburn Rural middle and high schools. Please enter the road off of SW 61st Street at the southeast corner of the Washburn Rural Middle School campus. To speed distribution, vehicles will form two lines along the access road.

Meal Distribution:

The Auburn-Washburn Food Service staff are currently providing grab and go meals on weekdays at the following drive-up locations:

- Washburn Rural High School (5900 SW 61st St) – 10:30 am-Noon
- Auburn Elementary (810 N Commercial St, Auburn) – 10:30 am-Noon
- Pauline Central (6625 SW Westview Rd) – 10:30 am-Noon

Distribution will continue at all three sites through June 30 (food supplies and staffing permitting).

Beginning July 1, meal distribution will only take place at Pauline Central. Adjustments to the process may be implemented at that time.

The program at Pauline Central will continue through July 28 (food supplies and staffing permitting).

Meals for Friday, July 3 will be distributed on July 2. There will be no distribution on Friday, July 3 in observance of the July 4 Holiday.



Time Changed for Final Produce Distribution

Posted 6/23/20, 2:25 PM
Wednesday, June 24, will be the final produce distribution for Auburn-Washburn. Due to a change in the delivery time of the produce, distribution will begin at 11:00 instead of 10:30. Distribution will go until noon or until all boxes are taken. The produce distribution program will end in Auburn-Washburn after June 24. Final Produce Distribution - 11:00-Noon - June 24 The distribution will take place along the access road between Washburn Rural middle and…

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The produce delivery did not arrive until 10:25 AM and it will not be ready for distribution until approximately 10:55. We apologize for the inconvenience.



6-17-20 Produce Distribution Update

Posted 6/17/20, 3:26 PM
The produce delivery did not arrive until 10:25 AM and it will not be ready for distribution until approximately 10:55. We apologize for the inconvenience. …

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