Auburn Elementary School located at 150 Vantrease Avenue, Auburntown, Tennessee will cease On-Campus Learning from Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 through Friday, September 18th, 2020. Students may return to On-Campus Learning on Monday, September 21st, 2020. ALL Auburn Elementary Students will be participating in Distance Learning during this time.
Director of Cannon County Schools, Mr. William F. Curtis stated, "There has been a recent up-tick in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 with students and staff at Auburn Elementary School this past week. The following Statistics indicate:
Total Auburn School Students = 117
Total On-Campus Students = 97
Total Distance Learning Students = 20
Total Positive Cases = 10 Students or 9.7%
Total Contacts = 14 Students or 14.43%
Total Pending Cases = 2 Students or 2.06%%
Total Cases/Contacts/Pending = 26 Students or 26.80412%
Staff - Total 21 Staff Full and Part-Time
Total Positive Cases = 1 or 4.7619%
Pending Cases = 2 or 9.5238%
Possible Contact = 1 or 4.4719%
Total Staff Cases/Pending Cases/Pending Contacts = 4 or 19.04761%"
Curtis continued, "We have been in consultation with the Tennessee Department of Health, and they have recommended the closure of our Auburn Elementary School Campus for additional deep cleaning and allowing time for these possible exposures and cases to diminish. Our Auburn Elementary School Students will transition to 'Distance Learning' from Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 through Friday, September 18th, 2020. Auburn Elementary School Students may return to "On-Campus" learning on Monday, September 21st, 2020. Cannon County High School Students living in the Auburntown Community will still have School Bus Service, departing from Auburn School at the regular time, and the same occurring in the afternoon. Parents of Auburn Elementary School have been contacted by School Officials via multiple means, and we sincerely appreciate their cooperation in these unprecedented times. Auburn Elementary School Teachers will be contacting each family tomorrow morning (September 8th, 2020) to see if students will need a Chromebook for these 2 weeks or an instructional paper packet. Auburn Elementary School will have a pickup on Wednesday morning, September 9th, 2020 along with free meal distribution for children age 18 and under beginning at 9 AM. Cannon County Schools and specifically Auburn Elementary School is very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but our students', families' and staff members' health and safety is our number one concern at this time. Thank you for your understanding. Cannon County Schools appreciates the hard work of Auburn Elementary School Principal Mrs. Melinda Crook, Teachers, and Staff Members to continue the education of the children of the Auburntown Community during this pandemic event. Please contact Auburn Elementary School at 629-218-2173 for any additional needed information."