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Superintendent's Message 1/11/19 Superintendent's Message 1/11/19: (1/15/19) First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding with regard to the snow day yesterday. I know that by the time the announcement of our closing got out, there were students and staff who were already on their way to their respective buildings. As I expressed earlier this week, we do our best ...
Superintendent's Message 1/4/19 Superintendent's Message 1/4/19: (1/7/19) Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope your new year is off to a strong start. I look forward to hearing the continued stories of #SCSDSuccess as the year continues.   In case you missed it, over the holiday recess, PSLA at Fowler EMT student Najib Ahmed received some special attention on ...
Superintendent's Message 12/21/18 Superintendent's Message 12/21/18: (1/2/19) Across the district, students and staff have been celebrating the holiday season with special activities to help spread goodwill and cheer. Corcoran’s Discipline School Culture (DSCT) Team visited Loretto yesterday to deliver holiday cards, sing carols and speak with residents; Henninger students ...
Superintendent's Message 12/14/18 Superintendent's Message 12/14/18: (12/17/18) The holiday season is a time for giving, and I wanted to take a moment to highlight just two of the many projects happening throughout the district that show how #SCSDGivesBack! At Dr. King, students in the Junior Cadet program, led by Mr. Twan Gyder, hosted a coat drive to benefit Dr. King families ...
Superintendent's Message - 12/7/18 Superintendent's Message - 12/7/18: (12/10/18) Our Department of Fine Arts received a special gift to start the week: a donation of more than $3,000 from Terakeet ! The money will be used to purchase musical instruments for students. In addition to a check, Terakeet staff also donated two guitars, a trumpet, a flute and a clarinet to Clary Middle ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/30/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/30/18: (12/3/18) I appreciated the opportunity to speak at Leadership Academy gatherings this week for our Principals, Vice Principals and Administrative Interns. I can’t stress enough how important it is that we support all of our staff and provide them with opportunities to collaborate, share struggles and ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/20/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/20/18: (11/26/18) Today, I started the day at Ed Smith School, where the kindergarten students were making sandwiches and cookies to donate to The Samaritan Center. Their excitement for this project was contagious, and it reminded me of how much we have to be thankful for.   Our district is a community, and ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/16/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/16/18: (11/19/18) In case you didn’t hear – last weekend, several teams of Van Duyn scholars competed in the CNY Bridges Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition at the MOST. This was the school’s fourth year competing, and the first year the school took home first place in the grade 4-6 category! ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/9/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/9/18: (11/13/18) November is a time when #SCSDGivesThanks! On Monday, our Franklin scholars visited St. Joseph’s Hospital to show their appreciation for the doctors, nurses and staff there. They handed out heart-shaped thank you notes to the staff, and check out this video of students performing a ‘flash ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/2/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/2/18: (11/5/18) As we have struggled with ongoing violence here in Syracuse, we have also seen senseless acts of violence occur on a national scale. Please join me in keeping Pittsburgh residents – especially the Jewish community – in your thoughts and prayers. The recent synagogue attack there reiterates ...
Superintendent's Message - 10/26/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/26/18: (10/29/18) In case you haven’t heard, one of our talented #SCSDArts students at Ed Smith School, Amiah Crisler, has been selected to create a mural in downtown Syracuse! Her mural will be titled ‘Lemp Park Pet Forest’ and will be a colorful addition to the downtown landscape. If you’d like ...
Superintendent's Message - 10/19/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/19/18: (10/22/18) October is Bullying Awareness Month, and many of our schools are hosting special activities to help show students the importance of inclusion. This week, Van Duyn scholars enjoyed the first of two visits from McMahon/Ryan staff as part of the No Bully Zone program. Students are learning about what bullying ...
Superintendent's Message - 10/12/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/12/18: (10/16/18) I am heartbroken to have to report the news of yet another student death due to gun violence in the community. While we are lucky that this violence in the community has not entered our school buildings, these acts of violence still have an impact on our students, families and staff. While we are prepared ...
Superintendent's Message - 10/5/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/5/18: (10/9/18) I am proud to announce that three SCSD teachers have been named NYS Master Teachers ! These teachers receive an annual stipend for four years to engage in peer mentoring and teacher training. They are recognized not just for their innovative teaching but also for their involvement in their school community ...
Superintendent's Message - 9/28/18 Superintendent's Message - 9/28/18: (10/1/18) Frazer scholars started the week with an exciting opportunity: thanks to Life on the Edge Barber Lounge, they were able to get free haircuts before picture day ! Community support like this means so much to our district, and is such a great way to give our students a boost.   On Tuesday, Assistant ...
Superintendent's Message - 9/20/18 Superintendent's Message - 9/20/18: (9/24/18) I want to start this message with a quick shout out to the staff at PSLA at Fowler, who have done a great job engaging families and the community, one of the priorities of our new strategic plan, Building Our Future! Danforth also hosted a successful curriculum night which engaged families and Roberts ...
Superintendent's Message - 9/14/18 Superintendent's Message - 9/14/18: (9/17/18) This week, we remembered the events of September 11, 2001. I was encouraged to see many of you incorporating 9/11 into your curriculum as a way to help our students become #SCSDCivicReady. The anniversary of that tragic day should continue to serve as a reminder of the importance of us coming together, ...
Superintendent's Message - 9/7/18 Superintendent's Message - 9/7/18: (9/10/18) Welcome back! It was a short but successful first week of school here in the SCSD. Thank you to each of you for the role you played this week in helping our scholars start the year off on a positive note.   In case you missed it, there were many #SCSDFirstDay celebrations across the district ...
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 8/31/18 Superintendent's Message to Staff - 8/31/18: (9/4/18) The new school year is upon us – welcome back! I am excited to see all of you at the inaugural staff convocation on Tuesday, where I will be sharing our new strategic plan, Building Our Future. The convocation will be a great way for us to learn how we can work together to ensure that we are ...
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: (1/7/19) WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments ...

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Jaime Alicea, Superintendent
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Syracuse, NY 13210
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