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SCSD Moves to 100% Remote Learning to Start 2020-21 School Year

The first day of school for Syracuse City School District students recently changed from September 8 to September 14, 2020. Families were previously notified that school would begin using a hybrid model of instruction, with some learning taking place in person and some online.

This week, our Board of Education approved Superintendent Alicea's recommendation to change to 100% virtual instruction as we begin the school year on September 14. This means that all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, will be learning remotely as the school year starts, and will continue remote learning through at least October 2nd.

The hybrid model of instruction initially planned would have allowed us to have a safe and healthy opening; however, after hearing from students, families and staff, we have shifted our plan to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the environment they will be learning and working within.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new school year together. Your child’s safety remains a top priority and we will continue to follow the recommendations of local, state and federal experts as we move forward. Thank you for your ongoing feedback – we will continue to keep you informed if and when further changes occur.

Virtual Co-Video Chats for Families

In the meantime, the SCSD will be hosting a series of Co-Video chats to help inform families prior to the start of the school year.

Date:    Aug 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Topic:   Teaching Remotely


Date:    Aug 27, 2020 12:00 PM

Topic:   Families and Remote Learning


Date:    Aug 27, 2020 04:30 PM

Topic:   Families and Remote Learning


Date:    Sep 1, 2020 12:00 PM

Topic:   Secondary Remote Learning


Date:    Sep 1, 2020 06:00 PM

Topic:   Montessori and Remote Teaching and Learning


Date:    Sep 3, 2020 12:00 PM

Topic:   Montessori and Remote Teaching and Learning

Registration for all chats is required. Please click here to register!

Links to join each session will be provided two hours before the session for which you have registered. Please do NOT share the link provided to you. If you have not registered at least two hours in advance, you may not receive the link.

Anthony Q. Davis, Superintendent
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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