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Elementary Students Become Published Illustrators through Boundless Books Program Elementary Students Become Published Illustrators through Boundless Books Program: Second grade students at Franklin and HW Smith are now published authors, thanks to the Boundless Books project and their own creativity!   In “Layla The Stripeless Tiger,” HW Smith students in Cathy Kennedy’s class wrote a story about a tiger named Layla. The problem? Layla didn’t have stripes, and she was made fun of as a result.   Working with local author Mark Eischen, each week, students worked together to develop their story – choosing not only ... more >>
Franklin Students Recognized for Positive Behaviors with Administrative Calls Home Franklin Students Recognized for Positive Behaviors with Administrative Calls Home: More and more this year, students at Franklin are being called to the Principal’s office for their behavior – their positive behavior, that is!   “He is always willing to help his peers or teacher. I know I can count on him to be a leader for others!”   “She pushes herself to be the best she can be. She always puts 100% into her assignments and she is a great role model for her peers.”   Each week, teachers are encouraged to submit ... more >>
SCSD to Host Three Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics SCSD to Host Three Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: In partnership with Wegmans, the Syracuse City School District is pleased to offer three upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month.   February 2 – 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Franklin Elementary (428 S. Alvord St.) February 5 – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Brighton Academy (309 W. Brighton Ave.) February 7 – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm – STEAM at Dr. King Elementary (416 E. Raynor Ave.) Click here to register!  (Please note that the registration ... more >>
MOST Staff Bring Lessons to Schools After Pandemic Cancels Field Trips MOST Staff Bring Lessons to Schools After Pandemic Cancels Field Trips: “We saw the galaxy and it was so pretty!” Franklin fourth grader Yordanos exclaimed. “I learned that we can’t live on Mars because there’s no water there.”   “I liked getting to feel the bugs,” classmate Angel added. “I liked when we were able to choose a bug to draw!”   Each year, SCSD Pre-K, 4 th grade and 8 th grade students enjoy a trip to the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), where they are invited to participate ... more >>
SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th: October 8, 2021 Dear Syracuse City School District Families, Since the start of the school year, First Student, which provides transportation services for Syracuse City School District students in grades K-8, has been unable to maintain a sufficient number of bus drivers to adequately service the number of bus routes for our students. First Student has gone through an aggressive recruiting campaign to try to attract new drivers by offering increased wages and sign on bonuses; however, ... more >>


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