Seymour Dual Language Academy

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James Nieves
Vice Principal
Sondra Bergquist
DASA Coordinators
James Nieves
Pedro Abreu
Main Office
(315) 435-4645
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4973
School Address 
108 Shonnard Street |
Syracuse, NY 13204
School Hours 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM




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Students attending Seymour Dual Language Academy will be empowered to use the academic, social, technological, and cultural skills developed at Seymour to meet the demands of a competitive global community.


The mission of Seymour Dual Language Academy is to develop our students’ academic, social, technological and cultural skills through excellence in teaching and challenging curriculum. We engage students in rigorous learning experiences aligned to Common Core Learning Standards.

Dress Code
Syracuse City School District Board of Education Policy states that students are to be neatly dressed and well groomed at all times. We want students to feel good about how they look. We expect parents to ensure that students come to school properly dressed and present their best selves. Certain styles of dress are considered to cause disruptions to the school day and will be addressed immediately. As it is impossible to include every fad or inappropriate item of clothing, the administration reserves the right to interpret the appropriateness of student dress. 
Each student shall at all times during the school day:

  • Be neatly groomed;
  • Do not wear revealing garments such as very short shorts or skirts, tube tops, tank tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), bare midriffs and sheer garments are not appropriate;
  • Shorts must come down to the knees.
  • Skirts must come down to the knees.
  • Leggings must be worn under skirts.
  • Pants must be worn around the waist and with belts.
  • Safe footwear must be worn at all times (no flip flops or slides sandals);
  • No sunglasses, hats or other headgear inside the school building except for a medical or religious purpose;
  • No items containing words or insignia that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability; and
  • No items that promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs, and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
  • Students are not permitted to wear pajama pants/sleepwear or slippers to school.

Individuals who violate the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or replacing the disruptive item with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to parent contact and disciplinary action.

Repeated failure to comply with the dress code will constitute a parent conference and may lead to further disciplinary action. 

School News
Looking Ahead: Click Here to Fill Out the Reopening Questionnaire Looking Ahead: Click Here to Fill Out the Reopening Questionnaire: Click Here to Fill Out the Questionnaire As parents, it is your decision to have your PK-8th grade child have 100% virtual learning and not attend school in person. In an effort to best understand your plans for your child, we ask that you fill out this questionnaire and let us know what you plan to do this fall. We have proposed a hybrid educational model for the 2020-21 school year.  We feel this will allow us to open the school year in the safest way possible for all students, ... more >>
Seymour Celebrates Diversity with Hispanic Heritage Celebration Seymour Celebrates Diversity with Hispanic Heritage Celebration: As you know, our school is in Governor Cuomo’s designated yellow zone and therefore we have to have 20% of staff and students tested weekly. Seymour's first test will be  Friday, November 20, 2020 starting at 8:30 am Registration only for students who will be in school that day (Pod B and C students only) Students who are 100% virtual do not have to register for the test) If student who have been positive for Covid within the last 3 months, should not be tested. Parents ... more >>

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Important Information

REGISTER for COVID-19 Testing
Day and Time: - Friday, November 20, 2020 starting at 8:30 am
Registration only for students who will be in school that day (Pod B and C students only)
Students who tested positive for Covid within the last 3 months, should not be tested.
Parents are allowed to be at the testing, but must wait outside for the test results not in the school building.
Students are to go to their regular classroom until it is their time to be tested.
Registration Link:
Please contact us if you need assistance with the registration form.

At Home Resources

Information for School Reopening
Please look below under Downloads for information and student schedules for the 2020/21 school year.

Student and Family Supports are Available!
The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students. School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school supports that meet your needs. Please call us at (315) 435-4645 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


Partners in Learning: MANOS


2020/21 School Reopening Letter to Parents
5th Grade Virtual Schedule
4th Grade Virtual Schedule
3rd Grade Virtual Schedule
2nd Grade Virtual Schedule
1st Grade Virtual Schedule
Kindergarten Virtual Schedule
Seymour DLA 2019-20 SCEP