Expeditionary Learning (ELMS)

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Kevin Burns

Vice Principal
Laureen Lane, Ed.D.
DASA Coordinator
Diane Ogno
Instructional Coach
Jill Znaczko
Main Office
TEL: (315) 435-6416
FAX: (315) 435-4880
Nurse's Office
TEL: (315) 435-5814
FAX: (315) 435-4407
Guidance Office (315) 435-6417
School Address 
157 Fellows Ave. | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours
: 7:50 AM - 2:20 PM


Beginning Tuesday, July 6th
ELMS will be located at
157 Fellows Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210

ELMS is currently under renovation.

Covid Information

If you test positive using an at-home test:  https://covid19.ongov.net/at-home-covid-test-results-screen/
If you test positive, complete the Self-Attestation: Affirmation of Isolation:  http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/IsolationAffirmation.pdf


Crew: EL Student Survey

2021-22 School Supply List

Transportation Information
(Daycare Forms, Bus Stop Change Request)

Immunization Requirements 

MISSION - ELMS is a safe and welcoming community that fosters student achievement through an expeditionary process ofinquiry, collaboration, and adventure.

VISION - ELMS students will work effectively within a diverse setting to positively impact their school and community as “upstanders” rather than “bystanders” and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve in high school, college, and career.

ELMS Video Page

Student and Family Supports 

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) 435-6416 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.

School News
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 >>
Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation. Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation.: *New information for Parents* Now you can Track your child's SCSD Transportation. Dear Huntington Families, The Syracuse City School District [SCSD] has launched a new transportation App called "FirstView" for families to be able to view their child’s transportation information and receive text notifications.  Below are instructions for you to follow to download the App to your mobile device, laptop, tablet, or I-Pad. * Important * Before downloading ... more >>
ELMS Students Stay Engaged through Growth & Equality Grant Project ELMS Students Stay Engaged through Growth & Equality Grant Project: ELMS Art teacher Lisa Lambert wanted to find a way to keep her art students inspired even during this year when art class has been exclusively remote. Her plan: use a Cricut to create durable designs to decorate building walls, and produce tshirts, jewelry and other items that contain student work!   Thanks to a grant from the SCSD Educational Foundation , Ms. Lambert’s first project was to print student artwork on tumblers that students could carry with them whether in school or ... more >>
ELMS Student Creates Global Partnership to Encourage Positive Self-Image ELMS Student Creates Global Partnership to Encourage Positive Self-Image: When she was in third grade, Samaia Goodrich founded the Let Our Voice Echo (LOVE) Project as a means of organizing community service events and encouraging her peers to join her in those pursuits. Now in eighth grade at ELMS, Samaia’s initial idea has grown with her, now reaching internationally!   This year, Samaia founded Girls Loving Ourselves Worldwide (GLOW), which she considers an initiative of the LOVE Project. Her intention: to let every girl in the world know that she is ... more >>
ELMS Earns EL Education Credential for Excellence in Character and Scholarship ELMS Earns EL Education Credential for Excellence in Character and Scholarship: The Syracuse City School District is proud to announce that Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) has received the EL Education Credential for excellence in character and scholarship. The honor was announced at the organization's first-ever Virtual Summit, What Matters Most: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools. ELMS is one of just two schools nationwide to receive this honor in 2020 and joins a cohort of 42 credentialed schools that demonstrate remarkable results through continuous ... more >>

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Links of Interest

Map to ELMS
ELMS Sports Schedules
Sports at ELMS
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
ELMS Videos from 2020
Internet Use Policy
ELMS Staff Video to Students

Documents of Interest

Parent Portal Access Instructions
Health Screening Notices
ELMS School-Parent Compact
Family ID Instructions
Immunization Information
ELMS Local Assistance Plan
2021-22 School Supply List