Nina Vergara
Family Engagement Facilitator
(315) 435-6383

Schools: Bellevue, Delaware, Frazer, Porter, PSLA, Seymour, Westside Academy, Westside Learning Center, La Liga
 
Mary Lisa Wade
Family Engagement Facilitator
(315) 435-6037


Schools: Clary, Corcoran, Danforth, Johnson Center, Dr. King, McKinley-Brighton, Meachem, Roberts, Van Duyn, Northside Learning Center, Huntington Family Center

 
   
Luberta Crouch
Family Engagement Facilitator
(315) 435-4895

Schools: Ed Smith, ELMS, Hughes, HW Smith, Syracuse Latin, McCarthy, CORE, Nottingham, Northside CYO, Dunbar Association
 
Selina Lazarus
Family Engagement Facilitator
(315) 435-4558

Schools: Franklin, Grant, Henninger, Huntington, ITC, LeMoyne, Lincoln, Salem Hyde, Webster, Dr. Weeks, North East Community Center, Southwest Community Center
 
   

What is the Office of Family Engagement?

The Office of Family Engagement was created to provide a stronger home-school connection by finding ways for parents to become more active in their child’s education. The Office of Family Engagement now includes Parent University, as well as four Family Engagement Facilitators. We look forward to working with you! 

What is a Family Engagement Facilitator?

Family Engagement Facilitators will serve as liaisons between parents and schools to help establish stronger home-school relationships.
 
How can they help me?
 
Family Engagement Facilitators help families with school related issues that may surround behavior, IEPs, parent/teacher conferences where the teacher and parent don’t see eye to eye and refer to community agencies when needed. They also make sure parents are aware of District-wide meetings and help schools build and maintain PTO type groups, work with Title One initiatives, workshops and provide resources and information to schools and families.
 
They facilitate the PUMP bus and support Parent University events, and also work with schools in making the school culture more welcoming. If you’re looking to become more of a partner in your child’s education, a Family Engagement Facilitator is a great place to start! 

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SCSD Announces Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Syracuse City School District is committed to preserving the security and integrity of student data. As outlined in the Common Core Implementation Reform Act of 2014, the Syracuse City School District publishes the following “Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security” here on our website.
 
 *   The Syracuse City School District does not sell or release a student’s personally identifiable information for any commercial purposes;
 *   Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record;
 *   State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred;
 
A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State will be available for public review both online and via regular mail from the State Education Department. Parents may access the NYSED Student Data Elements List, a complete list of all student data elements collected by NYSED, at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx , or may obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234
 
Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints may be submitted to the Office of Shared Accountability, dataprivacy@scsd.us or by calling (315) 435-4281.

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