Superintendent's Message to Staff - December 16

     Published on 12/20/16   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

As the weather turns cold and snowy, it’s the perfect time for our students to curl up with a good book. I’m pleased to hear that several of our schools have been encouraging students to take part in Read-a-Thons. I enjoyed visiting Syracuse Latin today for their Read-a-Thon party, where scholars in kindergarten through third grade were presented with a new book to celebrate their 25,000+ minutes of reading in two weeks. Students’ efforts raised more than $5,000!
With the end of the semester closing in, it’s also a great time for us to come together to collaborate on how we can best support our students – and each other – for the remainder of the school year. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at the Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy (SALA) on Saturday – and even for those of you not attending, your feedback and suggestions are always appreciated!  Also, please remember to take advantage of the upcoming Saturday Academy on January 7, 2017.  Registration is open until Friday, December 23, 2016. You can access the registration form through
A special thank you to all of the staff members in our transportation department and at First Student.  Everyone from the mechanics to the office staff and our drivers and attendants did a wonderful job getting our students to and from school safely these past few days. 
Finally, I encourage you to take a minute to watch our latest #SCSDLookBack video, featuring the Superintendent’s Student Cabinet, OCC student government members visiting McKinley-Brighton, Franklin students learning how to code, Huntington & Lincoln students visiting WCNY Enterprise America & hosting a food drive, ITC students raising awareness of drunk & distracted driving, Hughes students learning from Baltimore Woods staff, an HW Smith Read-a-Thon, and more. Share your good news photos with us on Twitter (@SyracuseSchools) to be featured in next week’s SCSD Look Back!