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Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Is there something new that I need to know about? All 7th and 12th graders need the Menigococcal Vaccine to start school this fall.  For more information, call the Onondaga County Health Department Immunization Program at 435-2000.
When is the Freshman Orientation? Tuesday, September 3rd, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
When is the 1st day of school for
9th – 12th grades?
Thursday, September 5th
School begins at 7:50 AM
When is the 1st Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) meeting? Wednesday, September 18th, 5:30 - 6:30, ITC Library
Open House Wednesday, October 9th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where can I find athletic information? Please contact Jolene Todd, Athletic Director at

For the Athletics Schedule please visit:
Sport Physicals – To participate in sports students need a sports physical provided by their own physician or community health center.  A physical is good for 1 calendar year.   The Syracuse City School District no longer provides physicals. 
What school supplies are needed? Supplies needed for most classes:
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Pens & pencils
  • Water bottle (for hot days)
Individual teachers will let students know if additional items are needed for a specific class.
Institute of Technology Web Site  (select schools, high schools)
Questions regarding student schedules: Contact the guidance counselors:
Ms. Snyder (student’s last names A – L)  435-4004
Ms. Santiago (student’s last names M - Z) 435-4310
Nurse Ms. Tousaw - 435-6240
ITC students are eligible for busing in grades 9-12 if the distance is over 1.5 miles.  A Centro bus pass will be provided to eligible students in September at school, Eligible students can ride Centro without a pass during the first week of school.
SCSD Transportation Department
Location:  369 Sixth North St., Syr. NY
Phone:  435-4260
What is Hillside? Hillside reaches out to youth with at least 2 risk factors for dropping out of school such as failing grade in core subjects, over age for grade level, multiple school suspensions, low standardized test scores, school attendance between 71% & 85%.
How can a legal parent/guardian view attendance, report cards, class schedules, discipline, etc.? Visit the Home Access Center and follow the icon "Parent Home Access"
For assistance with lost or forgotten passwords come to the main office with identification.
What is the Student Assistance Program? The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a school-based program affiliated with Contact Community Services.  SAP provides school based mental health professionals to assist youth and their families during regular school hours.  Student assistance counselors provide confidential mental health and substance abuse counseling services.  These services include, but not limited to:   crisis intervention, assessment information and referral, linkage to school/community resources, individual counseling, educational counseling, support groups, support programs for parents & school mental health consultation, and peer leadership activities.  SAP operates in all (5) SCSD High Schools
How do I access Library resources from home? Select the Library Links tab located on the right-hand menu of the District website (, or visit
To access the databases:
  1. Choose Databases from the left-hand menu on the Library Links page.
  2. Select any of the databases; they have been sorted by subject area.
  3. Contact the librarian, Mr. Sohoski, for a username and password to be able to access them outside of school.
To access eBooks and Audiobooks:
  1. Choose Clever from the left-hand menu on the Library Links page.
  2. Sign-in using your District log-in.
  3. Select MackinVia. (MackinVia is also a free app that can be downloaded on any Apple or Android device).
Anthony Q. Davis, Superintendent
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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