Dr. Weeks Elementary School


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Diane Vitello
Vice Principal 
Laura Mitchell

Administrative Intern
Matt Lochner
DASA Coordinators
Laura Mitchell
Demetria Luces
Main Office
(315) 435-4097
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4091
School Address 
710 Hawley Ave. |
Syracuse, NY 13203
School Hours
8:40 AM - 3:50 PM
Dr.weeks Elementary | A Community School



Welcome to Dr. Weeks Elementary: A Community School!

Dr. Weeks is part of a community network, which provides multiple solutions from one location. Our partners include NY State Mentoring, Peaceful Schools, Huntington Family Centers, United Way, City of Syracuse Parks and Recreation, Eastern Hills Bible Church, National Grid, McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, NEHDA, County Health Department, Before & Afterschool Child Care, Pass Da Rock Mentoring, County Sheriff's Office.

How can you access these supports? 

Just stop in or call Dr. Weeks:

710 Hawley Ave. 
Syracuse, NY 13203

Phone: (315) 435-4097

Ask for Mrs. Sawmiller, the Community School Director! 


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) 435-4097 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


A Letter from Principal Vitello

September 26, 2019

Dear Parents:

Your child’s success in school cannot be ensured by the schools or parents alone! We must both work together toward this common goal. Studies indicate that students do much better in school when their parents actively participate in this process. Therefore, we wish to ensure that you have an opportunity to share in your child’s educational experience.

Your child’s school is receiving funds from Title I under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These funds are provided to guarantee the educational success of ALL STUDENTS in our school. Title I also requires that each school develop, jointly with parents, a School-Parent Compact that outlines how parents, staff and students will share responsibility for improved student achievement. Attached, please find a copy of the School-Parent Compact which was developed with parent representatives. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss this compact.

Throughout the school year, you will be given many opportunities to be involved in your child’s education. We will hold informational meetings, workshops and activities, and will provide resources to support home-school communication. Please monitor your child’s academic progress, get involved in school activities, and volunteer whenever possible! Join us in our efforts to ensure your child’s success.

Together we can make a difference in our children’s lives and our community!
Diane Vitello
Dr. Weeks Elementary
School News
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School Supply List 2018
Dr Weeks Community School Flier
Community School Survey Results