Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Samuel Barber
Vice Principals
Gregory Lawson
Lessie Williams
DASA Coordinators
Lessie Williams
Lauren Angelone
School Address
1106 Lancaster Ave. | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours 
Elementary School Students
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Middle School Students
8:00 AM-2:50 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4650
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4543
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6414

Ed Smith PK-8 School





October 22, 2019
Dear Families,
As you are probably aware, food allergies have become a growing concern for many children and their familiesAllergic reactions can be life-threatening, and in rare cases, deadly. While emergency treatment is available for allergic reactions, there is no cure yet. The only treatment for food allergies is strict avoidance of allergens. Sometimes a small amount of allergen can cause a reaction. Additionally, trace allergens are sometimes difficult to identify in processed foods.
There are multiple known food allergies that affect the students of Ed Smith across all grade levels.  It is our goal to ensure every child at Ed Smith be kept healthy and safe.  Because of this, we are not allowing Halloween celebrations in the classroom that include food or candy.  Please do not include food, candy or anything edible to be sent with your child to school on Halloween.   
If any food or candy is brought in, we will be sending it home with the student.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
We will also hold our annual “Parade of Costumes” for student in grades K-5 at 2 pm.  We do travel outside and go around the block from Lancaster Ave. to Andover Ave., down Buckingham Road and back up Broad Street to return to the school.  In case of rain, we parade through the school.
Our Middle School students enjoy a middle school dance at 2 pm in the Gymnasium.  Students are allowed to bring costumes to change in to if they would like to wear a costume.  Students should not wear their costumes to school.  Please remember no scary or violent costumes, and no toy guns or knives etc. are allowed.
For students that do not celebrate this holiday, please write a note to the teacher, we will have an alternate activity in the library at that time.
For your planning purposes, there will be no after school program on Halloween.  All students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal time.
Thank you for understanding our efforts not to have candy or food for Halloween to keep our students safe.
The Parade Route

Mr. Barber


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