Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Samuel Barber
Vice Principals
Gregory Lawson
Jennifer DiBello
DASA Coordinators
Lauren Angelone
School Address
1106 Lancaster Ave. | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours 
Elementary School Students
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Middle School Students
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Remote Learning Hours (Middle School)
1:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4650
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4543
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6414
Ed Smith School Vision

To be the most improved school in the district - where EVERY child learns and grows

Click Here to fill out the 100% Student Covid Testing registration form:  https://covid19.ongov.net/appointments/school-registration-form/

Any student who does not get tested on Tuesday, December 1st, will not be permitted to take part in in person learning in school & and will have to be full time remote- online.

CLICK HERE to open Padlet for schedules, links to class meetings and weekly assignments

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Safety on the Bus, Temperature Checks

Eating at School and Wearing Masks

Hand Washing and Safe Classrooms



November 27, 2020

Dear Ed Smith Families,

Beginning Monday, November 30th, Ed Smith School will be closed for in person instruction and will temporarily shift to remote instruction for all student groups on Monday.  We will re-open on Tuesday with mandated 100% testing of students and staff upon entry to the building.

As Supt. Alicea has been communicating with you, our school is now a part of the COVID -19 "Orange Zone" as identified by Governor Cuomo.  Our school has been selected as one of the eight schools that the Onondaga County Health Department will be testing on Tuesday, December 1st.

This testing is required of all students and staff in order for them to attend school in person on Tuesday.  The testing will take place at school Tuesday morning as they enter the school building. 

Please fill out the Testing registration form available using this link,

Any student who is not tested will not be permitted to take part in in person learning and will have to be full time remote.

So, all of this means we are closed Monday and all classes will be remote – online Monday.   Testing will be Tuesday.  All students must be tested.

For Monday - The schedules and links to classes can be found on our school webpages Padlet.  To get to the Padlet with your child’s schedule go to syracusecityschools.com and select “Schools” then select “Ed Smith School”.  Click on the link that says, “Click here to open Padlet schedules links to class meetings and assignments”.  When the Padlet opens, scroll over to find your child’s grade level and schedule with links.

Specifically-regarding student schedules-
Elementary School:
Pod D:  Schedule stays the same.  You stay with the same teacher, same schedule.
Pod A,B,C:  Follow the updated schedule in the Padlet.  It is only slightly different from the Hybrid.  Go to the Padlet – Find your classroom teacher – follow the schedule & links in the schedule.
Middle School: 
Pod D:  No changes to your schedule – everything remains the same.
Pod A, B, C:  Students will follow their daily in person schedule just like we do in school physically.  The links will be in the Padlet with in the main schedule.  No changes to schedule- follow your normal routine- just like you were in school.
If you have any questions or need help with the survey please feel free to contact my office directly on Monday.
Thank you for your support and understanding in these final months of 2020!

Mr. Barber

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Help us make Ed Smith’s Centennial great! To see the events and activities and learn how you can get involved, please visit the Ed Smith PTO website (link www.edsmith-pto.org) and click on 100 Year Celebration.

Howler Newsletter
The Howler is our monthly PTO newsletter for the Ed Smith Community.
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REGISTER for COVID-19 Testing
Register now for your child to receive a free COVID-19 test at school: visit https://covid19.ongov.net/appointments/schools/

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) 435-4650 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


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2019-2020 School Parent Compact