Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Samuel Barber
Vice Principals
Gregory Lawson
Jennifer DiBello
Andrea Ellis-Smith
DASA Coordinators
Lauren Angelone
School Address
1106 Lancaster Ave. | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours (Elementary)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

School Hours (Middle)
8:15 AM - 3:00 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

Covid Testing Registration

To register your child for Covid Testing, click on this link 
Covid Testing Sign Up. It works in Google Chrome, but not in Internet Explorer.  When you click on this link, it will ask you to create an account and give consent for your child to be tested for Covid.  Testing will be on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  Please sign up by Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Welcome Back!!!!

August 17, 2021
Greetings Ed Smith Family,
Welcome back to the new school year!  Although school will look a little different once again this year, we are still committed to the pursuit of excellence at Ed Smith School.  This year I would like to welcome our PreK families that will be attending PreK in our building instead of being located off-site at Sumner.  We are a true PreK-8 now!  Our PreK program consists of one 3 year old classroom and one 4 year old classroom.  We are excited to have you here this year.  Welcome to Ed Smith.
I would also like to welcome our new vice principal, Andrea Ellis-Smith who will lead middle school, while our vice principal, Jen DiBello will lead elementary this year. 
In this communication, I wanted to provide you with information regarding school hours, face coverings, arrival/dismissal times and procedures, meals, and visitor policy.
School Hours
PK-5:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
6-8:    8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Face Coverings
All students and adults are required to wear face coverings in all SCSD buildings. Your nose and mouth must BOTH be covered and the mask must be worn in all shared spaces like hallways, classrooms and bathrooms. Teachers will provide students with opportunities to take “mask breaks” throughout the day. If you child has medical concerns that prohibit them from wearing a mask, please contact the health office to ensure proper documentation is provided. Your child is welcomed and encouraged to wear their own mask, however, we will have masks available in the event they forget one or if theirs becomes soiled.
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
PK-5 Arrival Procedures
  • Students arriving by car, or bus will enter the building at assigned grade level doors.
    • PK & K – Lancaster Ave  (next to parking lot)
    • 1-2 – Broad Street
    • 3-5 – Main Entrance
  • Students will have their temperature screened upon entering the building and will be provided a squirt of hand sanitizer.
6-8 Arrival procedures
  • All 6-8 students will enter through the Ed Smith Main entrances. This includes students who are dropped off and those who ride the bus. All students will have their temperature screened upon entry and will be provided a squirt of hand sanitizer. Students will be able to pick up a breakfast on their way to class.
Dismissal Procedures
  • All students will be dismissed at 3 PM.  
  • Grades PK-5 students can be picked up at their drop off doors, or escorted to their busses on Lancaster Avenue.
    • PK/K – Lancaster Ave (next to parking lot)
    • 1-2 – Broad Street
    • 3-5 – Main Entrance
Lunch/Snack/Water Bottles
All students will eat breakfast in their classrooms. PK-5 students will eat lunch in their classrooms. 6-8 students will eat in the café.  Students may bring their own lunch or receive lunch from the café. Students may also pack a healthy snack that can easily be eaten in the classroom. All students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle from home.
I appreciate all of your patience and understanding as we navigate through another challenging school year.   We are committed to making the most of what we have been given during these COVID times. We will continue to do our best, work together and support each other as only Ed Smith School can.
We Are Ed Smith!
Mr. Barber

School Supply List

School Supply List.pdf


Modified Athletic Parent Meeting - click for the powerpoint


I am excited to announce the return of Modified Fall Sports.  Sports will be available to boys and girls entering the 7th or 8th grade to start the 2021-2022 school year.  Below is some helpful information. 
Fall Sports Options:
Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross country, Girls Swimming, and Football
1.  Create an account on familyid.com.  All students need to have an account and register for a sport when available.  If you already have an account, be sure you can log in successfully.   (Fall Sports registrations will open as early       
as July 30.)
2. Be sure physical is up to date.  Check with the school nurse to be sure!      If needed, you can get a physical done at your family doctor.  Another option is to go to Wellnow Urgent Care.  The Cost is $30.  No insurance or appointments needed.  Physicals are good for 1 year.
3. Practices will begin as early as September 8.  Football may start a week earlier. will start generally run after school until 5:30 or 6.  Depending on the sport, your child may practice at an offsite location.  Shuttles will be provided to and from practice sight to home school if you choose to.  Specific times/dates TBD.

FamilyID Directions
*  Go to familyid.com, then click on Get Started Now button
*  Fill out form and click create account (write password down somewhere).
* Activate account by checking your email. Click on the email from FamilyID. then
   click email link to FamilyID
* Type Syracuse City School District in the search box, then click find. Click on
   on SCSD or Nottingham High School Spring 2021, click Register now
*  Scroll down until you see the team your student wants to participate in.  Click
on team, scroll down and fill out form (answer all questions).  If your child has                                      
already been registered in the past, you can click on the pull down menu to autofill
most of their information. Update all necessary information and be sure to click the
continue button and then the submit button on the next page.

Please feel free to email me with any specific questions you may have.  More information to follow soon!   

Ray O’Brien robrien@scsd.us (315) 435-6000 ext. 2755 (PE office)

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Safety Videos
Safety on the Bus, Temperature Checks

Eating at School and Wearing Mask

Hand Washing and Safe Classrooms


School News
Ed Smith Families Join Virtual Coffee with Principal Events Ed Smith Families Join Virtual Coffee with Principal Events: Ed Smith families have had a monthly opportunity to come together – virtually – for a coffee with Principal Sam Barber this year. Hosted by the Office of Family Engagement and the Ed Smith PTO, at the virtual events, families are given the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and have an open discussion with the Principal and each other.   “Robust family engagement is a hallmark of the school culture at Ed Smith, and this event is one way to maintain the school’s ... more >>
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Get Involved in the Ed Smith Centennial!
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.
The email to contact the Howler is edsmithhowler@gmail.com

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.


PTO Website


Modified Athletic Parent Meeting
Ed Smith 2021-22 SCEP