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


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September 2020
Dear Families,
Welcome to the new school year. Although school will look different this year, we are still committed to the pursuit of excellence at Ed Smith School.  There have been changes over the summer, and I hope to clarify the school start and end times. This year school is starting remotely on September 14 until October 2. The hours of VIRTUAL instruction are 8:00 to 2:00. This will be for the entire PK-8 school. The schedules PK-8 will be located on our Ed Smith School web page and the assignments in the Padlet as we did last spring. Simply go to syracusecityschools.com and click on ‘Schools’ at the top and scroll down to Ed Smith. It will bring you directly to our web page. We will also have links with instructions and videos on how to get onto the digital platforms that your child will be using this year. Our students must attend online, as attendance will be taken daily. If lessons are completed after school hours, it is ok. We will take attendance also for students who complete assignments that fit your families’ circumstances.  
If you do not have a laptop or internet service, you need to go to the district’s main web page and fill out the “Return to School Questionnaire” in the big red box at the top of the page. You can also call us at 315-435-4560 if you need assistance filling out the questionnaire.
Teachers will also be calling you to be sure your information is correct in School Tool. We need to be sure we have your correct email address to send you the links to attend virtual sessions on Microsoft TEAMS instead of Zoom this year.  
Virtual instruction is scheduled to occur for the first two weeks of school. 
Then we are planning to transition to the Hybrid model on October 5. The school hours for the Hybrid schedule are:
PreK to 5:   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm
6 - 8:   8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 – 3:40 pm Online
You will receive a letter from the district to inform you of which “Pod” your child is in, which will tell you the days of the week your child will attend school if you chose the Hybrid model.  
More information will be coming as we move closer to the October 5 date.
We appreciate all of your patience and understanding as we navigate through the beginning of the school year. This is not easy for anyone, and we are here to help and support you during this non-traditional school year. The staff and I are committed to making the most of what we have been given during these Covid times and ensuring a challenging and safe school year. Although this is not what we prefer, we will all do our best, work together, and support each other as only Ed Smith School can. We are Ed Smith!
I wish you the best for this school year.
Mr. Barber



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Howler Newsletter
The Howler is our monthly PTO newsletter for the Ed Smith Community.
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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.


Ed Smith School Improvement Plan and Preventative Strategies Plan
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2019-2020 School Parent Compact