Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School




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Principal
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 School Vision

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



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New Video of Ed Smith Coyotes Learning at Home!
Click here to see the video https://youtu.be/EUU9yOhNmi8
And continue sending pictures of your Coyote learning to ryoung@scsd.us for use in future videos!


New tech hours and contact information
Tech Training for Ed Smith Families via Zoom to Help Facilitate At-Home Learning

 
April 27th, 2020 to May 15th, 2020
 
 
Dates Mondays Wednesdays Fridays
Meeting Times 2 pm 2 pm 2 pm
Meeting Log-In  
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78670782291?pwd8 =aG1NRTdXcDlveTZtQ3JQeVdpVjB6dz09
 
Meeting ID: 786 7078 2291
Password: 6M2fqC
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78236039862?pwd =VDJKS1FRbENDdHNwd0l2eW5ScjVXdz09
 
Meeting ID: 782 3603 9862
Password: 2sCQ50
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72067978123? pwd=bEVFandURk1aUmJDWUNmeU5jcGwzdz09
 
Meeting ID: 720 6797 8123
Password: 0NwU34
Facilitators Karen Earl and Robin Young
 


Teacher Contact Information

 
Pre-Kindergarten Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lisa Miller
lmiller@scsd.us
Families can contact teacher by email, text message, or phone call. Office Hours
9am – 3pm

Weekly lessons and assignments emailed on Mondays.

Weekly email with updates sent on Mondays.

F?eedback for assignments sent out as needed.

 
Christina Salvagni
csalvagni@scsd.us
Families can contact teacher by email, text message, or phone call. Office Hours
9am – 3pm

Weekly lessons and assignments emailed on Mondays.

Weekly email with updates sent on Mondays.

F?eedback for assignments sent out as needed.

 
 
Kindergarten Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Gina Abel
gabel@scsd.us
Families can contact teacher by email, through Talking Points Office Hours
8am – 4pm
Individualized school supplies and materials, (including CKLA workbooks, Eureka math workbooks and ULS packets) delivered to parents.
    Class meeting at 2pm on Zoom.    
Tiffany Gratien
tiffanylobrien@yahoo.com
Families can contact teacher by email, Facebook Messenger Office Hours
9am –3 pm
 
Assignments uploaded to Seesaw daily.
Daily Zoom meeting with students at 9am
Storytime through Facebook Live daily 7pm – 8pm.
Amy Warner
awarner@scsd.us
Families and students can contact the teacher at
Talking Points,
FaceTime, or Facebook.
Office Hours
 anytime
 
Activities are posted in Seesaw daily.
Classroom Facebook Group every day at 11 am.
Michelle Wranesh and Mary Mastin
mwranesh@scsd.us and mmastin@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teachers by email, Talking Points, Facebook Class Page, phone or text, Seesaw, Zoom, and Facetime.
 
Office Hours
9am – 3pm
 
Lessons uploaded to Seesaw daily.
Facebook Lesson at 9:15 am
 
Zoom Meeting at 1pm
 
Read Aloud on Facebook Live at 8 pm.
Facebook Lesson at 10:00 am
 
 
Read Aloud on Facebook Live at 8 pm.
 
Facebook Lesson at 10:00 am
 
 
Read Aloud on Facebook Live at 8 pm
Facebook Lesson at 10:00 am
 
Zoom Meeting at 5pm
 
Read Aloud on Facebook Live at 8 pm.
Facebook Lesson at 10:00 am
 
 
Read Aloud on Facebook Live at 8 pm
 
 
 
 
 
1st Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Gina Abel
gabel@scsd.us
Families can contact teacher by email, through Talking Points,  Office Hours
8am – 4pm
Individualized school supplies and materials, (including CKLA workbooks, Eureka math workbooks and ULS packets) delivered to parents.
    Class meeting at 2pm on Zoom.    
Chrissy DiTucci
 
cditucci@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through Remind, email, Seesaw, or Zoom. Office Hours
9am – 3pm
Assignments uploaded to Seesaw daily.
Feedback for assignments also uploaded to Seesaw daily.
  Class meeting at 1:00pm on Zoom. Invite to meeting sent through Remind.   Class meeting at 1:00pm on Zoom. Invite to meeting sent through Remind.  
Trish Pelligra
ppelligra@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through Talking Points, e-mail, Seesaw, and Zoom.        
    
 
Office Hours
9am – 3pm
Assignments uploaded to Seesaw daily.
Feedback for assignments also uploaded to Seesaw daily.
 
 
Class meeting at 1:00pm on Zoom. Invite to meeting sent through Talking Points and email.   Class meeting at 1:00pm on Zoom. Invite to meeting sent through Talking Points and email.  
Laurie Sweeney and
Kelly Root
lsweeney@scsd.us and kroot@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through Remind, email, Seesaw, or Zoom. Office Hours
9am – 3pm
Assignments uploaded to Seesaw daily.
Feedback for assignments also uploaded to Seesaw daily.
 
 
Class meeting at 1:00pm on Zoom. Invite to meeting sent through Remind.   Class meeting at 1:00pm on Zoom. Invite to meeting sent through Remind.  
 
2nd Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jenna Canestrare
jcanestrare@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through ClassDojo, email, phone calls, and texts. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
        Zoom meeting with class at 3pm.
Pam Clausen and Shannon Petrovich
pclausen@scsd.us and spetrovich@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through ClassDojo, email, phone calls, and texts. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
    Zoom meeting with class at 7pm.    
Dominique Frasier
dfrasier@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through ClassDojo, email, phone calls, and texts. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
      Zoom meeting with class at 2pm.  
Gina Trotta
gtrotta@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Talking Points, text, or phone. Office Hours
9am – 3pm
 
ULS Packets are mailed home monthly.
Additional work will be mailed or emailed as needed.
Assignments are posted on Seesaw as students finish them.
 

 
3rd Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Carol Iwanicki
ciwanickiarrigo@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime through email, text, phone call or Seesaw. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
 
Messages to class, weekly lessons and assignments posted on Seesaw daily.
Jackie Keesler
jkeesler@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime through email, text, phone call or Seesaw. Office Hours
9am – 3:30pm
 
Messages to class, weekly lessons and assignments posted on Seesaw daily.
Donna Nykaza and
Lisa Mathews
dnykaza@scsd.us and lmathews@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime through email, text, or Seesaw. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
 
Weekly assignments are posted on Seesaw.
Zoom meeting with students to discuss assignments at 12pm.        
Gina Trotta
gtrotta@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Talking Points, text, or phone. Office Hours
9am – 3pm
 
ULS Packets are mailed home monthly.
Additional work will be mailed or emailed as needed.
Assignments are posted on Seesaw as students finish them.
 
 
4th Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Gerri Berish
gberish@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, ClassDojo, text, or phone. Office Hours
9am – 4pm
 
Assignments and videos are posted on Seesaw throughout week.
Zoom meeting with students at
11 am.
Zoom meeting with students at 10 am. Zoom meeting with students at
11 am.
Zoom meeting with students at
11 am.
Zoom meeting with students at
11 am.
Ralph Contreras
rcontreras@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email and ClassDojo. Office Hours
8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
 
Assignments are posted on Seesaw each morning.
  Zoom meeting with students at 2 pm.   Zoom meeting with students at 2 pm.  
Amy Moon
amoon@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, ClassDojo, Seesaw, or phone. Office Hours
8:30am – 3:30pm
 
Assignments are posted on Seesaw and YouTube daily.
Students should also view related videos on WCNY TV Classroom.
Zoom meeting with students at 9 am. Zoom meeting with students at 2 pm. Zoom meeting with students at 9 am. Zoom meeting with students at 2 pm. Zoom meeting with students at 9 am.
Mark Netti
mnetti@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, ClassDojo, or Seesaw. Office Hours
8:15am – 3:15pm
 
Daily math and reading assignments posted on Seesaw and Newsela.
Zoom meeting with students at
10 am.
 
 
Zoom meeting with students at
10 am.
 
 
Zoom meeting with students at
10 am.
Sue Sumell
ssumell@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, text, or phone. Office Hours
9am – 3pm (additional hours upon request)
 
ULS Packets are mailed home by SCSD monthly.
Individualized work packets also mailed home.
Additional work and support via email, text, or phone as needed.
 

 
5th Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ashley Grimes
and Kris Winschel
Mathematics
agrimes@scsd.us and kwinschel@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime through email or Seesaw. Office Hours
8:10am – 3:10pm
 
Assignments posted each morning on Seesaw.
Tim Shults
Science and Social Studies
tshults@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime through email or Seesaw. Office hours
8:10am – 3:30pm (by email)
10:00am – 12:00pm (online in Seesaw to answer questions and give help)
 
Assignments posted each morning on Seesaw.
Sue Sumell
ssumell@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, text, or phone. Office Hours
9am – 3pm (additional hours upon request)
 
ULS Packets are mailed home by SCSD monthly.
Individualized work packets also mailed home.
Additional work and support via email, text, or phone as needed.
Jamie Yando and
Jenn Zaborsky
English Language Arts
 jyando@scsd.us and jzaborsky@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime through email or Seesaw. Office Hours
8:10am – 3:10pm
 
Assignments posted each morning on Seesaw.
 
 
6th Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Shannon Dodge and
Jenn Zaborsky
English Language Arts and Social Studies
sdodge@scsd.us and jzaborsky@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime by email. Please leave a message if you do not reach the teacher right away.
 
 
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments posted weekly on Google Classroom
    Zoom meeting with students at:
  • 2:00pm for Period 4/5
  • 3:00pm for Period 7/8
  • 4:00pm for Period 10
 
ELA classes will review Monday’s assignment and prepare for Friday’s assignment.
   
Danielle Forbidussi
FACS/Home & Careers
dforbidussi@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email,  Google Classroom, or Remind.
 
 
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments for the week posted on Google Classroom.
Marc Hamernik
Science
mhamernik@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime by email Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments posted in Google Classroom on Monday’s are due on Wednesday’s and assignments posted on Wednesday’s are due on Friday’s.
  Zoom meeting with students at 11:00 am.      
Michelle Mone and
Kris Winschel
Mathematics and Social Studies
mmone@scsd.us and kwinschel@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher anytime by email, text, or Remind (join with code @monema).
 
 
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Feedback is provided on a rolling basis, but students can reach out with questions at any time.
Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Pace yourselves as needed.   Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Pace yourselves as needed.   Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Pace yourselves as needed.
Jen Park
jpark@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone, text, email, ClassDojo, or Zoom. Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm
 
ULS packets mailed monthly as well as Scholastic Action magazine and differentiated worksheets.
ULS Lessons, modified worksheets, delivered to students on a weekly basis with pick up of completed work.
Use of Tes Blendspace for weekly lessons – differentiated for three groups. (Presented in Zoom and links sent via email.)
Also, using Vooks, Bardmaker, and Khan Academy to provide differentiated instruction.
Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule. Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule. Zoom meeting with all students Teaching Assistants, and Related Service providers at 10am. Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule. Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.
 
 
 
7th Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Liz Blanco
Spanish
lblanco@scsd.us
 
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Remind, or Talking Points.
 
Remind: Text @spanishp2e to 81010
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Karen Blue
kblue@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email or text. Office Hours
9:00am – 2:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Students will complete assignments on Canvas and NEWSELA.
Stephanie Dickerson
English Language Arts
sdickerson2@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email or phone.
 
Office Hours
10:00am – 2:00pm
 
List of assignments for the upcoming week sent on Fridays via email.
Assignments posted on Canvas.
Reminder - Zoom link & password
        Zoom Meeting with students at 12:30pm.
Kevin Mauro kmauro@scsd.us Families and students can contact teacher by email. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
Melinda O’Connor
Science
mo’connor@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by text, email, or through Canvas.
 
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm (Monday to Thursday)
8:00am – 2:00pm (Friday)
 
All work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Weekly email sent Monday with updates.
Zoom Meeting with students at 11:00.   Zoom Meeting with students at 1:00pm.    
Mr.  Oscarlece
Technology
woscarlece@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email or text. Office Hours
7:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments posted on Canvas.
Jen Park
email – jpark@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone, text, email, ClassDojo, or Zoom. Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm
 
ULS packets mailed monthly as well as Scholastic Action magazine and differentiated worksheets.
ULS Lessons, modified worksheets, delivered to students on a weekly basis with pick up of completed work.
Use of Tes Blendspace for weekly lessons – differentiated for three groups. (Presented in Zoom and links sent via email.)
Also, using Vooks, Bardmaker, and Khan Academy to provide differentiated instruction.
Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.   Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.   Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.
Cyndi Sindoni
Mathematics
csindoni@scsd.us
 
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Remind, or Zoom.
 
Remind: text @csindoniga to 81010 to join
Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm (via email)
 
Weekly Agenda Email to Entire 7th Grade ZOOM Lesson Meeting 11:30am - 12:30pm. ZOOM Check in meeting 11:30am -12:00pm. ZOOM Lesson Meeting 11:30am - 12:30pm. ZOOM Check in meeting 11:30am -12:00pm.
Donna Ventresca
Social Studies
dventresca@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Students will complete assignments on Canvas and NEWSELA.
Students should also watch WCNY-Social Studies on Fridays at 2:30pm on PBS.
 
 
 
8th Grade Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Liz Blanco
Spanish
lblanco@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Remind, or Talking Points.
 
Remind: Text @bba9d7 to 81010 (8th Grade)
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Katrina Blaskiewicz
Living Environment
kblaskieiwicz@scsd.us
Families can contact teacher by email.
 
Students can contact teacher by email, Remind, or Canvas
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas and Castle Learning.
Karen Blue
Social Studies
kblue@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email or text. Office Hours
9:00am – 2:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Students should also watch WCNY-Social Studies on Fridays at 2:30pm on PBS.
Lawrence Bohler
Spanish
lbohler@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone call, text, or email. Office Hours
8-3
Office Hours
8-3
 
Office Hours
8-3
 
Office Hours
8-3
 
Zoom meeting at 2 pm.
Office Hours
8-3
 
Greg Carroll
Algebra
Math 8
gcarroll@scsd.us
Families can contact teacher by email.
 
Students can contact teacher by email or using discussion/chat functions on Canvas.
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments posted on Canvas.
Kevin Mauro kmauro@scsd.us Families and students can contact teacher by email. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
Melinda O’Connor
Science
mo’connor@scsd.us
 
Families and students can contact teacher by text, email, or Canvas. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
All work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Weekly email sent Monday with updates
Zoom Meeting with students at 2:00 pm.   Zoom Meeting with students at 11:30am.    
Mr.  Oscarlece
Technology
woscarlece@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email or text. Office Hours
7:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments posted on Canvas.
Jen Park
email – jpark@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone, text, email, ClassDojo, or Zoom. Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm
 
ULS packets mailed monthly as well as Scholastic Action magazine and differentiated worksheets.
ULS Lessons, modified worksheets, delivered to students on a weekly basis with pick up of completed work.
Use of Tes Blendspace for weekly lessons – differentiated for three groups. (Presented in Zoom and links sent via email.)
Also, using Vooks, Bardmaker, and Khan Academy to provide differentiated instruction.
Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.   Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.   Zoom meetings with individual students or small groups based on family’s schedule.
Donna Ventresca
Social Studies
dventresca@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Work is posted on Canvas weekly.
Students will complete assignments on Canvas and NEWSELA.
Students should also watch WCNY-Social Studies on Fridays at 2:30pm on PBS.
William Wright
English Language Arts
wwright@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, text, phone call, or Canvas. Office Hours
Feel free to contact any time.
However, these times will typically yield a quicker response:
11am-4pm
 
Course Website: https://sites.google.com/view/wright8th/home
 
Academic Support Providers Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jeff Bergett
Reading Interventionist
jbergett@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through Seesaw, text, or phone call. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
Lawrence Bohler
ENL
lbohler@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone, text, or email. Office Hours
8:10am – 3:10pm
Kristin Corcoran
Reading Interventionist
kcorcoran@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through Seesaw, ClassDojo, Talking Points, email, or etxt. Office Hours
9am – 10:45 am
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
2:15pm – 3:00 pm
Activities posted on Seesaw by
9 am
Office Hours
9am – 10:45 am
1pm – 3 pm
 
Office Hours
9am – 10:45 am
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
2:15pm – 3:00 pm
 
Activities posted on Seesaw by
9 am
Office Hours
9am – 10:45 am
1pm – 2:45 pm
 
Lori Gilbert
ER Teaching Assistant
lgilbert@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by text, phone, or email. Office Hours
9:15am – 3:15pm
Terri Heise
ENL
theise@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone, text, email, Talking Points, or What’s App. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
  Zoom meeting with students at 10:00am.   Zoom meeting with students at 10:00am.  
Desiree Jenkins
Math Interventionist
djenkins@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, text, or Google Classroom. Office Hours
8:10am – 3:10pm
Greg Johnson
ENL
gjohnson2@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by phone, text, or email. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
Melissa Leo
ENL
mleo@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by text, email, or individual Zoom meetings upon request. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
Zoom meeting with students at 11:00am.     Zoom meeting with students at 1:00pm.  
 
Meghan Murphy
Reading Interventionist
mmurphy3@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through Seesaw, text, phone, or email. Office Hours
11:00am – 2:00pm and 9:00pm – 12:00am
 
Activities and video messages uploaded to Seesaw on Sunday and Wednesday nights.
Gina Petkopoulos
Reading Interventionist
gpetkopoulos@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email or Google Classroom. Individual work sessions are available by appointment. Office Hours
8:15am – 3:15pm
 
Ann Rodak
Resource
arodak@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher via email, phone or Seesaw Office Hours
8:00 – 3:00
Student work will be assigned individually per student via Seesaw, email or paper packets/ playlist sent home
Each student will have an individual 45 minute Zoom session weekly
 
Chelsey Unczur
Resource
cunczur@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by text, call, email, Canvas, Seesaw, or individual Zoom meetings upon request. ?  Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Monday - Friday 1-2 activities will be posted on:
Seesaw (2-5)
Canvas (6-8)
Orlyette Watson
IR Teaching Assistant
owatson@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher through text, phone, or email. Office Hours
9:15am – 3:15pm
 
Related Studies Contact Information
Teacher Communication Information Office Hours and Instructional Plan
(when and where are assignments posted)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ashley Bartlett
Art
Abartl45@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Seesaw, Canvas Office Hours
9am – 12pm &
1pm – 3pm
 
All lessons, videos, and art  extras will be posted weekly on classroom website:
www.artwithmrsbartlett.weebly.com
All art lessons an be submitted on Seesaw (K-5) or Canvas (6-8).
Mary Juman
Music
mjuman@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, SeeSaw, Canvas, Talking Points Office Hours
8am – 3pm
 
Assignments posted in SeeSaw for Grades K-2 and 4 and on
Canvas for grades 6-8.
A daily story/song on Facebook Live - Ed Smith Storytime Page
Jen Klein
Physical Education
jklein2scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email  Office Hours
1pm – 3pm
 
Assignments posted on Ed Smith website.
Ann Kupferberg
Music
akupferberg@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email Office Hours
11am – 3pm
 
Assignments are emailed to students.
Ray O’Brien
Physical Education
robrien@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
 
Assignments are emailed weekly.
Paige Schrems
Health
pschrems@scsd.us
Families and students can contact by email, kindergarten classroom Facebook pages, and SeeSaw. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
 
Health at Home weekly schedule is posted on Facebook pages or Seesaw
(one activity for each day).
*Extra practice work is posted on Wednesdays to Facebook pages or SeeSaw.
Chuck Smith
Physical Education
csmith@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email. Office Hours
8am – 3pm
(Monday – Thursday)
 
Assignments are emailed weekly.
Chuck Sniper
Art
csniper@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Canvas, or SeesSaw. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
 
Assignments posted in SeeSaw for Grades K-2, 4, and 5.
Assignments posted in Canvas for Grade 6.
      Weekly Read Aloud on Facebook Live/Ed Smith Storytime at
7:30pm.
 
Julie Stuetzle
Music
jstuetzle@scsd.us
Families and students can contact teacher by email, Canvas, Talking Points, Remind, or Seesaw. Office Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm
Monday – Thursday
 
Assignments posted weekly on Seesaw for grades 3 and 5 as well as Elementary Band.
Assignments posted weekly in Canvas for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade General Music Classes and Band.
        Instrumental lessons via Zoom from 9 am – 3 pm.


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We know that online learning can be frustrating - we hope this will help you!
Thank you to Karen Earl for creating this!

Technical Support for Ed Smith Families Facilitating At-Home Learning
 
Videos
 
 
Zoom Training for Families on Digital Platforms
Dates Monday, 4/13/20 Tuesday, 4/14/20 Wednesday, 4/15/20 Thursday, 4/16/20 Friday, 4/17/20
Meeting Times 10 am or 2 pm 10 am or 2 pm 10 am or 2 pm 10 am or 2 pm 10 am or 2 pm
Focus Grades Kindergarten and 1st 2nd  and 3rd 4th and 5th 6th 7th and 8th
Facilitators Karen Earl and Robin Young
Register Email kearl@scsd.us or call (315) 464-0813.
  • Families can access Zoom meetings through an internet browser or the Zoom App for phones.
  • To participate in the Zoom meeting, families need to have the link to the meeting.  After registering, this link will be shared.
 
 
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April 3, 2020
 
Dear Ed Smith Families,
 
This is your weekly update of the robo call from Mr. Barber.
 
I hope you are still doing well.  If not, and you are facing challenges, please let your child’s teacher know and they will contact me.
 
For families without technology, we have not forgotten you!
 
The SCSD will be mailing home learning materials during the week of April 13th.
 
The district is developing a plan for students without technology. However, this may take some time.  In the meantime. Please remember WCNY is providing programming on TV free to students as well.
If you have Internet access and using the learning platforms there is Technology Support for Students
 
Students can access tech support from our IT department by emailing studenttechsupport@scsd.us
The student should give a brief description of the problem, their name and a phone number where a technician can reach them.  I will also post this on our Ed Smith Webpage at Syracusecityschools.com
 
I know this is a difficult time for all of us – I know you are doing your best and that’s all we can hope for.

Mr. Barber

March 26, 2020
Dear SCSD Families,

Learning from home is bringing out some of our most creative and innovative ideas.  While we greatly miss having students in our classrooms and schools each day, we are finding that connecting via phone, paper, email, SchoolTool virtual classrooms, and the internet is offering some new ways to teach and build relationships.  We have now branched out to television, too.  In partnership with WCNY, our own teachers and administrators have developed lessons and taught on camera and this beginning next week this will be televised, bringing the classroom into your homes.

We have partnered with WCNY to create the “TV Classroom” network which provides students at home with opportunities for continual learning.  WCNY’s TV Classrooms are targeted for students in grades K-12 and provide curriculum in the subjects of English language arts, math, science, health and physical education, and social studies. With schools closed, WCNY and SCSD are committed to providing educational opportunities to audiences of all ages. WCNY’S “TV Classroom” will allow children to continue to connect with staff and have the continuity of a classroom experience at home in Syracuse and across the 19 counties in Central New York.

The TV Classroom network will be aired from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays on WCNY’s GLOBAL CONNECT channel, and will be simulcast from wcny.org and WCNY’s Facebook page via a live stream on YouTube. The classes will also be published on demand on https://www.wcny.org/tvclassroom/.
Please see the schedule on the back of this letter for days and times of each show!  Tremendous thanks goes out to our hardworking and inventive teachers and content specialists and to the staff at WCNY as we work to maintain educational support for your children.
GLOBAL CONNECT: 24.3 Antenna, 1276 for Spectrum Digital, 467 for FiOS and 24.2 for DirecTV

If you are a health care worker in need of child care during the closure of schools, please call (315) 446-1220 for information and assistance.

Best,

Laura Kelley
March 20, 2020
Dear PreK-5 Families,
We have been working very hard to ensure that your students will be able to remain engaged in learning during this time that they are unable to report to school.  We have generated resources at the district level and we know that individual schools and your child’s teachers have also been providing resources for your children to engage in learning at home.
In order to keep this process as clear and simple as possible, we have created a sample schedule for children in grades PreK-5.  This schedule will provide a routine that supports continued learning, promotes social emotional health, and encourages physical activity and healthy habits.  If your child’s school or teacher has already provided a schedule that is different, or if you have one that works for your family, please feel free to use that instead.
When it comes to the academic time, please prioritize anything that was sent home from your child’s classroom teacher or school.  If those activities get exhausted, you also have access to the following resources provided by the District Office.  You can find them at www.syracusecityschools.com/coronavirus.
If you are a health care worker in need of child care during the closure of schools, please call (315) 446-1220 for information and assistance.
Best,

Laura Kelley


Sample Learning from Home Schedule PreKindergarten-Grade 2
Time Suggested Activities
9:00-11:30
  • Eat breakfast and get ready for the day (shower, get dressed, brush teeth, etc.)
  • 30 minutes of physical activity
  • 60 minutes of academic time (using resources provided by school or district; feel free to chunk this into 2-3 smaller time segments throughout the morning)
  • 30 minutes of games/play
  • 30 minutes of onscreen  learning time
Lunch Time!  
12:30-3:00
  • 30 minutes of physical activity
  • 60 minutes of academic time (using resources provided by school or district; again, feel free to break time into smaller chunks)
  • 30 minutes of play
  • 30 minutes of onscreen  learning time
 
Sample Learning from Home Schedule Grades 3-5
Time Suggested Activities
9:00-12:00
  • Eat breakfast and get ready for the day (shower, get dressed, brush teeth, etc.)
  • 30 minutes of physical activity
  • 90 minutes of academic time (using resources provided by school or district; feel free to break time into smaller chunks)
  • 30 minutes of games/play
  • 30 minutes of onscreen  learning time
Lunch Time!  
12:30-3:00
  • 30 minutes of physical activity
  • 60 minutes of academic time (using resources provided by school or district; feel free to break time into smaller chunks)
  • 30 minutes of games/play
  • 30 minutes of onscreen  learning time
 
 

March 20, 2020
Dear Middle School Families,
We have been working very hard to ensure that your students will be able to remain engaged in learning during this time that they are unable to report to school.  We have generated resources at the district level and we know that individual schools and your child’s teachers have also been providing resources for your children to engage in learning at home.
In order to keep this process as clear and simple as possible, we have created a sample schedule for children in grades 6-8.  This schedule will provide a routine that supports continued learning, promotes social emotional health, and encourages physical activity and healthy habits.  If your child’s school or teacher has already provided a schedule that is different, or if you have one that works for your family, please feel free to use that instead.
When it comes to the academic time, please prioritize anything that was sent home from your child’s classroom teacher or school.  If those activities get exhausted, you also have access to the following resources provided by the District Office.  You can find them at www.syracusecityschools.com/coronavirus.
There are also some options offered by WCNY/PBS.  Please see the district website for a schedule of educational programming available on WCNY PBS (Channels: Over the Air 24.1, Spectrum 1221, Verizon FiOS 11/511, DirecTV 24.1, and DISH 24).  More will be coming in future weeks; keep your eye on the district website for more information on that as it comes.
If you are a health care worker in need of child care during the closure of schools, please call (315) 446-1220 for information and assistance.
Best,

Laura Kelley
 
Sample Learning from Home Schedule Middle School
Time Suggested Activities
9:00-12:00
  • Eat breakfast and get ready for the day (shower, get dressed, brush teeth, etc.)
  • 90 minutes of academic time (using resources provided by school or district; feel free to break it up into 30-60 minute chunks)
    • Digital Content/Coursework
    • Paper/Pencil Work
    • Reading and/or Writing
  • 30 minutes of physical activity
  • 30 minutes free time
Lunch Time!
12:30-3:00
  • 90 minutes of academic time (using resources provided by school or district
    • Digital Content/Coursework
    • Paper/Pencil Work
    • Reading and/or Writing
  • 30 minutes of physical activity
  • 30 minutes free time
 
 
 
March 13, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we continue to prepare for possible school closings in New York and other states, our district has engaged in contingency planning for the possibility of one of our schools or the district closing.

Our district is committed to the educational experience of your child. To that end, we wanted to proactively provide every family with activities they can complete at home. Please engage with your child in as many of these home learning activities as possible.

We will be sending additional resources to each student in the event that our schools are closed for an extended period of time. WCNY has also agreed to partner with the school district to ensure that all students have access to ongoing instruction.

We will keep you informed as circumstances should change. If you have any questions, please contact our Department of Teaching and Learning at (315) 435-5844.

Sincerely,

Jaime Alicea

Superintendent
 

 

 

 

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