Ed Smith Pre-K – 8

Samuel Barber


Marshella Mason
Vice Principal

Christina Louis
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Marchella Mason
Lauren Angelone

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4650
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4543
Guidance Office: (315) 435-6414

School Address:

Fellows Ave and Harvard Place
Syracuse, NY 13210

School Hours:

8:00 AM-2:50 PM
Middle School Students

9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Elementary School Students

Ed Smith School Vision
To be the most improved school in the district - 
where EVERY child learns and grows.


August 11, 2017

Dear Families,
The beginning of every school year is filled with excitement and this year is really exciting as we move into our temporary location at Levy school while Ed Smith begins renovation.  The staff have been busily working to set up the school and the classrooms to make Levy warm, inviting, and ready for instruction.
A special thanks is shared with our custodial staff and the Department of Facilities as they are working extra hard to be sure the building looks great for our students.  In addition, I would like to thank the PTO and parents for their volunteering efforts to help unpack the library.  This partnership is greatly appreciated.
To help ease the transition on the first day, I would like to share some information that you will find helpful.
  • First Day of School:   September 6th    Middle School (gr. 6-8)      8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
                                                                             Elementary School (K-5)    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Arrival Doors:  Kindergarten:   Door 4     W. Moreland Ave.    (Back of building/Playground Side)
                                     1st & 2nd Grade: Door 3     Fellows Ave.           (Front of building/ Playground Side)
                                     3-5th Grade:  Door 2 Cafe    W. Moreland Ave. (Back of building/Parking Lot)
                                     6-8th Grade:  Door 2 Cafe    W. Moreland Ave. (Back of building/Parking Lot)
All doors will be labeled by grade level.  Doors will be locked at 9:10 a.m.  Arrivals after   9:10 am must use the main door on Fellows Ave. and sign in at the main office to get a late pass to class and/or visitor’s pass.  Please have NYS ID to be scanned for a visitor’s pass.
  • Student Drop Off/Pick Up:  Cafeteria door located on W. Moreland side of building near parking lot.  Students should be dropped off at the sidewalk and enter the café door.
  • Breakfast:  Students in grades K-2 have breakfast delivered to the classroom.  Students in grades 3-8 can pick up a “grab & go” breakfast and take to class upon arrival.  This includes students arriving by bus.
  • Dismissal:  Students will use the same doors as arrival.  Dismissal is at 3 pm for all K-8.
Any changes in a student’s dismissal plan must be communicated to the main office by 1pm please.
  • Bus Zones:  Buses line up on the school side of the Fellows and W. Moreland Ave. streets. Please do not park on the building side of the streets during arrival or dismissal.                   
Finally, I would like to invite all families to attend our P.T.O.’s Ice Cream Social on August 30th from 4-6 p.m. in the cafeteria.  We will have sneak-peak tours of the building to get familiar with our new surroundings and find your child’s classroom to ease the transition on the first day of school.  I will also have staff positioned around the building on the first day directing students to their classes. 
I look forward to seeing each and every one of you this year.  Enjoy the remaining days of summer.
All the best,
Mr. Barber 
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