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

March 2, 2021



Dear Families,


As you may have heard, our district is conducting a survey to see how many families want their children to return to school.


The survey can be found here:  https://scsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8DlSF3HBBA9R4nY



Please fill out the survey by THIS Friday.  It is very important that we have an accurate number of students who wish to return to school. 


It is my hope that many of our students return to school as this has been most difficult for our students.


Thank you for filling out the survey by this Friday.


All the best,

Mr. Barber

Band and Orchestra Information Session
For 4th and 5th Grade students and parents

Covid Testing on Thursday, February 4, 2021
from 10 - 11:30
To register for Covid Testing - Pod B and C only - 
Please fill out the registration form using this link 
The link will close at noon on Wednesday, February 3.


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

Click Here to open Clever

Click here to see how to create an account in the Parent Portal

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ee how to access SeeSaw

Click here to see how to access Canvas

Click here to see how to access Teams

Click here to see the Blended and Virtual Learning Hub

Click here to contact Robin Young for Tech Help

Click here to contact Karen Earl for Tech Help

Safety Videos
Safety on the Bus, Temperature Checks

Eating at School and Wearing Mask

Hand Washing and Safe Classrooms

Coffee with the Principal! 
Wednesday, February 10 at 10 AM
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Book Virtual Assistance

(Meeting link will be emailed to you)

Book a virtual appointment with a school librarian for help getting started with remote learning, troubleshooting technical issues and for homework support. Once you have booked your appointment, please check your email. You will access your appointment by clicking on the link that is sent to you.

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Sign-up for Middle & High School Support

Click here to learn about our classes, special events and to see pictures. 


School News
Complete the SCSD Return to School Survey by Friday! Complete the SCSD Return to School Survey by Friday!: As we look forward to the spring, we may be able to offer more days of in-person instruction in the Syracuse City School District. As infection rates decline, public health officials are considering the relaxation of social distancing guidelines. If this happens, it would enable us to offer two days of in-person instruction for high school students, or four to five days of in-person instruction for elementary and middle school students. We will continue to offer a fully remote option as well.   ... more >>
All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th: Due to the continued increase in positive COVID-19 cases both in our community at-large and in our school community the Syracuse City School District will be going to full remote instruction for the next two weeks.  All students and staff will be remote January 4 th -15 th . We will continue to monitor the situation in our community and with our staff and students over the next two weeks.  It is our intention to resume our hybrid instruction on Tuesday, January 19 th .  In ... more >>
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 >>
SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st: Due to the increased number of staff and students currently in isolation and/or quarantine due to COVID-19, the Syracuse City School District will be switching to 100% remote instruction for all students and staff beginning on Monday, December 21st.    We plan on returning to our hybrid model of instruction after Holiday Recess, on Monday, January 4th. All students should plan to take part in remote instruction Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. We appreciate your understanding ... more >>
8th Grade Families: High School Choice Survey Now Open! 8th Grade Families: High School Choice Survey Now Open!: Attention, 8 th  grade families! Students who will be transitioning into 9th grade in the fall have options when it comes to high school choice.  We are asking that you assist us in gaining a better understanding of your child’s high school choice interests by completing the new High School Choice and Transfer survey: click here to view the survey.  It will be open for completion through January 31, 2021.   This survey will help inform our middle school counselors ... 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.


Ed Smith School Improvement Plan and Preventative Strategies Plan
Personalized Learning Implementation Plan
PTO Website


2019-2020 School Parent Compact