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Kevin Burns
DASA Coordinators
Kevin Burns
Brian Gibbs-Griffith
Main Office
(315) 435-6416
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-5814
Fax: (315) 435-4880
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6417
School Address 
4942 S. Salina St. |
Syracuse, NY 13205
School Hours 
7:50 AM - 2:26 PM
August 2018
Dear Expeditionary Learning Middle School Families:

I hope that you have enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer.  As we approach the Labor Day holiday, I would like to welcome you to an exciting and engaging school year at Expeditionary Learning Middle School.

I am looking forward to leading the administrative team at ELMS this year.  I invite you to be an active member of our sixth, seventh and eighth grade community of learners through active participation in our PTO, ELMS Curriculum/Commitment Signing Night (Open House), Student Lead Conferences, Celebration of Learning, and Expedition Nights.  Our professional staff is dedicated to providing a meaningful and challenging educational experience for all of our students.  We are committed to the mission of the Syracuse City School District and Expeditionary Learning Middle Schools’ Vision.
ELMS students will work effectively within a diverse setting to positively impact their
school and community as “upstanders” rather than “bystanders” and demonstrate

a strong desire to achieve in high school, college, and career.
Expeditionary Learning Middle School will foster more than academic engagement and achievement.  Beyond developing critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, our students will show leadership through civic engagement and social responsibility. 

I look forward to building relationships between parents, teaching staff and our students as we work together to achieve educational excellence.  It is going to be an outstanding year.

School will begin with a full day on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  The student day begins at 7:45 am and concludes at 2:26 pm.  You will receive your child’s transportation information from the SCSD Transportation Department.

Please mark your calendars for our ELMS Curriculum/Commitment Signing Night (Open House) at ELMS on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have thoughts, ideas, questions or concerns.


Kevin Burns, Principal    


After-School Program Registration
Register by September 14, 2018 - CLICK HERE
10/23/18 to 4/11/19
Tues-Thurs. 2:30 - 4:30 PM

ELMS Curriculum Night - October 3, 2018
Mark calendars for our ELMS Curriculum/Commitment Signing Night (Open House) at ELMS on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM

School Supply List for all Grades

ELMS Calendar
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Student Absence Policy
Internet Use Policy
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Modified Sports Letter
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2018_19 Supply List
School-Led Review
ELMS Local Assistance Plan
8th Grade Summer Reading
ELMS Code of Character
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