Franklin Elementary
 

Administration:

Kimberly Coyne
Vice Principal

Laura Mitchell
Administrative Intern

DASA Coordinators:

Laura Mitchell
Kim Vargas

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4550
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4551

School Address:

428 S. Alvord St.
Syracuse, NY 13208

School Hours:

8:30 AM - 4:10 PM

 
 
 
May 26, 2017
 
Dear Franklin Families,
 
It’s our priority to provide the best education for our students.  As the weather warms up there are a few reminders about Franklin expectations.
 
We are still learning and it’s important for students to stay focused, on task, and engaged in learning.  Therefore we need all students to attend school every day so that they can receive a full year of education.
 
Also, we need to continue practicing the Franklin expectations that we’ve reviewed throughout the year to be safe, respectful, and responsible.  To be responsible, students should bring tools for learning.  These include their red folder, homework, behavior sheet, and pencils.  Items that are not tools for learning should be kept home, such as Fidget Spinners, trading cards, Shopkins and toys. 
 
To be safe, please make sure that students wear clothing that adhere to the SCSD dress code and preferably closed toe shoes like sneakers rather than flip flops.  With the warm weather comes more play time outside and we want to keep the students safe from injury.
 
Lastly, to be respectful means maintaining positive behaviors with students and adults.  We have lots of fun activities planned for the end of the school year and want everyone to enjoy them. 
 
We thank you for your continued support!
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Franklin Staff



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https://sites.google.com/site/fowlerdtsdereview/home/Protect%20and%20Respect.JPGFranklin Goals for 2016-2017
 Maintain 95% attendance
By:
  • providing individual and class incentives
  • contacting parents of high absentees
  • discussing students at SIT and team meetings with 85% or lower attendance
  • placing an emphasis on K-1 students
  • conducting home visits by administration and support staff
 Lower the percentage of students who are reading, writing and doing math below grade level
By:
  • AIS for students who scored a high 1 or low 2 on NYS Assessments
  • Tier 1 interventions using Blended Learning
  • STAR assessments for progress monitoring and interventions
  • ANet assessments for quarterly benchmarks and re-teaching
  • Running Records used to create action plans and next steps
  • Departmentalization in grades 2-5
  • Leveled writing groups based on writing groups and rubrics
  • Increase writing in all areas using DINs and Summaries
  • RAPPERS as a school wide teaching strategy to increase students ability to answer short and extended response questions completely
  • Homework protocol aligned to the needs of our students
  • Compare and Contrast as a school wide teaching strategy to improve Higher order thinking skills

Support teachers on a professional level to improve instruction for the outcome of student success 
By:
  • Job embedded TLT utilized for professional development
  • Utilization of ELA and math coaches as well as MCL’s to support teachers in the classroom
  • ILT will lead teachers through Data Driven Instruction model
  • Administrative led team meetings
  • Departmentalization in grades 2-5 to offer deeper understanding of content
 
Support the social and emotional development of students
By:
  • Utilization of Restorative Practices
  • Increase the use of developmentally appropriate interventions
School News
Please Join Us for a Family Discussion!: You are cordially invited to dinner and a discussion with staff from the Office of Student Support Services, Office of Family Engagement and the Chief Ombuds Officer. The discussions will be guided by a series of questions about student support, discipline, the Code of Conduct,  and school climate and culture. All feedback from families and students will be recorded by table facilitators.   All families are invited to attend ANY of the sessions regardless of where your child attends ... more >>
Literacy Corps Helps SCSD Students Improve Reading, Writing Skills: “Don’t be shy… just sound it out!”   Elizabeth Salter is a freshman English major at Syracuse University. Three days a week, she works at Franklin Elementary to help third and fourth grade students develop their reading and writing skills.   At Franklin, Elizabeth and three other tutors rotate through first through fifth grade classrooms, depending on their availability and where the school has the highest need.   “They start to depend on ... more >>
SCSD Schools Begin Transition to Opportunity Culture Model: As part of a Districtwide strategy to provide more time for teacher collaboration, a focus on excellent teaching and an overall positive change in school culture, SCSD schools are transitioning to an Opportunity Culture staffing solution.   In its second year at Bellevue, Clary, Grant and Seymour and its first year at Franklin, Huntington, Lincoln and Meachem, the model will begin in 2016-2017 at Danforth, Dr. King, Frazer, Henninger, HW Smith, Nottingham, Van Duyn and Westside Academy ... more >>
Students Gain Perspective through Interfaith Works Dialogue Exchange Program: Students at SCSD high schools spend five days each school year sharing ideas and engaging in discussions with students from suburban schools, thanks to the Interfaith Works of CNY Dialogue Exchange program.   Each school selects 5 student facilitators and 15 students to take part in the Dialogue Exchange. High school students meet for five sessions with groups of students from Baldwinsville, Central Square, F-M, Skaneateles and Westhill—switching between their home school and the ... more >>
Student Work on Display in Destiny USA Great Snowman Convention: Students from 15 SCSD schools created artwork that was on display at Destiny USA in February as part of the 11th annual Great Snowman Convention.    This year’s focus was on the environment, with a task of creating snowmen in various forms. SCSD students were innovative in making their works of art, with Frazer technology students creating an electrified snowman made of sticks, LeMoyne students showing the structure of snowflakes on a tri-fold display, Franklin students creating ... more >>


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Links

NYS School Review Report
Franklin Support Staff

Downloads

2017-2018 Franklin Continuation Plan
Franklin Expectation Reminders
Testing Letter to Parents