Franklin Elementary
School-Based Health Center


Dawn Kivlehan
Vice Principal

Chelsey MacDougall
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:

8:50 AM - 3:50 PM


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Franklin Goals for 2017-2018
 Maintain 95% attendance
  • 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
Increase the Percentage of Students Performing On Grade Level in Reading and Math By 20%
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Utilization of Restorative Practices
  • Increase the use of developmentally appropriate interventions
School News
You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions: The Syracuse City School District is pleased to host a series of Kindergarten Information Sessions! If you are a city resident with a child who will be five years old by 12/1/18 (born between 12/2/12 and 12/1/13), you are invited to attend. Information Sessions are an opportunity to meet the principal and school staff, tour a kindergarten classroom and learn about our Personalized Learning structure, discuss the kindergarten schedule, learn about school resources and Family Engagement practices ... more >>
Blessings in a Backpack Program Expands to Four Schools Blessings in a Backpack Program Expands to Four Schools: More SCSD students who may struggle to find nutritious meals outside of school now have an extra source of support thanks to the Blessings in a Backpack program.   First started at Delaware Primary and Delaware Academy in the 2016-17 school year, the program has expanded this year to reach Seymour, Franklin and Dr. King. Each school has partnered with a community agency – Bellevue Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bishop Grimes and Centro – that provides a ... more >>
SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge: As part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, SCSD students were tasked with reading as much as they could this summer. Their minutes spent reading were tallied, and Mayor Miner visited classrooms with the most minutes read at each school building to present students with a bookmark, sunglasses and a cake.   “I like reading big chapter books,” LeMoyne summer school student Debora Yangwa, now a 6 th grader at Grant Middle School, said. “Reading helps my fluency ... more >>
Literacy Corps Helps SCSD Students Improve Reading, Writing Skills 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 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 >>

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NYS School Review Report
Franklin Support Staff


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