Huntington Pre-K-8 School

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Joanne Harlow
Vice Principal
Leanna Kirch
Daniel Evans
Dr. Jerome Watts
DASA Coordinators
Joanne Harlow
Mandy Richter
Main Office
(315) 435-4565
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4565
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4420
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-6517
Fax: (315) 435-4470
School Address 
400 Sunnycrest Rd. |
Syracuse, NY 13206
School Hours 
Middle School
8:00 AM - 2:50 PM 
Elementary School
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 



March 29, 2020

Dear Huntington PK8 Families and Students,

As we begin Week 3 of school closures, families, students, and staff are all working hard to make sense of our new normal.  We are struggling with this disruption to every aspect of our lives, but much more important is the need to adhere to safety precautions in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.  We are all balancing a lot right now, but we will get through this, and we’ll be stronger together as a result.  The following is a list of reminders that may help us through the coming week:

  • Grab & Go meals will continue to be provided at Huntington PK8 School on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:00 am-12:00 noon. 
  • During those same hours, teacher-created work packets, instructional materials, lists of online resources, suggested daily schedules, and various other learning materials by grade level, are available for pick-up.  
  • Online learning- all staff at Huntington have created daily lessons and fun videos for students to access on a number of different platforms.  Students in grades K-8 with internet access can log on to the SCSD website to communicate and learn interactively with their teachers every single day on such platforms as Clever, Office 365, Virtual Classroom, Class DOJO, SeeSaw, Canvas, Talking Points, and Quaver.  Students are familiar and comfortable with such programs as Imagine Learning, NewsELA, MyOn, and Dreambox.  Our teachers have also figured out how students can access these programs on their Play Station 4!   All instruction (online or printed) is aligned to academic standards and focus on key concepts, skills, and knowledge that students need to make growth.  
  • Starting March 30- WCNY has partnered with the Syracuse City School District to create the TV Classroom network. WCNY’s TV Classrooms are targeted for students in grades K-12 and provide curriculum on the subjects of ELA, math, science, health and physical education, history, and social studies.  WCNY’S “TV Classroom” will allow children to continue to connect with teachers and have the continuity of a classroom experience at home in Syracuse.  The TV Classroom network will be aired from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays on WCNY’s GLOBAL CONNECT channel, and will be simulcast from and WCNY’s Facebook page via a live stream on YouTube. GLOBAL CONNECT: 24.3 Antenna, 1276 for Spectrum Digital, and 467 for FiOS.
  • Communication- please continue to communicate via phone, text, e-mail, or online with your child’s teacher(s), or myself about any concerns or questions you may have.  Superintendent Jaime Alicea has been delivering regular messages through ROBO calls and letters home.  Connecting with families is even more important now that schools are closed, and we want to assure you that your child(ren) will continue to be supported academically and emotionally. 

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.  Continue to reach out to trusted partners such as the Huntington PTO at, and check often for photos, news, and updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages (@HuntingtonPK8School).

Stay safe.

Joanne Harlow, Principal
Huntington PK8 School

At Huntington PK-8, all school community members are learners, leaders, and global citizens.
Mission Statement:
At Huntington PK-8 School, staff, students, parents, and community partners collaborate to create an educational experience where students feel safe, connected, and engaged in a positive, supportive learning environment.  At Huntington PK-8, diversity is valued and respected, all staff and students strive for academic excellence, and are actively engaged in teaching and learning so students are better prepared for high school, college, and career.  This is accomplished through :

  • Supportive Relationships: we strive to create a culturally responsive environment that provides opportunities for all students and families to engage in the school community, to develop and sustain relationships characterized by respect and appreciation, and where academic and personal achievements are recognized and celebrated.
  • Engaging Learning Environments: teachers provide rigorous, differentiated instruction ("meet students where they are") through innovative personalized learning opportunities, and design classroom environments that meet and support individual student needs.
  • School Safety and Student Supervision: all staff establish clear and consistent expectations for behavior, and consistently teach and acknowledge positive behaviors.
  • Restorative Practices: we promote personal and shared accountability through the use of restorative practices.
  • Social and Emotional Supports and Interventions:  staff implement school-wide initiatives and processes to meet students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

The Huntington School Creed

I have a strong, positive attitude.

respect myself and others.

I expect only the best because I am the best.

I demonstrate integrity through my learning and behavior each day.

Through my dynamic behavior and actions,

I develop good habits and avoid those things that can hinder me and others from doing our personal best.

I need the help of my family, teachers, and true friends to support me.

I have empathy for others and strive to bring out the best in myself

and others.

I believe in myself.

Positive attitude-  Being confident and focusing on the positives rather than the negatives.

RespectTreating others as you would want to be treated. Taking care of your property and the property of others.

IntegrityDoing the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

DeterminationShowing persistence, effort, and responsibility.

EmpathyShowing concern for other people’s feelings.


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Huntington National Junior Honor Society
NJHS Application (current 6th & 7th graders) Please download the Word document linked in the 'downloads' section below, type answers directly in the document, and then save and send as an attachment to Mr. Curinga at

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) 435-4565 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


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