HW Smith Pre-K-8 School



 

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Principal
Theresa Haley
Vice Principal
Nickolas Scholz
Amanda Shepherd
Victor Ciciarelli
DASA Coordinators
Teri Haley
Abigail Gleason
Main Office
(315) 435-4490
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4490
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6413
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4494
School Hours 
All K-8 Students
7:45 AM - 3:25 PM
School doors open at 7:40 AM for breakfast.
School Address 
1130 Salt Springs Road |
Syracuse, NY 13224

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Mission
To cultivate all students’ academic, social and emotional skills in preparation for success in high school and beyond.

Vision
To be highly regarded for academic excellence where every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment.

Highly Regarded: A school where the district and state recognize the progress towards the highest attendance rate, the lowest incidents in discipline, and the highest scores on NYS assessments.

Student Friendly Vision
To become the best K-8 school in Syracuse.

 

Dear Families,
 
Welcome! HW Smith PreK-8 School is a great place to go to school! We are dedicated to our students who are eager to learn. In planning for our success, the school community has developed the following mission and vision.
  • The mission of our school is to cultivate all students’ academic, social and emotional skills in preparation for success in high school and beyond.
  • Our vision is to be highly regarded for academic excellence where every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment. To our students this means that we to be the best K-8 school in Syracuse.
Much has been written about the power of positivity. The research is clear, when we expect the best, we are more likely to get it. This is especially true of students. When we set high expectations and reward effort, we are much more likely to see students doing good things for themselves and for others. For example, students with self?management skills have tools they need to be successful. We also teach specific life skills such as perseverance, we reward positive student behaviors, we recognize academic achievements, and we building strong relationships with families.  We believe our students will become positive, self?confident people with a growth mindset who will become credits to their family, school, and community.
 
Communication is a key to our success. We encourage you to join your child’s class DOJO. This is an excellent way to communicate with your child’s teachers and to see pictures and updates from the classroom. As always, you can also email teachers or call and leave them a message to call you at 315-435-4490. Lastly, all students in grades three through eight will receive a planner each marking period. Students are expected to write down their homework every day in this planner. It is also a place for you to send notes to teachers! Please be sure that you check your child’s planner every night.
 
We are looking forward to an award winning school year!
 
Principal
Theresa Haley
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Important Information

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) 435-4490 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.

Links

DISMISSAL LINK
Parent Climate Survey
Panorama Survey
NYS School Review Report
7th Grade Reflection Log
Teach Your Monster to Read (2nd Grade)
8th Grade Reflection Log