Lincoln Middle School


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LaJuan White
Vice Principal
Julie Sayles
Andrea Ellis-Smith

Administrative Intern
James Crisafulli
DASA Coordinators
Tim Phelps
Julie Sayles
Main Office
(315) 435-4450
(315)435- 4450
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4457
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4451
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4457
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4451
School Address 
1613 James St. |
Syracuse, NY 13203
School Hours 
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Remote Learning Hours
1:50 PM - 3:40 PM

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Vision Statement
Lincoln Middle School will prepare all students academically and socially for a path of lifelong learning in high school, college and beyond.

Mission Statement
Lincoln Middle School is a community where students are engaged and encouraged to meet high expectations through strong positive connections that support student growth. We recognize each child as an individual with varying ability levels and learning styles. We consist of stakeholders who will lead and actively participate in creating an academically challenging and emotionally safe environment that promotes collaboration, honors diversity, celebrates progress, and prepares our scholars to be active life-long learners in their pursuit of higher education and career readiness.

 - Dedicated planning time will be used align instruction to the common core state standards and monitored to ensure that all students are moving toward proficiency
- Adopt and implement 3 school-wide common strategies that reflect best practices providing all learners an opportunity to engage in differentiated instruction and rigorous learning defined by a proven teaching framework.
- School leaders, teacher teams and support staff will effectively communicate school-wide high expectation addressing academic achievement, character development, parent engagement, and college and career readiness through multiple transparent methods.


Lincoln Middle School, We Want to Hear From You!

Syracuse City Schools is making it easier than ever to connect with Lincoln, bringing Let's Talk! into every school in the district.

With this innovative, two-way communications solution, you can discuss your child's academic and social progress, ask a question about a program, or share your general feedback at your convenience - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click the Let's Talk! button at, and select the topic of your choice to start a conversation.

Tell us what's on your mind and, in return, we'll send you a personal response within 24 hours. We're committed to providing you the best service and partnering with you in your child's education. If it matters to you, it matters to us! Lincoln Middle School, Let's Talk! 

School News
Join us for Game Knight this Wednesday, Nov. 18 Join us for Game Knight this Wednesday, Nov. 18: Click here to see the flyer! Choose either session - ask your teacher for more information about how to join in!  more >>
Donate food directly to We Rise Above the Streets! Donate food directly to We Rise Above the Streets!: For Thanksgiving, we are encouraging families to donate canned goods, dried goods, new hats and new socks to We Rise Above the Streets. CLICK to see the flyer! We are NOT collecting items at Lincoln. Contact Mr. Al'amin Muhammed at or 315-491-7164 for dropoff information. Thank you!  more >>
SCSD Students, Staff Take Part in Mock Election SCSD Students, Staff Take Part in Mock Election: As America headed to the polls to vote in the 2020 Presidential election, SCSD students and staff showed their civic readiness by taking part in the District’s annual mock election.   “Mock elections are a wonderful opportunity to prepare students for civic readiness,” Nottingham U.S. History and SUPA American History Teacher Don Little explained. “Voting as we examine this current election is an extraordinary responsibility. More than 100 million people voted before ... more >>
SCSD Teachers Create Engaging Lessons through Virtual Instruction SCSD Teachers Create Engaging Lessons through Virtual Instruction: At McKinley-Brighton, students may be learning virtually, but third grade teacher Melanie Amodio made it a priority to help students feel as if they were right there with her in the classroom.   “During our collaborative Teams meetings, we have created an environment that is welcoming and interactive,” Mrs. Amodio explained. “I treat my virtual class as if they are right here with me. We continue to take ‘brain breaks,’ incorporate Granny’s Wacky Prizes, ... more >>
Clary, Lincoln Receivership Hearings Scheduled Clary, Lincoln Receivership Hearings Scheduled: School Receivership Information Sessions have been announced for Clary Middle School and Lincoln Middle School. Attending these meetings will help you better understand how receivership will impact the operation of your child's school and will allow you to ask any questions you may have.  Both hearings will be held on October 22, 2020 at 5 pm, and they will be virtual. Families interested in joining the virtual hearings will be able to find a link from the Clary and Lincoln school ... more >>

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District laptop not working?
Students with district laptops that are broken or not working can call Ms. Groff at 315-435-4456 OR email: - please explain the problem you're having and what type of device you are using. If you're having trouble using Canvas or other applications, please contact your teacher. 

Free meals - food pickup sites
See the link to Food Pickup Sites for locations of free meals.

Important Links

New! Safety Videos for return to school! (Scroll down)
Blended/Remote Learning Hub for Families
Covid-19 Videos
Food Pickup Sites
Lincoln Facebook Page
SCSD Code of Conduct

School Documents

Parent SchoolTool Portal Instructions
Lincoln Quarter 3 Receivership Report 2019-20
2020-21 Participation Rate Improvement Plan
Summer School!
How to access Canvas
More Family Resources for COVID-19
Parent Compact
Resources during COVID 19