Welcome to Porter Elementary #ClimbingToGreatness
Welcome to Porter Elementary School, where we provided a fantastic learning experience for all students!
Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, and provides excellent academic and enrichment opportunities for all Porter students within a nurturing environment. We continue to strive towards ensuring that all students’ needs are met and we are relentless in this pursuit. I thank you for the opportunity to work with you and to watch your children learn and grow.
On behalf of the Porter school community, I ask that you consider joining our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). We will meet monthly to discuss important initiatives and events, review and monitor our progress, and collectively make decisions that will benefit our students and guide our work. More information will be shared throughout the summer on how you can join and make a difference!
I would love to hear from you. Please never hesitate to reach out by calling the school or sending a message through Talking Points, email, or Porter's Facebook page.
If we work together we can continue #ClimbingToGreatness!
Andrew Nolan, Principal
Student and Family Supports are Available!
The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students and their families. 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) 435-4625 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.
School-Parent Compact 2021-2022
Syracuse City School District
School Name: Porter Elementary
The school and parents working cooperatively to provide for the successful education of the children agree:
The School agrees
The Parent/Guardian agrees
|To offer an annual meeting for parents of children enrolled to inform them of the Title I program and their right to be involved.
To offer a flexible number of meetings at various times, and--if
necessary and if funds are available—will provide transportation,
child care or home visits for those parents who cannot attend a
regular school meeting.
To actively involve parents in planning, reviewing and improving
the Title I programs and the parental involvement policy.
To provide parents with timely information about all programs.
To provide performance profiles and individual student assessment results for each child, along with other pertinent individual and school district education information.
To provide high quality curriculum and instruction.
To deal with communication issues between teachers and parents through:
parent-teacher conferences at least annually;
frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress;
reasonable access to staff;
opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s
class and observation of classroom activities.
To assure that parents may participate in professional development activities (eg., literacy classes, workshops on reading strategies) if the school determines that it is appropriate,.
|To become involved in developing, implementing, evaluating and
revising the school parent involvement policy.
To use or ask for technical assistance training that the school district or school may offer on child-rearing practices and teaching and learning strategies.
To work with our child/children on their schoolwork, by:
• Reading for 15 to 30 minutes per day to K through 1st grade students.
• Listening to 2nd and 3rd graders read for 15 to 30 minutes per day.
To monitor our child’s/children’s:
• attendance at school
• television watching and video game playing
To share the responsibility for improved student achievement.
To communicate with our child’s/children’s teachers about their educational needs.
To ask other parents and parent groups to provide information to the school on what type of training or assistance they would like and/or need to help them to be more effective in assisting your child/children in the educational process.