Porter Elementary School

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Jennifer King-Reese
Vice Principal
Jessica Gauda-Lane

Administrative Intern
Lisa Quinones-Sherman
DASA Coordinators
Jennifer King-Reese
Melissa Giardine
Main Office
(315) 435-4625
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4943
School Hours 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
School Address
512 Emerson Ave. |
Syracuse, NY 13204 

Welcome to Porter Elementary #ClimbingToGreatness

Porter Elementary School provides a fantastic learning experience for all students! As principal, I have the opportunity to combine my classroom and adminstrative experiences with those of the Porter Staff. 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!

Jennifer King-Reese, Principal

Student and Family Ss 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) 435-4625 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.

School-Parent Compact 2019-2020

Syracuse City School District
School-Parent Compact
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
     • homework
     • 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.


School News
All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th: Due to the continued increase in positive COVID-19 cases both in our community at-large and in our school community the Syracuse City School District will be going to full remote instruction for the next two weeks.  All students and staff will be remote January 4 th -15 th . We will continue to monitor the situation in our community and with our staff and students over the next two weeks.  It is our intention to resume our hybrid instruction on Tuesday, January 19 th .  In ... more >>
SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st: Due to the increased number of staff and students currently in isolation and/or quarantine due to COVID-19, the Syracuse City School District will be switching to 100% remote instruction for all students and staff beginning on Monday, December 21st.    We plan on returning to our hybrid model of instruction after Holiday Recess, on Monday, January 4th. All students should plan to take part in remote instruction Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. We appreciate your understanding ... more >>
Want to Change Your Child's Learning Model? Details here. Want to Change Your Child's Learning Model? Details here.: In August, you were asked to make a selection between hybrid in-person learning and 100% remote and to commit to this choice for the first semester of the school year, ending January 29, 2021. With the second semester starting February 1st we are now offering you the opportunity to make a change to your child’s instructional model if you'd like.   If you are interested in changing your child’s instructional model (from 100% remote to hybrid in-person, or from hybrid in-person ... more >>
All SCSD Schools to be Remote for the Week of November 30th- December 4th All SCSD Schools to be Remote for the Week of November 30th- December 4th: As previously reported, the City of Syracuse and all of our schools except Roberts PK-8 and Corcoran High School are in the New York State Orange Zone.    After further communication with staff from New York State, Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse, all schools in the Syracuse City School District including Corcoran and Roberts will be remote for the week of November 30th-December 4 th .   All students and staff scheduled for in person learning, must still be tested in ... more >>
Looking Ahead: Click Here to Fill Out the Reopening Questionnaire Looking Ahead: Click Here to Fill Out the Reopening Questionnaire: Click Here to Fill Out the Questionnaire As parents, it is your decision to have your PK-8th grade child have 100% virtual learning and not attend school in person. In an effort to best understand your plans for your child, we ask that you fill out this questionnaire and let us know what you plan to do this fall. We have proposed a hybrid educational model for the 2020-21 school year.  We feel this will allow us to open the school year in the safest way possible for all students, ... more >>

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