This is an important message from the Syracuse City School District for parents of students in kindergarten through grade eight. It has been brought to our attention that some families may not have not received their child's bus information. If you have not received this information you may call the transportation office at 435-4260, Monday, September 3rd from 8 am to 6 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 5 am. Again, if you have not received your child's bus information you may call 435-4260, Monday, September 3rd from 8 am until 6 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 5 am.
The SCSD believes that one of the most important ways we can help our children perform better in the classroom is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of minds and bodies. More than 10,000 breakfasts and 14,000 lunches are provided to students daily.
The New York State Education Department announced today that the Syracuse City School District has been awarded the Systemic Supports for District & School Turnaround Grant. The grant is for two years and totals over $2 million dollars.
Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras unveiled the Syracuse City School District’s Strategic Plan, "Great Expectations 2012-2017" to the Syracuse community with a presentation at a special Board of Education meeting on Aug. 22 at Clary Middle School.
"Great Expectations 2012-2017" is a 5-year strategic plan designed to dramatically improve academic performance in the District. The plan will serve as a roadmap that defines the reform-based goals that will guide education transformation in our city.
“Although ambitious and challenging, "Great Expectations 2012-2017" is our commitment to making a long-term, collective investment in our students and their future,’’ Superintendent Contreras said.
The plan was developed over the course of five months with input from a Core Planning Team that included individuals from throughout the community. This team was guided by valuable feedback from hundreds of stakeholders who attended several community forums sponsored by the District.
The plan includes a mission and vision for the district, a pathway to success for students and detailed timelines for achieving five reform-based goals.
“We can and must continue to improve at every level of the organization,’’ said Stephen Swift, president of the Board of Education. "Great Expectations 2012-2017" provides us the framework to accomplish our goals.’’
The Syracuse City School District is proud to announce that Ms. Francine Grannell, Lead Coach/Facilitator of the district’s Wilson Reading Program has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Mary Ann Bonneau Administrator Award by Wilson Language Training.
The SCSD proudly announces its 6th annual All-City Summer Musical Production The Wiz!
Move on down the Road! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved classic musical is based on The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum with the musical book by William F. Brown and music/lyrics by Charlie Smalls. It is produced through an agreement with Samuel French, Inc.
The cast includes more than 25 students from all 5 SCSD High Schools as well as several Middle School students. The production team includes Director: Virginia Fenessey, Music Director: Priscilla Babilonia, Production Manager: Sarah Gentile, Technical Director: Eveny Parker, and Choreographer: Jamie Gartner, all of whom are teachers in the Syracuse City Schools.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 2012 at 7 pm as well as Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 2 pm. All performances are at Corcoran High School. Tickets are $5 each.
Please contact production manager Sarah Gentile at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315)487-9488 with any questions.
The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment. The new eGovernance initiative replaces the costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand.
The Syracuse City School District has opened a Centralized Registration Center to streamline the student registration process and make the system easier for parents and families to navigate. The center, located at 1728 South Avenue in the former Elmwood Elementary School, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The SCSD Centralized Registration Center is a single point of entry for new families who need to enroll their children in the school district. The center also handles all change of address requests and student placements.
Nearly 100 employees from the Syracuse City School District participated in the annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge that was held at Onondaga Lake Park.
Despite the sweltering heat, the district doubled the number of participants that took part this year. Central Office employees, including Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, joined with staff from various schools in the walk/run. At the conclusion of the race, employees spent time socializing and enjoyed food from Brooklyn Pickle.
Money raised at this year’s event will benefit the American Red Cross.