The Food & Nutrition Services Department of the Syracuse City School District will again provide meals to all children 18 years and under, without charge, as part of the Summer Food Service Program 2012 (SFSP).
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origins age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.
Since 2008, Say Yes has been working alongside Syracuse City School District, Syracuse Teachers Association, the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College, many community-based organizations, and local businesses to ensure that every student in the District has the ability to reach his or her academic potential. From providing comprehensive supports that begin the day a child enters Kindergarten to offering every eligible high school graduate the chance to attend a Say Yes partner college tuition free. Say Yes together with the SCSD are working together to turn things around in our city. As you read the status report below, you can use the links included to find out more about the services that Say Yes & the SCSD provide.
The Syracuse City School District has been awarded a grant from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) designed to increase the number of already eligible children who actually receive breakfast at school. Syracuse is one of four school districts from across the United States chosen to participate in the program.
Students in elementary schools in the Syracuse City School district had the opportunity to spend some time learning about healthy eating, the importance of exercise and being a good teammate when members of the Syracuse Chiefs and representatives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum came to visit classrooms.
Cinderella is in the library? Of course! So are Snow White, Jack, Brer Rabbit, three bears, and Strega Nona. Each class at McKinley-Brighton visited our “Once Upon a Time” room where Mrs. French, the Library Media Specialist, encouraged the students to identify and describe the many characters. Then the lights were turned off and lots of oohs and ahhs were heard! The characters glowed in the dark!
More than 500 Syracuse City School District students School District took part in the 2012 Science and Career Fair and Environmental Challenge at the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse University campus.
A joint project between the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Outreach and the District, the Challenge encourages student research and the exploration of science and science -related careers.
Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras recently honored over 300 school volunteers from the Syracuse community at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. The honorees were recognized for their continued support of the school district through their volunteerism. The volunteers graciously give of their time and talents for the betterment of the students in the Syracuse City School District.
The Syracuse City School District is committed to dramatically improving student educational outcomes and has launched a Strategic Planning process. The planning process which will conclude in May will outline actions for dramatic district improvement, including specific school- and district-level goals. The strategic plan will address: human capital strategies, improved teaching and learning strategies, improved curriculum and instruction strategies, teacher and leader evaluation and compensation processes, family and community engagement and communications plans.
The Strategic Plan will be a visionary document aligned to the district’s transformation agenda and includes input from the Core Planning Team. This team will be responsible for making recommendations to the Superintendent on the plan’s content. Members of the Core Planning Team represent a diverse range of stakeholders, including parents, representatives from higher education, teacher and administrator unions, the district central office, community-based organizations, and the ministerial and business communities. The team will meet six times from March through May to determine a vision and goals for the district, develop strategies to meet the goals, and craft an accountability plan to monitor implementation over a five-year time period. The School Turnaround Group (STG) at Mass Insight Education will facilitate the strategic planning process and draft language that reflects the input of all stakeholders.