Van Duyn Elementary

Eva Williams


David Guertin
Vice Principal


DASA Coordinators:

David Guertin
Molly Phelps

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4660
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4660
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4618

School Address:

401 Loomis Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13207

School Hours:

8:50 AM-4:00 PM

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School News
You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions: The Syracuse City School District is pleased to host a series of Kindergarten Information Sessions! If you are a city resident with a child who will be five years old by 12/1/18 (born between 12/2/12 and 12/1/13), you are invited to attend. Information Sessions are an opportunity to meet the principal and school staff, tour a kindergarten classroom and learn about our Personalized Learning structure, discuss the kindergarten schedule, learn about school resources and Family Engagement practices ... more >>
Van Duyn Leaves Scarves for MLK Day of Service: Mrs. McCann's 5th grade class wanted to give back on Martin Luther King Jr Day, a day of service. They decided they would collect scarves and hang them around downtown for those who were cold or needed one. The 5th grade students wrote notes on the scarves saying "I am not lost, take me its cold outside." Students hung up more than 55 scarves around Armory Square, Columbus Circle, the bus hub, Destiny and Franklin Square. We are very proud of our Van Duyn Scholars.  CNY Central ... more >>
Van Duyn Ninja Warrior!: Every month Van Duyn holds a White CHAMPS incentive, where students who show good behavior and earn at least 50 White CHAMPS or 50 Dojos get to participate in a fun activity. The month of November set up a challenge for the students....could they be a Van Duyn Ninja Warrior! Inside the gym there were several obstacle courses. Students had to show their strength and agility to maneuver through the obstacle courses and get to the finish. Students had a blast as they swung from ropes, crawled ... more >>
Van Duyn Holds a Sock Hop!: Tis the season for giving and Van Duyn Elementary School is giving back! Fifth Graders at Van Duyn Elementary School decided that they wanted to do something to help during this holiday season. Together, they decided they would hold a Sock Hop Dance. Students from all grade levels were invited to come to the dance, where there was food, music and fun. To get in, students had to bring in a new pair of socks. These socks were then donated to Vera House. Van Duyn Elementary School was able to donate ... more >>
Syracuse City Ballet comes to Van Duyn: On Novemeber 1st, Syracuse City Ballet came to give Van Duyn's second, third and fourth graders an introduction to the ballet, The Nutcracker. The Syracuse City Ballet talked about the history of ballet and dicussed some of the names and steps to ballet. Student volunteers were even invited up to the stage to show what they learned. Students then heard the story of the nutcracker and were invited on stage again to practice a few dance steps from the ballet. Students were excited to learn about ... more >>

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Important Dates
February 14th
Valentine's Day
100 th Day of School

February 16th
African American Read Aloud Day 

February 19th - 23rd 
Winter Recess 
No School For Students 

February 28th 
Black History Month Assembly 

March 2nd 
Read Across America 
Lucky Leprechaun Dance  - White CHAMPS Incentive 

March 7th 
Living Wax Museum 

March 12th- March 16th 
Spring Scholastic Book Fair 

March 30th 
Good Friday 



NYS School Review Report
Van Duyn Support Staff

Important Documents

VDES Parent/Student Handbook 2016-2017
Van Duyn ES DTSDE Report
Van Duyn Final CET Recommendations