Van Duyn Elementary

Eva Williams

David Guertin
Vice Principal


401 Loomis Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13207


Main Office: (315) 435-4660
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4660

Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4618

DASA Coordinators:
David Guertin
Molly Phelps


8:50 AM-4:00 PM


***Check out our Parent/ Student Handbook - located under Important Documents
School News
5th Grade Participates in Hour of Code!: 5th grade students at Van Duyn Elementary participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement where students from around the world have an introduction to computer science and coding. Students went on and got to choose from a variety of one-hour tutorials. Students will continue to learn about coding later this year.    more >>
Van Duyn 5th Graders win 3rd place at Bridge-building Competition!: On November 12 th , 2016, Van Duyn Elementary 5 th grade students competed in the 17 th annual Central New York Bridges Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em bridge-building competition at the MOST. Van Duyn had several teams of 5 th graders enter the bridge-building contest. They worked hard to design a strong, sturdy bridge and then on November 12 th they tested their designs. The Van Duynamites, a 5 th grade team, won 3rd place in their category (grades 4-6) and were the #1 team in ... more >>
Van Duyn Shows Off Costumes in Redhouse Shareformance!: Redhouse is a partner with Van Duyn Elementary School. They bring arts to the classroom with units in theatre, music, dance, costume, etc. When a unit is complete the students share what they have learned and create a Shareformance. The costume unit Shareformance was on Thursday, November 10 th . Students had been immersed in the costume unit for this past month, with each grade level learning about a different topic. The unit ended with students creating a costume about something from that topic. ... more >>
Syracuse Police Officers Give Presentation at Van Duyn Elementary!: On October 28th Van Duyn Elementary received a "Vantastic" treat! Syracuse Chief of Police, Frank Fowler, and five officers that have community-school duties visited Van Duyn to give a presentation on what it takes to be a CHAMP both in school and outside it. After going over the ways students could be courageous, hardworking, achieving, motivated, persistent, scholarly and safe the police officers walked around and gave every student in ... more >>
Van Duyn Wears Orange for No-Bullying!: At Van Duyn Elementary we are CHAMPS and part of being CHAMPS means standing up against bullying. On October 19th, 2016 Van Duyn teachers and students wore orange to send a message that we will stand up and protect each other from violence and bullying. Take a look at all that orange!     more >>

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Important Dates
January 16th 
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 30th 
Superintendent's Conference Day

February 8th 
Parent Teacher Conferences

February 20th-24th
Winter Recess 


NYS School Review Report
Van Duyn Support Staff

Important Documents

VDES Parent/Student Handbook 2016-2017
Student Support Services Organizational Chart
Van Duyn DTSDE Report 2015-2016
Van Duyn Final CET Recommendations
Van Duyn Revised SIG Plan
Van Duyn Q2 Quarterly Report
Van Duyn Q3 15-16 Receivership Report