Van Duyn Elementary School

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Eva Williams
Vice Principal
Dr. Reba Hodge
DASA Coordinators
Dr. Reba Hodge
Molly Phelps
School Address 
401 Loomis Ave. |
Syracuse, NY 13207
Main Office
(315) 435-4660
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4660
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4618
School Hours 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Click HERE to go to our Van Duyn Tech Help Page

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Click HERE to view our Family Learning Hub for Virtual Learning


Celebrate Our New Year Virtual Spirit Week!

Not every spirt week has to involve clothing and props. We are ringing in the New Year the Cha Cha Champs way! Each day of this week is another theme for us to reflect and set our goals for 2021.

Our students will be setting their own goals in class! We cannot wait to share those goals, but our sucess doesn't end there, we want our community to share in the fun and learning. You can follow along, all you have to do is post your goals to our Facebook page, or download the document and fill it out on your own. Click this link to get today's goal worksheet. When it opens, click the download button and choose to open it in word to make whatever changes you want.

Imagine your future. Each month, imagine learning students will win prizes in the Syracuse city school district imagine your future contest. November through may



School News
SCSD to Resume Additional In-Person Learning Beginning April 12th SCSD to Resume Additional In-Person Learning Beginning April 12th: On March 22, 2021, Superintendent Alicea presented a plan to the Board of Education that allows for students to return to school for more days of in-person learning.  Both Onondaga County and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided guidance that decreases the recommended space between students from six feet to three feet.  This change allows us the space to bring more students safely into each classroom.  Thanks to the great number of responses to our return-to-school ... more >>
SCSD to Offer Spring Recess Meal Pickup on March 31st SCSD to Offer Spring Recess Meal Pickup on March 31st: The SCSD Food & Nutrition Services Department will be offering a meal distribution over Spring Recess. Students may stop by any of the following sites on Wednesday, March 31 st from 9:30 am – 1 pm .   Bellevue Delaware Dr. Weeks Ed Smith ELMS Franklin Frazer Henninger Huntington HW Smith LeMoyne Lincoln McKinley-Brighton Meachem Nottingham (this site will be serving from 8:00 am – 1:15 pm) Peoples AME Zion Porter PSLA at Fowler (this ... more >>
Nottingham Key Club Helps Diversify Van Duyn Classroom Library Nottingham Key Club Helps Diversify Van Duyn Classroom Library: The COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for students in the Nottingham Key Club to fulfill their mission: finding meaningful community service projects that they can organize.   The club partnered with the Building Men Program in the fall to donate to Golisano Children’s Hospital. They took part in Corcoran’s 44-mile challenge to remember a community member who passed away there – walking and running a total of more than 75 miles (individually, masked and socially distant). ... more >>
Van Duyn Students Stay Motivated with Virtual Pets Van Duyn Students Stay Motivated with Virtual Pets: One of the challenges of hybrid and remote learning for elementary school students? Adjusting to changing classroom traditions.   In a regular school year, students at Van Duyn are accustomed to earning white and green “Champs,” which whey can use to purchase prizes from the school store. Students loved setting a goal and earing their Champs to purchase items they had been eyeing.   Due to the hybrid and remote learning this year, however, this has been difficult. Fourth ... more >>
Tech Help for 2020-2021 School Year Tech Help for 2020-2021 School Year: Hello! I'm Mrs. Kailer These are some videos that might help you with your virtual learning! Remember if you are still having trouble you can always book an appointment with a librarian , call the school, or email me at   VAN DUYN TECH PADLET - All your How Tos for tech issues How to Log into Clever ... more >>

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Student and Family Supports 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) 435-4660 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


Websites for Learning at Home

Important Documents

Van Duyn ES DTSDE Report