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 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Van Duyn's Scholastic Book Fair is Here!!

Van Duyn is holding a Fall Scholastic Book Fair from November 15- November 19th. Students will have time to shop during their Library special. Students will also be able to come during their lunch and other times during the day.  As always, all purchases benefit our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair
  • Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too!
  • If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
 Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

 We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. By sending your child to school with at least $6.00, we will help them find a great book to read. Thank you for your support! 

School News
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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.


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