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


Van Duyn Is Collecting Box Tops!
Remember Van Duyn is collecting Box Tops until November 1st. Box Tops earn us money to be put towards PBIS incentives for our students.Students who bring in Box Tops will receive a white CHAMPS from their teacher. Please help support our school! Thank you in advance for all your help and support!


School News
Pep Rally for the CHAMPS: On Friday September 15th, Van Duyn Elementary School held their first Pep Rally of the year. Each grade level worked together to come up with a cheer or a skit to celebrate the aspects of being a CHAMP. Pre-K created a sign and cheered on Van Duyn for being COURAGOUS. (pictured). Kindergarten created a cheer about being HARDWORKING.  1st Grade created a cheer about ACHIEVING  2nd Grade created a cheer about being MOTIVATING  3rd Grade created a cheer about being PERSISTANT  ... more >>
Welcome Back Van Duyn CHAMPS!: Happy 1st Day of School! Van Duyn Elementary wants to welcome back all of our "Van-tastic" students, parents, family and community members. We had a wonderful turn out this morning where parents, teachers and members of the community gathered around to high-five, congratulate, and cheer on our returning Van Duyn CHAMPS. Students walked into school on a red carpet as everyone cheered them on from the side lines.  Check out our 1st Day Celebration!    ... more >>
SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge: As part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, SCSD students were tasked with reading as much as they could this summer. Their minutes spent reading were tallied, and Mayor Miner visited classrooms with the most minutes read at each school building to present students with a bookmark, sunglasses and a cake.   “I like reading big chapter books,” LeMoyne summer school student Debora Yangwa, now a 6 th grader at Grant Middle School, said. “Reading helps my fluency ... more >>
Van Duyn Participates in Rocket Team Competition!: This year, seven 5th graders from Van Duyn Elementary School participated in CNY Rocket Team Competition. Students worked in teams to create their own rocket, which they launched to see for high and far their rocket could go. While Van Duyn did not win, the students had a lot of fun and the girls team won the award for Best Team Name (The VanDuynamite Galazy Girls)! Congratulations to these "Van-tastic" students for their amazing hard work!     ... more >>
2017 Math Bee Winners!: This year Van Duyn Elementary held its 2nd Annual Math Bee Competition beginning the week of April 4th, 2017. The Math Bee worked to improve the math fluency skills of our students. Students from Pre-K through 5th grade participated and the top 10 students moved on to the semi-final round. On April 24th the students competed and one winner was chosen from each grade level. The winner's received a walking field trip to the Dollar Tree with a $5.00 gift certificate to spend there. They also got ... more >>

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Important Dates

October 19th
PFO Meeting 4:30pm
Family Fun in Learning Night 

October 21st 
Roots Uplifted: Global Connections

October 28th 
Roots Uplifted: Global Connections 

November 7th
Parent Teacher Conferences

November 10th
Veteran's Day 

November 14th 
Kindness Adventure Assembly 
Parent Teacher Conferences 
1/2 day for Students 

November 22nd - 24th 
Thanksgiving Recess 



NYS School Review Report
Van Duyn Support Staff

Important Documents

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