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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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
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 >>
All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th: Due to the continued increase in positive COVID-19 cases both in our community at-large and in our school community the Syracuse City School District will be going to full remote instruction for the next two weeks.  All students and staff will be remote January 4 th -15 th . We will continue to monitor the situation in our community and with our staff and students over the next two weeks.  It is our intention to resume our hybrid instruction on Tuesday, January 19 th .  In ... more >>
SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st: Due to the increased number of staff and students currently in isolation and/or quarantine due to COVID-19, the Syracuse City School District will be switching to 100% remote instruction for all students and staff beginning on Monday, December 21st.    We plan on returning to our hybrid model of instruction after Holiday Recess, on Monday, January 4th. All students should plan to take part in remote instruction Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. We appreciate your understanding ... more >>
Want to Change Your Child's Learning Model? Details here. Want to Change Your Child's Learning Model? Details here.: In August, you were asked to make a selection between hybrid in-person learning and 100% remote and to commit to this choice for the first semester of the school year, ending January 29, 2021. With the second semester starting February 1st we are now offering you the opportunity to make a change to your child’s instructional model if you'd like.   If you are interested in changing your child’s instructional model (from 100% remote to hybrid in-person, or from hybrid in-person ... 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