Westside Academy at Blodgett

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Vanessa Hopkins
Vice Principal
Mary Lowe
Laura Mitchell
Administrative Intern
Jason Cecile
DASA Coordinators
Shantanette Patrice-Johnson
Laura Mitchell
Main Office
(315) 435-4386
Fax: (315) 435-4539
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-6525
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4881
School Address 
312 Oswego Street |
Syracuse, New York 13204
School Hours 
7:50 AM - 3:10 PM
School-Based Health Center 
(315) 435-6431

School Vision:  Westside Academy at Blodgett impacts the future for our scholars by creating an environment that teaches, supports, and grows every child both in character and academics.

School Mission: Westside Academy at Blodgett will provide a positive student centered environment in which all students will develop academic skills and attitudes to enable them to be successful lifelong learners.  The administration, faculty, and staff will provide a safe and secure environment in which all students can learn.  By working together we will create a learning environment that nurtures success within an interactive and engaging setting, which provides for the individual needs of our diverse student population.  Parents and the community will be actively involved in developing all students to learn at high levels and develop into mature, productive, and responsible citizens.

Instructional Focus:   Westside Academy’s instructional focus is literacy across all content areas.  Our students are competing in a 21st Century Global Society and there is a need to be College and Career Ready, students must be proficient in reading and writing complex informational and technical text. This means instruction in every classroom must focus on reading and writing skills that demonstrate learning of content standards; therefore, teachers must facilitate effective discourse in the classroom by supporting students’ cognitive engagement that influences their personal, social, and cultural experiences. As administrators and teachers, we must be committed to high-quality literacy instruction embedded with research best practices.  



School News
Modified Fall Sports Registration to Begin August 28th Modified Fall Sports Registration to Begin August 28th: Attention, Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Families! Fall sports will be starting up in the next few weeks for all 7 th  and 8 th  grade students.  All sports registrations will be done online through FamilyID.   Directions for creating a FamilyID account are available by visiting the Health, PE and Athletics homepage .  Football will begin August 28 th  at 9:00am at STEM at Blodgett; all other modified sports will begin September 5 th  after school.  ... more >>
Meet the New Principal: Dr. Harry Valentin Meet the New Principal: Dr. Harry Valentin: Tell us a little about yourself! I am from Puerto Rico. I have 20 years of experience in different positions in the Puerto Rico Department of Education:  School Principal, Chief of the State Assessment Office, Chief Academic Officer and the Deputy Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Education. I also participate actively in different committees from the United State Department of Education, being a Technical Advisor for State compliance and Regional Advisor for State comprehensive ... more >>

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WSA Announcements

School's In Session
Due to the number of closing because of inclement weather days students will be attending school Monday, March 18th.  For more information and to find out what other days students will now be attending please click on the following link .https://www.facebook.com/SyracuseCitySchools/photos/a.425369800841105/2355496654495067/?type=3&theater

High Importance: Immunizations
Greeting WSA 6th and 7th grade parents,
         We have a number of students who are in need of immunization shots.  If the shots are not completed or scheduled before Sept. 21st, students will be excluded on Sept. 24, 2018.  Westside does have a school-based health center.  If you fill out an application for you child to get their shots through the school, no disruption to their learning will occur.  

After-School Program
Westside parents, the after- school program will be beginning October 15th.  We are sending application home with students today.  Please complete the application and return it to the WSA main office by Monday, Sept. 17th.

High Importance: Morning bus times
WSA Parents,  Westside was informed today that the Transportation department has changed the morning bus times so that they will be 20 minutes earlier than the original time beginning Sept. 12th.  Please make sure to adjust your child's morning bus time to include this change.

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