Porter Elementary School

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Andrew Nolan
Vice Principal
Jessica Gauda-Lane
Lisa Quinones-Sherman
DASA Coordinators
Jennifer King-Reese
Melissa Giardine
Main Office
(315) 435-4625
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4943
School Hours 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
School Address
512 Emerson Ave. |
Syracuse, NY 13204 

Welcome to Porter Elementary #ClimbingToGreatness

Welcome to Porter Elementary School, where we provided a fantastic learning experience for all students! 

Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, and provides excellent academic and enrichment opportunities for all Porter students within a nurturing environment. We continue to strive towards ensuring that all students’ needs are met and we are relentless in this pursuit. I thank you for the opportunity to work with you and to watch your children learn and grow. 

On behalf of the Porter school community, I ask that you consider joining our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). We will meet monthly to discuss important initiatives and events, review and monitor our progress, and collectively make decisions that will benefit our students and guide our work. More information will be shared throughout the summer on how you can join and make a difference!

I would love to hear from you. Please never hesitate to reach out by calling the school or sending a message through Talking Points, email, or Porter's Facebook page. 

If we work together we can continue #ClimbingToGreatness!

Thank you, 

Andrew Nolan, Principal

Student and Family Supports are Available! 

The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students and their families. 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) 435-4625 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.

School-Parent Compact 2021-2022

Syracuse City School District
School-Parent Compact
School Name:  Porter Elementary
The school and parents working cooperatively to provide for the successful education of the children agree:

The School agrees
The Parent/Guardian agrees
To offer an annual meeting for parents of children enrolled to inform them of the Title I program and their right to be involved.
To offer a flexible number of meetings at various times, and--if
necessary and if funds are available—will provide transportation,
child care or home visits for those parents who cannot attend a
regular school meeting.
To actively involve parents in planning, reviewing and improving
the Title I programs and the parental involvement policy.
To provide parents with timely information about all programs.
To provide performance profiles and individual student assessment results for each child, along with other pertinent individual and school district education information.
To provide high quality curriculum and instruction.
To deal with communication issues between teachers and parents through:
     parent-teacher conferences at least annually;
     frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress;
     reasonable access to staff;
     opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s
     class and observation of classroom activities.
To assure that parents may participate in professional development activities (eg., literacy classes, workshops on reading strategies) if the school determines that it is appropriate,.
To become involved in developing, implementing, evaluating and
revising the school parent involvement policy.
To use or ask for technical assistance training that the school district or school may offer on child-rearing practices and teaching and learning strategies.
To work with our child/children on their schoolwork, by:
    •  Reading for 15 to 30 minutes per day to K through 1st grade students.
     • Listening to 2nd and 3rd graders read for 15 to 30 minutes per day.
To monitor our child’s/children’s:
     • attendance at school
     • homework
     • television watching and video game playing
To share the responsibility for improved student achievement.
To communicate with our child’s/children’s teachers about their educational needs.
To ask other parents and parent groups to provide information to the school on what type of training or assistance they would like and/or need to help them to be more effective in assisting your child/children in the educational process.


News & Updates
SCSD Students Receive New York State Lifestyle and Leadership Award SCSD Students Receive New York State Lifestyle and Leadership Award: Eleven SCSD students were recently recognized as exemplary physical education students!   These students were all selected by the New York State Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Central North Zone as winners of the Ideal Health & Physical Education Award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate literacy in physical and sports skills, attendance, perseverance, leadership and positive influence on peers, sportsmanship and citizenship, and more.   ... more >>
Kindergarten Orientation Kindergarten Orientation: Kindergarten Families: Please save the date for our virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, September 2nd, at 1:15 pm! You will have the chance to hear from Porter's kindergarten teachers to learn more about our school and what you can expect throughout the upcoming school year. If you're joining from a computer, please use the Chrome browser. If you are joining from a phone or tablet, please download the Microsoft Teams app before the event. The ... more >>
Virtual Kindergarten  Orientation : 9/2 at 1:15 pm Virtual Kindergarten Orientation : 9/2 at 1:15 pm: more >>
Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation. Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation.: *New information for Parents* Now you can Track your child's SCSD Transportation. Dear Oasis Families, The Syracuse City School District [SCSD] has launched a new transportation App called "FirstView" for families to be able to view their child’s transportation information and receive text notifications.  Below are instructions for you to follow to download the App to your mobile device, laptop, tablet, or I-Pad. * Important * Before downloading ... more >>
SCSD Educators Share Best Practices in Virtual Conference SCSD Educators Share Best Practices in Virtual Conference: More than 600 SCSD educators joined together in mid-March to attend Teach, Collaborate, Lead – a virtual professional development conference organized by SCSD teachers. Nearly 30 breakout sessions were offered, in which teachers shared their best practices on everything from culturally responsive education to trauma-informed teaching, from technology discoveries to subject area specific insights and more.   Porter teacher Ashlea Vilello presented a breakout session about ways to give ... more >>

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