Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Samuel Barber
Vice Principals
Gregory Lawson
Jennifer DiBello
Andrea Ellis-Smith
DASA Coordinators
Lauren Angelone
School Address
1106 Lancaster Ave. | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours (Elementary)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

School Hours (Middle)
8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4650
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4543
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6414

Ed Smith School Vision and Mission
Principal's Message
June 2022

Dear Families,

It is that time of year when we look back and reflect and celebrate the past school year. Our theme this year was “Moving Forward,” as we began to return to a sense of normalcy in the school environment. Although we faced some challenges this year with Covid, we truly were “Moving Forward.” I would like to thank you for the continuous support that you have displayed this year in everything we do. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Some highlights of us Moving Forward this year include:
  • Seeing academic gains in our intervention groups and NWEA testing,
  • Raising over $ 1,200 in our Penny Wars to benefit the United Way,
  • Raising over $800.00 for our Dollars for Diabetes Campaign,
  • Participating in the book study ‘Bias’ as part of our equity efforts,
  • Collaborating with our partners from Engaging Schools to increase engaging instruction,
  • Returning our performances to the stage, including musical and concerts,
  • Having our Superintendent join our Inclusion Talent Show finale.
Summer is also a crucial time to continue learning to help prevent the ‘summer slide.’ Ed Smith will have a summer school program that will be held at Huntington School in Eastwood. Our Middle School administrator Ms. Ellis will be supervising the program with our staff from Ed Smith School. The program will run from July 5 to August 11 and consist of morning academics and fun enrichment activities in the afternoon. If you are interested in signing your child up for summer school, you can go to the SCSD website or contact the school at 315-435-4650, and we can assist in filling out the application form. We hope to see many students participate in this excellent program.
Next year our school times will change. School hours for all students PreK-8 will be from 8:30 am to 3 pm. The first day of school is on September 7th. We wanted you to have this information early for your planning purposes in the fall. We have also attached a school supply list for next year for our early bird shoppers so you can be prepared in the fall. We will also post this list on our Ed Smith webpage.
I would also like to take the time to thank the PTO and our families for their continued support. This year we saw the return of the “Great Ed Smith Carnival’ which was one of the best attended in years. The funds raised by this event go to support our students and families throughout the year. We saw families, friends, community members, former Ed Smith students, and neighbors in the community enjoy themselves. It was a heartwarming celebration of this unique community coming together once again after a 2-year hiatus. There were many smiles and hugs throughout the carnival as people reconnected. The event was enjoyed by all who attended.
Finally, I want to take a moment to thank all of you again for your support during a challenging year. As principal, I am lucky to lead such an involved and caring community. This is a special place to be. I hope you have a fun and relaxing summer and enjoy all that Central New York has to offer in the summer. Take time to explore, rest, and read a good book.
All the best,
Mr. Barber
Summer Meal Sites

School Supply List 2022-2023

School Supply List 2022-2023


Ed Smith June Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Summer  PE Oportunities

Right Stuff Basketball Referee Clinic

Syracuse Parks and Rec Brochure

Fall Sports
I am excited to announce Modified Fall Sports.  Sports will be available to boys and girls entering the 7th or 8th grade to start the 2022-2023 school year.  Below is some helpful information. 
Fall Sports Options:
Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross country, Girls Swimming, and Football
1.  Create an account on familyid.com.  All students need to have an account and register for a sport when available.  If you already have an account, be sure you can log in successfully.   (Fall Sports registrations will open as early       
as July 20.)
2. Be sure physical is up to date.  Check with the school nurse to be sure!      If needed, you can get a physical done at your family doctor.  Another option is to go to Wellnow Urgent Care.  The Cost is $30.  No insurance or appointments needed.  Physicals are good for 1 year.
3. Practices will begin prior to school starting.  (Stay tuned for exact start dates).  Practices will generally run after school until 5:30 or 6.  Depending on the sport, your child may practice at an offsite location.  Shuttles will be provided to and from practice sight to home school if you choose to.  Specific times/dates TBD. 
FamilyID Directions
*  Go to familyid.com, then click on Get Started Now button
*  Fill out form and click create account (write password down somewhere).
* Activate account by checking your email. Click on the email from FamilyID. then
   click email link to FamilyID
* Type Syracuse City School District in the search box, then click find. Click on
   on SCSD or Nottingham High School Spring 2021, click Register now
*  Scroll down until you see the team your student wants to participate in.  Click on team, scroll down and fill out form (answer all questions).  If your child has already been registered in the past, you can click on the pull down menu to autofill most of their information.  Update all necessary information and be sure to click the continue button and then the submit button on the next page.

Please feel free to email me with any specific questions you may have.  More information to follow soon!   Ray O’Brien robrien@scsd.us (315) 435-6000 ext. 2755 (PE office)

Parent Engagement Notebook

Parent Engagement Notebooks.pptx

Covid Testing Registration

To register your child for Covid Testing, click on this link 
Covid Testing Sign Up. It works in Google Chrome, but not in Internet Explorer.  When you click on this link, it will ask you to create an account and give consent for your child to be tested for Covid.  

Remote Learning Information
CLICK HERE to open Padlet for schedules, links to class meetings and weekly assignments

Click Here to open Clever

Click here to see how to create an account in the Parent Portal

Click here to s
ee how to access SeeSaw

Click here to see how to access Canvas

Click here to see how to access Teams

Click here to see the Blended and Virtual Learning Hub

Click here to contact Robin Young for Tech Help

School Supply List

School Supply List.pdf



News & Updates
SCSD Students Celebrate Juneteenth with Essay Contest, Book Readings and More SCSD Students Celebrate Juneteenth with Essay Contest, Book Readings and More: June 19 th , known as Juneteenth and Emancipation Day, marked the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. Today, it serves as a way to honor Black History and reflect on how we can each promote and work for equality for all.   Throughout the SCSD, students and staff engaged in activities to celebrate Juneteenth and learn about the importance of advocating for social justice. Reading Celebration “Who is Opal Lee?” STEAM at Dr. King 4th grade teacher Cynthia Pace asked ... more >>
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 >>
Ed Smith School Presents Its 2022 Spring Musical: Shrek, Jr. Ed Smith School Presents Its 2022 Spring Musical: Shrek, Jr.: It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.   Don’t miss Shrek, Jr., which will be presented by Ed Smith students on Thursday, May 12 th and Friday, May 13 th at 7 pm. Admission is free!   We hope to ... more >>
Ed Smith Student to Compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee Ed Smith Student to Compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee: Perorate. P-E-R-O-R-A-T-E.   It’s a verb meaning to speak at length.   And for Ed Smith 8 th grader Nagi Aitbayeva, it’s the word that won her the local Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard Spelling Bee, advancing her to represent Central New York at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland this spring!   “I already knew it,” Nagi explained of perorate, her spelling challenge. “It wasn’t the most challenging word I’ve ever come ... more >>
SCSD Teachers Meet Their Goals Thanks to New Impact Coaches SCSD Teachers Meet Their Goals Thanks to New Impact Coaches: In Molli Brown’s classroom at Delaware Primary, first graders complete a timed math fluency test – called a math sprint – three or four times a week.   When they finish, they run to the front of the room, grab a crayon, and shade in how many questions they got right on their personal goal tracker.   When they reach their math goal – which each student sets for himself or herself each month – they get to ring a special bell to celebrate their progress. ... more >>

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Get Involved in the Ed Smith Centennial!
Help us make Ed Smith’s Centennial great! To see the events and activities and learn how you can get involved, please visit the Ed Smith PTO website (link www.edsmith-pto.org) and click on 100 Year Celebration.

Howler Newsletter
The Howler is our monthly PTO newsletter for the Ed Smith Community.
The email to contact the Howler is edsmithhowler@gmail.com

REGISTER for COVID-19 Testing
Register now for your child to receive a free COVID-19 test at school: visit https://covid19.ongov.net/appointments/schools/

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) 435-4650 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


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