Office of Family Engagement




Administrative Aide: Rachel Fleming 315-435-6459
Nina Vergara
(315) 435-6383
Family Engagement Facilitator

Schools: Bellevue, Delaware, Frazer, Porter, PSLA, Seymour, Westside Learning Center, La Liga, Syracuse STEM @ Blodgett
Luberta Crouch
(315) 435-4895
Family Engagement Facilitator

Schools: Ed Smith, HW Smith, Syracuse Latin, McCarthy, Nottingham, Northside CYO, Dunbar Association, ITC, Oasis Academy, PFLA
Mary Lisa Wade
(315) 435-6037
Family Engagement Facilitator

Schools: Clary, Corcoran, McKinley-Brighton, Meachem, Roberts, Van Duyn, Northside Learning Center, Huntington Family Center, ELMS, Brighton Academy, STEAM @ Dr. King
Selina Lazarus
(315) 435-4558
Family Engagement Facilitator

Schools: Franklin, Grant, Henninger, Huntington, LeMoyne, Lincoln, Salem Hyde, Webster, Dr. Weeks, North East Community Center, Southwest Community Center



 
Shalanada Graham
(315) 435-4578
Family Engagement Facilitator

Family Educator, Parent University, CoVideo Chats



 

2022 Kindergarten & School Choice Virtual Information Sessions

Click to Register for Kindergarten Info Session: https://forms.office.com/r/kDcTnxhu2Z
Click to Register for School Choice Info Session: https://forms.office.com/r/X783q7LY17

Join us for a series of information sessions on Kindergarten and School Choice Registration. 
Please note: if your child is currently enrolled in the district you will be required to register for and attend a session at the school listed in your child’s Kindergarten Transition Letter. 
Families of students who are not currently enrolled in the district must register to attend a session at their home school, which can be found by visiting syracusecityschools.com/registration and clicking on the School Locator Tool.  Student assignment is based on seat availability.

***All Virtual Information Sessions will be hosted on Zoom***
Registration is required to attend. You will receive a link to the scheduled session 2 hours before the session begins. 
Please note that registration closes (2) hrs before each session begins.

What is the Office of Family Engagement?

The Office of Family Engagement was created to provide a stronger home-school connection by finding ways for parents to become more active in their child’s education. The Office of Family Engagement now includes Parent University, as well as four Family Engagement Facilitators. We look forward to working with you! 

What is a Family Engagement Facilitator?

Family Engagement Facilitators will serve as liaisons between parents and schools to help establish stronger home-school relationships.

How can they help me?
 
Family Engagement Facilitators help families with school related issues that may surround behavior, IEPs, parent/teacher conferences where the teacher and parent don’t see eye to eye and refer to community agencies when needed. They also make sure parents are aware of District-wide meetings and help schools build and maintain PTO type groups, work with Title One initiatives, workshops and provide resources and information to schools and families.
 
They facilitate the PUMP bus and support Parent University events, and also work with schools in making the school culture more welcoming. If you’re looking to become more of a partner in your child’s education, a Family Engagement Facilitator is a great place to start! 

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SCSD Announces Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Syracuse City School District is committed to preserving the security and integrity of student data. As outlined in the Common Core Implementation Reform Act of 2014, the Syracuse City School District publishes the following “Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security” here on our website.
 
 *   The Syracuse City School District does not sell or release a student’s personally identifiable information for any commercial purposes;
 *   Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record;
 *   State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred;
 
A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State will be available for public review both online and via regular mail from the State Education Department. Parents may access the NYSED Student Data Elements List, a complete list of all student data elements collected by NYSED, at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx , or may obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234
 
Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints may be submitted to the Office of Shared Accountability, dataprivacy@scsd.us or by calling (315) 435-4281.

Data Privacy Parent Fact Sheet
Software & Data Element Listing
 

Announcements
Notice to Families Regarding Coronavirus



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Links
CoVideo Chat - Summer School, Title I & Family Engagement - 6/16/22
CoVideo Chat - Federal Stimulus Funds - 6/16/22
CoVideo Chat - Federal Stimulus Funds - 6/14/22
CoVideo Chat - Federal Stimulus Funds - 6/14/22
CoVideo Chat - School Safety Protocols - 6/7/22
CoVideo Chat - School Safety Protocols - 6/6/22
CoVideo Chat - Summer Opportunities for Youth - 5/26/22
CoVideo Chat - Tobacco & Vaping Avoidance - 5/26/22
CoVideo Chat - Tobacco & Vaping Avoidance - 5/24/22
CoVideo Chat - Summer Opportunities for Youth - 5/24/22
The Incredible Years Program - 5/16/22
The Incredible Years Program - 5/9/22
The Incredible Years Program - 5/2/22
CoVideo Chat - Grades, Tests & Reading: How to Help Your Child Excel - 4/28/22
CoVideo Chat - Grades, Tests & Reading: How to Help Your Child Excel - 4/26/22
CoVideo Chat - Physical Fitness - 4/26/22
CoVideo Chat - Choosing, Registering & Transferring Your Child’s School - 3/10/22
CoVideo Chat - Le Moyne College Summer Program (5th Grade) - 4/21/22
The Incredible Years Program - 4/18/22
CoVideo Chat - Teamwork and Leadership - 4/5/22
CoVideo Chat - Henninger Town Hall - 3/31/22
CoVideo Chat - Le Moyne College Summer Program (High School) - 3/29/22
CoVideo Chat - Your Voice Counts - 3/23/22
CoVideo Chat - Le Moyne College Summer Program (Middle School) - 3/22/22
CoVideo Chat - Choosing, Registering & Transferring Your Child’s School - 3/8/22
Special Education - Understanding How My Child Learns - 3/1/22
Special Education - Life After High School/Planning for the Future - 2/15/22
Special Education Parent/Council Advisory Meeting - 1/4/22
Special Education - Post-Secondary Transitioning Planning - 2/8/22
CoVideo Chat - How Not to Be Salty - Live Cooking Demos - 2/15/22
CoVideo Chat - Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe - 1/25/22
CoVideo - PAX Tools: Part II Strategies for Success - 1/13/21
CoVideo Chat - Computer Programming & Cybersecurity Certificates - 12/16/21
CoVideo Chat - Free Tax Preparation (NEHDA) - 12/21/21
CoVideo Chat - Computer Programming & Cybersecurity Certificates - 12/14/21
Career Connections - Virtual Event for Seniors - 12/10/21
CoVideo Chat - PAX Tools: Strategies for Success - 12-7-21
CTE Virtual Open House (Henninger) - 12/2/21
CTE Virtual Open House (Corcoran) - 12/1/21
CoVideo Chat - Stress Reduction Techniques_11-30-21
CoVideo Chat - Le Moyne Pre-College Program for Grades 9-12 - 11/9/21
CoVideo Chat - Health Department Vaccines for Children 5-11 yrs - 11/8/21
CoVideo Chat - Getting Ready for High School - CTE Registration & Selection Process-11/2/21-6pm
CoVideo Chat - Getting Ready for High School - CTE Q&A and Interview Prep - 10/28/21-12pm
CoVideo Chat - Getting Ready for High School - CTE Q&A and Interview Prep - 10/26/21-6pm
CoVideo - Reopening Chat w/ Superintendent Alicea (Burmese)
CoVideo Chat - Getting Ready for High School - P-TECH Info Session - 10/21/21
CoVideo - Reopening Chat w/ Superintendent Alicea (Karen)
CoVideo - Reopening Chat w/ Superintendent Alicea (Spanish)
CoVideo - Reopening Chat with Superintendent Alicea (Arabic)
CoVideo Chat - Athletics & After School Programming - 9/21/21
CoVideo Chat - Getting Ready for High School - CTE Info Session - 10/10/21
CoVideo Chat - Henninger Town Hall - 10/14/21
Centro Bus Mobile App
CoVideo - Reopening Chat w/ Superintendent Alicea (English)
CoVideo - Reopening Chat w/ Superintendent Alicea (Somali)
CoVideo - Reopening Chat w/ Superintendent Alicea (Swahili)
CoVideo Chat - COVID Update w/ Dr. Gupta
CoVideo Chat - Getting Ready for High School - CTE Info Session - 10/12/21
CoVideo Chat - We've Got Jobs! - 9/23/21
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
Shared Decision-Making and School-Based Planning Policy
Special Education Parent/Council Advisory Meeting - 10/5/21

CoVideo Chats - PDF Presentations