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Syracuse City School District Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High Syracuse City School District Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High: (1/14/21) The Syracuse City School District graduation rate has reached a historic high, according to data released this week by the New York State Department of Education. The 2016 cohort – students who began high school in 2016 – completed high school with a four-year graduation rate of 70.7 ...
SCSD Board of Education Business Meeting to be Held January 13th SCSD Board of Education Business Meeting to be Held January 13th: (1/11/21) The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold its regular scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m . at 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.87, no physical attendance by members of the public ...
SCSD Network Connectivity Issues Now Resolved SCSD Network Connectivity Issues Now Resolved: (1/8/21) On Friday morning, January 8, 2021, the Syracuse City School District experienced network connectivity issues which may have prevented students from logging in to online learning platforms. As of 11:30 am, these issues have been resolved. We appreciate your patience and understanding!
Henninger Students Delve Into Visual and Performing Arts through SU Partnership Henninger Students Delve Into Visual and Performing Arts through SU Partnership: (1/7/21) Thanks to a collaboration with Syracuse University, about 50 Henninger students interested in Visual and Performing Arts careers have been taking part in a conference series to help them learn more about the opportunities available to them. The collaboration, organized by SU’s Dr. James Haywood ...
Van Duyn Students Stay Motivated with Virtual Pets Van Duyn Students Stay Motivated with Virtual Pets: (1/5/21) 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 ...
All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th All SCSD Schools to be Remote from January 4th-15th: (1/1/21) 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 ...
Huntington School to be Remote the Week of January 4, 2021 Huntington School to be Remote the Week of January 4, 2021: (12/30/20) While all other Syracuse City School District schools will return to the hybrid model of instruction on Monday, January 4, 2021, Huntington Pre-K-8 School ONLY will be 100% remote for the week of January 4, 2021. Please note that all SCSD schools - other than Huntington - will begin hybrid beginning ...
Ed Smith Families Join Virtual Coffee with Principal Events Ed Smith Families Join Virtual Coffee with Principal Events: (12/29/20) Ed Smith families have had a monthly opportunity to come together – virtually – for a coffee with Principal Sam Barber this year. Hosted by the Office of Family Engagement and the Ed Smith PTO, at the virtual events, families are given the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and ...
PFLA Students Earn Lynx Love Tickets, Create Positive School Community PFLA Students Earn Lynx Love Tickets, Create Positive School Community: (12/21/20) PFLA students are creating a positive school atmosphere thanks to a new initiative called Lynx Love Tickets. Created by principal Maggie Taru, staff can give a Lynx Love ticket to students that they see are trying hard, helping each other, doing their assignments and being prepared. At the end of each ...
SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st SCSD Schools to Go Remote Beginning on December 21st: (12/17/20) 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 ...
Two PSLA Seniors Earn Professional Drone Certification Two PSLA Seniors Earn Professional Drone Certification: (12/17/20) For four years, PSLA at Fowler students Belal Hamad and Yohan Trteizio have been studying drones. Through the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Career and Technical Education program, the students have been preparing for the Part 107 exam – a commercial remote pilot certification – ...
PSLA at Fowler Students Plan for the Future PSLA at Fowler Students Plan for the Future: (12/15/20) Ninth grade PSLA at Fowler students in the school’s Cosmetology program have been planning for the future, thanks to a creative project in their life skills unit.   Cosmetology teacher Theresa Calabrese assigned students a vision board project, asking that they create a collage of images, ...
8th Grade Families: High School Choice Survey Now Open! 8th Grade Families: High School Choice Survey Now Open!: (12/15/20) Attention, 8 th  grade families! Students who will be transitioning into 9th grade in the fall have options when it comes to high school choice.  We are asking that you assist us in gaining a better understanding of your child’s high school choice interests by completing the new High ...
Want to Change Your Child's Learning Model? Details here. Want to Change Your Child's Learning Model? Details here.: (12/10/20) 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 ...
Low-Risk Sports to Begin on December 14th Low-Risk Sports to Begin on December 14th: (12/7/20) The SCSD has been authorized to begin the low-risk sports bowling and boys swimming and diving, which will start on December 14 th . Athletic registration on Family ID is now open. If your child is interested in participating, please click on the FamilyID link to register . All students must ...
Meachem Families Engage through Virtual Reading Meachem Families Engage through Virtual Reading: (12/4/20) Families at Meachem Elementary have been enjoying a special treat: the ability to virtually read with teachers in the school!   Each teacher recorded themselves reading a book for families to view, and videos were compiled online. This Literacy Engagement project was inspired by the school’s ...
Virtual December Board of Education Meeting to be Held 12/9 Virtual December Board of Education Meeting to be Held 12/9: (12/3/20) The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold its regular scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m . at 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.72, no physical attendance by members of the public ...
Hybrid Learning to Resume on Monday, December 7th Hybrid Learning to Resume on Monday, December 7th: (12/3/20) Syracuse City School District students will continue to learn remotely for the remainder of the week of November 30th, but in person (hybrid) learning will restart on Monday, December 7th for hybrid students in PODS A, C and 1.    All SCSD schools, with the exception of Roberts and Corcoran, ...
Lincoln Students Get Creative with ELA Assignments Lincoln Students Get Creative with ELA Assignments: (11/30/20) Lincoln 8 th grade ELA/AVID students in Madeleine Goc’s class have been enjoying the opportunity to delve deep into course topics this year thanks to some creative lessons.   Students started off the year by writing their own Pledges of Allegiance based on the mentor poem "Self ...
All SCSD Schools to be Remote for the Week of November 30th- December 4th All SCSD Schools to be Remote for the Week of November 30th- December 4th: (12/1/20) As previously reported, the City of Syracuse and all of our schools except Roberts PK-8 and Corcoran High School are in the New York State Orange Zone.    After further communication with staff from New York State, Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse, all schools in the Syracuse City ...



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