The reopening of the Say Yes Financial Aid Counseling Center for the 2012-2013 school year has been postponed. The center, which assists juniors and seniors as well as their parents as they begin to navigate the financial aid process, was set to open in October. Students who need help with financial aid issues before the center opens should speak to a guidance counselor at their respective school. Once an opening date for the center has been set it will be communicated to high school guidance counselors and posted on the school district web site.
The winners of the "Bump it Up by 5" challenge at Roberts School have been announced. Students in Roberts grades 6-8 were offered a challenge during the 2012 New York State Math and English Language Arts assessments last April. Not only were they awarded "Roberts Rewards" for daily on-time attendance they were also encouraged to do their personal best. If the students scored at the Level of 3 or 4 on the state tests, their name went into a drawing for two $100 gift certificates for Best Buy - one for ELA and one for Math.
The 13th Annual Children's Book Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Franklin Elementary School, 428 South Alvord St. This year's theme is Reading is Nutritious! Come join us for stories, fun reading games and activities, live entertainment, snacks, zoo animals and more. The entire event is free and all children, ages 2-10, are welcome to attend with their families.
On September 26, 2012 students and teachers all across the Syracuse City School District will be opening their blinds and letting the sunshine in to celebrate Daylight Day. Please join the Green SCSD team in their efforts to boost student achievement and reduce their carbon footprint. Teachers and staff are pledging to turn off the lights on Daylight Day.
The Syracuse City School District will be holding its annual Public Hearing on the 2012 Contract for Excellence on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM. The hearing will be held in the Board of Education Board Room at 725 Harrison Street. The 2012-13 Contract for Excellence narratives, school standings and budget information can be found here.
The Syracuse City School District, as part of a pilot program, will offer free lunch and breakfast to all students in the district for the 2012-2013 school year. The United States Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Option allows the district to offer both meals at no charge to all students in all schools. Students must still pay for a la carte items (extras that are not part of the regular breakfast or lunch).
Freshman at Institute of Technology Syracuse Central (ITC) were formally welcomed to the newly renovated school on Aug. 30, 2012, with a presentation by Principal Matthew Williams. After the presentation, the students, their families and a few current students were greeted by teachers and staff. The students were then given information they will need for the start of the school year.