What time does school start and end?
Which door will my child use for entry and dismissal?
- Kindergarten Walkers and Drop Offs – Lancaster Avenue Entrance
- 1st Grade Walkers and Drop Offs – Broad Street Entrance
- 2nd Grade Walkers and Drop Offs – Broad Street Entrance
- 3rd Grade Walkers and Drop Offs – Main Entrance*
- 4th Grade Walkers and Drop Offs – Main Entrance*
- 5th Grade Walkers and Drop Offs – Main Entrance*
- Middle School Walkers and Drop Offs – Main Entrance*
- Bus Students in all Grades – Breakfast Door on Lancaster Avenue near Broad Street side of building
*Because the parking lot is blocked off at 8:00 am, drop-offs need to be dropped off on Lancaster Avenue or Broad Street and walk around to the Main Entrance.
What are school hours on district half-days?
On half-days, Ed Smith school ends at 10:50 am.
Does being a K-8 school mean that elementary and middle school aged students are mixed during lunches and other activities?
The answer is sometimes!
When possible, the school holds separate events for the middle school and elementary school students including assemblies, concerts, and age-appropriate activities like school dances and the fall parade.
When there are larger events and all grades are together, such as the Great Ed Smith Carnival, the true spirit of Ed Smith is clear, as the middle school students volunteer to set up and run booths. There are
also several buddy days throughout the year where middle school grades are paired up with elementary classrooms to visit, read and do other projects together.
Middle school and elementary school lunch periods may overlap but for small amounts of time due to the need to schedule ten lunch periods in a specific window of time. However, all lunches are monitored by a school administrator, Recreation Aides, and additional staff members.
Is before or after school care available?
- Ed Smith offers the 21 st Century Morning Program which is available for students in grades K-8 from October 15th, 2023 to May 31st, 2024; Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 8:20 am. Transportation is NOT provided. Students must be enrolled and attending the Afterschool Program to be eligible for the Morning Program. Additionally, the program is subject to availability and application/registration is required.
- Ed Smith offers the 21 st Century Afterschool Program, which is available for students in grades K-8 from October 15th, 2023 to May 31st, 2024; Monday – Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Transportation IS provided. The program is subject to availability and application/registration is required.
- The JCC and RECC are paid programs that provide before and after school care and include transportation from Ed Smith to and from their site. Please note that the JCC offers afterschool programming only.
- JCC (Jewish Community Center) offers after-school care for K-students 6 until 6pm. For more information, call 315-445-2360 or visit jccsyr.org.
- RECC (Rothschild Early Childhood Center) offers before school programming beginning at 6:30am and afterschool programming ending at 5:40pm. Programs are available for K-12 students. For more information, call 315-445-0049 or visit: https://www.rothschildearlychildhoodcenter.org.
Is transportation provided to and from school?
District busing is provided if your child resides more than one mile away from the school. For more information, please contact SCSD’s transportation department at 315-435-4260.