he SCSD has also:
Initiated the 4-Tiered System for Student Support in grades Pre-K through 12
Expanded before and after school programs as well as summer school programs
Established Newcomer Programs for ESL students in grades 4-12 for those who have limited (or less) school experience before entering this country
Implemented a new 5-Block schedule to increase the availability of academic intervention services (AIS) during the school day
Adopted a district Cwide Positive Behavioral Intervention System (PBIS)
In addition, the SCSD has adopted programs to create closer ties and better communication with parents, to include the online Parent Portal that provides parents access to student grades, attendance and behavior reports. Further information on SCSD programs and initiatives, to include Say Yes to Education, is available at syracusecityschools.com.