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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Elbridge Elementary School!  Our school consists of three programs:  a 3-year old program housed at the JEDIs (intermediate school), grades Pre-Kindergarten (4-year old students) through 3rd grade at Elbridge Elementary school, and grades 4-5 at the Intermediate School in Jordan, NY.  At all of our Elbridge Elementary programs, our students SOAR to high levels of achievement!
Some frequently asked and answered questions can be found below.  If you have additional questions, please call us at (315) 689-8540.  Our school year office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m (3 p.m. in summer).

Teachers, staff, and I work as a Professional Learning Community (PLC).  Through this work, we regularly review what students must learn to be successful in higher grades.  Next, we measure whether students have mastered their learning and what we need to do if a student is not progressing.  Finally, when students reach mastery, we know what learning must come next to keep challenging each and every child. 

This work has yielded significant student achievement gains at Elbridge Elementary and we've only just begun!
Mr. Hartwell

Frequently Asked Questions
Questions Answers
How can I sign up my child for the district's 3-Year-Old (3YP) and 4-Year-Old (4YP) Pre-Kindergarten programs? Registration for both 3YP (at JEDIs - intermedaite school) and 4-year old Pre-K at Elbridge Elementary is open and ongoing.

Contact district registrar Shelly Westcott at (315) 689-8540 x 4011 or email
When does school actually begin and end this year? For 3PY, Pre-K and kindergarten, school runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For grades 1-3, school runs 8:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Students arriving after 9 a.m. will be marked tardy.  For students in the intermediate program (grades 4-5), school runs from 7:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.  Please ensure your child arrives to school on-time every day.
I am planning to pick my child up from school. When should I arrive? 3YP-3rd grade children who are transported home by parents or guardians will assemble for pick up at 3:30 p.m. (not earlier than 3:30 p.m.).  Students can not be signed out by parents/guardians until after the buses leave (approximately 3:45 pm).  A new pick up procedure will be in place starting in 2018-2019 to increase safety at dismissal time.  Students in grades 4 and 5 can be picked up after buses leave at approximately 2:50 pm.  A safe and uninterrupted end to the school day is essential to help children learn and grow.

Please bring photo I.D.  A digital check-in system will be in use.  Only parents, guardians, or other adults listed on a child’s emergency contact/ transportation forms will be authorized to sign-out a child.  Parent(s) can update records by visiting the main office at Elbridge Elementary.
What is “S.O.A.R.” at Elbridge Elementary? Students do best when they can focus on their learning. Teachers and staff have developed a positive-behavior system to teach and highlight the best behavior in kids. The acronym S.O.A.R. will be a focus of our attention this school year and will help make Elbridge Elementary an even better place to learn.
How will you (Mr. Hartwell) be in all these locations at once? Mr. Hartwell has a magic portal.

Actually, each program of Elbridge elementary will have administrative and counseling support at all times.  Mr. Burlingame supports the 3YP and JEDIs programs.  Mr. McIlroy supports Elbridge Elementary.  These are two of the school's resource officers.

Mr. Hartwell has coordinated his schedule with Ms. Schue.  When Mr. Hartwell is at Elbridge Elementary, Ms. Schue will be at the 3YP and JEDIs (Jordan-Elbridge Dynamic Intermediate School) programs.  When Mr. Hartwell is visiting 3YP & JEDIs, Ms. Schue will be at Elbridge Elementary. 

Mr. Hartwell doesn't really have a portal, but can't wait to get one!

Check out the recent celebrations from our school:

Students celebrate math at Perennial Math competition in 2018

Students from Elbridge Elementary School took home multiple top awards at the 2018 Perennial Math competition.  Almost 300 students, made up of 62 teams from around the region, participated in the math contest held at the JE High School last month.  Students in grades 3-8 participated in the nationally-organized tournament.

Individual winners from Elbridge Elementary include Logan Guerrette, Sally Lin, Brielle Whitten, Abigayle Bates, Westley Maywalt, Marcy Titus, Annabella D’Arrigo, and Rane Phillips.   In the team competition, two third grade teams from EE took home top awards.  Students in the middle school also achieved award-winning results at the competition.

All students who participated in the competition were recognized by the Board of Education last March.

Students who placed in the CNY competition participated in the national competition in May.

PARP events help make reading fun for kids

PARP, or Pick a Reading Partner, brings reading awareness to students in fun and challenging ways.  The team, led by reading teacher Mrs. Sue Naples, organized events such as evening story hour, guest reader days, and dress like your favorite story book character day!

When you read with your child every night, remember to stop and ask questions about what your child has just read.  If a child keeps picking the same book to read over and over, allow it!  This part of reading, called comprehension, is just as important as reading the pages of the book.  Choosing the same book to read over and over again will help your child practice decoding and comprehension (both essentials parts of reading).  But, always remember to keep reading fun and never use it as a punishment.

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080