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Solvay HS Presents Rodgers and Hammersteins "Cinderella": “Impossible things are happening everyday!”   The Solvay High School Drama Club is pleased to announce their spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” On Friday, March 10, Solvay High School will be one of the first in the area to debut the Broadway musical adaptation to the community.   Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of “Cinderella” offers a new twist on the classic tale. The musical, which has been remade twice in 1957 and 1965, debuted on Broadway in 2013. The musical will feature many well-known songs, such as “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”   Solvay High School students have spent many months preparing and ... more >>
March 2017 Sentinel: Click here to view the March 2017 Sentinel! more >>
Reconfiguration for Fourth Grade and Pre-K Approved: Dear Community Members, On Monday, February 13, the Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) Board of Education approved the proposed reconfiguration plan at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting. The plan will move fourth grade to the Solvay Elementary School and the Pre-K program to the district office wing of Solvay Middle School this coming fall.  This decision is one that was not taken lightly. We at the Solvay UFSD have spent the last few months examining the situation carefully to determine what we believe to be the best course of action for our students. We are grateful to those of you who participated in the process and appreciate the input and feedback we have received from the community. The reconfiguration plan will provide district wide benefits. ... more >>
2016-17 School Year - Part II: Check here often for continuing updates! more >>
Proposed School Reconfiguration:   To view the presentation or the FAQ document, please click the following links: Proposed School Reconfiguration PowerPoint and FAQ more >>
Solvay Alumnus Honored at RIT: It is the alumni of the Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) who help to make Solvay such a special place. A recent Solvay UFSD graduate is continuing to honor that tradition. Eric Goodrich, Valedictorian of the Solvay High School Class of 2014, was recently named a Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar. The honor of becoming an RIT Scholar is one of the highest RIT has to offer. Goodrich was invited to become an RIT Scholar based on his completion of at least 83 credit hours and a grade point average of at least 3.85. The chance of being an RIT Scholar is limited to students who have achieved academic standing in the top one percent of their respective colleges at RIT. Goodrich will be recognized at an award ceremony on Thursday, April 6, 2017. ... more >>
Five SMS Students Participate in Perennial Math Tournament!: Congratulations to five Solvay Middle School (MS) students for their participation in the Perennial Math Tournament!   On Saturday, January 21, five students from Ms. Ackerman’s class participated in a Perennial Math Tournament at Jordan Elbridge MS. Students participating were Chris Cappentta, Reis Cleland, Drake Rombach, Emma Rutkowki, and Namine Sierra. In addition to solving many challenging math problems, the students also came back to school with math games they plan to share with their classmates.   Solvay MS student Drake Rombach placed second out of all fourth grade students! Congratulations, Drake!      more >>
Get Ready to Jump, Jump Around!: The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) will soon get to jump in on some fun with a very special guest. On Thursday, January 26, René Bibaud, a five-time world champion rope jumper, ESPN commentator, and artist with Cirque Du Soleil, will visit Solvay UFSD to share her love of rope jumping. Throughout the day on January 26, Bibaud will visit Solvay Elementary School. That night, she will host an evening performance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Solvay Middle School for all elementary and middle school families. During this time, students are invited to bring their families to watch Bibaud perform and learn some of her favorite rope skills.   Thank you to the Solvay Elementary School and Solvay Middle School PTOs for sponsoring this free event! more >>
Solvay Lead Testing Update - No Areas of Concern: In an effort to maintain the safest environment for our students and staff, Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) has continued to conduct lead testing of all potable water outlets throughout the district. Recent results from our test concluded that are still no areas of concern within any of the Solvay UFSD schools or buildings. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Solvay District Office at  315-468-1111 . more >>
Solvay Students win Sholastics Art Awards: Congratulations to our winners! Nice job! WINNERS & AWARDS LIST - PDF Solvay Middle School - PDF Solvay High School Awards - PDF more >>
The 2016-17 School Year at Solvay: more >>
Solvay's Relay For Life Seeks Volunteers for June 2017: For those looking to start off 2017 by participating in some community service, Relay For Life has an excellent opportunity for the Solvay community.   In June 2017, Relay For Life will take place at the Solvay High School track. The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to be a part of the Relay For Life celebration at Solvay. Any students, parents, staff, families, and friends who would like to participate and/or volunteer are welcome.   For more information about how you can become involved in this Solvay event, please contact Ashley Johnson by phone at (315) 433-5633 or email .   Relay For Life is a fun, family friendly event that allows the Solvay community to work together in the fight against cancer. For more information ... more >>
A Holiday Message from Solvay UFSD: The holiday season allows us the opportunity to take the time to reflect, appreciate, and celebrate our accomplishments from this past year. The Solvay Union Free School District (SUFSD) has had a successful start to the 2016-2017 school year, but none of our successes as a district would be possible without our faculty, staff, students, teachers, and most importantly you, the Solvay community. Thank you for helping to make Solvay such a special place for our students!   The SUFSD would like to extend our best wishes for this holiday season. Enjoy holiday recess and we look forward to seeing our students again on Tuesday, January 3.  more >>
Calling All Elves! Students Apply for Jobs at the North Pole: Calling all elves! It’s a busy time of year in the North Pole and the Solvay Union Free School District is looking to help. Last week, students (elves) from Ms. Dennison’s class interviewed for job openings at the North Pole. Interviews were conducted with the help of Solvay Administration, including Solvay Superintendent Mr. Wright, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Mr. Larison, and Special Education Secretary Mrs. Sgarlata. Elves were invited to interview for a variety of positions, including Barn Assistant, Candy Chef, Doctor/Veterinarian, Health Trainer, International Travel Expert , Office Assistant, Toy Maker, and Warehouse Supervisor. Elves were then asked to pick a job to interview for that would best fit their talents. For the interview, elves wrote a ... more >>
SES and SMS Host Holiday Gift Shops: Just in time for the holiday season, the Holiday Gift Shop has arrived at Solvay Elementary School (SES) and Solvay Middle School (SMS). The Holiday Gift Shop is hosted by each schools PTO and allows students to buy special gifts for their friends and family. The Holiday Gift Shop for SES takes place throughout the day on December 14 and 15. Students are welcome to stop in to browse the selection throughout the school day with their classes. Volunteers are on hand during the event to help students select items. The program at SES is supplemented by Penguin Patch, with additional handmade items, donations, and purchases from local stores. Gifts are affordable, starting at $0.25 up to $6.00. There is also a separate table of free items for students who may forget to bring in money for ... more >>
Solvay Hosts "Take a Vet to School Day": Solvay Middle School (SMS) recently hosted the “Take a Veteran to School Day” program. The program, developed by The HISTORY® Channel, allows for the community to show veterans how much their service and sacrifice is appreciated, while also allowing students to develop a better understanding of our history. This goal is achieved by connecting veterans of all ages with students at schools throughout the country – with the help of the “Take a Veteran to School Day” program. To start the “Take a Veteran to School Day” program, students from SMS performed the national anthem. Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli then took the stage for a speech, thanking the veterans for their service. He then led the school in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Following ... more >>
Weather Cancellations/Emergency Closings Procedures Reminder: With the recent winter weather in Central New York, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents/guardians of Solvay Union Free School District’s weather cancellations/emergency closings procedures. In an effort to keep families informed, the district uses an automated emergency calling system. This system is used to contact parents and guardians in the event school will be delayed, closed, or dismissed early (after the start of the school day). It supplements the already established procedures of contacting the local news media. Families should ensure that all emergency contact information is updated with their child(ren)’s school(s) with any changes to phone numbers and addresses (including email) as soon as possible. Not only is the district responsible for ... more >>
A Thanksgiving Message from Solvay UFSD: We would like to take this opportunity to stop and reflect on the many things for which we are grateful. We, at Solvay UFSD, are thankful for: Our parents/guardians and community members, who give back so much through their endless service and dedication. Our students, who come to school every day ready to learn and take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Our teachers, who go the extra mile to make sure they are constantly engaging our students, always working towards the common goal of helping them succeed. Our Solvay staff, employees and administrators, who constantly work to support our students in their goals and future opportunities. Our Board of Education, which continues to work determinedly to set goals and offer direction for the education ... more >>
Solvay Holds 1st OCC Advantage Celebration: On Wednesday, November 9, Solvay High School held the 1 st Annual Onondaga Community College (OCC) Advantage Celebration. The celebration signified the launch of the OCC Advantage program, which was created in partnership with OCC in Syracuse, N.Y. and offers a full-tuition scholarship to OCC for students of the Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) who meet program requirements. The Solvay Class of 2020, consisting of 143 ninth grade students, was invited along their families to attend the kick-off celebration. In order to be eligible for the program, students must meet a set of requirements while in high school and once accepted to OCC. In high school, students are required to meet attendance and grade point average requirements. They will also be required to complete community ... more >>
Solvay Celebrates the OCC Advantage Program: On Wednesday, November 9, Solvay High School held the 1 st Annual OCC Advantage Celebration. The celebration signified the launch of the OCC Advantage program, which was created in partnership with OCC in Syracuse, N.Y. and offers a full-tuition scholarship to OCC for students of the Solvay UFSD who meet program requirements. The Solvay Class of 2020, along with their families, was invited to attend the kick-off celebration.  more >>

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Solvay Union Free School District
Lawrence Wright, Superintendent
PO Box 980
299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111

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