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The Solvay Union Free School District is comprised of three schools-Solvay Elementary School (Grades K-4), Solvay Middle School (Pre-K, Grades 5-8) and Solvay High School (Grades 9-12). Information regarding the district may be obtained from the District Office, 299 Bury Drive Syracuse, New York 13209 or by telephone (315) 468-1111.

The Board of Education:
The Board of Education consists of five members
Joseph Barnello, President
Lena Rose Orlando, Assistant Clerk
Elizabeth Schmidt, Vice President
Kristin Sunser-King, Member
Stephen P. Zalewski, Member

Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
Jessica Whisher-Hehl, Asst Superintendent for Educational Services
Karen Henry, Asst Superintendent for Business Administration
Ellen Sheehan, Director of Special Education
Jen Wall, Director of Instructional Systems and Technology Support
John Dippold, Director of Athletics
Rory Malone, Coordinator of MTSS, Community Partnerships, and Mental Health

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Accessibility Statement:

It is the goal of the Solvay Union Free School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive disabilities.

Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to the best of our technical ability. We recognize that not all areas of our website may be ADA-compliant. We are in the process of updating our content to be compliant with the W3C guidelines. We welcome feedback on how to improve the site’s accessibility for all users. Please contact the district office by emailing or call at (315) 468-1111 with any concerns, problems, or questions regarding our site's accessibility.


NYS APPR Acceptance Letter
Approved Solvay APPR
Notice of Disclosure for APPR Scores for Parents

DEI Statement

The Solvay UFSD is committed to consistently creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and community members. The district does not and will not condone or accept any acts that are considered discriminatory, offensive, or threatening in any way to any one or any group of people. Any acts of racism, sexism, classism, or any forms of discrimination will be addressed.

Sex Offender Registry

The New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in partnership with NY-ALERT, allows you to sign up to receive free alerts via e-mail, text message, or fax whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender listed on the DCJS website moves into or out of a community or location of interest to you and your family. Sign up for NY-Alerts.

Also, DCJS offers several ways to search the public registry for Level 2 or 3 sex offenders. Visit the DCJS website to search the Public Registry of Level 2 or 3 Sex Offenders by either county, zip code, or name.

Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980, 299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111