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Transportation

The ESM Transportation Center is located at 7225 N. Central Ave., East Syracuse and can be reached at 315-434-3460. Click on the links below for more information:

School Closings:

School Closing & Delay Alert System: ESM has implemented an integrated telephone, e-mail and text messaging system called "SchoolMessenger." It allows us to contact each parent/guardian via phone, cell, e-mail or text to inform them of school closings and/or delays. If you are not receiving calls, need to change your information or need further information about the system, please call us at (315) 434-3344.

Additionally, when it is necessary to close schools because of bad weather, power failure, or some other emergency, the closing will normally be announced by 6:30 a.m. on the local radio and television stations listed.

When school is closed due to weather or other reasons prior to the start of the school day, all school and after school and evening activities are cancelled.  This includes all athletic practices, games and extracurricular activities/events. If after school activities are cancelled before the end of the school day, the same procedures apply.  There are no exceptions.  

If conditions suggest a delay in the start of school, the announcement will be made as early as possible, usually by 6:30 a.m. A one-hour delay announcement means that all morning school bus stops will be one hour later than usual. A two-hour delay announcement means that all morning school bus stops will be two hours later than usual. In either case, there will be no morning pre-k. The balance of the school day will follow a regular schedule, including pre-k, lunch, dismissals, and extra curricular activities.

When a delay is announced, please stay tuned to the radio or television because conditions might deteriorate and require school to close. In that event, the closing announcement will be made by 7:30 a.m.

Occasionally, bad weather or other emergencies develop after school begins and forces an earlier than normal closing. In that case, radio and television announcements will be made indicating the time of dismissal.

Parents should arrange, in advance, to provide supervision for their children for those times when school is closed, delayed, or dismissed early. Make certain your child knows these plans, and in the case of elementary children, please share this information with your child's school office.

School announcements are submitted to the following media:

WSTM (TV-3) / WTVH (TV-5) / WSTQ (TV-6)
WSYR (TV-9)
Spectrum News
Syracuse.com

Bus Routes: 
Parents/guardians of ESM students and students who attend outside schools should receive their child's individual bus stop information in the mail on a postcard in late August. Parents/guardians of students with special needs should call the transportation department at 315-434-3460 for their child's bus schedule.