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Wheeler Elementary

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Principal Warren Smith
Building Secretary Jennifer Williams
Main Office 315-552-5050
Address 4543 S. Onondaga Road
Nedrow, NY 13120
Hours 7:50 AM -  2:12 PM


About Wheeler Elementary 

Snug in the middle of Rockwell Elementary and the Jr/Sr High School, the OCS roads meet at Wheeler School, where students in grades 3 through 6 are encouraged to learn, grow and participate in a variety of academic and social activities in a safe and secure environment.  The faculty and staff of Wheeler School are committed to providing opportunities to every student so that they feel special and involved, as well as challenged to become not only successful students but successful citizens!  With a focus on maintaining academic excellence, Wheeler School also provides students the opportunity to explore athletics, evolving technology, music and the arts.  All staff members get to know each student so that the entire building is one community with a common goal of a rewarding educational experience.

Safety and Transportation

To assure all students' safety, we ask you to please observe the following policies and procedures. All doors of the building are locked at all times. Please enter and exit the building at the main entrance. Sign in and out at the main office and wear a visitor's badge while visiting. 

Bus Pass Procedures

"The Board of Education is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation for its students, while also exhibiting reasonable flexibility in handling emergencies. It is the District policy to only pick up and discharge at locations within the boundaries of the School District.
All students should be picked up and discharged at a consistent location every day. These locations must be established in September and, unless an emergency situation arises, should be permanent. Each family must notify the school in writing during the summer of their child's drop-off point if it is different from the child's home.
Should it be necessary to change day care or other child supervision arrangements during the school year, parents should send a written notification to the District's Transportation Office and another copy to the school's office. In an emergency situation, parents should contact the school office so that temporary arrangements can be made. Each school building will establish times that non-emergency changes in drop off location need to be submitted.
Any questions may be directed to the school office at Rockwell or Wheeler and the Bus Garage."
This means that:

  • Each family can establish a secondary stop at the beginning of the school year (ex. grandparent, daycare, split custody). Changes can be made and bus passes can be written only to the secondary stop. Secondary stops will change only under reasonable, consistent circumstances (change of daycare provider, a move, etc.)
  • Bus passes will not be written for students to go home with other students NOT listed as their secondary stop. Parents must arrange to pick up and transport the student if they need to go to a location not listed.
  • Exceptions will be made ONLY in the case of an emergency. Emergency bus passes must be approved by the principal.

Wheeler Band Program

Students at Wheeler have the opportunity in fourth, fifth and sixth grade to learn to play an instrument.  Students in this program gain a deeper understanding of music through a variety of experiences.  Students in the Instrumental Music Program receive a 30 - 40 minute small group lesson each week.  Lesson times are on a rotating schedule so that students do not miss the same class more than once per month.  Fourth-grade students have the opportunity to study flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or percussion.  Students will participate in a fourth-grade band and perform during the May concert.  Fifth and sixth grade students that study woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments will participate in the Wheeler School Concert Band.  The Wheeler Concert Band performs three public concerts each year in addition to special performances.  In the past we have performed at Rockwell School, at the state capitol concourse in Albany, the New York State School Board Association annual convention in Rochester, and for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Major Ensemble Festival where we have been awarded the “Gold Medal” distinction twice.

Rockwell/Wheeler PTO
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Rob Price, Superintendent of Schools
4466 South Onondaga Road | Nedrow, NY 13120
Phone 315.552.5000