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FSA and PTA Meeting 2019

PTA and FSA Meeting will be held on October 23rd from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 23, 2019—Utica Academy of Science Elementary School will be hosting its first Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. If you have expressed interest in forming a Family and School Alliance (FSA) to support the needs of Utica Academy of Science Elementary School families, students and school staff, please join us, as well, on October 23rd. We look forward to working together throughout the school year to help make Utica Academy of Science Elementary School the best school for your student. 

Community Clean Up Day 2019

Intergenerational Fall Community Clean Up Day is Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 AM

Saturday, October 19, 2019—Join Utica Academy of Science Middle and High School as they give back to their community on Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 AM during the Intergenerational Fall Community Clean-Up Day. Volunteers will meet at Utica Academy of Science Middle School and will travel by bus to various locations in Utica. Supplies will be provided by Oneida County Youth Bureau.

Coffee & Conversation 2019

Utica Academy of Science Middle and High School will be hosting their first Coffee & Conversation of the school year

Friday, October 18, 2019—Join Utica Academy of Science Middle and High School for their first Coffee & Conversation of the school year. Families will have an opportunity to meet and speak with their school's counselors and administration team while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee and or tea. Please see dates and times below for each school. 

Middle School*: Thursday, October 31st from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

High School: Friday, October 18th at 8:15 AM

*Middle School Coffee & Conversation will be held the last Thursday of the month.

Indigenous Peoples' Day 2019

There will be no school on Monday, October 14th in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 14, 2019—In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day, there will be no school on Monday, October 14th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15th. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms!

PSAT and SAT 2019

PSAT and SAT retake exams will be held on Wednesday, October 16th

Wednesday, October 16, 2019—Students who wish to or need to retake the PSAT or SAT, the exams will be held on Wednesday, October 16th. As a friendly reminder the PSAT is for students in the 11th grade and the SAT is for students in the 12th grade.

Public Meeting 2019

Utica Academy of Science Charter School will be holding a public meeting at Syracuse Academy of Science High School to discuss the school wide safety plan on Friday, October 11th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Friday, October 11, 2019—Utica Academy of Science Charter School will be holding a public meeting on Friday, October 11th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Syracuse Academy of Science High School in their conference room. In the meeting we will be discussing our school wide safety plan for the Elementary, Middle and High School. All are welcome to attend.

Welcome Back BBQ 2019

Utica Academy of Science's Welcome Back BBQ

Saturday, September 21, 2019—Utica Academy of Science will be firing up their grills for their Welcome Back BBQ on Saturday, September 21st. Each building will be hosting its own Welcome Back BBQ. Please see details below. We hope to see everyone there!

Elementary School

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of games, activities, an auction to win prizes and of course delicious food! Entrance to the event and games are free. 

Food can be purchased, and all proceeds will go towards the UAS Athletics Department. The cost is $5.00 per person | $15.00 for a family of 5 or less | $20.00 for a family of 6 or more.

Middle School

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Atoms and their parents are invited to join us for our Welcome Back BBQ. Families will have the opportunity to meet their student's teachers and to learn more about the curriculum. We will end with a free BBQ to celebrate the beginning of the school year. At the BBQ, Atoms will have the opportunity to explore the different clubs being offered this school year, as well as, to sign up for any clubs that interest them.

High School

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of games, activities, an auction to win prizes, tasty food and more! The event cost and games are free. All proceeds will benefit the UAS Athletics Department.

Picture Day 2019

UASCS Picture Day schedule  - ES: September 20th; MS: October 4th; HS: September 13th

Thursday, September 12, 2019—Mark you calendars because picture Day is coming up soon. Below are the dates for the Elementary, Middle and High School.

  • Elementary School: Friday, September 13th
  • Middle School: Friday, October 4th
  • High School: Friday, September 20th

Remember to smile and say cheese, Atoms!

Welcome Back, Atoms!

First Day of School for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

Thursday, September 5, 2019—Welcome back, Atoms! We hope you all had a fantastic summer and wish you all the best for this upcoming 2019 - 2020 school year. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Hayali. Please head to our Facebook page to view more pictures of the First Day of School for Elementary, Middle and High School.

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To our Atoms’ Family, 

The first day of school holds a certain level of wonder. As I walked the halls this morning, I heard teachers patiently sharing their vision of the upcoming school year with their new students. Classrooms that will be bustling with energy in the coming months were almost silent as students who are eager to learn, excited to see their friends, and a little nervous about what surprises a new year may hold as they adjust back into the rhythm of the school day. 

Today is a day of new beginnings. Some of you may have put your child on the bus for the first time this morning, and others may have been secretly cheering as your teenager is finally going to be out of the house. However this morning went for you, we all have one thing in common (myself included). We all chose to send our children to a Science Academies of New York Charter School. 

So let me say this -- Thank you for trusting us to educate and prepare your children for their bright futures. We have a remarkable team of educators across our buildings who are committed to providing your children the best opportunity to become productive, contributing and caring citizens.

It is very important that all students feel comfortable and safe at school, especially as our schools grow in number and size. In response to the educational needs of families in Utica and Syracuse, we now serve students in elementary, middle and high schools in both communities. This year student enrollment continues to climb in all of our charter schools, with more than 1,500 students on our waiting list and approximately 2,000 students enrolled in grades K-12.

We are looking forward to working with each of you to ensure your child’s success. Together we are building success one ATOM at a time. 

Respectfully,

Tolga Hayali, Ed.D.

First Day of School

The First Day of School is Thursday, September 5th

Wednesday, September 4th—Are those alarms set and backpacks ready for the First Day of School? We hope all our Atoms had a great summer and look forward to seeing you bright and early for the First Day of School on Thursday, September 5th. Please see the start and end times below for each building.

  • Elementary School: 8:25 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Middle School: 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
  • High School: 7:40 AM to 3:32 PM

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