UAS Elementary School
Frankfort, NY 13340
UAS J/S High School
Frankfort, NY 13340
Dear SANY Family,
On behalf of our grieving school community, I am writing to express my sincere sorrow about the death of George Floyd and the deeply troubling circumstances surrounding his death earlier this week. Videos from eyewitnesses clearly show Mr. Floyd was in custody, handcuffed, and pinned to the ground while a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. Before he lost consciousness and died, Mr. Floyd was able to say he could not breathe. His wrongful death comes while we still grapple with the death of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed 26-year-old black woman who was shot by police in her apartment, and the death of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old black man who was shot while jogging in a Georgia suburb.
With families, colleagues, and loved ones, we grieve and stand committed to calling for justice for George, Breonna, and Ahmaud. We speak against the utter absence of humanity in these acts. Hatred, bigotry, and violence against anyone anywhere shatters peace and affects all of us.
As a community, we wish for true peace everywhere, but it can only grow where the evils of racism and ethnic and religious bigotry are rooted out. I encourage you to be unwavering in your dedication to fostering and demanding respect for all. I call on everyone in the SANY family to stand together with renewed vigor to end racism by sowing the seeds of peace every day, everywhere.
Let us unite to build a better future based on peace, justice, and equality for all.
Science Academies of New York
Monday, May 25, 2020—In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 25th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 26th. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms!
Thursday, May 7, 2020—
Friday, April 3, 2020—There will be no school on Friday, April 3rd through Monday, April 13th for Spring Recess. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 14th. Enjoy this long break, Atoms!
Effective immediately, Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr. declared a state of emergency for the county due to ongoing concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, all component school districts in the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, including the Utica Academy of Science Charter School, will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020. School will reopen on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Stay safe UAS Atoms.
All 12-month employees, building deans, school counselors, student affairs officer, and behavior specialists will continue to work during this closure, barring any further direction.
Thursday, March 12, 2020—It has come to our attention that a story is circulating on Social Media that there was a case of Coronavirus in one of our schools. This claim is based on false information. SANY school district, which includes Syracuse, Citizenship, and Utica Academies of Science, have no cases of Coronavirus.
We have been in direct communication with the State and the County Health Department and have contingency plans in place if a member of our school community comes in contact with the Coronavirus. If there is a confirmed case in one of our districts, as well as the Syracuse City and Utica City School Districts, we will close the school, inform the community and take necessary measures to protect our Scholars and Families.
Citizenship Academy and Syracuse Academy of Science were closed yesterday, 3/11/20, due to a scheduled faculty in-service day. All of our staff participated in mandatory staff training, as stated on our school calendar.
All scheduled District activities (including but not limited to field trips, school-wide events, and athletics) are being held as planned, as per the County Health Department. As this situation continues to evolve, circumstances may change and warrant postponements or cancellations. Updates to this guidance will be distributed via email, posted on the district website, and/or communicated via our mass notification system.
Superintendent of Science Academies of New York
Dr. Tolga Hayali
Monday, February 17, 2020—In observance of Presidents' Day and Mid-Winter Recess, there will be no school Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st. Enjoy this long recess, Atoms!
Monday, January 20, 2020—In observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 20th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21st. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms!
Wednesday, January 1, 2020—In observance of the New Year, there will be no school on Wednesday, January 1st through Friday, January 3rd. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6th.
Friday, December 20, 2019—Winter Recess will begin with a half-day on Friday, December 20th. There will be no school on Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020. Enjoy this long recess, Atoms!