Season's Greetings from SANY Schools - 2023

Dear Utica Academy of Science Charter School families, teachers, staff, atoms, and community,

Believe it or not, it’s finally that time of the year, a season of joy, giving, and well-deserved relaxation. You’ve all been extraordinary examples of leaders and strong community members. Let’s take a moment to commend ourselves on the impeccable progress we’ve made during the first semester, regardless of the obstacles we’ve encountered. 

  • UAS celebrated the 10-year milestone of providing high-quality public school education to children in the Utica community. 
  • UAS JSHS held the annual Back to School Night for new and returning families. 
  • Retired NYS Judge and SANY board member Jawwaad Rasheed hosted a lesson with UAS JSHS students.
  • UAS Elementary held student of the month and dojo awards for September, October, and November.
  • On Monday, October 2nd, The UAS Boys Varsity Soccer Team achieved their 6th win of the season with a 3-2 victory against the Waterville Eagles.
  • UAS HS came in 6th place at the CNY Steamboat Challenge at the Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse. 
  • The UAS Girls Varsity Soccer team had their Senior Night on October 13th.
  • UAS Elementary School celebrated Unity Day, the main event of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, by wearing orange. 
  • Boys Varsity Soccer achieved a Sectional game win against South Lewis on October 18th.
  • UAS Elementary held the first annual Trunk-Or-Treat event at the school.
  • UAS staff become certified in the Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED training.
  • UAS JSHS Atoms participated in the CNY Bridges Challenge & an 8th-grade team received 9th place.
  • UAS World Cultures Club traveled to Rochester for a day to experience Turkish culture and cuisine.
  • Girls Varsity Basketball defeated Morrisville and achieved their second win in a row.
  • UAS Elementary School holds a special breakfast for November Student of the Month recipients.

Now it’s time to deck the halls and share precious memories with loved ones. Remember, we are not just a district but a family. I look forward to building success one Atom at a time in the New Year. 


Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-574-3000
Fax: 315-574-3008

UAS J/S High School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-266-1072
Fax: 315-266-1073


1409 W Genesee St,
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
UCSD Transportation: 315-797-4933