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Free Books with Kellogg’s Feeding Reading Program

Kellogg’s teamed up with Penguin Random House to introduce its Feeding Reading Program where families can receive a free book with their purchase of a Kellogg’s product.

Friday, August 6th, 2021One of the best ways to start your day is finding out that you can receive a free book with a purchase of Kellogg’s product. Kellogg's Feeding Reading program is about fueling minds and bodies for school success, and has collaborated with Penguin Random House to offer one free book with a purchase of a box of Kellogg's products. Books can either be kept to add to your own personal library or could be donated to a school in need. Please see the details below on how you can receive your free book today!

How to Participate

  1. Purchase a Kellogg's product between now and 09/30/21. Click here to view a list of participating Kellogg’s products. 
  2. Take a picture of your receipt and click here to log it in to the website. Receipts must be submitted 14 days after purchase, and no later than 10/14/21.
  3.  Receipts will be approved to earn credit to redeem for a book of your choice to keep or donate. Credits must be redeemed by 10/31/21. A limit of 6 books per participant. Click here to view the Penguin Random House book catalog. Book categories range from: Beginner, Middle and Teen.

2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar

The 2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar is now live and available for you to download today! Stay up to date with your school’s holidays, important dates and events, and much more.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021We promise there are still a few more weeks of summer, but we have to share this important announcement regarding the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

It’s time to print out and hang on your fridge the official Syracuse Academy of Science 2021- 2022 Academic Calendar! Stay up to date with the official school holidays, important dates, latest announcements and much more. Please note the First Day of School is Tuesday, September 7th. Click here to view and download the 2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar. Enjoy your summer, Atoms we look forward to seeing you in September!

School Uniforms

Utica Academy of Science reminds its families to order their student’s school uniform as soon as possible to ensure their Atom is ready for the first day of school. All school uniform orders must be placed online and will be shipped directly to your home.

Friday, July 30th, 2021—With the first day of school just around the corner, now is a great time to check your student’s closet and see if their school uniform still fits, or if ... it's time to purchase a new one!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage families to order their Atoms school uniform as soon as possible. Also, we are no longer able to offer uniform pickup at our location. All orders must be placed online and shipped directly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact your school if you have any questions about the uniform policy and school reopening.
 
Ordering your Atom's school uniform is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Please see the details below on how to order, and click here to view Utica Academy of Science's school dress code.
 
How to Order
  1. Click here to begin your school uniform order process.
  2. Select the item(s) you would like to purchase, and checkout.
  3. Just The Right Stuff will email you when your order is ready to ship. Your order may take up to 14 work days to ship. Please note that all purchases are final. If you have any questions about your order please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Authentic Voices

Syracuse Academy of Science Deans Pamela Smith and Meghan Miller publish their collaborative research with SANY Consultant Patricia Schmidt in their book titled, Authentic Voices: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.

Thursday, July 17th, 2021—Over the past few years, Syracuse Academy of Science Deans Pamela Smith & Meghan Miller collaborated with SANY consultant, Patricia Schmidt, who researched and wrote a book which illustrates the power of culturally responsive teaching and learning as it becomes embedded in the New York State Education Curriculum. This book is called, Authentic Voices: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.

Over the years, educators, families, and community members contributed to this unique program with the goal of enhancing learning environments by applying the languages and cultures of their students in their classrooms. Strong, carefully attentive, school leadership encouraged culturally responsive teaching & learning with the belief that children in this urban, economically stressed area could demonstrate significant academic and social/emotional gains.

A CRTL Montage was created for this book. It includes classrooms, children, teachers, family, and community members. Teachers collected CRTL experiences and presented them to Producer, Dean Meghan Miller and Director, Designer, Dean Pamela Smith. They also received support for the montage from Instructor Allen Lauricella & Graduate Assistant Elizabeth Kenny, Syracuse University, Newhouse School.

Readers of this book will witness culturally responsive lessons, family interviews, and whole school events that honor languages and cultures represented in the school. Sample classrooms’ culturally responsive lessons tied to the curriculum, are presented. Additionally, qualitative and quantitative student academic and affective gains are analyzed. Moreover, this book clearly demonstrates the talents, vision, and compassionate care given to children and their families by exceptional educators.

Summer Meals 2021

Utica Academy of Science Charter Schools We will begin our Summer Meals Program starting on Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, August 20th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday. All meals will be free for children 18 years old and under.

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021Attention Utica Academy of Science Families: We will begin our Summer Meals Program starting on Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, August 20th. All meals will be free for children 18 years old and under. Parents may pick-up meals at the following locations from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. These meals include a nutritionally compliant lunch and a supplement snack. The lunch and snack menu are subject to change, please see additional information below.

Meal Pick-Up Locations

  • Albany Elementary School
  • Kernan Elementary School
  • MLK Jr. Elementary School
  • Watson Williams Elementary School
  • JFK Middle School
  • Proctor High School

Also, please click here to view additional meal locations throughout New York State.

Lunch and Snack Menu

Monday 

  • Lunch: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, fresh broccoli florets & fresh piece of fruit.
  • Snack: Cereal bar, cheese stick & fresh piece of fruit.

Tuesday 

  • Lunch: Turkey & Cheese sandwich, veggie sticks & hummus, & fresh piece of fruit.
  • Snack: Graham Crackers, cheese stick & fresh piece of fruit.

Wednesday 

  • Lunch: Mixed Deli Sub, carrot sticks & dip, & fresh piece of fruit.
  • Snack: Chocolate Chip Muffin, cheese stick & fresh piece of fruit.

Thursday

  • Lunch: Turkey Ham & Cheese Sandwich, corn kernels, & fresh piece of fruit.
  • Snack: Whole Grain Pop-Tart, cheese stick & fresh piece of fruit.

Friday

  • Lunch: Bologna & Cheese Sandwich, cucumber & celery sticks, & fresh piece of fruit.
  • Snack: Whole Grain Oatmeal Cookie, cheese stick & fresh piece of fruit.

Assorted Milk will be made available each day. The above menu is subject to change. Select condiments will be made available including mayonnaise and mustard.

No School - Juneteenth

In observance of Juneteenth, there will be no school on Friday, June 18th. Classes will resume on Monday, June 21st.

Friday, June 18th, 2021—In observance of Juneteenth, there will be no school on Friday, June 18th. Classes will resume on Monday, June 21st.

Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The origins of the commemoration date back to June 19th, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas first heard that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. Juneteenth gets its name from a combination of June and nineteenth and is also known as Black Independence Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Emancipation Day.

Enjoy your long weekend, Atoms!

Upstate Medical University Program

Utica Academy of Science has partnered with Upstate Medical University to offer a 4-year program for its students that would allow them to be immersed into the medical field at Upstate Medical University.

Friday, June 11th, 2021Utica Academy of Science is proud to announce its new partnership with Upstate Medical University that will offer high school students interested in the medical and health industry an opportunity to participate in a 4-year program that would allow students to be immersed into the medical field through mentorship, internships, university courses, and interaction with medical students and Upstate Medical University.

This program will allow for students who are interested in pre-medicine or any health related field to be fast tracked into Upstate Medical University, and it would also look excellent on any transcript when applying to any college or university.

If you or your student is interested in learning more about the Upstate Medical University program, please join Ms. Swancott via Zoom on either Friday, June 11th at 1:00 PM or Monday, June 14th at 9:00 AM. Please click the Zoom link here, or see below.

Zoom Link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://zoom.us/j/99417496208?pwd%3DWDRNaEdJeGNzdVRpVkFXbUJjTGNCZz09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1623675266835000&usg=AOvVaw1xUl3zpK1oYdhzvpurU8E1

NYS Vaccination Scholarship Incentive

New York State launches its new vaccination scholarship incentive program. Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and are between the ages of 12 - 17 can enter for a chance to win a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY school.

Thursday, May 27th, 2021—New York State has launched its new vaccination scholarship incentive program called, 'Get a Shot to Make Your Future.' Students who are between the ages of 12 -17 and are have received the COVID-19 vaccine, can enter for a chance to win a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY school.

Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, for a chance to win one of 50, four-year full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any New York State public college or university.
 
The prize and drawing schedule dates:
  • Tuesday, June 15th
  • Tuesday, June 22nd
  • Tuesday, June 29th
Click here to learn more and find out how you can register your student today.

Athletic Booster Club Meeting

Utica Academy of Science high school’s Athletic Booster Club will be hosting its first virtual meeting on June 9th at 7:00 PM for families with student athletes, and those who wish to learn more about this organization.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021Utica Academy of Science high school is excited to announce its new Athletic Booster Club, which will help support the efforts of the Atoms athletic teams. To kick-off this new club, Athletic Director, Mr. Wagner will be hosting a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 PM on Zoom.

This will be a great opportunity for families with student athletes to learn more about this club and organization, and how they can best support their student athlete. Please see the club meeting details below. We hope to 'see you' there!

Meeting Information

Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the country's armed forces. There will be no school on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Tuesday, June 1st is a Contingency Snow Day, there will be no school. Classes will resume on Wednesday, June 2nd.

Monday, May 31st, 2021—Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the country's armed forces. There will be no school on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Tuesday, June 1st is a Contingency Snow Day, there will be no school. Classes will resume on Wednesday, June 2nd. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms!

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