Important School Closure Message
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.
False Claim COVID-19
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
Mid-Winter Recess 2020
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!
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020
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!
New Years Day 2020
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.
Winter Recess 2019
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!
Thanksgiving Recess 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019—In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no school on Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th. Classes will resume on Monday, December 2nd. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms!
Food Drive 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019—Join Utica Academy of Science High School's Student Council team as they collect non-perishable food items starting now through December 19th. Donations will be brought to the Rescue Mission of Utica to Feed our Veterans in the greater Utica area. If you have any questions, please contact Student Council adviser, Mrs. Paul.
Suggested items include: Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Peanut Butter, Rice, Beans, Soup, Canned Meats, Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Mac & Cheese, Cereal, Juice and Boxed Meals
Donations can be dropped off in the following areas.
-High School Students: Cafeteria
-Elementary School Students: Elementary Wing
-High School Staff, Parents & Visitors: Main Lobby
Coffee & Conversation November 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019—We are about ready to spill the beans … the middle school Coffee & Conversation will be on Thursday, November 21st from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn about the school, ask questions, get to know the administration team, discuss academic and other education related matters. Did we mention, we'll be supplying the coffee? We hope you can join us!
Veterans Day 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019—In observance of Veterans Day, there will be no school on Monday, November 11th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 12th. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms.