Welcome to UAMA!
Dear incoming 9th grade families,
We are honored that your student confirmed acceptance to UAMA and we look forward to having you join us as members of the UAMA community! Please make sure you read all the way through this email as there are important opportunities and links at the bottom.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for the Class of 2022 Orientation and Welcome Event at UAMA, hosted by Founding Principal, Paul Thompson.
Students will have the opportunity to take part in a unique activity that will expose them to some of the core educational beliefs of the school, learn about the school’s advanced Early College programs, and meet some of the peer mentors who will support their transition into High School.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, complete some required enrollment documentation:
Orientation Packet (Required NYC DOE Documents)
Emergency Home Contact Information (also known as the “blue card”)
Student Elective Preference Form
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU TO THIS EVENT (please bring orginials and copies of each document):
- Your student’s Birth Certificate
- Your student social security card
- Proof of address (utility bill or lease)
- Copy of your student’s CURRENT immunizations records
- Any relevant student IEP paperwork
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL TO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING.
Urban Assembly School of Music & Art
49 Flatbush Extension
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 858 – 0249
Contact our Parent Coordinator, Cecily Zayas
UAMA LANGUAGE AND THINKING
This summer we are very excited to be offering a Summer Bridge Language & Thinking program at UAMA. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday from July 16 to August 15, 2017. Breakfast and lunch will be provided (Students are not allowed to leave school for lunch).
The Summer Program is designed to provide you with an opportunity to improve your academic skills in Literacy, Writing, Critical Thinking, and to earn high school credit before you begin in the fall of 2018. Research shows that surpassing 11 credits by the end of 9th grade is an important target to meet for high school success and on-time graduation, as well as to be better prepared for college. This program will also help you take advantage of our Early College model which you can start as early as 10th grade, allowing you to register for classes that confer both High School and College credit. The goal of this program is not only to develop your academic skills but also to have fun learning, build relationships, and help you successfully transition into high school.
Students will have the opportunity to earn Elective Credit over the summer as they sharpen their reading, writing, and argumentation skills in English and practice and prepare for the Algebra Regents and ELA Exams on August 16th. At UAMA all students are expected to take the ELA and Math Regents exams starting in the first year and to keep taking the exam until they reach New York State College Readiness Standards.
Space is limited and students who attend the May 31st Welcome and Orientation will be given seating priority.
All incoming 9th graders are eligible to take both the ELA & Algebra 1 August Regents on Thursday 8/16/18 @ 8:30 am.
Dear Parents / Guardians:
In order to provide an environment conducive to promoting educational excellence with minimum distractions and disruptions of the learning environment, we expect you and your child’s cooperation in complying with the following dress code. All students, both male and female, are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. A student’s dress, shall:
- Recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, plunging necklines (front and/or back), clothing that exposes mid-section of the body, miniskirts, and see-through garments are NOT appropriate for school.
- Ensure that all underwear is completely covered by outer garments.
- Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, and libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Not promote or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs, and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
Students who violate the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, or, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to cooperate may be required to have a parent/guardian pick them up or possible suspension.
For more information please contact Ms Cecily at 718-858-0249 ext 8051
Hello Parents and Visitors,
We have updated our bell schedule for the 2018 Spring Term.
|1st||8:33 AM||9:18 AM||8:33 AM||9:07 AM|
|2nd||9:20 AM||10:05 AM||9:09 AM||9:43 AM|
|3rd||10:07 AM||10:05 AM||9:45 AM||10:19 AM|
|4th||10:54 AM||11:39 AM||10;21 AM||10:55 AM|
|5th||11:41 AM||12:26 PM||10:57 AM||11:31 AM|
|6th||12:28 PM||1:13 PM||11:33 AM||12:07 PM|
|7th||1:15 PM||2:00 PM||12:09 PM||12:43 PM|
|8th||2:02 PM||2:47 PM||12:45 PM||1:19 PM|
|9th||2:49 PM||3:34 PM||1:21 PM||1:55 PM|
|Teacher Professional Development (Friday Only)||1:58 PM||3:13 PM|
Dear Urban Assembly School of Music and Art,
The safety and well-being of our students and staff members remain our highest priority. Toward that end, we are notifying you that this morning, we were informed of a potential threat to our school on social media.
NYPD was immediately contacted and is actively investigating the report. In the interim, we have been assured that there is no immediate threat to students, faculty or staff at our school. We therefore are proceeding with a regular day of instruction.
As part of our safety efforts, we have increased supports including additional school safety agents and NYPD presence on campus. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to ensure that our school continues to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for all of our students. It is important that we remain vigilant, and if we see something, say something.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (718) 858-0249.
Paul J. Thompson
Urban Assembly School for Music and Art
Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. The 2017-2018 version of the NYC School Survey is aligned to the DOE’s Framework for Great Schools and collects important information about a school’s ability to improve student achievement and can support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.
Parent Surveys are due by March 23, 2018. Therefore, during Parent Teacher Conference on March 8th & 9th 2018, we will have a room set up for you to complete your survey.
Please feel free to contact me if you have and questions or concerns regarding Parent Teacher Conferences or Parent Surveys at 718-858-0249 ext 8051 or email@example.com
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We would like to warmly invite you to our 2017-2018 Spring Parents-Teacher-Student conferences. These conferences will give you the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers.
To make these conferences the most meaningful, we strongly recommend that you bring your child with you.
Our conferences will be held at the following times:
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
- 5:00-8:00 PM: Parent Teacher conferences
- Friday, March 9, 2018
- 11:31 AM: All students will be dismissed from school.
- 1:00-3:00 PM: Parent-teacher-student conferences
This year, we will host workshops on the following topics:
- Understanding and accessing Pupil Path , UAMA’s online grading system
- Understanding your child’s Class Progress
- The 5 week project unit
- NYC Parent Surveys
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Parent Coordinator, Cecily Zayas at (718) 858-0249 ext. 8051.
We would like to remind you that our regents prep classes began the week of October 16, 2017. If you are unaware of when your child has regents prep classes, we have an automatic kinvolve message going out 2 times a week to remind you of which classes your child has been signed up for. Please understand that the regents prep classes are mandatory for your child to attend in order to insure the best results for your child to pass the regents this January.
The regents prep classes days and times goes as follows:
English Regents Prep – Monday’s from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm & on Wednesday’s from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm with Ms. Jemmont.
Science Regents Prep – Monday’s from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm & on Wednesday’s from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm with Ms. Richards
Math Regents Prep –Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm with Ms. Bukhari & on Monday’s from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm & on Wednesday’s from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm with Mr. Kazemi
Social Studies Regents Prep – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm with Ms. Mohamed
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact me at 718-858-0249 ext. 8051.
Congratulations to our new PTA President Ereka Carrington-Morris! A giant thank you from our UAMA Family, your time and commitment will help make this school year a success. We are still seeking several positions on this board. Please note that each of these positions can be shared, if you would like to have someone to help you to do it. In particular, we are looking for are:
Treasurer-the chief financial officer of your PTA.
Recording Secretary- This position keeps the official records (including the minutes) for the PTA. They also help to verify that all of our expenses have been approved.
If you wish to participate in any of the Positions Please Contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Cecily Zayas at 718-858-0249 ext 8051 or email her at Zayas1@uamusicandart.org
Please join us as we start to have one of many Financial Aid presentation through out the school year. Our first meeting regarding financial aid is on November 13, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 Pm. We have guest speakers joining us to explain all about financial aid and the importance it is to all of us as a community. We hope to see you then! If any question please contact Ms. Cecily at 718-858-0249 ext 8051 or email her at Zayas1@uamusicandart.org.