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Hello Parents and Students!

We have been working hard to make sure that the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year goes smoothly. This post will help students and parents obtain important information beginning at the start of the new year

9th Grade and transfers UAMA Account Activation

Every student at UAMA has an account associated with the school. This is no exception for incoming 9th graders and students who have transferred. This account will be used for email communications, accessing their Google Classroom, accessing their Google Drive, and much more. In order to activate their accounts, students must go to admin.google.com and enter their account username and password.

Student account information is based off a combination of their first name, last name, and OSIS # that is formatted as such:
The entirety of their first name, the first letter of their last name, the last 4 digits of their OSIS, and @uamusicandart.org. Default passwords are set to their OSIS #.

So for instance, if the students name is Jamal Smith, and their OSIS # is 123456789, their username would be jamals6789@uamusicandart.org and they password would be 123456789

Parents will also be receiving an email with this information if we have an email on record for them. If you are still having issues receiving or accessing the account, please contact Ms. Copeland at copeland1@uamusicandart.org. You will need to provide the students OSIS # and date of birth.

Accessing Your PupilPath Account & Schedule

We are still processing student schedules. When this is done, students will be able to see their class schedules online via their PupilPath accounts.

Emails will be going out by the end of the day that contains PupilPath account activation details for those who have to activate their account or have forgotten their password. These emails will be going to students @uamusicandart.org email accounts, so please make sure to keep a look out for it.

Picking Up Devices / Dropping Off Devices

We will be allowing parents and students to come pick up devices so they can engage in remote learning. This will be this week, from Tuesday, September 15th to Friday, September 18th, between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM. If you would like to pick up a device, please fill out this form.

Devices will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. If you have received an iPad, you may also come in to exchange it for a Chromebook. If you have a device given to you last year that has been damaged, you may come replace it for a working device. Any more questions regarding this can be emailed to Adam, the school technology specialist at adam@uamusicandart.org.

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We are currently finalizing our student schedules for the upcoming school year. Students will be scheduled based on the remote learning preferences families filled out over the summer. Students will be assigned to 3 Groups that determine what their schedules will be.

Group A students will have in-person days on Monday, and Tuesdays. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be remote days.

Group B students will have in-person days on Thursday and Friday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be remote days.

Group D will be remote-only.

The graph below will show this more clearly:

Groups Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Group A In-Person In-Person Remote Remote Remote
Group B Remote Remote Remote In-Person In-Person
Group D Remote Remote Remote Remote Remote

We also need parents to fill out a Hybrid Learning Dismissal Form. By filling out this form, parents will be giving students permission to go home unaccompanied by an adult in the event a student arrives on a day they are not scheduled for. If this form is not filled out, parents will need to pick up the their children at the school before the child can be dismissed.

Emails were sent out to students and parents detailing what group they have been assigned to.

If you have not received an email, or would like to change your remote learning preference, please contact our the parent coordinator Ms. Copeland at copeland1@uamusicandart.org.

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Town Hall Meeting Tonight


Posted By on Aug 6, 2020

Hello everyone!

We will be having a town hall meeting tonight @ 6:30PM. We will be disucssing plans for the upcoming school year. All parents, students and staff are invited.

You should have received an email or text message from Ms. Copeland with the details for the Zoom link. If you have not, please email her at copeland1@uamusicandart.org for the link to the meeting.

Thank you, and see you all there.

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Dear Parents and Students,

We hope you are safe and healthy, and finding some rest and relaxation this summer. As we are approaching the start of the 2020-21 school year, we want to share some important new information with you about health and safety protocols in our school (and all schools in general) for the upcoming school year.

All schools are preparing for blended learning, during which students learn in-person in school buildings for part of the week, and continue learning remotely from home on the other days. However, any family can choose 100% remote learning for any reason. If your preference is 100% remote learning, we ask that you let us know by this Friday, August 7, so that schools have enough time to plan.

Please visit schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 to fill out a short web form, or call 311.

You can find the reminder of this letter which includes:

  • Criteria to Open Schools and Keep Them Open
  • What Happens if Someone Gets Sick
  • Overall Health and Safety Protocols for Every School

By going to this link.

My information will be sent out in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned!

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Update to Summer School


Posted By on Jul 6, 2020

Good evening everyone!

A quick update to summer school. Classes begins tomorrow. Emails went out to parents and students containing the classes students will have to make up. Classes start at 8:30AM and end at 12:30PM. The times for specific classes are still not known. This information will be provided via email and the website as soon as it’s available.

A separate email went out last week containing information on how students can activate their nycstudents.net accounts, which will be necessary to access their classes on the TeachHub Portal. From there, students can reach the iLearn platform where they can see their classes and learning content. A link to the TeachHub Portal is provided in this posting, as well as in the sidebar.

We have also created a Google Classroom. This classroom has to be accessed via the TeachHub Portal. It is called UAMA Summer School Check-In, and students will have to submit a daily Engagement CheckIn for the day.

Check for updates via the school website: http://www.uamusicandart.org

For any general questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Copeland at copeland1@uamusicandart.org

For any tech related inquiries, please contact our Technical Specialist Mr. Collado at adam@uamusicandart.org

For any instructional questions, please contact Assistant Principal Mr. Vural at vural@uamusicandart.org

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