Posts by Mr. Collado

Coronavirus Update

Posted By on Feb 27, 2020

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed possible options for what could happen if there is local person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus in the United States, including recommendations for school systems to consider.

At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York City and the risk to New Yorkers remains low.

However, transmission of the virus in other countries has raised our level of concern, and we are preparing for the possibility of person-to-person transmission in New York City. The measures that are put in place should local person-to-person transmissions begin will depend on the number of individuals affected and the general severity of illness we experience in our city. Our public health experts are vigilantly preparing for a spectrum of possible scenarios, and we are in close contact with them regarding how that may impact our school communities. There are no plans to close schools at this time.

This is an extreme measure that can be disruptive to day to day life, and the decision to implement will be at the direction of public health experts.All students and staff should continue to practice general flu prevention measures including:

All students and staff should continue to practice general flu prevention measures including:

  • Cover your cought or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Get your flu shot – it’s never too late
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let

Students will be heading home with the above letter in their backpack, as well as these Cornoavirus FAQ’s for helpful information regarding common questions about the coronavirus, if possible today or latest tomorrow. If you are able to share the letter and FAQs electronically with your school community, we encourage you to do so. It is up to all of us to ensure school communities are informed of the facts in order to stay aware of the latest updates, and also to help guard against stigma and fear associated with the virus. Translated versions of the letter will be made available shortly on the DOE’s website.

For more information and regular updates, visit the Health Department’s website. For questions, contact your school nurse or BCO health director.

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School year!

We are all excited to welcome our Freshmen class into the UAMA family

Our first day of school will be September 5th, 2019. Students will enter the building at the main entrance located on Concord Street. Our address (if not known for new students and parents) is:

Urban Assembly School for Music and Art
49 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Student should arrive at 8:00AM for breakfast in the cafeteria located on the 7th floor. You will take the elevator to the 8th floor and walk down the stairs to the 7th. Students will find their advisory locations posted in the cafeteria and the 8th floor lobby.
Students should report to their advisory class at 8:30AM for the first period. From there, they will receive their schedules. Students will then continue to follow their schedule for the full day of classes.
Returning Students please remember to have your UAMA School ID’s. If you have lost or misplace your ID card, please see an office staff member.

Teachers will let students know what supplies they will need to be successful in each class. Should students have any questions or concerns about their schedules, they should pick up a program change form from Mr. Vural in room 806 or Ms. Tucker in room 720.

For questions regarding attendance, please see the Parent Coordinator, Ms. Copeland in room 807. Parents can reach Ms. Copeland at (718) 858-0249 ext. 8073

For questions regarding working papers or metro cards, please see Ms. Acevedo in room 813. Parents can reach Ms. Acevedo at (718) 858-0249 ext. 8131

If parents have any additional questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator.

Paul Thompson

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Summer Bridge 2019-20

Posted By on May 31, 2019

This summer we are very excited to be offering our annual Summer Bridge Language & Thinking program at UAMA. The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. from Monday through Thursday from July 8th to August 8th, 2019. Breakfast and lunch will be provided (Students are not allowed to leave school for lunch). The registration form can be found below.

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 2019. 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 13th. 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 8/13/18 @ 8:30 am.

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