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Update to Summer School

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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

Important – Getting Ready for Summer School

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Parents and Students,

You will be receiving information soon regarding how your student will be able to access the iLearn Summer School course on Monday. Your students will be needing to use their city provided @nycschools.net account. Emails will be going out by noon with information on how to activate the account. You will also receive a text message letting you know when

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Copeland at copeland1@uamusicandart.org

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

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

UAMA Virtual Graduation Video for 2020!

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Hello everyone! Please join us for the public release of our Virtual Graduation for the 2020 School Year! The video will be avaliable for viewing starting at 3:00PM!

Click here to get to the YouTube page!

And for our graduates.

Congrats Seniors! Good luck on your future endeavors! You are all tremendous individuals, and we will miss you so much! Please don’t be afraid to stop by and let us know how things are going! Keep in touch! We will love you forever =)

Virtual Graduation for Brooklyn Students Today!

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Hello everyone! Today the city is having a Virtual Graduation for all of our Brooklyn Students! Please come join us on Youtube for this celebration! It will begin at 12:00PM. You can either click on the link here or watch it from the embedded youtube video below.

June Regents Cancellations

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Hello UAMA Families,

Please read the attached letter regarding June regents cancellations. Please reach out to our parent coordinator, Ms.Copeland, at copeland1@uamusicandart.org, with any questions or concerns.

Remote Learning Survey

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Please complete the remote learning survey to give your feedback about your experiences with remote learning over the last few weeks. 

Senior Activities Update

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Hello UAMA Families,

Please see the attached letter regarding senior activities at UAMA. Please contact our parent coordinator, Cierra Copeland, at copeland1@uamusicandart.org, with any questions or concerns.

School Closure Update

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Hello UAMA Families,

Please see the attached letter regarding school closures for the remainder of the academic school year. Please contact our parent coordinator, Cierra Copeland, at copeland1@uamusicandart.org, with any questions or concerns.

UAMA Family Resource Guide

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The Urban Assembly School of Music and Art has compiled a variety of resources for families to utilize during this time of transition in our country. This resource guide functions as a centralized information hub for families. We hope you find the information useful for any social supports you may need during this time. Please click here to access the resource guide.

Letter from the Chancellor – 4/6

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Dear Families:

Since closing school buildings and shifting to remote learning last week, all of you, in partnership with our more than 150,000 staff, have shown incredible resilience and fortitude as we leap into a new reality. Together, we have been transforming public education in the nation’s largest school system in ways we never imagined even a few weeks ago.

Throughout this process, we have approached every decision with the health, safety, and continuous learning of our students at the forefront of our minds. Through it all, I’ve emphasized that we need to operate with flexibility and patience for all our school communities.

Those values, along with the fact that social distancing remains an imperative for all New Yorkers, means we must take a new approach to Spring Recess, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 9 through Friday, April 17, 2020.

For the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers, the City and the State are in agreement that schools must continue to offer remote learning, including during days that were previously scheduled as breaks. As a result, our schools will continue with remote learning through the time originally scheduled for Spring Recess.

We know that many New Yorkers plan to observe religious holidays on April 9 and 10. Any students and school staff who individually wish to observe those holidays may do so. However, these days will not be considered “days off” for the school system, and remote learning activities will continue for students who are not observing the holidays. Here is additional important information for families during this time:

Remote Learning

We know that Spring Recess is a time of rest and recharging for our educators and students alike—and we know how hard all of our students and educators have been working to adapt to a new approach to learning.
With this in mind, we will offer schools remote learning resources that focus on daily themes and enrichment activities for all students for April 9-17. This will keep students and their teachers meaningfully engaged and connected with each other and ideas happening in the world around them—even as we all remain socially distant at home.


Resources will include “theme” days (e.g., wellness, world language, computer science, college and career readiness) and taking advantage virtually of the unparalleled educational and cultural resources right here in the city (e.g., museums, libraries, and cultural institutions)

More information on these activities will be shared with schools next week. We are confident that continuing remote learning will help ensure that families adhere to social distancing in the coming weeks, which is imperative to slowing the spread of the virus and keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe.

Regional Enrichment Centers

Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) serve the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and other essential employees across the City. The majority of the REC sites will remain open from April 9-17. We will proactively communicate with families who may need to be temporarily reassigned to a REC during that time. Visit schools.nyc.gov/recs for more information.

Free Meals

Meal Hubs offer free meals to any New Yorker who wants them. The majority of our Meal Hub sites will also continue to operate. To find the nearest Meal Hub to you during this period or anytime, visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.

Health Precautions

We know our families are working hard to stop the spread of coronavirus. People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19, and therefore the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) recommends wearing a face covering or mask whenever you leave home. A face covering will not protect you from infection, but it can help others. A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks, scarves and bandanas. Do not use health care worker masks, as those must be preserved for people in the health care system. Even if you have a face covering, continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with other people. Please visit nyc.gov/coronavirus for more information and an FAQ on face coverings, as well as other important information on the virus.

We continue to operate with health, safety, and high-quality learning as our top priorities for every child and adult in the DOE community across all five boroughs. Time and time again, you and your children—and all the educators who serve them—are proving that New York City has the best students and staff in the world, and that nothing will ever change
that.

Please call 311 or visit schools.nyc.gov for any questions regarding Spring Break, RECs, Free Meals, and much more. As always, you should reach out to your teacher, principal, and others at your school for continued information about remote learning and your child.

Sincerely,
Richard A. Carranza