Urban Assembly School of Music and Art

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In an effort to make this transition to online learning as smooth as possible, we will be providing laptops to families that need them. We have a limited number of resources and they will be distributed tomorrow, March 19, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on a first come first serve basis in the lobby. Parents will need to come pick up the laptop and sign the Student Device Loan Agreement. The form is attached below. Please contact our parent coordinator, Cierra Copeland, at copeland1@uamusicandart.org with any questions or concerns.

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Hello Parents,

We are currently reaching out to you in order to make sure we have accurate contact information from you. If you have changed your phone number, email, or address, please use this contact form linked below.

Parent Contact Form

After you finish filling out the form, we will reach out to you to make sure the information provided is correct.

Thank you!

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Good Evening,

As announced this evening in a press conference, the Mayor has closed all NYCDOE schools due to the COVID 19 virus until April 20th. I am learning of this like many of you through the press conference and the information provided on the NYCDOE website. Below I will include the guidance that the DOE has provided and will continue to update our community of the latest news when I become aware.

The best way we can care for each other right now is to practice socially distancing. We are all concerned about those members of our community who are most dependent on our schools for support and services, and we are working diligently to obtain information about how we can best support our community members.

Also, because the city’s guidance is changing minute to minute, please stay tuned for any developments. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any question.

Please be well,

Paul Jonathan Thompson

Founding Principal

Urban Assembly School of Music and Art

Tonight’s NYCDOE Announcement:

Monday, March 16, 2020

Tomorrow, March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure, however breakfast and lunch will be available at every building through Grab-and-Go meals.

From Tuesday through Thursday, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for students at all schools until further notice.

The schedule, as we move to remote learning, is as follows: 

  • Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report. 
  • Tuesday, March 17: Thursday, March 19: All staff reports. Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning. 
  • Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. More guidance to families will be sent this week. 
  • Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 

Effective Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms.

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Coronavirus Update #2 (3/9)


Posted By on Mar 10, 2020

Hello everyone.

In light of the reccent updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are sharing with you 3 documents prodived by the Chanccellor Carranza. The will be linked below:

For further updates, visit the InfoHub Coronavirus Communications page. We strongly recommend you bookmark this page for ongoing updates.

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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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