Posts Tagged "education"


UAMA APRIL 2023 Events Calendar


Posted By on Apr 14, 2023

Happy April, UAMA Community!

Above is the April Events Calendar for UAMA. Keep in mind the following dates as they may affect your student’s schedule:

  • April 17th, Student’s return to school from Spring Break
  • April 20th-21st, HBCU College Tour- Students attending the overnight trip have been notified, Parents please contact Ms. Joseph for more information/questions
  • April 21st, Eid al-Fitr, NO SCHOOL
  • April 25th, PSAT/SAT Administration, Freshmen Laser Tag Trip, PTA Meeting
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The Gospel of James Baldwin


Posted By on Feb 22, 2021

James Baldwin Photo College: Rebecca Meek

Before UAMA ever opened its doors to students, the school’s planning team identified James Baldwin’s, “The Fire Next Time,” as a grounding text that exemplified our school’s missions and would serve as a touchstone for all of our students over their course of study at UAMA. Excerpts of Baldwin’s novels, plays, and essays are literally printed on the walls at UAMA and reverberate through all aspects of our curriculum.

In the tradition of artistic collaboration that UAMA works to foster with our students, in the Fall of 2016, Principal Paul Thompson was invited to join a collective of artists, poets, writes and musicians in a musical theatrical tribute to James Baldwin. “Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin,” created by 11-time Grammy nominated musician Meshell Ndegeocello, debuted in December 2016 at the Harlem Stage in Harlem, New York and was subsequently adapted in 2018 as, “No More Water | The Fire Next Time”, for the Park Avenue Armory and in 2019 as part of a group exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in New York, entitled, “God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin,” by writer Hilton Als.

In the Fall of 2020 the Fisher Center at Bard along with UCLA’s Center For The Art of Performance, The Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and Festival De Marseille, commissioned a multi- media interpretation of the piece, “Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin”, as a 21st century ritual tool kit for justice. A call for revolution. A gift during turbulent times caused by political unrest and the world-wide pandemic. Chapter & Verse includes audio, video, and print components which have engaged audiences around the world and provide a lens for confronting the painful, complex societal challenges we face today.

As we have worked to meet the challenges of supporting our students through remote instruction, our staff have used these works as direct inspiration to drive instruction and as a vehicle to what is possible as we design student deliverables. We encourage you to explore, “Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin”.

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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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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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Hello students and parents!

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, I am excited to welcome you to UAMA for the 2016-2017 school year! We have a great many things planned for you for the upcoming school year—activities in and out of the classroom that will challenge and excite you academically and socially. Below you will find links to our welcome letter that you will be receiving in the mail very soon, and a copy of our 2016-17 Student Handbook.

Welcome Letter for the Fall of 2016

UAMA Student Hand book

The welcome letter outlines what the first two days (Thursday, September 8th & Friday, September 9th) will look like for students. The Student Handbook details important information that students and parents should have concerning school policy, scheduling, important dates, rules, and so on. It will also receive occasional updates to reflect new additions in the school year.

See you on Thursday!

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