Monday, June 20th, 2022—In observance of Juneteenth, there will be no school on Monday, June 20th. We look forward to welcoming back the Atoms on Tuesday, June 21st.
For those not familiar with Juneteenth, it commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The origins of the commemoration date back to June 19th,1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, first heard that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. Juneteenth gets its name from a combination of June and nineteenth and is also known as Black Independence Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Emancipation Day.
Enjoy your long weekend, Atoms!
Thursday, June 16th, 2022—As the 2021 - 2022 school year closes, many families have inquired about Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
New York State continues to distribute P-EBT food benefits to all households with eligible children who receive free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act. Here are significant updates to the distribution as of Monday, June 13th, 2022.
- The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is distributing Summer 2021 P-EBT food benefits to eligible students that are NOT part of a SNAP or Public Assistance household.
- OTDA will continue distributing Summer P-EBT benefits in batches throughout June to eligible children in SNAP or Public Assistance households or who received their P-EBT food benefits for the 2020 -2021 school year on a Medicaid card.
- Each eligible student will receive $375 in food benefits.
- Recipient households should receive a text message alert when their food benefits are distributed. Families can check the website, www.connectebt.com, to see if the summer benefit was deposited.
- Nearly all eligible children throughout New York State who had their in-person attendance reduced during the 2020 - 2021 school year due to the pandemic have been issued their P-EBT food benefits. You can check your family's P-EBT food benefit transaction history by visiting www.connectebt.com or calling 1-888-328-6399.
As a school district, please note that we are not involved with distributing the EBT, P-EBT, or SNAP funds. All the necessary reporting was submitted at the beginning of the school year. Unfortunately, we do not have any additional information and cannot answer any parent calls regarding P-EBT; therefore, calls do not need to be forwarded to the District Office.
For any additional information, please visit www.connectebt.com or call 1-888-328-6399
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022—Attention Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Families:
There has been a calendar change for the last day of school for the 2021 - 2022 school year. The original last day of school was a half-day on Friday, June 24th. Please note this date has since changed! The new last day of school will be on Thursday, June 23rd, and will be a full day for all students.
Please feel free to contact your students' school directly with any questions about this change of date.
Friday, June 10th, 2022—The New York State Regents Exams will begin on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022. Please click here to view the June 2022 Regents Examination Schedule.
Please note that Regents Exams in the morning will begin at 8:15 AM, and Regents Exams in the afternoon will begin at 12:15 PM. Students must stay a minimum of two hours for their exam. Students will NOT be able to remain in the building after the exam unless they are staying with a teacher to review for the Regents Exam.
Syracuse Academy of Science high school will not have regular classes during Regents Exam week. The only students in the building will be those taking the Regents Exam or with a teacher studying for an upcoming exam.
During Regents Exam Week, the bus pick-up will follow the regular normal school day schedule. The pick-up from school will be 11:45 AM. This schedule will be effective from June 15th - 17th and June 21st - 23rd.
We wish all our students the best of luck during Regents Exam Week!
Monday, May 30th, 2022—In honor of Memorial Day, the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter Schools salutes our fallen and gives thanks to the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving in the country's armed forces.
In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 30th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31st. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms!
Saturday, May 28th, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science High School is excited to welcome Matthew Purcell as its new Varsity Boys Basketball Coach! Purcell, A Le Moyne College alumni, brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, coaching, and basketball training to the Atoms. Please click here to view Syracuse.com’s story featuring Coach Purcell, and join us in welcoming him to the Atoms family.
Friday, May 27th, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science Charter Schools (SASCS) is accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Experience how we build success, One Atom at a time at our tuition-free charter school.
At SASCS, students will receive individual attention through small class sizes, have opportunities for hands-on, minds-on learning experiences in a STEM environment, and become college-ready.
Through SASCS' small class sizes (and a small school environment), we create a family atmosphere where all staff members know each other and students' by name; and can provide a safe and controlled environment for our students and staff members.
SASCS offers a glocal educational experience that allows its students to think globally and act locally through character education, mentorship programs, community service, field trips and activities, and various citizenship programs. These programs include inviting community leaders to speak with the students, community service drives, zero-tolerance bullying programs, and more. At all K-12 levels, the school has a diverse student population from various backgrounds, races, and countries, resulting in a small-world community to promote its global and local educational mission.
What sets SASCS apart from other schools in the area are the Home Visits. We believe that teachers, parents, and the environment affect students' success and performance. Therefore, parental involvement is a significant part of our school's strategic goal. Teachers perform home visits to understand the students' problems and abilities to create a better triad of parent-student-teacher relationships. During home visits, teachers encourage parents to take an active role in their student's learning at home.
We invite you to please click here to apply today! We are Many Atoms, One Family.
Thursday, May 26th, 2022—Dear Science Academies of New York (SANY) Community Members, parents, guardians, teachers, and students,
Words cannot express our sorrow and grief for the senseless tragedies that unfolded over these past few weeks. As we continue to mourn the lives of those lost in the Buffalo, we are now facing as a nation an atrocious event that unfolded yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts are heavy with grief, disbelief, and deepest condolences for those families and community members impacted by these two unfortunate events.
As a parent of four young children, I can only imagine what the families and community members in Uvalde, Texas, are feeling at this moment. No family should ever experience the pain of losing a child, especially in a school environment.
As a parent, guardian, student, teacher, or community member, you might wonder what steps we have in place for your child's security, safety, and well-being. First and foremost, our top priority remains the safety and well-being of all of our students, teachers, faculty, and staff.
To help ensure the safety of all, we keep our school doors locked and have visitor protocols in place; and each school building has a single point of entry that is monitored by staff. Security cameras are installed throughout our schools and outside our facilities.
In addition, we have a district safety coordinator who serves all of our schools, and we work collaboratively with local law enforcement to share information to keep our schools as safe as possible. We always strive to evaluate and improve our use of technology to facilitate prompt and effective communication within district buildings.
As a district, staff members have participated in multiple levels of active shooter training. This training focuses on what employees should do in the event of an active shooter in the district building. Schools also hold regularly planned lockdown drills to practice in the event of an emergency.
While the district has many procedures, tools, and plans in place, we must never become complacent when it comes to the safety of our students, teachers, faculty, and staff. Let this serve as an excellent time to remind all of us, especially students, that they should tell a trusted adult if they see or hear something concerning. The phrase "see something, say something" continues to hold significance, especially with the role social media plays in the lives of children and adolescents.
With these two recent tragedies, it has likely evoked many emotions in our school community. We recognize that some children react to tragic events such as these right away, while others respond much later and can vary by age. If you have any questions or concerns about best supporting your child, or if your child would like to speak with someone, please reach out to their teacher, counselors, or school administrators.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Buffalo and the entire Uvalde community during this devastating time.
Dr. Tolga Hayali, ED.d
Monday, April 11th, 2022—Please be reminded that Syracuse Academy of Science Charter Schools will be closed from Monday, April 11th through Friday, April 15th for Spring Recess. We look forward to welcoming back the Atoms on Monday, April 18th!
Happy Spring Recess! Let your joy burst forth like flowers in the spring.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science Charter Schools is excited to announce its 2022 - 2023 Student Lottery on Tuesday, April 12th at 11:00 AM, at the Syracuse Academy of Science High School gymnasium.
For those not familiar with the Student Lottery, it is part of the admissions process required by New York State. Students will be randomly selected from all applicants for admission by lottery. Those who are not selected will be placed on the waiting list. Applicants are not required to be present to be chosen.
We hope you can join us!
Thursday, March 17th, 2022—You're in luck! Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school will have one more Open House for families to attend, so they can discover what it means to be an Atom! Come join us on Saturday, March 19th. Please see the times and grades below.
- First-Grade and Second-Grade: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
- Kindergarten: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
During each Open House event, families will have an opportunity to attend a parent information session, meet with Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school teachers, and receive a guided school tour. We hope you can join us!
Syracuse Academy of Science is currently accepting student applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Applications are due by April 1st.
- You’re Invited to SAS ES Open House Events
- SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali's statement
- No School Reminder - Mid-Winter Break
- No School Reminder - President’s Day
- School closed on Friday, February 4, 2022
- After-school activities and athletic events have been canceled
- Celebrating National School Choice Week
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022
- SAS is closed due to inclement weather on January 11, 2022
- School will be open on January 3rd, 2022