New York State of Health Announcement

Wednesday, April 8, 2020—As we work through these challenging times together, NY State of Health is committed to ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance for all New Yorkers so they can get the care they need during this state of emergency. With the recent closure of businesses across the state, many New Yorkers are at risk of losing their health insurance coverage as a result of COVID-19. Many are likely to be eligible for health coverage with financial assistance through NY State of Health due to their loss of coverage and income.

NY State of Health opened a Special Enrollment Period last month for people who are uninsured, and the Marketplace has started an awareness campaign to let people know that NY State of Health is there as a safety net in difficult times like these. New Yorkers who are without health insurance should apply now through NY State of Health. If you lost employer coverage, you must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. Because of a loss of income, New Yorkers may also be eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, Child Health Plus, or subsidized Qualified Health Plan coverage.

Thousands of assistors are ready throughout the state to help consumers enroll by phone. NY State of Health is committed to helping New Yorkers get the coverage they need so they can get the care they need. Visit us at: and let us help you find a health care plan that works for you. If you have additional questions you can contact the Marketplace directly at 518-486-9102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

School Closure Extended to April 29

Monday, April 6, 2020—SANY Families, Today, Governor Cuomo announced that all schools and non-essential businesses in New York State will be closed until April 29th. This decision was made to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

What this means for your Atom
- We will continue to offer meals at our Grab & Go Meal Locations
- We will continue to utilize our distance learning strategy to keep your scholar engaged with their academics during this uncertain time

In addition, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the New York State Board of Regents has canceled the June Regents. Specifics for how this will affect your scholar will be released in the coming days. In the interim, we ask that all our SANY Atoms follow social-distancing best practices. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to your building dean.

Important Update Regarding Extended School Closure

Wednesday, April 1, 2020—Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, SANY remains committed to providing students with equitable learning opportunities and access to healthy meals while school is closed.

As you are aware, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently directed an extension to prior plans, meaning schools are to remain closed until at least April 15. During this extension, districts are expected to provide continuity of learning and food service to students and childcare for its essential workers. Because the extended executive order encompasses the district’s upcoming Spring Recess, which was previously scheduled for April 6-10, SANY’s academic calendar has been amended by executive order so that staff members can continue to support students with remote learning opportunities and food distribution during this timeframe. Instruction will continue Monday, April 6th through Thursday, April 9th. There will be no instruction, and both students and staff will not be expected to report on Friday, April 10. Distance learning will resume Monday, April 13th.

Our staff will continue to provide and support students with remote instruction during our previously scheduled "Spring Break" given this new guidance -- Students and staff will continue their distance learning in the same capacity we have been with live office hours via Zoom, Google Classroom, and Class Dojo. If you have any questions in regards to online education, please get in touch with your building dean. You can access the SANY Online Learning Portal for valuable school-specific links via

We will continue to offer Grab & Go Meals for the week during our scheduled pick-up days at the Syracuse Academy of Science High School location. The address is 1001 Park Avenue. On Monday, meals will be provided for Monday and Tuesday; on Wednesday, meals will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday; and on Friday, meals will be provided for that day.

While the loss of planned vacation time would not be welcome news during a typical school year, we recognize that this is anything but a typical school year. Since the health, safety and education of students remain the district’s top priorities, the governor’s commitment to maintaining the continuity of learning, food service and child care is understandable.  

We recognize that this is a stressful and challenging situation. We’re here to support you through it, and know that you are managing many personal and professional responsibilities. We would like to remind you of something that we often tell our students: All we can do is our best. We’ll get through this together.

Thank you all for your continued patience, understanding and support.


Dr. Tolga Hayali
Superintendent SANY Charter Schools

Grab & Go Meal Pickup Schedule Change

Thursday, March 26, 2020—Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship will be changing its meal service schedule from a daily service to every other day, beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020. On Monday, meals will be provided for Monday and Tuesday; on Wednesday, meals will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday; and on Friday, meals will be provided for that day.

New York State Cancels Elementary & Intermediate State Assessments

Friday, March 20, 2020—Official Statement from New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa
The school closures caused by Novel Coronavirus are unprecedented and so, we have to make unprecedented decisions for our students. The administrations of the 2020 elementary- and intermediate-level State assessments have been suspended for the remainder of this school year.
This suspension for the remainder of the school year applies to the following New York State testing programs:
- New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
- New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
- New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
- New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
- New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
- New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

Link to Full Article 

Schedule Change for Chromebook Pick-Up

Wednesday, March 17, 2020—Due to a high volume of Chromebook requests, we are canceling the Thursday, March 19th, pick-up time in order to prepare more devices.

We have scheduled two pick-up time slots for Friday, March 20th, to better accommodate our parent’s schedules. We will be handing out devices between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. This will be the last opportunity for parents to pick up a device as school buildings will be closed through April 13.

Due to a limited supply, Chromebooks will only be provided to parents/students who do not have access to a device at home. Please complete the Internet and Device Access survey before coming to the SAS High School. Survey Link ->

For everyone's safety, we have a drive-up pickup system. No one is allowed inside of the building, so please be patient. We appreciate our staff for their dedication and our parents for their patience as we navigate this transition.

SANY Administration

Technology & Meal Drive-Thru Plan

Tuesday, March 17, 2020The Syracuse Academy of Science High School, located at 1001 Park Avenue, Syracuse, is the pick-up point for meal and technology for the SANY District Syracuse locations. We have implemented a drive-thru policy for families for pick-ups. The purpose of this measure is to practice recommended social distancing. 

Technology: Pick up Park Avenue (Main Entrance)

    • Families, please drive up to the Park Avenue (Main Door) Entrance
    • A staff member will greet you at your car. You do not need to leave your vehicle.
    • A staff member will verify if you have completed the internet availability survey. If the survey is not complete, we will ask you to do so at that time.
    • A staff member will bring you a contract to sign with an already identified Chromebook assignment.
    • Parent and student read and sign contract
    • Chromebook is released w/ charger
  • Important Notice—A parent must be present for device pick-up
  • Pick-up Times—3/18, 3/19, 3/20 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


LunchPick up Lakeview Avenue (Gym Entrance)

    • Families, please drive up to the Lakeview Avenue (Gym Door) Entrance
    • A staff member will greet you at your car. You do not need to leave your vehicle.
    • Breakfast/lunches will only be provided for those children 18-and-under who are in the vehicle as you arrive.
    • Staff will bring meals out to the vehicle

  • Important Notice—Students 18 years and younger can walk up to the Lakeview entrance to pick up a grab and go meal. We ask that you practice social distancing while waiting in line.
  • Pick-up Times—Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., until April 13th. Subject to change.  


If parents need to pick up both technology and food, you can stop at one location, drive around the building to the second location. Our staff will be outside to assist with the flow of traffic. Students are not permitted to enter the building during this time

Thank you, 
Science Academies of New York Administration Team

SANY Action Plan for COVID-19 School Closure

Monday, March 16, 2020—As you know, we are facing an unprecedented public health crisis in our state. As recommended by state and local public health authorities, schools will be closed as of 4 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, and we will transition to our distance learning plan. 

We recognize that this disruption has an impact on our students, families, and staff. We know that this exceptional moment has prompted questions which we will continue to address.

Nutrition Services

The Syracuse City School District will provide free Grab & Go breakfast and free bagged lunch to all school-aged children in the City of Syracuse. Science Academies of New York students are encouraged and able to utilize this service. 

Starting Tuesday, March 17, meals will be available for pick-up Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. at the main entrance of each of the following locations:

  • Syracuse Academy of Science High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Syracuse NY 13204 (Gym Doors) 
  • Bellevue Elementary School, 530 Stolp Ave, Syracuse, NY 13207
  • Henninger HS, 600 Robinson Street, Syracuse, NY 13206
  • Peace Inc. East, 202 Beech St., Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Brighton Academy Middle School, 309 W. Brighton Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205
  • Huntington PK-8, 400 Sunnycrest Rd., Syracuse, NY 13206
  • Peace Inc. West, 200 Wyoming St., Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Burnet Park, Coleridge & Grand Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204
  • HW Smith PK-8, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, NY 13224
  • People’s AME Zion Church, 2306 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13205
  • Central Library, 447 S. Salina, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • ITC HS, 258 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Porter Elementary School, 512 Emerson Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Clary Middle School, 100 Amidon Dr., Syracuse, NY 13205
  • LeMoyne Elementary School, 1528 LeMoyne Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208
  • PSLA @ Fowler, 227 Magnolia Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Corcoran HS, 919 Glenwood Ave., Syracuse, NY 13207
  • Lincoln Middle School, 1613 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203
  • Salem Hyde Elementary School, 450 Durston Ave., Syracuse, NY 13203
  • Delaware Primary School, 900 S. Geddes Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Mary Nelson Youth Center, 2849 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
  • Seymour Elementary School, 108 Shonnard Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary School, 710 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY 13203
  • McKinley-Brighton Elementary School, 141 W. Newell Street, Syracuse, NY 13205
  • STEAM @ Dr King Elementary School, 416 E. Raynor Ave., Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Ed Smith PK-8, 1106 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Meachem Elementary School, 171 Spaulding Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205
  • Syracuse Latin School, 345 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Franklin Elementary School, 428 S. Alvord St., Syracuse, NY 13208
  • Nottingham HS, 3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13224
  • Van Duyn Elementary School, 401 Loomis Ave., Syracuse, NY 13207
  • Frazer PK-8 School, 741 Park Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Payton Temple, 1816 Midland Ave., Syracuse, NY 13205
  • Webster Elementary School, 500 Wadsworth Street, Syracuse, NY 13208
  • Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210

Online Learning

The Syracuse Academy of Science is committed to the educational experience of your child. During the school closure, we will transition to online learning. All of our students have daily access to instructional notes, assignments, assessments, and virtual instruction, from their classroom teacher via their google classroom.

Chromebook Pick-Up

For those students who DO NOT have any device, we will open the doors of SAS High School located at 1001 Park Avenue, for students to pick up a Chromebook during the following time-frames. 

Times: Wednesday, March 18—10 a.m and 12 p.m.
Thursday, March 19—10 a.m and 12 p.m.
Friday, March 20 —10 a.m and 12 p.m.

Location: Syracuse Academy of Science High School, 1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204

Internet Survey

Before obtaining a device, we ask that you respond to this brief survey to help our school gather information related to internet access and the availability of technology in your home.

➡ Survey Link

Events & After-School Programs

In order to minimize the opportunity for persons to contract and/or spread the Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19), please be reminded that -- all events and after-school programs are canceled until at least April 20. This includes school-sponsored participation in community events. 

Talking with your Children about COVID-19

As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

We will maintain a continuous flow of information. Please follow our websites, social media, and ensure that we have your correct contact information in Schooltool. We want to express our appreciation for the patience of our SANY community as we work through the daily challenges COVID-19 has presented to all of us. We will miss having you and your children in our schools, and we look forward to your return!

SAS to Close at 4 pm, Monday 3/16

Monday, March 16, 2020—Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon has announced that due to the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Onondaga County, all schools in the County, including the Syracuse Academy of Science, will be closed at the conclusion of school TODAY, Monday, March 16, 2020. There will be no after school activities today. Additional information regarding nutrition services and online learning will be sent out later today. Please check back for additional updates. 


Internet and Device Access Survey

Monday, March 16, 2020—Dear parent or guardian, Syracuse Academy of Science students will continue their education online while being away from school during this closure.

We ask that you respond to this brief survey to help our school gather information related to internet access and the availability of technology in your home.

If you have more than one child attending our school, please complete a form for each child.

If you already completed the form, you don't need to complete it again.

➡ Survey is at

Syracuse Academy of Science Administration

Syracuse Academy of Science & Citizenship Academy Suspend Classes

Sunday, March 15, 2020—Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon has announced that all schools in the County, including the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School will be closed at the conclusion of school on Friday, March 20, 2020.  Should a positive test for COVID-19 come back before Friday all schools will close on Wednesday, March 18th.

More information will be forthcoming regarding online academic offerings and food service.


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260