Earth Day 2021

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the theme this year is ‘Restore our Earth. We hope you can find time today and everyday to help better the planet and environment. Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021Happy Earth Day, Atoms! Did you know today marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day and this year's theme is 'Restore our Earth.' Below are some fun facts about Earth Day.

  • Around 1 billion people take part in Earth Day activities around the world every year.
  • April 22 was chosen as the date for Earth Day because it fell between Spring Break and final exams, and organizers wanted to maximize student involvement.
  • Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, founded Earth Day in 1970 to raise public consciousness about environmental concerns such as pollution, oil spills and vanishing wildlife.
  • Twenty million Americans, or about 10 percent of the country’s population at the time, took part in events and demonstrations on the first Earth Day.

Diaper Drive

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school will be hosting a Diaper Drive throughout the month of April to benefit the CNY Diaper Bank.

Monday, April 5th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school will be hosting a Diaper Drive starting Monday, April 5th through Friday, April 30th to benefit the CNY Diaper Bank, a nonprofit organization that helps distribute diapers to families in need.

Diapers of all sizes, brands new and opened are welcomed and greatly appreciated. CNY Diaper Bank has listed on their website, they are in need of size 5 and 6 diapers. Please see below for specific drop off information. Together we can help babies and families in need! Many Atoms, one Family

Remote Learning Students

  • Donations can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday Thursday or Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (NOON).

Hybrid Learning Students

  • Donations can be dropped off when attending school

Spring Recess - No School

There will be no school on Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd for Spring Recess. Classes will resume on Monday, April 5th. Enjoy your Spring Recess, Atoms!

Monday, March 29th, 2021Spring is in the air, and you know what that means ... Spring Recess! In order for the Atoms to get some rest and relaxation, there will be no school on Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd. Classes will resume on Monday, April 5th. Enjoy your Spring Recess, Atoms!

Spring Recess Message

Superintendent, Dr. Tolga Hayali shares his warm wishes to the SANY families for their upcoming Spring Recess.

Friday, March 26th, 2021—A message from your Superintendent:

Hello SANY Families,

Just last week we welcomed the first day of spring, and in true Central New York fashion, we know that there is still a chance of snow in the forecast. However, the thought of snow certainly won’t stop us from enjoying our much needed rest and relaxation during the upcoming Spring Recess. 

As we know, Spring Recess mentally reminds us all that we are in fact in the ‘home stretch’ of the school year with one marking period left. Many of our Senior Atoms are anxiously awaiting to receive their acceptance letters from colleges and universities both near and far, as we all prepare for their graduation ceremony in June.

It’s at this moment in time, where we watch the planted seeds of academic drive and thirst for knowledge bloom in the spring and blossom in the summer at graduation. While this year, many if not all of us have withered a tumultuous storm with a global pandemic, we all have found ways to overcome and adapt herculean obstacles that no one could have predicted.

Students, families, faculty and staff continue to amaze me each and every day at how we as a SANY community have come together to not only help one another but the greater Syracuse and Utica communities, as well. In addition, students continued to find ways to achieve academic success despite a global pandemic which speaks volumes to their dedication and commitment to their education.

Below are just a few of the many examples that I wanted to highlight, and share with you. If you have not yet viewed these incredible stories, I urge you to visit.

In closing, I want to wish everyone a happy, safe and restful Spring Recess. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, April 5, 2021 as we get ready to begin that ‘home stretch’ of the school year.

Regards,

Dr. Tolga Hayali

Superintendent

Spring Recess Meal Pick Up Announcement

SANY in collaboration with Chartwells has developed a [contactless drive through] meal service that will allow students greater access to food while at home. Pick up dates or 03/23 and 03/25 at SAS High School from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021SANY in collaboration with Chartwells has developed a [contactless drive through] meal service that will allow students greater access to food while at home. Please note, there will be NO meal pick ups during Spring Recess; however, there will be meal pick ups PRIOR to Spring Recess, dates are below.

Meal Pick up Dates

  • 3/23 meal pickup will be available and participants will receive three days worth of meals
  • 3/25 meal pickup will ONLY be available at SAS High School. Participants will receive SEVEN days of meals to cover the entire spring recess. Please sign up in advance by emailing your school pick up location and number of children you are picking up meals for to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pick up Locations and Times

  • SAS High – 3/23 and 3/25 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NOON)

Read Across America

It’s National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss Day. We encourage all students and their families to find time to read a book together.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a good book!” - Dr. Seuss. Today is National Read Across America Day, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In honor of this national event, below are some ideas of ways you too can celebrate.

  • Read a book you've been meaning to read.
  • Join your library.
  • Read with your Atom.
  • Read a book you've read before - you might discover that it has NEW meaning to you since you read it last.
  • Have your Atom read a story aloud to you (or your pet). Reading aloud strengthens their vocabulary and language skills and it also creates an opportunity for discussion.

We hope you all have a wonderful National Read Across America Day (and Dr. Seuss Day)!

Mid-Winter Recess

There will be no school Tuesday, February 16th through Friday, February 19th for Winter Recess.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship will have no school on Tuesday, February 16th through Friday, February 19th for Winter Recess. Classes will resume on Monday, February 22nd. Enjoy this long weekend, Atoms and remember to stay healthy, safe and warm!

Presidents' Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day there will be no school on Monday, February 15th. Enjoy your day off, Atoms!

Monday, February 15th, 2021In observance of Presidents’ Day there will be no school on Monday, February 15th. Enjoy your day off, Atoms!

Mid-Winter Break Message from SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali

As we all get ready to start mid-winter break, I have been reflecting on the ways each and every one of our Atoms have been able to make an impact at school through your academic work, your interactions with your fellow classmates and teachers, but more importantly how you are helping make a difference for those who need it the most in your community. To say I am impressed with all of your efforts is an understatement.

Here are just a few of the ways Atoms are giving back to their communities:

  • Earlier this month, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship announced they will be hosting a Band-Aid Drive which will benefit the patients at Golisano Children’s hospital.
  • Syracuse Academy of Science High School is hosting a Donation Drive to benefit the Dunbar Center - a local organization that strives to enhance the quality of life, break the cycle of generational poverty and develop racial equality in the greater Syracuse community.
  • Finally, the National Honor Society students at Utica Academy of Science High School challenged its fellow classmates and teachers in a Kindness Challenge. Their efforts not only with the Kindness Challenge but with various acts of goodwill, charity and kindness have been recognized by Assemblywoman Buttenschon who acknowledged the Atom’s perseverance and willingness to spread kindness in the middle of a global pandemic. It is with all of these little events, that help make a difference in the lives of others and remind me that we are many Atoms, one Family.

While we all get ready for break, I challenge you to take a moment, pause and reflect on all that you have accomplished thus far not only in this school year, but academically, and in the world around you.

On behalf of everyone at SANY, I want to wish all of our students a happy, healthy, restful, and safe mid-winter break!

Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

STEM To-Go Program

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school’s announces its new monthly school program, STEM To-Go, an all inclusive STEM based activity kit.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021Hold on to your lab coats, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school is excited to announce its new monthly school program, STEM To-Go. Each month, Atoms will have the option to receive a kit which contains directions, and all materials needed to complete the STEM based activity. The STEM To-Go program will allow the students to use their imagination to create, improve and reflect on their project, while having fun and learning something new!

STEM To-Go kits will be given to Hybrid Learning students on Monday or Friday that they attend school. Remote Learning students can pick up their STEM-To-Go kit at the main office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We encourage families to submit pictures of their Atoms completing their STEM activity. Pictures can be submitted to Hayley Merritt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please note, the STEM To-Go program is optional. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Hayley Merritt.

Band-Aid Drive

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school is hosting a Band-Aid Drive from February 8th through the 26th. All proceeds will benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Consider donating a new box of fun Band-Aids today.

Monday, February 8th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship invites you to help save the day and be a superhero by donating a box of new fun Band-Aids to its Band-Aid Drive. All proceeds will benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. As we all know, it is never fun to be sick … but to a child it’s fun to pick out your own Band-Aid!

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is looking for fun Band-Aids such as: princess, superhero, colorful designs, etc. The Band-Aid Drive starts on Monday, February 8th through Saturday, February 13th, as well as, Monday, February 22nd through Friday, February 26th.

Subcategories

CSASCS

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

CSAS Elementary School

301 Valley Drive
Syracuse, NY 13207
Phone: 315-671-0270
Fax: 315-671-0275
csasyracusees@sany.org

CSAS Middle School

7053 Buckley Rd
Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: 315-671-0874
Fax: 315-671-0881
csasyracusems@sany.org

SANY

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

Transportation

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