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Academic Calendar, Uniform policy, Newsletters, And FAQ

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Incoming 5th and 6th Grade Families Parent Orientation

Learn more about Emblaze Academy, meet the team, and receive 2 free school uniform shirts.

  • July 25 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

  • August 13 - 8:00am to 9:30am

  • August 19 - 5:30pm to7:00pm

Please note: we are located at 1164 Garrison Avenue; Bronx, NY 10474.
If you have any questions, please contact the Founding Director of Operations, Ms. Rojas at 917-415-6547.

 

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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August . . .

8/22/18 Wednesday – Student Orientation/12pm Dismissal

8/23/18 Thursday – Student Orientation/12pm Dismissal

8/24/18 Friday – Student Orientation/12pm Dismissal

8/27/18 Monday –1st Trimester Begins/First Full Day

8/28/18 Tuesday – Beginning of Year Assessment

8/29/18 Wednesday – Beginning of Year Assessment

8/30/18 Thursday – Beginning of Year Assessment

8/31/18 Friday – Beginning of Year Assessment

September . . .

9/3/18 Monday – Labor Day/No School

9/6/18 Thursday –Back to School Night & Welcome Party

October . . .

10/2/18 Tuesday – “Family Cafecito”/9am-10am

10/5/18 Friday – Student Survey Day

10/8/18 Monday – Native American Remembrance Day/ No School

10/9/18 Tuesday – Assessment Cycle 1

10/10/18 Wednesday – Assessment Cycle 1

10/11/18 Thursday – Assessment Cycle 1

10/15/18 Monday – Emblaze Data Day/No School

10/18/18 Thursday – “Emblaze Data Night & Zumba Party”

10/19/18 Friday – “Spelling Bee”

10/22/18 Monday – Spirit Week “Pajama Day”

10/23/18 Tuesday – Spirit Week “Career Day”

10/24/18 Wednesday – Spirit Week “Multicultural Day”

10/25/18 Thursday – Spirit Week “Twin Day”

10/26/18 Friday – Halloween Costume Contest

 

November . . .

11/9/18 Friday – Student Survey Day

11/12/18 Monday – Veteran’s Day/No School

11/14/18 Wednesday – Assessment Cycle 2

11/15/18 Thursday – Assessment Cycle 2

11/16/18 Friday – Assessment Cycle 2

11/19/18 Monday – Multicultural Potluck & Trimester Showcase

11/20/18 Tuesday – Grateful Pen Pal & End of Trimester 1

11/21/18 Wednesday – Thanksgiving Break/No School

11/22/18 Thursday – Thanksgiving Break/No School

11/23/18 Friday – Thanksgiving Break/No School

11/26/18 Monday – Emblaze Data Day/No School

11/27/18 Tuesday – 2nd Trimester Begins

11/30/18 Friday – “Scholar Dollar Auction 1”

December . . .

12/6/18 Thursday – Report Card Afternoon/Book Fair & Family Survey

12/7/18 Friday – “Trimester 1 Honor Society”

12/14/18 Friday – “Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game”

12/18/18 Tuesday – “Family Cafecito”/9am-10am

12/21/18 Friday – Winter Break/No School

12/24/18 Monday – Winter Break/No School

12/25/18 Tuesday – Winter Break/No School

12/26/18 Wednesday – Winter Break/No School

12/27/18 Thursday – Winter Break/No School

12/28/18 Friday – Winter Break/No School

12/31/18 Monday – Winter Break/No School

January . . .

1/1/19 Tuesday – Winter Break/No School

1/2/19 Wednesday – Emblaze PD Day/No School

1/11/19 Friday – Student Survey Day

1/16/19 Wednesday – Assessment Cycle 3

1/17/19 Thursday – Assessment Cycle 3

1/18/19 Friday – Assessment Cycle 3

1/21/19 Monday – Martin Luther King Day/No School

1/22/19 Tuesday – Emblaze Data Day/No School

1/29/19 Tuesday – Ice Skating Trip

1/31/19 Thursday – State Test Parent Night

 

Feburary . . .

2/1/19 Friday – “Fictional Character Day”

2/4/19 Monday – “Wacky Tacky Day”

2/5/19 Tuesday – “College Day”

2/6/19 Wednesday – “Sports Day”

2/7/19 Thursday – “Culture Day”

2/8/19 Friday – “School Pride Day”

2/11/19 Monday – “Dress like Your Hero Day”

2/12/19 Tuesday – “Homeroom Wars Day” & “Family Cafecito”/9am-10am

2/13/19 Wednesday – “Throwback Day”

2/14/19 Thursday – “History Day”

2/15/19 Friday – “Winter Wonderland Dance”

2/18/19 Monday – President’s Day/No School

2/19/19 Tuesday – Mid-Winter Break/No School

2/20/19 Wednesday – Mid-Winter Break/No School

2/21/19 Thursday – Mid-Winter Break/No School

2/22/19 Friday – Mid-Winter Break/No School

2/25/19 – Emblaze PD Day/No School

2/26/19 Tuesday – “Bronx Pride Day”

2/27/19 Wednesday – “Dress like a Scientist Day”

2/28/19 Thursday – Trimester Showcase & Dress to Impress

March . . .

3/1/19 Friday – “Pi Day”

3/6/19 Wednesday – Assessment Cycle 4/ELA State Exam Dress Rehearsal

3/7/19 Thursday – Assessment Cycle 4/ELA State Exam Dress Rehearsal

3/8/19 Friday – Assessment Cycle 4/End of Trimester 2

3/11/19 Monday – 3rd Trimester Begins

3/15/19 Friday – “Scholar Dollar Auction 2”

3/21/19 Thursday – Report Card Afternoon & Family Survey

3/22/19 Friday – “ELA Pep Rally”

3/29/19 Friday – “Trimester 2 Honor Society”

April . . .

4/8/19 Monday – Math State Exam Dress Rehearsal

4/11/19 Thursday – “STEM Night & Science Fair”

4/16/19 Tuesday – “Family Cafecito”/9am-10am

4/22/19 Monday – Spring Break/No School

4/23/19 Tuesday – Spring Break/No School

4/24/19 Wednesday – Spring Break/No School

4/25/19 Thursday – Spring Break/No School

4/26/19 Friday – Spring Break/No School

4/29/19 Monday – “Emblaze PD Day/No School

 

May . . .

5/3/19 Friday – “Math Test Pep Rally”

5/10/19 Friday – “Emblaze Square Dance”

5/13/19 Monday – Emblaze PD Day/No School

5/24/19 Friday – Community Service Day & Family Game Night

5/27/19 Monday – Memorial Day/No School

5/31/19 Friday – Student Survey Day

June . . .

6/3/19 Monday – End of Year Testing

6/4/19 Tuesday – End of Year Testing

6/5/19 Wednesday – End of Year Testing

6/6/19 Thursday – End of Year Testing

6/7/19 Friday – End of Year Testing

6/10/19 Monday – Emblaze Data Day/No School

6/13/19 Thursday – Field Day & Trimester Showcase

6/14/19 Friday – “End of Year Honor Ceremony & Awards”

6/17/19 Monday – End of Year Trip

6/18/19 Tuesday – End of Year Trip

6/19/19 Wednesday – End of Year Trip

6/20/19 Thursday – Last Day for Students/1pm Dismissal

 
 

Family Newsletters

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 General Information

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What is Emblaze Academy?. . .

Emblaze Academy is a new middle school charter school located at 1164 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474. For the 2019-2020 school year, we only have 5th and 6th grade. Each year we will admit one additional grade level until reaching full enrollment as a 5th through 8th grade school.

Who I can speak to about my application or any other questions about the school?. . .

You can call the Founding Director of Operations, Erienne Rojas at erojas@emblazeacademy.org and/or 917-415-6547.

How do I enroll my child(ren) at Emblaze Academy?. . .

Emblaze Academy is an open enrollment school and does not require any action beyond the submission of an application on the part of potential students or their families.

What is the admission process?. . .

A charter school must use a lottery if more students apply for admission to the charter school than can be admitted. A random, public lottery will be held on April 8, 2019 to determine our admissions for Emblaze Academy.

The cutoff for 5th grade and 6th grade enrollment applications that enter the lottery is midnight EST on April 7, 2019.

What is the daily schedule?. . .

From Monday through Thursday, the school day starts at 7:30am and ends at 4:15pm. On Friday, the school day starts at 7:30am and ends at 1:00pm.

When does the school year begin?. . .

There is mandatory half-day orientation for all NEW incoming students from August 21-August 23, 2019. Returning students attend one half-day orientation on Friday, August 23, 2019. The first full day of school is Monday, August 26, 2019.

What does the extended day at Emblaze Academy look like?. . .

The more time in the day gives each student an extra 100 minutes of small group instruction in ELA & Math; students also have an elective program for the last 45 minutes of the day from Monday through Thursday. On Friday, students have Community Circle celebrations. Students also have Physical Education or Dance every day.

What is the uniform policy?. . .


Shirt/Top

  • Light blue collared, button up shirt with Emblaze Academy logo (Emblaze Academy will provide two uniform shirts: short sleeve and long sleeve)
  • Shirt must be tucked in at all times
  • Only black, white, or gray undershirts are allowed (short or long-sleeved)
  • Any student that earns more than 100SD can wear an Emblaze Academy homeroom or college t-shirt on Fridays, but uniform pants must still be worn.


Cardigans/Sweatshirts

  • Gray Emblaze Academy cardigans/sweatshirts during Winter season


Pants/Bottom

  • Navy blue khaki pants (no shorts)
  • Must have belt loops
  • Must be worn at waist level
  • No side pockets/no cargo pants
  • No visible logos, patchwork, or rips/frayed detail
  • No denim, spandex, or corduroy material
  • Fit must not be too tight or too loose
  • Solid Black or Dark Brown belt only (no studs or designs; standard buckles only)


Skirts

  • Solid Navy-blue skirts only (no patterns)
  • Must be to knee length
  • No slits above fingertip length
  • Shirt must be tucked in at all times
  • Optional: If worn, tights must be black, gray, beige, or navy under skirt; tights must be solid, with no holes or patterns


Socks/Shoes

  • Socks must be worn at all times
  • All black sneakers only
  • Sneakers must have shoelaces
  • No flip flops, slippers, slip-ons or slides allowed (including Crocs, Toms, Uggs, or loafers)


Accessories

  • Headwear
    • No hats, sweatbands, or head coverings/scarves (unless for cultural/religious reasons)
    • No headbands, large trinkets on hair
  • Piercings: Only stud earrings are allowed for safety reasons (No hoops–Students have PE and elective clubs every day)
  • Other jewelry: Necklaces must be small enough to be tucked into the uniform shirt during PE and elective clubs
  • Permanent/Non-Permanent Tattoos: No designs of any kind on the face or body


Outerwear

  • Students can wear any outdoor clothing of their choosing (rain boots, snow boots, scarves, sweater) to school, but all non- Emblaze Academy outerwear must be stored in backpacks or closets during the school day
  • Students must change into uniform sneakers upon arrival to the school building
  • Upon exiting the school, students can change into rain or snow boots

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