Albany, NY 12202
Teresa L. Brown,
TOAST closed Sept. 30
due to damage from water leak
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and
Technology was closed unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 30 due
to water damage from a leaking pipe above the stage in
problem was resolved. However, the water damage
disturbed a 3- to 4-foot section of the plaster ceiling
over the stage. To
err on the side of safety, TOAST was closed Firday and
the auditorium sealed off. Air samples were taken Friday
morning by a qualified and credentialed consulting firm
as a precautionary measure. Test results will be
available over the weekend, and school is expected to
resume as scheduled Tuesday. For more information,
click here to read a letter from TOAST
Principal Teresa Brown.
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
The school we know as
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)
was built in 1954 as Public School 24. Its namesake is
Thomas O'Brien, who served as principal at P.S. 24 more
than 100 years ago. He died in 1921 at the age of 72,
and the school was named after him when it became at
magnet school in 1990. The original P.S. 24 was built in
1893 and located just a few blocks north of the current
school on the Delaware Avenue plot of land where the
Boys and Girls Club of Albany now stands.
The TOAST building reopened in January 2010 following a complete
renovation. It now features state-of-the-art computers
and technology in every classroom and throughout the
We are proud to be able
to provide a range of programs and services to take care
of our children's academic needs as well as provide
health and wellness services onsite. These services
mobile dental health services through our
partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald
Click here for more information about the district's
magnet schools, or call the Magnet Office at 475-6551.
arrival and dismissal procedures for 2016-17
Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science
and Technology has reviewed arrival and dismissal
protocols for prekindergarten students and will
implement the following changes in 2016-17 to ensure the
safety of the school’s youngest learners.
students will arrive through the main entrance. Pre-K
students with siblings in grades K-6 may enter the
building through the main doors starting at 7:30 a.m.
These pre-K students will go directly to the auditorium
and meet a teaching assistant who will wait with them
until 7:50 a.m.
, when pre-K students who do not
have olders siblings at TOAST should arrive at school
through the main entrance.
Teaching staff will meet pre-K students in the main
hallway and escort all students to the classroom. At
8:15 a.m., pre-K classes will go to the cafeteria for
breakfast (please note that breakfast and lunch are free
for all district students each day).
school day will end with dismissal at 2:20 p.m. from the
Rock Park doors.
“This slight change in arrival and
dismissal procedures and times is for the safety of our
children,” said Principal Teresa Brown. “We appreciate
your patience and understanding as we look to provide a
safe and successful start of the school year.”
school day begins: 7:50 a.m.
K-6 school day
begins: 8 a.m.
breakfast begins: 8:15 a.m.
school day ends: 2:20 p.m.
K-6 school day ends:
child care ends: 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17 -- Build
Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 -- College
Thursday, Oct. 27 -- School
Monday, Oct. 31 -- Halloween
Parade, 1 p.m.
Bird-watching, 7 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 7 -- Build
Leadership Team meeting, 2:45 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans
Day, no school
18 -- College Friday, 6 p.m.
21 -- PTA meeting, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23 --
Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school for
Thursday, Nov. 24
- Friday, Nov. 25 -- Thanksgiving
Recess, no school
News and information
If your child is absent
for any reason, call the school nurse at 475-6875 during
the morning and provide a written excuse when your child
returns to school.