Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology News

No school for students Friday

September 17, 2020

There is no school for students on Friday in the City School District of Albany. Schools are closed so that faculty and staff may attend professional development sessions. ...

The City School District of Albany will implement an in-person instructional model for students in prekindergarten through grade 6, and a virtual model for students in grades 7-...

The following message is from Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology Principal Sophia Newell: Dear TOAST Families: Hello, and welcome to the start of a new &...

The City School District of Albany Board of Education will meet Tuesday night to continue finalizing plans for the 2020-21 school year under pressure from massive state budget r...

District closed Friday, Monday

September 3, 2020

All City School District of Albany schools and administrative offices will be closed Friday and Monday in observance of Labor Day. The district will be back in business on Tu...

Hello! I hope you have enjoyed the summer. It has been a busy one for all of us as we prepare for new challenges and opportunities in what will be a very different new school ye...

Faced with a budget shortfall that could range as high as $26 million due to state and federal aid reductions related to the COVID-19 crisis, the City School District of Albany ...

Sign up for text alerts

August 19, 2020

A reminder that families can sign up to receive text alerts through School Messenger by simply texting “Y” or “YES” to 67587. To receive these text al...

The City School District of Albany’s Virtual Summer Program for students in grades 1-6 will begin Monday. The program, designed to equip students with skills for succes...

Newell to lead TOAST

June 11, 2020

Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology has a new principal! On Wednesday, the City School District of Albany announced the appointment of veteran administrato...

Every Thursday since the end of April, students from kindergarten-grade 6 at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) have had the chance to have a virtual...

Visit our district Facebook page to take a look at a typical day of learning in Maria Sokaris’ second grade at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAS...

Keeping it clean

March 6, 2020

The City School District of Albany has made it a top priority to control the spread of illness in all our buildings, and on Friday maintenance staff were hard at work cleaning a...

The award-winning Albany High School Theatre Ensemble will present the Broadway hit Cabaret, with shows Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15. Performances will be at 7...

March is "Fine Arts in Our Schools Month" in the City School District of Albany, and you can experience the talents of our students in a variety of exhibits, conc...

Students as teachers

February 27, 2020

Eighth-graders from Hackett Middle School took their extensive knowledge of the Harlem Renaissance across the street to Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (T...

The City School District of Albany will have half-days of school on April 28 and June 23 to meet the requirements of New York’s new Paid Voting Leave Law. The law allow...

Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology Principal Teresa Brown has announced her plans to retire at the end of the school year in June. She shared the following mes...

Fourth-graders at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) showed off their international smarts on Friday at their Holidays Around the World exhibit. S...

Isaac Allen’s spelling ability is out of this G-A-L-A-X-Y. That’s the word the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School eighth-grader spelled correctly to clinch t...

Welcome to 2020!

January 2, 2020

Welcome to the year 2020!   We look forward to continuing our work on equity in education. Please take a moment to view this message from Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams...

Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2019

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the City School District of Albany! What's open and when All City School District of Albany schools will be closed for holiday ...

Survey deadline extended!

December 18, 2019

As the City School District of Albany continues to work through the review process that the State Education Department requires of our schools, we are interested in your input a...

Even Scrooge would have gotten into the spirit of the season on Friday morning listening to TOAST students from prekindergarten to third grade singing at a holiday concert. T...

Celebrating an Hour of Code

December 9, 2019

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and TOAST students in grades 2-6 are celebrating by spending an hour on a coding project of their choice. On Monday, Superintenden...