The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management provides students with authentic learning experiences that empower them with the skills to contribute to their communities and succeed in college and career. By constantly applying what they learn in the classroom and industry, students will develop the confidence to pursue their dreams and the character to serve their communities.

NEW start and end times this year

The first day of school this year will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Our start and end times have changed this year.  Classes will be held from 8:25am-2:54pm.  Doors will open at 8:00am.  It is very important for students to be on time.  Plan to arrive early to avoid transportation delays.


In preparation for a successful school year, your child’s teachers have requested that you purchase the following list of school supplies:


Tuesday, August 11th
4:00 - 5:30pm

Attendance is directly linked to academic success in high school and beyond. Start the school year right by getting these questions answered:

  • Why are students absent from and late to school?
  • How does attendance effect academic performance?
  • What are UASEM’s expectations, policies, and procedures for attendance and lateness?
  • What strategies can parents use to insure that their student gets to school on time every day?
  • What can students do to maintain good attendance and punctuality?
  • Where can you find resources and support when needed?

Did you miss the workshop? Would you like some great resources to help you get to school everyday on time? CLICK HERE for some resources and advice for students and parents.


Summer homework helps your teachers understand what skills you are bringing with you to next year's classes, and helps you continue to practice a few important skills and keep your mind active!

Grade 9:  ENGLISH
Our summer reading list includes one non-fiction memoir, one fiction book, and one excerpt from a play. See attached pages for reading list, assignments, and supports. Questions? Email Ms. Moore at

Grade 9: ALGEBRA
Delta Math problems can be done online at your own pace:  Your login and password are the same as your UASEM email account. Don't have a UASEM email yet? Contact

Grade 10: ENGLISH
Your summer reading list includes two novels. Titles and assignments can be found here.
Questions? Email Mr. Bower at

Grade 11: AP ENGLISH
Reading lists, articles, and assignments are available here.
Questions? Email Ms. Capuno at

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UASEM Featured in
the wall street journal

By Leslie Brody,  May 25, 2015

As four New York City ninth-graders arranged soil, pebbles, plastic bags and tongue depressors in a clear box, they hoped their model levy would work better than the ones that failed New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

They watched with suspense one morning last week as water seeped through the dirt, and then celebrated when the levy seemed to block its path. Their teacher, Salvatore Puglisi, was cautious. “Come back in five minutes,” he said, “and see what happens.”  .......

Read more here:

Accepted students night

UASEM welcomes our incoming freshmen class plus one family member to this year's Accepted Students Night on Friday, June 19th from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Get all your questions answered. Meet your teachers, tour the school, pick up summer homework, set up your UASEM email, get your free uniform, learn about sports & clubs, win prizes, eat dinner, and more!

Did you miss it? No problem!
Stop by school over the summer. Call 212-225-0998 to let us know when you'll stop by.

THank you for your support at fire & ice night

Thanks to all of UASEM's staff, partners, friends, families, and extended community for your support of our 2015 fundraiser, Fire & Ice Night. We couldn't have done it without you. 
Because the needs of a NYC high school never cease, we still welcome donations at the eventbrite page:

School Uniforms

School uniform shirts are available for purchase for $15. Students may also bring in a plain polo or sweater in blue, green, or white and the school will iron on a patch for $2.
Read UASEM's uniform policy here.

Get Involved with UASEM

Volunteer your time at school.  Contribute special talents or skills. Donate books and materials on our wishlist. Join the Parent Association. Sponsor a classroom. Share other resources. Fund trips. Learn more at Get Involved.

Join the Parent Association

It is well known that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school.  The NYC Chancellor calls parent leadership the "cornerstone of the public schools," and each school is required to have a parent association.  Parent involvement could include raising money, hosting events, volunteering with students, and helping out around the building. Contact UASEM at