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No Memorial Day, May 29th

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Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

May 26, 2023

Dear AITE Family,

 Although we celebrate this holiday weekend with cookouts and parties, Memorial Day is a day of solemn contemplation, a time we remember those who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  School will be closed in observance of this holiday.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 30th, which will be a B-Day.

 Warm Regards,

Ms. Rivera


COVID Dashboard

AITE had no reported COVID cases this week.


While there have been some changes to the Board of Education’s Attendance Policy, what has not changed is that written documentation for all absences is still required.  Please email Penny Giantomidis at or send a note when your child returns to school with the date and reason your child was absent.  The note must be received within 10 days of the absence. Absences one through nine are considered excused when the parent/guardian approves the absence and submits appropriate documentation.  For the tenth and all other absences thereafter, a student’s absences from school are considered excused only with proper documentation for the following reasons: student illness (verified by a licensed medical professional, regardless of the length of the absence), religious holiday, mental health wellness days (These days cannot be taken consecutively, nor shall they exceed a total of two days per school year), death in the family, mandated court appearance, lack of transportation (if transportation is provided by a district other than Stamford), field trips or school-related activities, or extraordinary educational opportunities (must be pre-approved by District administration and be in accordance with CSDE guidelines).

 *Here is a link to the BOE Attendance/High School Regulations 5113A-R. 

Please review the document carefully:

Flex-Time Parent Survey

This was our maiden voyage with flex-time, a 44-minute period set aside 4 days a week for students to get academic support, get community service hours as tutors, or participate in enrichment (like chess, Ram Radio, or chess) or extension activities (like AP test prep); though it has only been in place for less than 4 months, on a recent survey, the overwhelming majority of students expressed that they had a positive experience with flex-time and would like it to continue next year.  We would like to hear from parents, so please look for a parent survey that will be emailed to our families on Tuesday, May 30.

Good News 

Seven AITE students participated in a Hackathon on Thursday afternoon, which was organized by AITE students Arnav Grover and Jason Balayev, under the supervision of their Computer Science Club advisor, Sean Peterson.    Students from all backgrounds came together to present their innovative projects with each other. Congratulations to all of these students, who showed remarkable critical thinking skills and talent.


Graduation will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at 5:00 pm in Rippowams auditorium.  Seniors must attend the mandatory graduation rehearsal on Monday, June 12 at 12:00 pm in Rippowams auditorium.  Caps and gowns will be distributed immediately following the rehearsal.  Families will receive 5 tickets for graduation.  If you need additional tickets, please email Penny Giantomidis at  The ceremony will be livestreamed.  We will send more information with this as we get closer to the event.

No School

School is closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.  It will be a B-Day.

Request for Donations

Ms. Domini and Mrs. Spinelli are the student advisors for AITE’s first ever Cabaret Evening, which will take place at the school on Friday, June 2.  The students would like this inaugural event to be free of charge to the school community; however, they will be selling raffle tickets, snacks and beverages before the show and during intermission.  They are asking for the following donations:

·         paper plates, napkins, utensils

·         soda and water (mini-sized)

·         baked goods (ingredients must be listed)

·         raffle prizes (any items are appreciated)

These items can be dropped off at the main office.  Please contact Alyssa Domini at if you would like to volunteer to help or if you have any questions. We hope to see you at the event!

Summer School

Summer school for high school students will take place from June 20th through July 28th at Westhill High School. Summer school hours are from 8 am – 12 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to recover credit in previously enrolled classes.  There are 2 ways to register for summer school credit recovery classes: In-person or by phone registration. 

In-person registration will take place at Westhill High School in the media center on June 15th and 16th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend but students can register in-person on their own. 

Registration phone conferences will take place on June 15th and 16th. Phone registration is for parents that cannot attend in-person. A parent must be on the call. Students cannot participate in phone registration without a parent.  You can call during the following times:

● 8:00 am - 10:00 am

● 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

● 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Here is the link to the summer school website for more information: 

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day (School is closed)  May 29 

Senior Scholarship Awards Evening Thursday, June 1

Cabaret Evening Friday, June 2

The Weekly

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AITE Pride Points

Outstanding Teacher of the Year

AITE science teacher, Danielle Weber, who in addition to receiving a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Outstanding Teacher of the Year award (only 79 teachers across the US were selected) was selected as PTLW’s National Teacher of the Year for the Biomedical Program.  This is a very competitive and prestigious award and we are very proud of all that she has done to make AITE’s program exceptional.

Danielle Weber

AITE Alumnus Performs with Cirque du Soleil

TJ Salta, AITE alumnis and recent graduate of Quinnipiac University, is performing magic in a new Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas called the Mad Apple.

AITE Alum Cirque de Soleil

$50,000 Raised by Students this Past School Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

AITE students Ava Lesser and Nora Amsellem successfully raised over $50,000 this past school year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Their initial goal was to raise an ambitious $35,000; however, by the time their fundraising campaign concluded, they well surpassed their goal, raising a total of $53,274 from an estimated 750 different donors.

Because Ava and Nora surpassed the $50,000 mark, they have been rewarded with a research grant and were recognized as one of the top 8 teams in the Fairfield/Westchester area.  They will have the opportunity to direct the funds they raised towards a specific research initiative within LLS and have been asked to share their materials with the National Team to be used in their nationwide efforts to raise money and awareness.

Hands with Heart

Commended by NEASC Decennial Accreditation

AITE is proud that the in the report by the visiting team for our recent NEASC Decennial Accreditation Visit the school was commended for “its safe, supportive, and inclusive culture and environment, the staff and administration’s awareness of students’ social and emotional needs, and the emphasis on building and maintaining strong relationships.”


AITE Student won 1st-place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship World Series of Innovation, Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge

AITE student, Arnav Gover, won first-place in the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) World Series of Innovation, Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge.  The World Series of Innovation is an annual innovation challenge series focused on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). His project, Cardbio, focuses on the creation of an environmentally friendly composite material for sustainability and commercial use. It has been awarded the top entry in the Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge, which requested innovative ideas to achieve progress on one of the UN Global Goals #11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Thousands of young entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world entered the competition in the fall, and the top ten entries in each challenge bracket moved on to the final round of judging earlier this month. The winners were announced on March 31. Arnav has won $1,500 and he will have the ability to work with St. Gobain engineers to turn his concept into a reality.  Arnav and other students at AITE worked on submitting solutions to the challenges in Entrepreneurship class with teachers Mr. Schrag and Ms. Zanga.

World Series of Innovation