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Ms. Rivera , Principal

Ms. Prince, Assistant Principal

Mr. Cozza, Assistant Principal

Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

November 23, 2022

Dear AITE Family,

Every day at the end of my daily announcements I share a quote or thought that I have found, which resonates with me.  The quote I selected today was, “We tend to forget that happiness does not come as a result of getting something we do not have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have. “  I recognize that AITE is a school of choice, but I appreciate that you chose to be here and the sense of community that has been created, because of this.

I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 

Warm regards,

Ms. Rivera

COVID Dashboard

AITE had 3 reported COVID case 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).

School is closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.  School will reopen on Monday, November 28 and we will follow a Mentor Monday schedule.

SPS Magnet Lottery 

The SPS Magnet School lottery application is now open for the 2023-24 school year.  Complete information about our magnet school program – including application deadline, lottery draw date and acceptance deadline – is available here and at the top home page of our web site  under AITE Application.

*Please note that if you have a child that is returning to AITE next year and you have an incoming 9th or 10th grade student that you would like to attend AITE, you still must apply through the lottery, where you will be able to indicate that the applicant has a sibling who attends AITE.