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Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

June 2, 2023

Dear AITE Family,

 It is hard to believe that next week is the last full week of the school year.  The last 3-days of school are half-days.  Dismissal will be at 11:45 am.  The laptop and book return process will start next Friday through the English classes.  Students who do not return their laptop, charger, or books will be charged for what they are missing.

 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 or Coding Central); 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 we have extended the date to complete the survey to Tuesday, June 6. Thank you to everyone who has already completed it.  Here is the link to the survey: It also can be found on the home page of our website: []

 Good News 

Yesterday afternoon was the first ever All Stamford, High School Entrepreneurship Challenge - Battle of the Bosses.  Eighteen student entrepreneurs from AITE, Stamford and Westhill High Schools presented their business plans to an impressive panel of judges made up of seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs.  AITE’s very own John Koehler won first place for his concept, Crowntail Patchwork, a software designed to manage and update games installed on devices. Congratulations to John for winning the title of Boss for AITE this year and to AITE CTE teacher, Brenda Zanga, for the work that she does with our students to prepare them for events, such as this one.


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.

Reminder: Annual Physicals Required for Grades K, 6, and 9 (from the Superintendent’s Weekly Message)

Students entering kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades in the Fall of 2023 are required to have a recent annual physical on file with Stamford Public Schools.  We recommend that you schedule your child’s physical around their birthday.  It can be difficult to get an appointment right before school begins in August. 

 Please bring this form with you to your appointment.  Your doctor will need to fill it out for the school nurse.

 If your child does not have a healthcare provider they see regularly, click here for a list of providers in Stamford that offer school entry physicals.

 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

Department Awards night – Tuesday, June 6 5:30 pm in the Cyber Cafe