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Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

December 8, 2023

Dear AITE Family,

The holiday season is upon us.  Last night was the first night of Hanukkah. In the spirit of contributing to our local and global communities, several clubs are holding clothing and toy drives for different charities for the month of December.  If you have any new socks or gently used hats, gloves, and other clothing or new, unwrapped toys, please consider having your child bring them in for one of these drives or you can drop off these items in the main office.


Ms. Rivera


COVID Dashboard

AITE had 2 reported COVID cases this week.



Here is the link to SPS’ BOE Attendance/High School Regulations 5113A:   

BOE Attendance Policy


Absence Documentation

Written documentation is required from a parent/guardian upon the date of the student’s return from an absence.  It can be sent in one of two ways:

1. by email to from the parent or

2. a written note from the parent sent directly to the office

The documentation must contain the date(s) of and the reason for the student's absence from school. Parents should contact their child's school counselor regarding the collection of homework assignments if their child will be out for several days.


All-School Musical

Performances for the Stamford All School Musical Production of Legally Blonde continue this Friday Saturday evening at 7:30 pm in the Westhill Auditorium.  There is also a matinee performance at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 10.  Congratulations to AITE cast members: Dina Hamrane, James Kolman, Greenley Lasko, Ella Leferman, and Kaitlyn Miranda and crew members: Braedan Devault, Lucas Devault, Miles DeSantis, and Marleah Solomon.  For tickets go to []All-SchoolMusical


CIEE Deadlines are Approaching

The deadline for CIEE Summer 2024 application is January 24, 2024.

Click this link to access CIEE’s Summer '24 flyer:  Link to CIEE Summer 2024 Flyer


Good News

Congratulations to AITE student, John Koehler, who submitted a short story that he wrote in Mr. Donnelly’s Creative Writing class to Writopia’s Halloween Anthology Contest in October and was recently notified that his work was accepted for publication.


Parent-Teacher Conferences – December 13, 14, and 15 (Early Release)

Students will be dismissed at 11:45 am on December 13, 14, and 15 because of parent-teacher conferences.  Starting next week parents/guardians will have the opportunity to schedule conferences with their children’s teachers during these early release days.  Teachers will be available for conferences from 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm. This year, parents/guardians can request a 5-minute time slot for the conference and must indicate whether they want to meet in-person, talk via phone call, or conference with the teachers via Google Meet.  To schedule an appointment, please send an email to Penny Giantomidis in the main office.  Each conference is 5-minutes long, so please join the conference at the correct time so the teacher is able to meet with other scheduled parents/guardians on time.   The last day to schedule an appointment will be Monday, December 11th at 12:00 pm.  If you are unable to meet with teachers during these times, you can always email them directly with your questions or concerns.  Counselors and support staff are also available to meet with parents/guardians on these days; however, you must contact these staff members directly to schedule an appointment.


Progress Report Grades – December 15

The midway point of the second marking period is Friday, December 15.  The second marking period will close on January 19.


SCOPES December Meeting

The Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success (SCOPES) is hosting its next meeting on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rippowam Media Center.  Representatives from the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center will discuss how parents can be actively and effectively involved in the development of their child's individualized education program (IEP).   Click here to register to attend this meeting.


Upcoming Events 

December 13, 14, and 15        11:45 am dismissal for parent-teacher conferences

December 15                           Progress Report Grades in PowerSchool Parent Portal

December 22                           11:45 am dismissal

December 25 – January 1       Winter Recess - School Closed


First page of the PDF file: SCOPES_December_13_2
Scopes Flier Spanish