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AITE News and Announcements

Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

June 18, 2024

Dear AITE Family,

Last Friday just  over 160 seniors walked across the stage in Rippowam’s auditorium to receive their diplomas. During my farewell remarks to the Class of 2024, I reminded them that graduation marks both an end and a beginning – a time of celebration and anticipation; but more than that, it is a pivotal moment for reflection. Whether it was the exhilarating highs of academic, athletic, or extra-curricular achievements or the humbling lows of setbacks and failures, each experience has played a vital role in shaping the individuals they have become: Each triumph has helped them to gain confidence and a belief in their own abilities, and each failure has taught them perseverance, humility, or resilience. 

Reflection, however, is not merely a tool for looking back; it is also a compass for navigating the road ahead.  I would encourage all of us take the time to pause, to reflect, and to appreciate where we are headed and where we have been.  For it is, indeed, in these moments that we gain clarity, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of who we are and the world around us.

On behalf of my administrative team, we wish our AITE family a very, happy and healthy summer break.  We also wish our graduates all of the best in their future endeavors!

Warm regards,

Ms. Rivera

 

AP/ECE Summer Assignments

AP/ECE summer assignments (for those classes that have one) will be posted next week.

Good News

Students who go to SHS or WHS to play sports will no longer miss any time from their period 4 classes, because there will no longer be an early release bus next school year. Students will take the 2:05 pm buses that go to SHS and WHS, and these schools will be the first stops on each of these routes.

Schedule for 2024-2025 School Year

Please see the attached document for next year's school 7-period schedule.

School Calendar 2024-25 and 2025-26 Calendar Update

During the April regular meeting, the BOE voted to amend the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school calendars.  Columbus Day and Veterans Day will become days off from school since keeping schools open will not be cost-neutral as originally anticipated.  The revised calendars can be found here.

Summer Reading

For the 2024-2025 school year we are giving students the option of selecting their own summer reading book, instead of our traditional One Book/One Community initiative.  We have provided the same recommendations as Stamford High School, so students on our waiting list will be able to be assessed in by their English teacher regardless of which school they attend.  Students must select ONE summer reading book.  They may not select one that they have already read.  Go to the home page of our web site https://www.aitestamford.org/ to see the recommendations and a brief synopsis of each book.

Student Ambassador Training

We are looking for students who would like to be trained to be Student Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 school year.  The primary responsibilities of Student Ambassadors are to conduct tours during Open House and other events and to welcome and prepare activities for incoming 9th graders at their orientation in August.  Student Ambassadors receive community service hours for these events.  If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please send an email to Ms. Rivera at mrivera@stamfordct.gov  If you have been trained and would like to continue your work as a Student Ambassador, please send an email to Ms. Rivera as well.  There will be a one-day training session for new and returning Student Ambassadors at AITE on Friday, August 23rd from 9 am - 11 am.  Students will plan ice breaker activities and create welcome posters for the 9th Grade Orientation, which will take place on Tuesday, August 27th from 7:25 am - 11:45 am.  Buses will be running on August 27th; however, students must have their own transportation for the training session on August 23rd.

Summer Building Hours

AITE will be open on most days during the summer from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Please call the main number (203)977-4336 extension 0 before you plan to come in to make sure that there is someone in the office to let you into the building.  The custodians will be removing desks and furniture from the classrooms, so no one will be allowed in the classrooms or on these floors for several weeks once this occurs.

Summer School Information

Below you will find links to flyers and important information about Summer School, which will take place at Westhill High School from June 20th through July 26th.  Registration will take place in-person and is open today through 4 pm. The flyers are translated to Spanish (pg. 2), Haitian-Creole (pg. 3), and Ukrainian (pg. 4). If you have any questions, please contact your child's school counselor.

Summer School Flyers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j1wfmDXnCubbZrNPVFGE_UsqxRrndDLBmIeN_MpmyOc/edit

Phone Registration Information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11F9i8A_om3id-tkwI4fPeKRM1erKWlmochA4tSL_ea4/edit

If you have any questions about summer school, please contact Jonathan Ortiz, Stamford High School Counselor, and summer school team member, at (203)977-4273 or jortiz@stamfordct.gov 

Upcoming Events

June 19                      Juneteenth holiday – All SPS school buildings are closed

July 4                          Independence Day – School Closed

August 23rd               Student Ambassador – New and Refresher Training 9 am – 11am

August 27                  Ninth Grade Orientation 7:45 am – 11:45 am

 

First page of the PDF file: 2024-20257-periodschedule_1