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AITE News and Announcements

Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

Dear AITE Family,

Second semester classes began on Monday.  Official grades for the 2nd quarter will be available on Power School on February 3.  Have a great weekend!

Kind regards,

Ms. Rivera

 

COVID Dashboard

AITE had 1 reported COVID case this week.

Attendance 

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 pgiantomidis@stamfordct.gov 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).

COVID Test Kits

We have several at-home COVID test kits available to distribute.  Please have your child stop by the main office if you would like some.

Flex-Time 

The first cycle of programming will continue through March 3. As a reminder, all staff is assigned to a flex period and all students are required to attend their flex classes.  Students were asked to complete a brief survey about their first week of Flex Time, which was posted to their Flex Time Google Classroom page.  The survey is still open for students who have not completed it.

Good News

Congratulations to AITE students Lucas DeVault and Alicja Liszka, who placed in the 2023 Scholastic Writing Competition for their entries.  Lucas wrote a dramatic script titled “Guarded Heart” and won a Gold Key Award for first-place, and Alicja wrote a short story titled “Reap What You Sow,” which placed third in the competition.

Congratulations to AITE students Maggie Fleischer, Fazil Amjath Khan, Abdullah  Pasha, Tejasvi Rawat, and Aditya  Raj Rijal, who spoke at last Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting about adding an additional religious holiday, Eid al-Fitr,to the BOE’s school calendar.

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews took place virtually on Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 – pm to 3:00 pm. AITE would like to thank the members of the Executive Board of AITE’s PTSO, who organized this event as well as all of the community volunteers who generously donated their time to conduct the interviews.  Students were able to practice the tremendously important skill, which will serve them well in the future.  We hope more students will take advantage of this opportunity next year. 

School Closing Information

All SPS families will be notified of closings, delays, or early dismissals via school messenger phone calls and emails.  To ensure receipt of these messages, parents and guardians should make sure all contact information is up to date in PowerSchool.  Families are also encouraged to subscribe to District Urgent Alerts.