Western CT Academy for International Studies

Elementary Magnet School

201 University Boulevard Danbury, CT 06811

PHONE: 203-778-7462 ATTENDANCE: 203-778-7466

Mr. Christopher Roche, Principal

Attention Parents:

Danbury Public Schools are on a 3 Hour Delay. There is no morning ELP. The Doors will open at 11:30 and Classes start at 11:55.

Attention Parents:

We will be having a Prospective Student Night on December 11th, 2019.

Tours will be given from 6:30pm to 7pm.

There will be a presentation from 7pm to 7:30pm

Students with siblings will have sibling preference but they will still need to fill out an application.

For More Information please click on the links below

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Letter from Mr. Roche regarding the DHS incidents

Please know that we have just installed a Raptor Security System at AIS. For visits that are longer than just picking up and dropping off, parents will be asked for a driver's license or ID to provide to our safety advocate. This is an added security measure. Please know this may take an additional few minutes. However, the safety and wellbeing of all students is our preeminent concern.

DANBURY RESIDENTS ONLY:

If you have a transportation change, request or question regarding your child's bus info, they can go on the transportation website:

https://sites.google.com/a/danbury.k12.ct.us/dps_transportation_department/


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Tuesday December 10th -
    • PTO Meeting 7pm
  • Wednesday December 11th-
    • Crazy 8's Math Club - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    • Prospective Student Presentation and Tours
      • Tours from 6:30pm to 7pm
      • Presentation from 7pm to 7:30pm
  • Thursday December 12th -
    • Coding Club - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
    • Math Olympiads 3:45pm to 4:30pm
  • Friday December 13th -
    • Kindergarten Concert
      • Start Time - 1:30pm
  • Monday December 16th -
    • Spelling Club - 3:45 to 4;45pm
    • Odyssey of the Mind - 3:30 to 5pm
  • Tuesday December 17th -
    • Grade 4 Concert 6:30pm
      • Student Arrival time - TBD
  • Wednesday December 18th
    • Bridges of Peace and Hope Club - 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Crazy 8's Math Club - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Thursday December 19th -
    • Math Olympiads 3:45pm to 4:30pm
  • Monday December 23rd, 2019 to January 1st, 2020
    • Winter Break!!
    • Have a great relaxing break and a Happy New Year!



Congratulations to Mr. Calvanese for being named Danbury's Teacher of the Year for 2019!


Please click on the video above to see Mr. Calvanese's Welcome Back Video.

AIS has been announced as a School of Distinction by the State of Connecticut for the 2017-2018 School Year. Top 10% Highest Performing Elementary School in the State of Connecticut.

Congratulations to all Staff and Students!


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AIS General Information

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AIS Bus Information

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Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Sandyha from Mrs. Moore’s Class on Winning the AIS Spelling Bee and placing 6th overall at the State Competition.



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AIS Spotlight at the School Board

October 24th, 2018 - Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies presented to the Danbury Board Of Education during their Spotlight Your School portion of the board meeting.

AIS in the News!

May 17, 2018 - Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies has been named a 2018 Green Ribbon School for its environmentally sustainable practices by the U.S. Department of Education.

Photo: Carol Kaliff / Hearst Connecticut Media

AIS in the News!

Rick Asselta speaks to students at the AIS Magnet School Wednesday, May 9, 2018, about his project to raise money for honeybee kits for Puerto Rico. Asselta has lived in Puerto Rico for several years with his wife, who is from the island.

Read article here

PHONE: 203-778-7462

ATTENDANCE: 203-778-7466

SCHOOL HOURS

Regular Hours: 8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Scheduled Early/Weather Dismissal: 8:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

1 Hour Early Release Day: 8:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2 Hour Delay: 10:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3 Hour Delay: 11:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD'S DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

For changes in dismissal, you must call the school at 203-778-7462 before noon and speak to the school secretary. Please do not email your child's teacher with dismissal changes (teachers are busy teaching or may have a substitute) and please do not leave a voice message which may not be heard in time.

Unless otherwise notified by parent/guardian, the Danbury Board of Education will allow students to have photographs taken and used in the newspaper, videotapes, electronically including our website, and other publications. A form for such objection is below. Such written objection shall be valid for only one school year.

Directory Information Consent Form (for the 2019-2020 school year, please submit by 9/30/19)

Disclaimer: the AIS webmaster seeks to ensure that all content and information published at this website is current and accurate. In addition, the webmaster cannot be held responsible for the contents of any externally linked pages or individual teacher sites.

AIS Webmaster - aisweb@danbury.k12.ct.us

updated December 6th, 2019