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

AIS has been announced as a Category 1 School of Distinction by the State of Connecticut for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Congratulations to all Staff and Students!


Attention Incoming Kindergarten and New Student Parents:

2020-2021 New Student Online Registration ​Now Open.

OCC Shoebox Update:

Several of our shoeboxes were shipped to Togo on December 5th!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this wonderful project!

IMPORTANT DATES

2019-2020


  • Tuesday February 25th
    • 2:30 Dismissal
  • Wednesday February 26th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
  • Thursday February 27th
    • Session 2 of Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Friday February 28th
    • Spring Picture Day
  • Monday March 2nd
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Mad Science 3:45pm to 4:45pm
    • Spelling Bee 6:30pm
  • Wednesday March 4th
    • Bridges of Peace and Hope 3:30 to 5pm
  • Thursday March 5th
    • Math Olympiads 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Monday March 9th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Mad Science 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday March 10th
    • PTO Meeting 9am
  • Wednesday March 11th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
  • Thursday March 12th
    • Session 3 Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Monday March 16th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Mad Science 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday March 17th
    • 2:30pm Dismissal
  • Wednesday March 18th
    • Bridges of Peace and Hope 3:30 to 5pm
  • Thursday March 19th
    • Session 3 Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Friday March 20th
    • Report Card Distribution
    • Talent Show
  • Monday March 23rd
    • Grade 2 Field Trip
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Mad Science 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Wednesday March 25th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
  • Thursday March 26th
    • Session 3 Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday March 31st
    • 2:30pm Dismissal




Raptor Procedures

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/


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.

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AIS General 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 February 14th, 2020