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

Technology and Learning Resources

April 1st, 2020

Good Morning Parents of AIS Students,

Distribution of Chromebooks is taking place at the main entrance of A I S today from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at 201 University Blvd. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 2nd, due to WCSU being closed, Chromebook distribution will take place through the back entrance at 26 Middle River Road from 9:30 to 11:30 am. You will not be able to access the 201 University Blvd entrance tomorrow. Thank you and please stay safe.

Request for loan of Chromebook; Solicitud de préstamo de computadora; Pedido de empréstimo de computador:

If you have any questions regarding the Parent Portal or Borrowing Technology please contact - ais_helpdesk@danbury.k12.ct.us

Google Classroom for Mr. Ho:

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Google Classroom for Mr. Hauser:

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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!



  • Thursday March 12th
    • Session 3 Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday March 17th
    • 12:20pm Early 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
  • 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.


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


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.

Remind Info

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


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.


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