Academy Of International Studies
Reminders for 1/29 - 2/2
DELAYS AND CLOSURES
Alerts and Notice
- Sign up for WFSB or NBC30 school closing alerts for BLOOMFIELD, HARTFORD, AND International 6-12.
- Make sure you have signed up for text messages through PowerSchool.
- Make sure you have not blocked our text, calls, and emails.
- IF YOUR BUS STOPS AT A DIFFERENT TOWN IN THIER ROUTE, YOU MUST ALSO SIGN UP FOR THAT TOWN'S ALERTS. If they have a delay or closure, your transportation will be impacted by it. CREC Transportation and the school does not call families in those instances unless we too have a delay or cancellation.
If Hartford has a closing ALL of CREC schools will CLOSE. That is why signing up for Bloomfield and Hartford is important. If you are unsure, no need to worry, International will send out a message as soon as the call is made. The suggestion is for additional notice. Any questions, please call the main office and they can walk you through the process.
TOWN HALL - Tuesday, 1/30
Join us from 5:30-7:00 pm
Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday for dinner (5:30-6:00pm) and conversation. School administration will present our National Climate Survey results, celebrations, and areas of growth. We ask families to submit questions in the RSVP to include in our presentation and discussion. We have seen amazing improvements this year and look forward to working together to maintain a strong partnership. We hope you can attend. RSVP HERE.
DRAGON DADS BREAKFAST - 2/23/24
International Dragon Dads Group invites dads, uncles, grandfathers, and other male figures in our students’ lives to breakfast on 2/23/24 from 7:45-8:45 am. It is an opportunity for connections, conversations, and ways to support our students. Sign up here
Dragon News and Updates
UCONN Pre-College Summer Program
We had a great interest in the UCONN Pre-College Summer Program for grades 9-11. Applications for our school scholarships have now closed, but UCONN does offer additional scholarships on their site. For those who applied for the International scholarship, please review the information below.
Two committees will be reviewing applications to determine award recipients
All applicants will be notified within the next two weeks to move forward with next steps
If not selected, our counselors will support students in applying for the online UCONN scholarships. AIS has an application waiver for all students interested in applying.
Additional opportunities for Pre-College programming will be shared throughout the year.
Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.
Class of 2024 Information Page
The Class of 2024 has several events, activities, opportunities, and deadlines as we get closer to graduation. Senior families will receive access to our Class of 2024 page to get the most up-to-date information on all things Class of 2024. We will also have a link on the school website for quick access.
Planning for Safe Grad is underway and they need volunteers and organizers. If interested, we have a couple of parents looking for support. Information will be located on the page.
IB Exam information and details were emailed to families and will also be posted on the page. We are seeking parent volunteers to proctor. If you are interested, please fill out the document emailed to senior families from Ms. Pagliaro.
International Travel for 2025
We are happy to announce our international field experiences are back for 2025! Fundraising opportunities are always part of our planning so don’t miss out on our information session.
We will be offering 2 trips, Ireland/UK, and Costa Rica for April 2025.
The information session will take place over Zoom in February. Ms. Percoski and Ms. Abreu, our trip leaders, will provide detailed information this week.
Field Trip Forms
We are quickly approaching field trip season. This year all permission slips will be accessed through Powerschool. Please make sure you can log in to ensure your child does not miss out.
If your child has been invited to participate, families must provide the electronic signature at least 2 weeks before the trip.
NO PAPER COPIES will be distributed.
Trip organizers will send an email with directions on how to access the slips on PowerSchool.
Please contact the main office for support or your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
Cell Phone Use
We have seen a significant increase in cell phone violations. School staff has see the impact of cell phone use has on student achievement, focus, and respect towards others. There has been an uptick of students communicating through social media and messages that becomes a disruption to the learning environment.
Our administrators and staff will reiterate the expectations to our students daily, but we ask you remind students at home as well. Families will be contacted if the policy is violated and if their phone has been confiscated, parent pick up is required. Students must be reminded of the impact their violation would have to families, staff, and their learning. We thank you for your support.
ATHLETICS AND SPECTATORS
We always encourage International friends and family to join us in providing encouragement and support to our athletes at our games and events. To ensure we have a positive and safe experience for our athletes and fans, we ask that all spectators follow the guidelines shared earlier in the season and below. If concerns arise and cannot be resolved, we will ask spectators to leave the event.
SPECTATOR POLICIES FOR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, & NON-STUDENTS
ll spectators must enter through the student entrance doors (by the colorful flags) and sign-in with a security team member or attendant for indoor games. Anyone over the age of 18 must provide our security team with a valid driver's license or other form of photo ID if they do not possess a license.
Spectators will be turned away if they do not provide a form of identification.
Opposing team student spectators must follow the student guidelines below
SPECTATOR POLICIES FOR STUDENTS
Students must leave campus at dismissal and can return 15 minutes before the start of a game unless otherwise noted.
Supervision is not provided for student spectators after school, so they cannot remain in the building waiting for games to start.
Students who are not a part of an athletic team for the winter season CANNOT use the athletic late buses after games and must have their own transportation.
Middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or family member over the age of 18 to attend any games at the middle or high school level.
Students from the opposing school/all other schools:
Any students from the opposing school or any school outside of International must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 to attend any games.
CREC SPORTSMANSHIP POLICY
CREC believes that good sportsmanship is essential to a successful extra-curricular program. The elements of fairness, courteous behavior, and gracious acceptance of winning and losing, in both individual performance and team contests, must be incorporated into our programs.
With these objectives in mind, CREC strongly supports the following fundamentals of sportsmanship:
Respect is to be shown to opponents at all times. The opponent should be treated as a guest who is greeted cordially on arriving, given the best accommodations, and accorded the tolerance, honesty, and generosity that all human beings deserve.
Officials are to be accorded respect at all times. Officials should be recognized as impartial decision-makers who are trained to do their job and who can be expected to do it to the best of their ability. Good sportsmanship implies the willingness to accept and abide by the decisions of the officials.
Coaches are to be accorded respect at all times. Spectators shall respect all decisions made by coaches.
Spectator language should be such that it will reflect favorably on the school and the students.
Self-control must always be maintained. A proper perspective must be maintained if the potential educational values of athletic competition are to be realized.
All spectators shall behave in a manner that respects others, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, place of origin, nationality, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability.
All spectators are to refrain from using tobacco/vaping/alcohol on school property.
All spectators must stay off of the field/Court of play at all times. This includes before, during, and after the game as well as during intermissions."
We thank you for your support of these policies and procedures. Our athletes work hard to prepare for our competitions. Ensuring they can compete in a safe and supportive environment will only make them stronger. We look forward to seeing families in the upcoming events.
Middle School: Agendas and Homework
Guest Speakers and Parent Course Series
We are finalizing plans to launch a series courses and speakers for parents ranging from painting to dancing, yoga, financial planning and parent groups. We are looking to expand our learning to more than just our students, but also the adults that are our greatest supporters. If you know a business or facilitator in these areas (and others to consider) in which we can partner with, please let us know. We would love to support local community members and businesses. Please click below with any contact information.
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Important Contact Information
Principal - Yesenia Hernandez - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal (HS) - Thomas Craig - email@example.com
Assistant Principal (MS) - Eleisha LeMay - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Students (HS) - Benjamin Simon - email@example.com
Dean of Students (MS) - Raynette Holmes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades 6-7 - Tania Thibault - email@example.com
Grades 8-9 - Taylor Clarke - firstname.lastname@example.org
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