St. Rita School inspires students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled Catholic environment.
We prepare students to be morally responsible, innovative thinkers who, in today’s technology-guided global community, live and share the Love of Christ.
From the Desk of Mrs. Tiezzi

Dear St. Rita Parents,

Today, Ash Wednesday, we had a beautiful prayer service (both in-person and live streamed) and ashes were distributed to all our students and staff members. Throughout these forty days of Lent, our faculty and students will focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our goal is to get our students to think beyond themselves and to focus on kindness and mercy.
Each year St. Rita School undertakes a school wide service project during the Holy Season of Lent. For our project this year we will endeavor to raise money in support of the Connecticut Food Bank, a member of Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, and the Divine Mercy Parish Food Pantry. Each of these facilities provides food for families and individuals who are food insecure, especially during these unprecedented times with Covid 19. As Lent begins today, Ash Wednesday, the students have been introduced to our theme “We are called to serve one another…”
Our children at St. Rita School have the opportunity to help others as “…we are called to be hope for the hopeless …” Our mascots for this service project are three adorable stuffed lambs, appropriately named Faith, Hope and Love. Each homeroom is working toward providing monetary funds for these two essential facilities and the mascots will visit the classrooms throughout Lent to encourage the children’s support. Monetary contributions, large and small, may be brought in daily throughout the weeks of Lent. We also invite and welcome families who would like to make a personal monetary donation from their own family to please send in their contribution and we will add it to our school’s total. IF DONATING BY CHECK, PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE to ST. RITA SCHOOL. It is our hope that together, school and home, we will be able to serve our community and share our compassion and gifts with those in need.
Our second trimester will be ending on Friday, March 12 and our third and final trimester will begin on Monday, March 15. A survey was sent out last week to all the remote learning families to understand your intention for the upcoming trimester. Please complete the survey on or before March 5 in order for us to begin planning for our returning students. If you currently have a student attending in-person instruction and would like to have your child transition to remote learning, please call the school office. Please note that once you have made a commitment to either in-person or remote learning your child must continue in that leaning mode until the end of the school year.
We are currently accepting new enrollments for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you know of a family who is interested in learning more about St. Rita School, please have them contact Mrs. Bruno, our admissions director to set up a tour or learn more about our wonderful school. Our parent referral program is now open and details on how to receive a $250 referral tuition credit for the upcoming school year can be found on our website.
During this holy season of Lent, let us try to pray a little more, give a little more and complain a little less. What a great example we will be to our children when we model these behaviors. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a wonderful and blessed Lenten journey.

God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi
Enrollment Open for New Students
Enrollment for new students for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Please click here to visit our enrollment page and to download an application, or call Mrs. Bruno, our Admissions Director, if you have any questions. Please spread the word - we have no better ambassadors than our current families.
Have you let us know if your child/ren will be returning to St. Rita School next year?
If you have, thank you very much!
If you haven't, please click HERE.

Please note that all future
inclement weather days will be
remote learning days.
Scholarship Opportunities

The CEO Foundation (www.ceoct.org) has scholarship opportunities available for students who attend Catholic schools. Applications for the CEO Foundation will go online at 12:01 am on Monday, March 1. These scholarships are distributed very quickly so please do not miss the deadline.

Order your 2020-2021 school yearbook today!
Order before January 31 to
receive special pricing! of $25!
Yearbooks ordered after January 31 will be $30.
Nurse's Corner
Update to Covid Quarantine guidelines.

These are the guidelines we are now following as part of the CDC’s newest guidelines when it comes to Covid 19.

If an individual does not have Covid-19 symptoms but had close contact to someone diagnosed with Covid-19:
Remain home in self-quarantine for the recommended 10 days from last exposure to the person diagnosed with Covid-19. If symptoms occur, contact your health care provider.

If you test positive:
  Remain home until 10 day’s have passed since date of positive Covid-19 test or if you have symptoms, 10 days since symptoms began. 
There was an addendum that had to do with testing on day 5 of an exposure and exiting quarantine after 7 days but our school district is NOT implementing that at this time. 

Just a reminder of isolation vs Quarantine 

Isolation = When you are experiencing symptoms or have a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19

Quarantine = when you have been exposed but you are not experiencing symptoms 
Thank you to everyone for keeping your children home when they are not feeling well and keeping us informed of any illnesses. With your cooperation we will continue to keep our school community safe.

Just a few reminders:

- If your child is home sick for more then 24 hours we will need a doctors note in order for them to return to school. 

- This year with COVID-19 continuing to be active the State Department of Public Health is encouraging everyone to receive an Influenza Vaccination by the end of October. The vaccinations are now readily available. Once your child receives the vaccine, please send proof into school for the nurse to document. 

- If your child is home sick and the doctor recommends a COVID test please do not get a rapid test. We will only be accepting the PCR test in order to return to school. 

- many of us suffer from seasonal allergies and may experience symptoms similar to COVID-19. 

Symptoms more common of seasonal allergies and not COVID-19 are itchy or watery eyes and sneezing. 

Symptoms more common if COVID-19 are fever and chills, muscle and body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting and Diarrhea. 

If you obtain positive results after school hours, please email Mrs. Tiezzi (ptiezzi.stritaschool@gmail.com) and the nurse (lpalma.stritaschool@gmail.com)

When in doubt call your pediatrician. 
Home/School Association
Please Save the Date for…
The 2021 St. Rita School
Online Auction!
Bidding will open at 6pm on
Friday, February 26th and
will close at 6pm on
Sunday, February 28th
Link to the Auction Website and more details to follow

Each year, St. Rita participates in several rewards programs. Local grocery stores (and Amazon!) allow you (the shopper) to identify St. Rita as the school you’d like to support; every time you shop, we get a percentage of the sale in the form of points (that can be used for school supplies) or cash. Last year we earned over $1600 through Stop&Shop’s program and over 150,000 points through ShopRite! We have big goals this year, and we need your help to achieve them. Please click on the links below to register your store cards, and ask your local family and friends to do the same!
Planning to order Christmas cards or photo
gifts this holiday season? Shop through our Shutterfly Storefront, and SRS will earn an 8% commission! It     may not sound like much,
but there’s no extra fee for you, and every
$1 makes a difference for our school.
           Click here to shop Shutterfly via our StoreFront.
Visit amazonsmile.com, and anytime you purchase an eligible item, Amazon will 
      donate a portion of the profit to our school! Select “Divine Mercy Parish
      Corporation” as your charity, and St. Rita School will benefit every time you shop. 

Link your Stop & Shop Card to St. Rita School, and we’ll earn
CASH when you
     buy groceries! Click here and use School ID: 06434.
Athlete's Corner
Winter Sports Season -- The AIAC has cancelled the interscholastic sports season so we will be unable to have basketball teams this year. We are looking forward to having spring sports for our students pending AIAC approval. We will have more information in late March
Prayer Corner
Remember all those who are suffering or have lost a loved-one during this pandemic.
Please pray for all of the deceased members of our
St. Rita School community.
Click HERE to access the Weekly Health Screening Questionnaire
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016