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/Guardians,

Thank you so much to our HSA for hosting the Back to School Family Movie Night last Friday evening. The weather was chilly but perfect for an outdoor event. It was so great that so many of our new and returning families were in attendance. Thank you to everyone for making this event a success. I would like to remind all our parents and guardians that when your child attends any event at St. Rita such as movie night, Trunk or Treat, soccer or basketball games etc., they are under your supervision. Please be sure to monitor them at all times. Students should not be just dropped off and allowed to roam all over the school property or interact with others unless you are there to supervise them. Teachers and/or administrators on duty at any of these events are there to ensure the event runs smoothly and are not there to monitor your child. That is your responsibility. Thank you for your assistance in keeping everyone safe.

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, St. Rita School will be closed for a district-wide teaching and learning conference. Teachers from throughout the Archdiocese will be together at St. Paul High School in Bristol for a day of learning.

Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s teacher regarding the upcoming parent-teacher conferences scheduled for October 12 from 3:00-6:15 and October 13 from 1:00-3:15. Both these days are early dismissal days. Parents must register for conferences using the link provided by the teachers. All parents are strongly advised to sign-up for a conference to review your child’s NWEA MAP assessments, learn more about your child as a learner, and have any of your questions or concerns addressed midway through the first marking period.

This Monday, October 2, we will switch over to the winter uniform. Parents are asked to please review the dress code with your child/ren as shorts and sneakers are no longer allowed with the winter uniform. Student hair styles must also conform to the standards. Teachers will be sending home dress code violation forms to those students who continually are not in compliance. We do understand that Dennis Uniform Company continues to experience issues with order fulfillment, so we ask parents to please check the uniform swap located on the stage in the gym for additional uniform pieces. If on occasion your child is not in proper uniform, please send a note to the teacher informing her/him of the reason. Should the weather during the first part of October continue to be warm the students may continue to wear the gym shorts on gym days only.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Be sure to get outside and enjoy the beautiful and dry fall weather.  

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Parents assume full responsibility for chaperoning their child/ren during all school-sponsored HSA events.

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is growing! Please check with your child to see if they are missing clothing, a belt, a lunch box or a water bottle.

Click HERE to sign up for Before/After Care
Click HERE to sign up for Hot Lunch

Uniform Swap

New items have been donated to the Uniform Swap! If you are still in need of uniforms please visit the swap located in the gym before and after school every day.


Home/School Association

Click HERE to Order Online
Click HERE to download the order form


Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 27

Nurse's Corner

Welcome Back to School! I hope everyone had a healthy and relaxing summer. Just a few reminders from the health office as we begin a new year.

COVID: We have seen a few cases of COVID in our school. If your child has a case of COVID in their classroom you will receive a notice. We ask that you then monitor your child for symptoms for 5 days. Please notify the school if your child develops COVID. The CDC guidelines have not changed. If you develop a case of COVID you must quarantine for 5 days, the first onset of symptoms is day 0. Your child can return to school on day 6 with a mask until day 10. Any questions please call the nurse.

Grade 6 physicals: All students in Grade 6 are required by the state to have a physical in order to enter Grade 7. This physical needs to be dated after May 30, 2023. Please send in a copy of your child's physical and immunization record once they have had their physical. 

Illness and protocol: If your child is sick with a fever and or vomiting they should stay home until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours. If your child has excessive coughing and or runny nose please keep them home. This will help keep everyone around them safe. If your child does not look "right" to you , follow your intuition and keep them home. Sometimes they just need a day of rest to prevent an illness from spreading. 

Prek students and The Flu shot: All students in PreK 3 and 4 are required by the state to have a flu shot before Jan 1, 2024. Please send in documentation once your child has gotten their shot. Students who have not received a flu shot by Jan 1 will not be allowed to return to school until this is completed. 

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year please do not hesitate to call me. I can be reached in the health office M-F from 8:00am -3:00pm

Open House

Sunday Oct. 22, 1:00 to 3:30pm

Click HERE to Register
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
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