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RHS News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Read all about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more.

District Calendar Correction

Our district on-line calendar incorrectly stated an early dismissal time for all schools at 12:15 p.m. on September 14, October 12, and April 6. This has been corrected and we apologize for the confusion. Early dismissal times at our schools are as follows:

  • Ridgefield High School 10:30 a.m.
  • East Ridge and Scotts Ridge Middle Schools 11:05 a.m.
  • Branchville, Ridgebury, and Scotland Elementary Schools 11:40 a.m.
  • Barlow Mountain, Farmingville, and Veterans Park 12:15 p.m.

Ridgefield Public Schools Phone System Changes

On Monday, August 7, the Ridgefield Public Schools will be activating their new phone system. The main phone numbers for the schools and central office will remain the same. Internal extensions have all been changed from five to four digits.

You will notice new auto-attendant messages when you call the schools or central office. Please listen carefully to the new options and selections for each location. Callers will be able to use a “search by name” feature in order to contact specific staff members. 

We anticipate the new extensions will be updated on the website and district documents over the next few weeks.

For more information, please read the press release in full.

2017-2018 Summer Packet

The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is right around the corner! While you are enjoying your summer break, we want to make sure you have the information you need at your fingertips. We invite you to take a few moments to check out the information listed in the link below. Enjoy your summer!

Ninth Grade Orientation - Class of 2021

We are holding our ninth grade parent evening orientation on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Please come and learn about your child's first day of high school!

Revised 2017-18 School Year District Calendar Approved

At the June 26, 2017 Board of Education meeting, the 2017-18 revised calendar was approved. Four half-days have been added for professional development. Our building leadership is reworking the half-day schedules as such to allow for longer class times by alternating morning and afternoon classes on these shortened professional development days. We will monitor the effectiveness of this new schedule and keep you updated throughout the school year on the details of this work. We are confident that these professional development investments will make a positive difference in the classroom for our students.

View the revised 2017-18 district calendar.

Open House Event Dates Scheduled for Fall 2017

Please mark your calendars for our Fall 2017 school open house events:

  • Barlow Mountain Elementary School - September 13
  • Branchville Elementary School - September 13
  • East Ridge Middle School - September 28
  • Farmingville Elementary School - September 13
  • Ridgebury Elementary School - September 12
  • Ridgefield High School - September 14
  • Scotland Elementary School - September 12
  • Scotts Ridge Middle School - September 27
  • Veterans Park Elementary School - September 13
Ridgefield Education Foundation Awards Grants

At the June 12th Board of Education meeting, The Ridgefield Education Foundation announced it has awarded grants to five teachers for four projects in our schools. 

The winning projects were awarded to Janine Johnson for “Going Deep! Virtual Reality in the SRMS Library Learning Commons,” a project that will utilize virtual reality to improve student learning, empathy and creativity, 

Holli Levy and Liza Shaban of VPES for “Coding and Computer Science with Dash and Dot Robots” in which students will participate in real world research using computer science skills, Mike Merati of RHS, for “Business and Finance Symposium” in which students will collaborate with local businesses by studying industry analysis reports and offering business solutions in a real world environment, and Charlsie Vanderrest of SRMS, for “Nature Lab” which will provide access to natural history specimens inspiring connections between not only science, art, and design, but all aspects of their learning.

RPS is surely grateful for these grants and the ongoing support REF provides our education community. And we congratulate these teachers on their innovative and forward-thinking work. 

Read the full press release here.

View the June 12th REF Presentation to the BOE.

Our New Mission Statement & Vision of the Graduate

We are happy to share our new Mission Statement and Vision of the Graduate. This is the culmination of the efforts of our Strategic Coherence Planning Committee, a team of BOE members, administration, teachers, parents, and community members who worked diligently throughout this past year to define the outcomes we want for our Ridgefield students. Approved by the BOE, this will define our work going forward.