Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question about our school, our FAQ page is the best place to find the answer. We've provided answers to the questions we are asked most frequently. If you don't find what you need here, we're always happy to answer your questions personally. Just give us a call!.
- How do I enroll my child at Ridgefield High School?
- Does your school offer breakfast and lunch?
- What if my child requires medication during the school day?
- Do you provide transportation services?
- What is PowerSchool and how do I get a username and password to use it?
- What are the school hours?
- What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?
- What if my child needs to leave school early?
- Do you enforce a dress code at Ridgefield High School?
- May my high schooler drive to and from school?
- How will your school ensure my child’s safety?
- Is visitor parking available at your school?
- Where should I enter the school?
- How do I stay informed about RPS guidelines related to COVID-19?
- Can I switch my student to full remote learning (Cohort C)?
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Registration page for information about enrolling your child at our school.
We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.
We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page.
School hours are from 7:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
A parent or guardian must sign out and pick up students at the front office. Students with a valid driving license who can drive themselves may leave campus with prior written permission from a parent/guardian and approval from the principal.
We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. In general, we do not allow any dress which impairs safety or increases the risk of injury to self or others, causes discomfort, disrupts the learning environment, advertises or advocates the use of alcohol or drugs, pornography, is libelous or revealing, or contains the potential to upset and hurt others.
Yes, and student parking is available with a parking permit. However, students may not drive any time during school hours including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period.
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. To help keep everybody safe, we ask that all visitors to our campus follow our security procedures. Visitors must enter the school grounds via the main entrance and show a photo ID. We will provide a temporary photo ID to wear while on our campus, which will expire at the end of the school day. We ask that visitors check out when leaving the school. Thank you for your support of this important security procedure.
Yes, the visitor parking at our school is clearly identified within the school parking lot. We ask all visitors to park only in visitor spaces to avoid a fine or ticket that may result by parking elsewhere.
We ask that all visitors to our school enter only through the main entrance. Only staff members may use their ID badges to enter through other entrances.
It is important to us to keep you informed about the guidelines related to COVID-19. To accomplish this, please review the State of Connecticut guidelines for schools and parents on COVID document. This document will supply you with RPS' protocols and policy as well as advice for parents related to COVID-19.
Parents who wish to switch their students to full remote learning (Cohort C), should send an email to the student's guidance counselor. Parents can find their student's counselor on the PowerSchool Portal.