Ridgefield High School
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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.  

Join Your PTA!
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As you are ticking through your back-to-school to-do list, please join your PTA. Every year, Ridgefield PTAs go above and beyond to work with staff to support our shared mission. Parent involvement comes in many different forms, and joining the PTA can be an important step in staying connected to your child’s education.

Find information and links for all nine schools on the Ridgefield Council of PTA’s website.

Welcome Back Parent Letter

August 18, 2021

Dear Students and Parents,

It is with excitement the faculty and staff of RHS welcome you back to the 2021–2022 school year! I hope you have enjoyed the summer break and have had time to connect with family and friends.

Last year, we renewed our understanding of the importance of our schools in the fabric of our community. I remain proud of the perseverance displayed by our students and staff to successfully navigate the interruptions caused by closures, while also working through the complexities of virtual and hybrid learning. As we embark on the 2021–2022 school year, we have clear goals: return to in-person instruction, accelerate learning and remediate learning loss, and attend to the social and emotional needs of our students. Please see the entire welcome back letter from Principal Greenwood.

Christine Hopkinson Will Be Interim Ridgefield High School Assistant Principal
Christine Hopkinson

Ridgefield Public Schools recently announced that Christine Hopkinson will become an interim assistant principal at Ridgefield High School (RHS), filling the vacancy left when Jennifer Phostole became principal of East Ridge Middle School. A graduate of Boston College with a master’s from the University of California, Los Angeles, Ms. Hopkinson has been teaching English at RHS since 2012 and has been the student life coordinator since 2018.

Please take a moment to view our interim assistant principal press release for additional details.

RPS Releases Draft Safe Return Plan

Please learn more about RPS current plans for the fall, which are required by the state of CT in order to access ARP ESSER funds in August (COVID relief funds).

Teddy Bearsevelt Takes First Place

Ridgefield High School AP United States history students had a post-exam bake-off. Tyler's Teddy Bearsevelt claimed first prize in a competitive and creative field of confectionery and U.S. History mastery. To view all entries in the bake-off, including the Mayflour Cake, please see our AP U.S history bake-off presentation.