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In the News at RES

At Ridgebury, we love sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Read all about our 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

RPS New Phone System Arriving 8/7/17 10:00am Same phone numbers, new extensions, Listen to new options on auto-attendants, search by name directoryOn 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.

Important Kindergarten Events

Starting kindergarten is exciting and sometimes scary for both your child and you. We have two events that will assist in preparing your child for their big day. If your child will take the bus to school, we have kindergarten bus orientation on Thursday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m. After bus orientation, join us for our kindergarten playdate at 2:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for our kindergarteners to come play and make new friends.

Please make note that kindergarten will have early dismissal at 11:40 a.m., August 31 through September 8.

Beginning of School Year Events

The first day of school is just around the corner. Mark your calendar and join us for these upcoming events.

Our parent portal opens on August 21 and open school is August 30 from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. 

Come looking your best on September 8 for picture day and join us at our open house on September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Our PTA fall family picnic is on September 15 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Bring your picnic dinner, meet other Ridgebury families, and have a relaxing and fun evening. In the event of rain, the picnic will be on September 22 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

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

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.

Summer Math Activities

We want our students to love math as well as become efficient, flexible math thinkers! Our elementary math specialists have gathered a variety of games and activities for students entering grades 1-5 as a means of retaining skills they have learned and practiced throughout the school year! Read through the power point and grade level summer calendars to find fun math activities for everyone! Have a safe and "mathy" summer, everyone!! - Elementary Math Specialists