Ridgefield Public Schools
Our shared purpose is to provide highly engaging, relevant and personalized learning
for ALL members of the community

Welcome to Our district

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 Teacher Of The Year

District Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 is Jennifer DeJulio, a Social Studies Teacher and Student Government Advisor at Ridgefield High School. Our Teacher of the Year program also recognizes a Teacher of the Year at each of our nine schools. Read our full press release, and join us in congratulating Ms. DeJulio and these wonderful educators. 

Leadership Insights with Principal Tricia Raneri of East Ridge Middle School: “All In” with the Three C’s

Tricia Raneri loves the middle school experience. Every day she witnesses her students’ strong desire for self-discovery and means to make a difference in the world. In this month’s leadership insight, we visit with Principal Raneri and some very special teachers and students to learn how the teaching and learning at ERMS is helping our students feel capable, be connected, and contribute to their community and beyond - the three C’s!

In our eight-minute video feature, learn about the 7th Grade Mentoring Program (a pilot program with Veterans Park Elementary Schools), meet the winning team in the eCybermission competition, get inspired by the 8th Grade Community Service Project, and hear a heartwarming story about how the Heritage Project helped one student strengthen her connection with her grandmother.

Be sure to watch the video!

A Day in the District: ERMS Talks

ERMS TALKSThree educators joined forces to create a new approach to teaching our social studies and English curriculum. The project offered students the opportunity to discover their passion for contemporary issues while developing skills in multiple areas. Add in a stage, a set, two microphones, and an audience of peers and parents - and you have East Ridge Middle School’s own version of a “Ted Talk” - ERMS Talks!

For this month’s Day in the District, meet teachers Liz Misiewicz and Will Boylan along with Kim Moran, our Middle School Technology Integrator, and see highlights from ERMS Talks. Watch the video

Kimberly Beck, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Resigns to Head Washington D.C. School

Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Kimberly Beck, announced her resignation from the Ridgefield Public School District as of June 28, 2018. Ms. Beck oversees the areas of Curriculum and Instruction and, in that role, has led our district for the past five years in the timely and effective implementation of state and national curriculum requirements including the Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics, Core Arts, and Next Generation Science (NGSS) standards. In addition, Ms. Beck has spearheaded efforts to embed social and emotional learning into our classrooms through such approaches as Responsive Classroom, and RULER. Read the full press release and join us in wishing her continued success as a leader in education.

RPS May Calendar Highlights

The warmer weather is finally here! Hope you are able to get out and enjoy it! Mark your calendar with these important dates:

  • May 7: Annual Town Meeting
  • May 14: Board of Education Meeting
  • May 15: Budget Referendum
  • May 28: School Holiday for Memorial Day
  • May 29: Board of Education Meeting

The full district calendar can be viewed on our website.

We have added our 2017-2018 emergency closing calendar plan to our website and will continue to update to reflect changes to the last day of school.

Middle School Math Presentation

We recently had a district presentation for elementary parents regarding the transition from grade five math to grade six math. If you were unable to attend, please take a moment to view the presentation below.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions. 

BOE Presentations

Our Board of Education page contains archives of BOE minutes, agendas, and packets. For your convenience, after each BOE meeting, we will also post the most recent district presentations here on our News page. 

Miller's Minutes - A Twitter Based Report From The BOE Meetings

Do you want to know what is happening at our Board of Education meetings?

We know you are busy, so new this year we offer Miller’s Minutes. This column is a log of tweets from the BOE meetings and called Miller's Minutes as they were written by Dr. Robert Miller in the past. These are not official minutes of our BOE meetings, as those need to be voted on by the board, and then posted on the BOE page. We thought you would appreciate the brevity and timeliness that our Twitter feed offers.

So please take a few minutes and read Miller’s Minutes, updated every week after a BOE meeting. 

Want more info? We offer a live feed of each meeting, live posts on social media, and archive footage, minutes, packets and agendas all on our BOE page