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.

Day in the District - A Community Comes Together to Celebrate!

The Art Show at Scotland Elementary School
By: Ruth W. Feldman, RPS Communications Coordinator

Sometimes when a teacher says, “Wouldn’t it be nice if….” and it is said to the right people at the right time, something extraordinary happens. At Scotland Elementary School, art teacher Jennifer Zeyer had a vision of a family event that was more than a drop-in to see a year’s worth of artwork. She wanted the students, in all grade levels, to take ownership of the event. She wanted parents and grandparents to see what she sees in her students - creative, inventive, and curious young people. She wanted it to be about community; not only would parents take pride in their child’s successes, but ideally share in the wonder at the work of all the students.   

Well, Ms. Zeyer got her answer, and now the Scotland Elementary Art Show is one of the most well attended and enjoyable events of the year for SES families. See for yourself, in this month’s video version of “A Day in the District.”

School Start Times Project Update

At the May 22 Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Baldwin and the Strategic Planning Committee presented their plan for reviewing school start times across the district and the opportunity to change them to align with current research on adolescent sleep and be responsive to elementary level feedback.

We invite you to visit our new webpage dedicated to the School Start Times project.

Ridgefield Public Schools Appoints New Veterans Park Elementary School Leader

On Monday, May 22, the Ridgefield Board of Education voted unanimously to support Superintendent Karen Baldwin's recommendation of Ellen Tuckner as Principal for Veterans Park Elementary School. Ellen Tuckner is currently Principal of Mohegan Elementary School in Shelton and was previously Assistant Principal at Cider Mill School in Wilton. "Ellen’s breadth of experience in elementary school education is a perfect fit for Ridgefield Public Schools,” said Ridgefield Superintendent Dr. Karen Baldwin. 

We invite you to read the press release in full here.