Recent News Articles for Ridgefield Public Schools
In response to the demands of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the district will be changing content, sequence and instructional practices within all mathematics classes. To learn more about CCSS and the realigning of mathematics instruction, cl
School Security Update- April 1, 2013
Current school calendar info & the 2013-14 calendar can be found by clicking on 'District Information' tab seen above RPS News on the home page.
During the winter season there may be reason to delay, close or dismiss schools early. Click HERE to learn of the process and schedules to follow if a decision is made to change the regular schedule.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers resources to help parents, children and other cope in the aftermath of a crisis. Click http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Offers-Resources-to-Help-Parents,-Children-and-Others-Cope-in-the-Aftermath-of-School-Shootings.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Information on this topic can be found on the K- Gr 5 Configuration Research link located here and under the 'District Information' tab on the home page. Note- click the bookmark icon located to the left of the page to open a Table of Contents for each packet.
Dr. Hyung, President of H.C. Planning Consultants, Inc., will present his 14-Year Enrollment Projections to the Board of Education tonight, Oct 22. Click HERE to see the agenda for tonight's BOE meeting. To follow Dr. Chung's presentation to the Board, you can view the 81-page report found HERE.
The 2012 Testing Report was presented to the BOE on Sept 24. The results of the 2012 administration of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) indicate that Ridgefield’s students continue to perform well above the Connecticut averages on state tests. Relative to last year’s student performance, the district saw consistent improvements on the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).
The Safe School Climate Plan is a multi-faceted approach to improving overall school climate and to addressing the existence of bullying in Ridgefield Public Schools. Click HERE to review the plan.
Results of the 2012 CMT and CAPT test indicate that Ridgefield's students continue to perform well above the Connecticut averages on state tests. Click HERE to review the 2012 CMT/CAPT initial results summary.
Recent CT state law increases high school graduation requirements to a minimum of 25 credits by 2020 in specified subjects to reflect the skills needed to ensure success in college and careers in a global society. A proposed draft of RHS course reforms was presented to the BOE on Nov 28. Click HERE to view PowerPoint.
With unanimous vote, the CTState Board of Education adopted new national academic standards, known as The Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS were "designed to consist of fewer, clearer and higher-level standards; to be aligned with college and work expectations; to include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order thinking skills; to be internationally benchmarked so that all students will be prepared to succeed in our global economy; and to be based on evidence and research".&nb
Any Ridgefield resident who wants to use the Tiger Hollow track or Ridgefield High School tennis courts during school hours, please contact the security person outside the RHS main office for a one time sign-in. The security person will ask you for proof of Ridgefield residency (driver’s license, etc.) and will take your name and address. Then he will give you a pass (a pass will be available for your car as well; please display it on the dashboard).