Recent News Articles for Ridgefield Public Schools

MEET WITH A BOE MEMBER ON APRIL 28

Tue, April 22, 2014 at 11:01AM

Board of Education member Irene Burgess will host the BOE Lunch Bunch on Mon, April 28, from 12-1:00 p.m.

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RPD Press Release - Suspicious Van

Wed, April 16, 2014 at 9:20PM

Ridgefield Police Department                             
Press Release

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Gr 6 & Gr 5 Parent Night Math Presentations

Fri, April 4, 2014 at 10:34AM

On Jan. 15- Parents of Gr 6 students joined the 6th grade math teachers and leaders for an informational session and sharing of the plan for 7th grade math in 2014-15.  Click HERE to view the PowerPoint presented to parents that evening.

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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

Tue, March 25, 2014 at 2:58PM

Representatives from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates presented their Leadership Profile Report to the BOE on March 24.  Click HERE to view the PPT, and HERE for the report. 

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STANDARDIZED TESTING UPDATE

Fri, March 28, 2014 at 9:03AM

Our district is one of many in the country that will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring.

March 17th -      District SBAC Summary Points   

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RPD PRESS RELEASE- Suspicious Van

Thu, March 20, 2014 at 4:25PM

The Ridgefield Police Department issued a Press Release on March 20 about a suspicious van in neighboring communities.  Click HERE to read the press release and learn more.

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WEATHER RELATED DELAYS, EARLY DISMISSALS & CLOSINGS

Wed, December 18, 2013 at 3:26PM

During the hurricane & 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 school day.

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DISTRICT ENROLLMENT PROJECTION REPORT

Wed, November 13, 2013 at 5:59PM

The 2013 School Enrollment Study was completed by Milone & MacBroom of Cheshire, CT and presented to the BOE on Tues, Nov 12.  Click HERE to view entire 57-page report.  Click HERE to view report summary.

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2012-13 TESTING REPORT- updated Oct 16

Wed, October 16, 2013 at 3:21PM

Assistant Superintendent Kim Beck presented a summary of the 2012-13 District Testing Report to the BOE on Mon, Sept 23. The full report can be found HERE.  Part II of the 2012-13 District Testing Report was presented on Tues, Oct 15.  The results of SAT, ACT, AP and post high school plans can be found in the report HERE.

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K-5 CONFIGURATION & REDISTRICTING

Wed, October 23, 2013 at 3:59PM

Click HERE to review the May 29, 2012 BOE motion on the topic of closing an elementary school.  

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IMPORTANT POWERSCHOOL LINKS and MORE

Fri, September 6, 2013 at 2:58PM

IMPORTANT POWERSCHOOL LINKS and MORE

Welcome back! We are looking forward to the start of school.   There are upgrades to several operations that will help make us more efficient.   Please bear with us during the transition.

For further information please select from the links below.

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CURRICULUM NEWS & K-6 MATH UPDATES

Tue, August 13, 2013 at 4:41PM

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

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SAFE SCHOOL CLIMATE PLAN

Tue, August 13, 2013 at 9:18AM

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.

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CALENDAR INFORMATION

Wed, March 27, 2013 at 10:07AM

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.

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TESTING RESULTS & NEW STATE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Tue, September 25, 2012 at 2:48PM

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).

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CT PLAN FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM

Tue, December 6, 2011 at 1:27PM

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.

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SUPERINTENDENT DEBORAH LOW TO RETIRE

Wed, February 19, 2014 at 11:23PM

Superintendent Low announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2014, at the Jan 13 BOE meeting.  Click HERE for letter to staff, parents and community.  More information will be posted.

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CSDE 2012-13 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT

Wed, February 19, 2014 at 11:26PM

The Connecticut State Department of Education released the annual School Performance Reports on Thursday afternoon, Dec 5.  Click HERE for the press release; HERE for The School Performance Report: A Guide for Parents. 

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LunchTime Updated Information

Fri, November 15, 2013 at 12:48PM

We are recovering from a significant server issue resulting in the loss of some data used by the LunchTime system.

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Parent Portal Deadline Extended to October 31st

Mon, October 14, 2013 at 2:47PM

The Parent Portal Form deadline has been extended to October 31st.  Please remember to return your signed Parent Portal Agreement to your student's school's main office.  If you do not sign and return the agreement, you will lose access to your account.  You should return one agreement per student. Thank you for your help.

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