Recent News Articles for Ridgefield Public Schools
Parents and members of the community are invited to attend an Open Forum which will be facilitated by a member of the Superintendent Search Consultant Firm. A key step in this process is to identify characteristics we will be seeking in our new superintendent. The public is invited to attend either of the two sessions held in the BOE conference room in the Town Annex next to Yanity Gym.
Ridgefield High School's musical production of "Meet Me in St. Louis" will be held on March 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:30 P.M. in the Ridgefield High School Auditorium. There will be a Sunday Matinee on March 16 at 2:00 P.M. All tickets are $10.00 and are sold at the door.
Our district is one of many in the country that will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring. Click HERE for Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test details. Click HERE to view an easy-reference fact sheet.
On Feb 24, the BOE unanimously approved their 2014-15 proposed operating budget.
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.
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.
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.
Click HERE to review the May 29, 2012 BOE motion on the topic of closing an elementary school.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Registration will be held in late February for children who plan to attend Kindergarten in 2014-15. Please call your school today and schedule an appointment to register your child. Click HERE to learn more about registration dates and orientation events in 2014.
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.
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.
We are recovering from a significant server issue resulting in the loss of some data used by the LunchTime system.
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.