Ridgefield Public Schools
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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. 

Superintendent Issues Letter about School Safety

Superintendent Dr. Susie Da Silva sent a letter to families and faculty about RPS policies regarding school safety and ways we can partner together. Please read the superintendent's December 7 letter.

Board of Education Welcomes New Members; Thanks Gaydos, Holz, and Stamatis!

Three new Board of Education members—Selina Bell, Amy Casey, and Tom Colin—joined the board last month as RPS thanked departing BOE representatives Nora Gaydos, Kathleen Holz, and Margaret Stamatis. The new Board re-elected Jonathan Steckler as Chair, Rachel Ruggeri as Secretary, and elected Tina Malhotra as Vice-Chair. Both the District and Board expressed sincere gratitude to former Chair, Margaret Stamatis. “She taught me everything I know,” said Steckler, “but she didn’t teach me everything she knows.” Superintendent Susie Da Silva noted Kathleen Holz's contributions to the curriculum department. Thank you to all BOE volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of RPS students.

RHS Athletics Hosts Largest Signing Day Ceremony Ever
Group of happy female student at signing event

The Ridgefield High School Athletics Department welcomed families, coaches, and friends to celebrate senior athletes planning to continue their athletic careers in college. It was the largest Signing Ceremony in the school’s history, even without some boys lacrosse players honored in a smaller ceremony this Wednesday. View biographies of the athletes, including colleges.

Online Elementary Art Show Highlights Fall Color
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Shape! Texture! Lines! Printmaking! Pop-art! All fall, Ridgefield Public Schools elementary students have been exploring art techniques, learning about new artists, and stretching their creativity. Please see our gallery to enjoy seasonal art since September.

RPS Salutes Veterans with Ceremony, Song, and Gratitude

“You signed a blank check to the United States of America,” said East Ridge Middle School Social Studies teacher Mike Settani during Wednesday’s Veterans Day assembly. “That’s why this is the most important day in our school year.” Settani’s gratitude to veterans was echoed at schools across the District as students and staff turned out to celebrate veterans.

Administrator with VeteranStaff members posing togetherWoman hugging veteran in uniform
RPS Partners with Ruby for Holiday Food Drive and More

Ridgefield Public Schools announced today that it would partner with Ruby’s Little Pantries for a Holiday Food Drive. The Little Pantries started last year by 12-year-old Ruby Weiner When the Little Pantry formerly at St. Stephens Church closed last year, Ruby wanted to find a way to provide to families during COVID. She earned a $500 grant from Youth Service America. Clark Construction jumped at the chance to partner with Ruby and built the first Little Pantry, and then four more, gratis. Now, Ruby has five pantries.
Please take the time to read the entire Holiday Food Drive article.

RPS Releases Safe Return Plan

Please learn more about RPS current plans for the fall.

District Presentations to the BOE

Each month our district leaders make presentations on a wide variety of topics to the Board of Education to keep both board members and the general public informed of the work of our district staff, building leaders, teachers, and students. Although all BOE meeting documents can be found on our dedicated BOE page, for your convenience we will provide quick links here to the most recent presentations.