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.
The Ridgefield Board of Education, functioning as the Executive Search Committee, seeks an outstanding educational leader for the position of Superintendent of Schools and invites qualified and interested candidates to apply. Cooperative Educational Services Executive Searches will facilitate the search on behalf of the Board of Education. The Search Committee expects the new superintendent to assume full responsibilities of the superintendency on or before March 1, 2019. Follow the RPS Superintendent Search Process online, and see our invitation to apply for Superintendent of Schools for more information.
At each Board of Education meeting, Dr. Robert Miller, the Director of Technology and Operations Development, provides live updates of key announcements and happenings via our RPS Twitter account. We have logged those tweets and present them here to you as another way for you to stay informed of the work of the district and the BOE. These are not the official minutes of our BOE meetings, as those need to be voted on by the board, and are posted on our BOE page. We thought you would appreciate the brevity and timeliness that this medium offers. So if you missed the BOE meeting, or want a quick summary, then read Miller's Minutes.
RPS joins with other community organizations in partnership with Project Resilience in presenting a new year of "Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life" parent workshops. Events are scheduled monthly starting in October, with the first one set for Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m., "Digital Addiction: No One Wins When Kids Get Hooked on Games.” Noted digital gaming disorder expert Paul Weigle, M.D. will discuss the psychological, academic, and behavioral perils of chronic digital gameplay among children and adolescents and offer practical and enforceable strategies for limiting on-line game time. See our parent workshop flyer for more details.
Highlights from our "Back to School" Activities
Our summer work kicked into high gear in August as our district leadership team gathered for two days of focused collaboration and planning, new teachers were welcomed and oriented, faculty returned to ready classrooms and participated in professional learning, and convocation speeches inspired the best within us. We pulled together some highlights of this work to share with you. Watch the video.
And if you want to be inspired like we were - read the full transcript of our “Teacher of the Year” Jennifer DeJulio’s speech at convocation!
The school year has begun! Open Houses, picnics, sporting events, and more fill our calendars quickly. Here are some key dates coming up:
- Monday, September 3 - School Holiday - Labor Day
- Monday, September 10 - School Holiday - Rosh Hashanah
- Tuesday, September 11 - Board of Education Meeting
- Thursday, September 13 - Early Dismissal for Students/PD day for Staff
- Wednesday, September 19 - School Holiday - Yom Kippur
- Monday, September 24 - Board of Education Meeting
Our goal at open house is to give parents and guardians practical and strategic insight into the teaching and learning ahead. Our common understanding and collaboration can provide the foundation needed to support your child’s education. Please join us!
- RES and SES: September 12
- RHS: September 13
- SRMS, BES, FES, and VPES: September 20
- ERMS and BMES: September 27