Ridgefield Public Schools
Our shared purpose is to provide highly engaging, relevant and personalized learning for ALL members of the community

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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. 

News Regarding Food Service for the 2022–2023 School Year

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) advised that federal funds have been allocated for the Free School Meals for Children grant. Funding will support free lunches for all students in grades K-8 until funds are depleted. Please read the letter here.

Midsummer Letter from the Superintendent

Please read Dr. Susie Da Silva's midsummer letter to find news from the District.

New Food Service Provider

Ridgefield Public Schools announced that they have contracted with Aramark to be the District’s new food service provider. Aramark’s commitment to excellence, affordability, the environment, and diversity were all important in this decision. There will be no change in the payment system; all school lunch balances will roll over. 

USDA to Require Families to Apply for Free or Reduced Cost Lunch

Families should note that the USDA recently announced that it was ending the free lunch program begun last year. RPS families who qualify for free or reduced lunch need to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form.

RPS Hires New Veterans Park Leader

Ridgefield Public Schools announced the appointment of Dr. Sheri Prendergast as the Veterans Park Elementary School Interim Principal. Dr. Prendergast has spent the past eight years in the Danbury Public Schools, where she has worked for five years as an assistant principal at Broadview Middle School, including filling in as principal during an unexpected leave. She was the STEM leader in Danbury and taught math in public and magnet schools in New York.

We Want You; RPS Is Hiring!

RPS has part-time, full-time, seasonal, and year-round employment opportunities. One new year-long position is Student Transportation Driver. See this and all open opportunities here. RPS's Food Services partner, Chartwells, is also hiring. Read more about their openings for the fall here.

Congratulations to the RHS Class of 2022

On June 17, the wonderful RHS Class of 2022 graduated. English teacher, Emily Kilbourn was the graduation speaker, who quoted "philosopher" Tina Turner calling the group, "Simply the best. Better than all the rest." There were wonderful speeches by Valedictorian, Hersha Chauhan; class speaker Presley Milton; and class president Molly Lyons. Superintendent Da Silva told students, "You matter, more than you'll ever know." Thank you, families. Best of Luck, Class of 2022!

RPS Hires Dr. Annie Tucci to Be Grade 6–12 Humanities Supervisor
Dr. Annie Tucci

Ridgefield Public Schools announced today the appointment of Annie Tucci, Ed.D., as the new Grade 6-12 Humanities Supervisor. Dr. Tucci comes to Ridgefield from the Danbury Public Schools, where she was the Social Studies Department Chair and Testing Coordinator. She was a classroom teacher in the New Canaan School District from 20102016. From her home in Danbury, Dr. Tucci commented, “I am so excited to bring my expertise in curriculum and instruction to support the goals of the Ridgefield Public Schools. I believe that this position incorporates all of the skills and strategies that I have worked to build over the last decade! I am eager to begin the work to ensure that our teachers have everything necessary to engage our children in meaningful, authentic, and active learning experiences.”

RPS Superintendent of Schools, Susie Da Silva said that Dr. Tucci stood out after an extensive search process. “The committee was struck with her references, relevant experience, and demonstrated passion,” said Dr. Da Silva. “Dr. Tucci will round out the outstanding RPS Curriculum Team under Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Cory Gillette.”