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

School Hours & Marking Periods

We’re happy to post the planned school hours and marking schedule for easy access. Please be aware that depending on the number of snow days that occur, which we hope are not many, we may need to make an occasional change.

2020–2021 School Hours

Ridgefield High School
Start - 7:45 a.m.
2 hour delay - 9:45 a.m.
3 hour delay - 10:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal - 10:30 a.m.
Close - 1:55 p.m.

East Ridge and Scotts Ridge Middle Schools
Start - 8:20 a.m.
2 hour delay - 10:20 a.m.
3 hour delay - 11:20 a.m.
Early Dismissal - 11:05 a.m.
Close - 2:30 p.m.

Branchville, Ridgebury, and Scotland Elementary Schools
Start - 8:55 a.m.
2 hour delay - 10:55 a.m.
3 hour delay - 11:55 a.m.
Early Dismissal - 11:40 a.m.
Close - 3:05 p.m.

Barlow Mountain, Farmingville, and Veterans Park Elementary Schools
Start - 9:30 a.m.
2 hour delay - 11:30 a.m.
3 hour delay - 12:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal - 12:15 p.m.
Close - 3:40 p.m.

Please note: Occasionally, weather conditions may worsen later in the day—too late for a mid-day dismissal. In such instances, we will dismiss students as soon as the buses arrive at the schools. We recommend that parents discuss a plan with their children in case this were to happen and children were to arrive home earlier than usual.

2020–2021 Preschool Hours

We offer a top-notch preschool (PreK) program at BMES. The AM PreK students attend their classroom sessions Monday-Thursday for their selected days.  Our PM PreK students attend their classroom sessions Monday-Friday for their selected days.

When there is a two or three hour delayed opening, AM PreK is cancelled while PM PreK will proceed as usual. When there is an early dismissal, all AM Pre-K students will dismiss at their normal time, and PM PreK is cancelled.

Start – 9:10 a.m.
Close – 11:40 a.m.

Start – 1:10 p.m.
Close 3:40 p.m.

2020–2021 Marking Periods & Quarter End Dates

Marking period start and end dates can be found on specific school websites. Posting these dates on school websites allows the district to update marking periods and quarter end dates when there are weather-related closings that impact academic calendars.