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.

New East Ridge Middle School Principal Is RPS Veteran

Ridgefield Public Schools announced that Jennifer Phostole will be the next principal of East Ridge Middle School. Ms. Phostole has worked at Ridgefield High School since 2006, where she has been the assistant principal since 2016. She also worked at RHS as dean of students, chair of the social studies department, and social studies classroom teacher. For more information, please read our RPS Middle School principal announcement in its entirety. 

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.”

RPS Releases Draft Safe Return Plan

Please learn more about RPS current plans for the fall, which are required by the state of CT in order to access ARP ESSER funds in August (COVID relief funds).

Teddy Bearsevelt Takes First Place

Ridgefield High School AP United States history students had a post-exam bake-off. Tyler's Teddy Bearsevelt claimed first prize in a competitive and creative field of confectionery and U.S. History mastery. To view all entries in the bake-off, including the Mayflour Cake, please see our AP U.S history bake-off presentation.

Class of 2021 Top Ten Scholars
Kenneth Choi

In anticipation of the 150th Annual Ridgefield High School Commencement, RHS released a slew of information about this year’s senior class and the plans for the graduation ceremony. The top ten scholars in alphabetical order are Evelyn Carr, Ellie Carter, Kenneth Choi, Aidan Flaherty, Claire Griffin, Lucas Kaye, Michael Kovacs, Rory McGrath, Harriette Thomas, and Isabel Voellmicke. Kenneth Choi is Valedictorian.

RPS Reopening of Schools Plan

We have prepared our Reopening of Schools Plan as a comprehensive document that will guide you through CSDE requirements, our journey, as well as inform you on the steps and plans for the reopening of school this fall. You can continue to expect frequent communication and updates as we receive them. We encourage you to read through our reopening plan in its entirety. Continue to send your questions to reopening@ridgefieldps.net.

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.