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. 

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.

RHS Music Student Shines
photo of Lauren Kim

National Public Radio selected RHS student flutist Lauren Kim for its prestigious From the Top program. Her wonderful recording in their Boston studio starts at the 20.30-minute mark. Lauren writes, "I was honored and excited to perform on From the Top! From the Top’s mission to share the stories of young classical musicians from around the country and spread the love of music is really important to me. I’m thankful that as part of being chosen for this opportunity, I was able to join a community of passionate and awesome musicians and engage in workshops about how the arts intersect with community engagement and advocacy. I had the opportunity to help put together and perform in a concert for Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado through Seacrest Studios, which was a really meaningful and fun experience."

Science of Beautifying ERMS

Jennifer Roth’s East Ridge sixth graders planted bulbs for the spring. Roth writes, “in science, my students were focusing on ‘developing and using models,’ which is one of the SEP’s (Science Engineering Practices) outlined by Next Generation Science Standards. Students modeled a bulb in their science journals and then had fun planting them in front of the school. Asking questions about the process and nature as we move through the lesson is part of the NGSS approach. We can’t wait to see the bulbs come up in the spring.

Three happy boys in sixth grade outside planting bulbs Three happy girls in sixth grade outside planting bulbs
Join Your PTA!
PTA Staff posing in front of school merch table outside

As you are ticking through your back-to-school to-do list, please join your PTA. Every year, Ridgefield PTAs go above and beyond to work with staff to support our shared mission. Parent involvement comes in many different forms, and joining the PTA can be an important step in staying connected to your child’s education.

Find information and links for all nine schools on the Ridgefield Council of PTA’s website.

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.