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VP News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Important BOE Meeting Updates

The BOE has added a special meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at which time the superintendent will present proposed reductions to achieve the 3.1% target as discussed at the February 12 meeting.

The February 24th BOE public hearing has been moved to the Ridgefield High School Auditorium, 700 North Salem Rd. and will begin at 9:30 a.m. (instead of 10:00 a.m.) 

The February 26th public hearing and meeting will proceed as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Annex, 66 Prospect Street, in the board conference room.

Dr. Baldwin’s Thoughts on Thursday

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Baldwin’s Thoughts on Thursday is now available via a blog. Now our community may read past or current week's thoughts at any time. To read these weekly articles, please see Dr. Baldwin’s Thoughts on Thursday blog.

School Start Time Update

On the School Start Time vlog, Dr. Miller addresses the full project plans for school start times. He shares an in-depth review of the current project. Watch this week's SST vlog.

Flu Fact Sheet

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has put out an influenza fact sheet detailing how to limit the spread of influenza in schools. We urge you to please take a moment to read through this flyer, and use these practices in your own home. Please also read Dr. Baldwin's January 29 letter to parents regarding the flu. If we all work together, hopefully we can prevent the spread of this serious flu. Thank you!

2018-2019 School Year Registration

Ridgefield Public Schools will accept registration appointments for grades 1-12 for the 2018-2019 school year after February 1, 2018.

Registration for kindergarten (2018-2019) will take place at the districted (by street address) elementary schools the last week of February through the first week of March. Please contact your districted school to have your student placed on the incoming kindergarten list. We will provide a mailing with the necessary information and forms for registration via e-mail or mail. Please see the press release for all the details. 

Ridgefield Public Schools Pre-K Open House Screening

Where: Barlow Mountain Elementary School, 115 Barlow Mountain Road 

Dates: January 19, January 26, February 23, and March 16, and March 23, all at 9:15 a.m.

The Ridgefield Public Schools Pre-K Program will hold several informational Open House Screening sessions for the parents of peer models. The Pre-K Program is an inclusive program for 3- and 4-year-old children who reside in Ridgefield. Parents and caregivers may learn more about the program, while their children participate in an informal screening that consists of child-friendly, play-based activities conducted by the staff. 

The Pre-K Program is an integrated program designed for typically-developing peers, as well as students with special needs to learn in a structured and nurturing environment. The curriculum is based upon the CT Early Learning and Development Standards in conjunction with the Connecticut State Education Preschool Frameworks, which emphasizes intentional teaching for children through active engagement, play, and multi-sensory experiences in multi-age classrooms.

Parents and caregivers are invited to attend with their 3- and 4-year-old children. 

If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by contacting Sue Harris at 203-894-5800, ext. 6111.