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Tell Us What you Think

Focus Groups scheduled on June 5 & 6. Tell us what you think...about homework.

The Ridgefield Public Schools cordially invites parents and Ridgefield community members to participate in upcoming focus groups to share your thoughts on homework practices across grade levels K-12

Focus groups will take place:

  • Tuesday, June 5
    • 8:00 -9:00 a.m.
    • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • 1:30 - 2:30 p..m.

Location is the Annex Conference Room at the Board of Education 70 Prospect Street. We encourage you to RSVP.

We appreciate your thoughts and time, and thank you for taking part in our effort to create the best experiences for the students of Ridgefield Public Schools. Your voice matters! Feel free to print off a copy of this information for your records.

Leadership Insights with Principal Tricia Raneri of East Ridge Middle School:

Tricia Raneri loves the middle school experience. Every day she witnesses her students’ strong desire for self-discovery and means to make a difference in the world. In this month’s leadership insight, we visit with Principal Raneri and some very special teachers and students to learn how the teaching and learning at ERMS is helping our students feel capable, be connected, and contribute to their community and beyond - the three C’s!

In our eight-minute video feature, learn about the 7th Grade Mentoring Program (a pilot program with Veterans Park Elementary Schools), meet the winning team in the eCybermission competition, get inspired by the 8th Grade Community Service Project, and hear a heartwarming story about how the Heritage Project helped one student strengthen her connection with her grandmother.

Be sure to watch the video!

A Day in the District: ERMS Talks

ERMS TALKSThree educators joined forces to create a new approach to teaching our social studies and English curriculum. The project offered students the opportunity to discover their passion for contemporary issues while developing skills in multiple areas. Add in a stage, a set, two microphones, and an audience of peers and parents - and you have East Ridge Middle School’s own version of a “Ted Talk” - ERMS Talks!

For this month’s Day in the District, meet teachers Liz Misiewicz and Will Boylan along with Kim Moran, our Middle School Technology Integrator, and see highlights from ERMS Talks. Watch the video.

ERMS Testing Schedule

The ERMS testing schedule is now available. We ask that you make every effort to have your child arrive to school on time, well rested, and having had a healthy breakfast. We will not be assigning written homework on testing days. We appreciate your support during the testing administration. For specific dates and times, please take a moment to view the ERMS testing schedule.