Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8 PRIDE boxes


There's a lot happening in our vibrant and growing community! From important reminders to noteworthy events, we’ve included all the latest news here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what is going on.

Awards at the Middle and High Schools
Ridgefield high school student award winners

Principals from the middle and high school introduced the recipients of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) and Association of School Superintendents (CAPSS)/Western CT Superintendents Association (WCSA) awards.

CABE awards recognize achievement and potential, and for the Board itself to be recognized as a community leader. Two students from each school stood out for their hard work and going above and beyond to serve as leaders.

The recipients are:

  • Kate Holbert and Andrew Pearl from East Ridge Middle School
  • Naomi Vakil and Aiden Mignano from Scotts Ridge Middle School
  • Isabel Griffith and Santiago Briones Lopez from Ridgefield High School

The CAPSS/WCSA awards are based on three criteria: community service, academic prowess (relative to ability), and leadership service to the school community.

The recipients are:

  • Julia Knispel and Benjamin Voellmicke from East Ridge Middle School
  • Dakota Smith and Lloyd Mills from Scotts Ridge Middle School
  • Kathryn Bucci and Charles DeMatteo from Ridgefield High School

Congratulations to these exemplary RPS students!

Hilary Brown Is RPS Teacher of the Year
Hilary Brown is teacher of the year!

During a surprise teacher appreciation breakfast, Ridgefield Public Schools announced that East Ridge Middle School band teacher Hilary Brown is the 2021 Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to all the RPS Teacher of the Year Winners! We are so grateful for you.

  • RHS - Margaret Meriwether, Health Teacher
  • SRMS - Andrew Clavi, Music Teacher
  • BMES - Valerie Nezvesky, Kindergarten Teacher
  • BES - Laurie Bellagamba, 3rd Grade Teacher
  • FES - Deanna Schappert, 1st Grade Teacher
  • RES - Sally Murray, Special Education Teacher
  • SES - James Tornatore, Music Teacher
  • VPES - Michele Flynn, 4th Grade Teacher

Asynchronous Early Dismissal Days

We will be holding one Early Dismissal day per month between January and May where students will engage in asynchronous learning in the afternoon. The purpose of this time is to allow our faculty to plan, prepare and discuss best practices to support student learning. Each of our schools will send a reminder as we approach the dates below.

  • Friday, January 29
  • Friday, February 26
  • Monday, March 15
  • Monday, April 26
  • Monday, May 24

Parent Requests for Changes into or out of Cohort “C”

Parents who elect to change their children’s learning model into or out of Cohort “C” (full-time distance learning) may do so by:

  • Elementary School Parents: Please directly contact the building principal via email and “cc” your child’s classroom teacher.
  • Middle and High School Parents: Please directly contact your child’s school counselor via email and “cc” a building administrator.