RPS Superintendent Mid-summer Letter to Community: Calendar, School Start times, Parent Portal, and More

In her Mid-summer Letter to the school community, Ridgefield Public School Superintendent Dr. Susie DaSilva shared some summer news as well as the 2022-2023 School Calendar and school hours. 

* Parent Portal opens for class assignments and bus transportation information on Monday, August 22. 

* The first day of school for kindergarten through grade 9 students is Monday, August 29.

* The first day of school for students in grades 10-12 is Tuesday, August 30.

DaSilva said, "As we welcome students back, here are a few highlights." Please read below.

  • We welcomed two new Principals to our elementary leadership team: Ms. Mary Scalise (RES) and Interim Principal, Dr. Sheri Prendergast (VPES). Meet and Greets have been scheduled.
  • We welcomed new Elementary Supervisors: Interim Tim Luchsinger (SES) and Chris Olson (VPES and FES)
  • Angela King will join RHS as the new Special Education Supervisor, and Terry Houlihan as the Counseling Supervisor.
  • The curriculum team has been working on updating our District website as well as updating the parent curriculum website- they are very excited to share their work.  More information to come soon!
  • School hours for grades K-12 can be found here. The PreK will begin its half-day and extended-day program hours on September 6.
  • Our school calendar can be found here
  • Our food service company has changed from Chartwells to Aramark.  We are looking forward to the delicious lunch options.  You can find the press release here.
  • CSDE has issued “Launching Healthy Schools” guidance.  We will provide any applicable updates closer to the start of school.
  • Weekly family communications will continue to take place on Friday, beginning the week before students begin. 
  • The Technology Department is pleased to announce that starting with the high school, (throughout the first half of the school) all aging SmartBoards will be replaced with new ViewSonic boards.  
  • Like last year, 4th, 6th, and 9th graders will be given new Chromebooks to have for the duration that they are in that school.
  • We hope to share the first draft of our yearly priorities with the Board of Education at their meeting in late August or early September. 


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