Scotland Elementary News

There’s nothing we enjoy more than sharing all the great news about our students and staff members. We love featuring their accomplishments and celebrating with them. And we have a lot to share! Stop by here regularly to read about student and staff awards, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more!

Revised 2017-18 School Year District Calendar Approved

At the June 26, 2017 Board of Education meeting, the 2017-18 revised calendar was approved. Four half-days have been added for professional development. Our building leadership is reworking the half-day schedules as such to allow for longer class times by alternating morning and afternoon classes on these shortened professional development days. We will monitor the effectiveness of this new schedule and keep you updated throughout the school year on the details of this work. We are confident that these professional development investments will make a positive difference in the classroom for our students.

View the revised 2017-18 district calendar.

Open House Event Dates Scheduled for Fall 2017

Please mark your calendars for our Fall 2017 school open house events:

  • Barlow Mountain Elementary School - September 13
  • Branchville Elementary School - September 13
  • East Ridge Middle School - September 28
  • Farmingville Elementary School - September 13
  • Ridgebury Elementary School - September 12
  • Ridgefield High School - September 14
  • Scotland Elementary School - September 12
  • Scotts Ridge Middle School - September 27
  • Veterans Park Elementary School - September 13

Our New Mission Statement & Vision of the Graduate

We are happy to share our new Mission Statement and Vision of the Graduate. This is the culmination of the efforts of our Strategic Coherence Planning Committee, a team of BOE members, administration, teachers, parents, and community members who worked diligently throughout this past year to define the outcomes we want for our Ridgefield students. Approved by the BOE, this will define our work going forward.

Summer Reading 2017

Please take a moment to view our parent presentation on summer reading for information on goals, strategies, and more!

Summer Math Activities

We want our students to love math as well as become efficient, flexible math thinkers! Our elementary math specialists have gathered a variety of games and activities for students entering grades 1-5 as a means of retaining skills they have learned and practiced throughout the school year! Read through the power point and grade level summer calendars to find fun math activities for everyone! Have a safe and "mathy" summer, everyone!! - Elementary Math Specialists

Day in the District - A Community Comes Together to Celebrate!

The Art Show at Scotland Elementary School
By: Ruth W. Feldman, RPS Communications Coordinator

Sometimes when a teacher says, “Wouldn’t it be nice if….” and it is said to the right people at the right time, something extraordinary happens. At Scotland Elementary School, art teacher Jennifer Zeyer had a vision of a family event that was more than a drop-in to see a year’s worth of artwork. She wanted the students, in all grade levels, to take ownership of the event. She wanted parents and grandparents to see what she sees in her students - creative, inventive, and curious young people. She wanted it to be about community; not only would parents take pride in their child’s successes, but ideally share in the wonder at the work of all the students.   

Well, Ms. Zeyer got her answer, and now the Scotland Elementary Art Show is one of the most well attended and enjoyable events of the year for SES families. See for yourself, in this month’s video version of “A Day in the District.”

School Start Times Project

At the May 22 Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Baldwin and the Strategic Planning Committee presented their plan for reviewing school start times across the district and the opportunity to change them to align with current research on adolescent sleep and be responsive to elementary level feedback.

We invite you to visit our new webpage dedicated to the School Start Times project.