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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!

A Day in the District: The Morning Meeting

Building A Classroom Community Day by Day

We bring you into the classroom for another great day in the district! This month, Scotland Elementary’s teacher ambassador, Elizabeth Abrantes, and her students invited us to share in their daily morning meeting. It is one of the four key practices of the Responsive Classroom approach utilized by all of our elementary schools. Each teacher and each class will have their own unique experience, but the four main ingredients are the same: a greeting, a sharing, an activity, and a thought for the day.

Watch the video, and view a bonus video!

Leadership Insights with Principal Joanna Genovese of Scotland Elementary School

The Responsive Classroom

Having joined the Ridgefield Public Schools in the 2016-2017 school year as principal of Scotland Elementary School, Joanna Genovese quickly recognized the talent of her staff, the support parents were eager to offer, and the strength that this collaboration brings to the SES school community. Add the clarity of the mission and vision of the graduate and her path was evident. Continue to build the scope of support for the Responsive Classroom approach and empower the talented team with ongoing training and scheduled time in the day to build community. Via the Responsive Classroom practices that develop social and emotional capacity, SES, and all of our elementary schools, work daily to establish a safe and supportive learning environment.

Watch our video featuring Ms. Genovese and highlights of a sweet school-wide meeting run by the first grade students, and learn more about Responsive Classroom!

SES Testing Schedule

The SES 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 SES testing schedule.

Standardized Testing Schedule

This year’s state standardized testing program includes Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment, the SAT, and NGSS Field Test. We are also administering the PSAT 8/9 during the testing window. Students in grades 3-8, as well as grades 9 and 11, are participants in these assessments. Please see our spring standardized testing schedule for testing grades, dates, and windows.