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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!

Parent Portal Accounts

The parent portal will be open for viewing Trimester 2 report cards on Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. Please remember report cards are not printed and sent home; grades are only available electronically on the Parent Portal.

If you have already created a PowerSchool parent account, simply log in with the same username and password that you entered when you set up your account. If your login isn’t working, click on the link “Having trouble signing in?” to request a password/username reminder.

If you do not have a parent portal account, please do the following:

  • If you do have your Access ID Letter: Follow the steps above to get to the portal login screen, then click on the “Create Account” button and follow the directions to establish your account and link to your students.
  • If you do not have your Access ID letter: please email us and request a parent portal account. Be sure to include your name, student name(s), and preferred email address.

Please see the March 27, 2023, Scotty Updates for more information.

Free Lunch Program

As shared by Jill Browne, pursuant to House Bill (HB) 6671, an additional $60 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds was allocated to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) for the Free School Meals for Children grant. What this means for Ridgefield families with students in grades K–8 is that beginning March 1, 2023, the additional funding will allow us to offer lunches at no cost to students for the remainder of school year (SY) 2022–23.

Should you have any questions about this program or funding, please contact Jill M. Browne, Director of Finance.

Schedule Changes

Our tentative last day of school for students is now Friday, June 16. This may change due to any weather cancellations that may occur. Just a reminder to families that our elementary schools will have early dismissal days for conferences on Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6. There will be no school Friday, April 7 through Friday, April 14 for spring recess.

Scottie Stories and Snacks

We invite all 4th and 5th graders to our second annual Scottie stories and snacks on Friday, March 10, Friday, March 24, and on Friday, March 31 at 7:45 a.m. in the literacy lounge. Join us to read and discuss the graphic novel When Stars are Scattered. Bring your breakfast. We will provide small snacks and water. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the fall of 2023 is open. Please remind your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances to register their children for kindergarten ASAP so they can take full advantage of all the orientation programs and so RPS can plan to welcome our youngest students. View all the information about dates and eligibility on the Registration page.

April Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring parent-teacher conferences will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, April 4 and 6. Per new CT state legislation, we will hold a second opportunity for parent-teacher conferences this April. During this conference period, meetings are not expected to take place for every student. A teacher or parent/caregiver or a teacher may make a request for a spring conference.

Our spring parent-teacher conferences will take place on April 4 and April 6, which will be early release days for students. We will also have an evening option for conferences on April 4. April 5 will be a normal day. Spring conferences will be scheduled for fifteen-minute sessions. More information to come!

September 2022 COVID Practices

RPS Fall 2022 COVID-19 Practices:

We hope that you have had a healthy summer. As we return to school, we have a few important updates on our COVID-19 Protocols. We ask that families review these carefully, and reach out to their school Principal or nurse with any questions. You can access these updates by clicking here: