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July 8, 2020 Community Update to Families from Superintendent McCann
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

July 8, 2020


Dear Ridgefield Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying a restful and relaxing summer.  2020 has been a challenging year and once again I extend my sincere appreciation for the grace, patience, and support our families have demonstrated.  Together, we are indeed much stronger.  

The District continues to work collaboratively with our partners to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.  I want to be clear that while many unknowns still exist, the District’s overarching goal is to return to “traditional” in-person instruction in a safe and sensible manner.  As we analyzed our stakeholder survey results it became clear that the District needs to plan for multiple learning opportunities, and that a return to in-person learning (in any form) may be more than some families are currently comfortable with.   We understand that some families may want or need an online-only learning experience and we are pleased to share with you today that Ridgefield will have an online learning option available in the fall.

Please fill out the Ridgefield School District School-Based Distance Learning Registration in order to enroll your student in the online-only learning experience.  Early registration will allow the District to assign your student to a distance learning teacher and allow our teachers to prepare for how to best provide this robust learning opportunity to their students. Please note - submitting a School-Based Distance Learning Registration Form confirms that your student will not attend in-person classes for at least the first Trimester (K-6th grade students) or Semester (7th - 12th grade students) of the 2020-2021 school year.  Forms must be completed by Friday, July 31, 2020. 

As always, stay safe and remain #RidgefieldResilient.

Sincerely,

Dr. Nathan McCann

Superintendent