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August 14, 2020 Community Update to Families from Superintendent McCann
Monday, August 17, 2020

August 14, 2020

 Dear Ridgefield Families,

The first day of school is right around the corner, and while the year will undoubtedly begin differently, our staff members are eagerly counting the days until we welcome students back.

On Tuesday evening, the School Board approved the District’s Reopening Plan, which includes Ridgefield Remote, our distance-learning option. As you know, we will open the school year in this fully-distance model.

Understandably, there are still many questions pertaining to Ridgefield Remote and the start of the 2020-2021 school year. I encourage you to explore our FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions. This document will be updated regularly as needed. Additionally, I encourage you to visit the District’s remote learning webpage to learn more about Ridgefield Remote.

This week you received information about Chromebook distribution for your child(ren). The District is transitioning to a 1:1 take-home technology model, and all kindergarten – 12th grade Ridgefield students are eligible to receive a Chromebook for use during the 2020-2021 school year. Distribution, based on the family last name, will take place in the north parking lot at Sunset Ridge/View Ridge, beginning Thursday, August 20, and concluding on Tuesday, August 25. Click here for more information on the process and to complete the required use agreement. Please note, students are not required to use District Chromebooks if they prefer to use their personal devices.

 After Chromebook pickup, Sunset Ridge and View Ridge families may continue driving to the south parking lot on the other side of the building for textbook pickup. All fifth – eighth-grade students will have at least one workbook to pick up for their classes.

Families of Ridgefield High School students may drive to the RHS roundabout for textbook pickup. All freshmen and sophomores and most juniors and seniors have at least one book or workbook to pick up. If you are not sure if your student has a book to pick up, please email RHS students with art classes will also be picking up art supplies at this time.

I hope your final days of summer are enjoyable. As always, stay well and remain #RidgefieldResilient.


Dr. Nathan McCann