June 11, 2021

Dear Ridgefield Families, 

We are mere days away from the end of the school year and the start of summer break.  Please note, the schedule is different for our final week of school.  There is no late start on Wednesday, June 16.  Schools will start at their regular times (7:30 a.m. at the ELC, 8 a.m. for RHS, 8:05 a.m. for Sunset Ridge/View Ridge, and 9:05 a.m. for South Ridge and Union Ridge). 

The last day of the school year is Friday, June 18, and it is an early release day.  Sunset Ridge/View Ridge release at 10:35 a.m.; RHS releases at 10:45 a.m.; and Union Ridge/South Ridge release at 11:35 a.m.  Ridgefield High School’s seniors have already wrapped up school for the year and will be walking across the stage to receive their diplomas at tonight’s commencement ceremony.  A little bit of rain in the forecast won’t dampen our spirits as we celebrate the Class of 2021! 

I am so proud of all of our students for their resolve and perseverance during a challenging year.  I am also grateful to the community for rallying behind our students to provide support all year long.  “Ridgefield Resilient” is more than a slogan - it’s been a rallying cry and a model example of how we’re all stronger when we come together as a community. 

Speaking of coming together as a community, a big thank you to those who attended Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, unveiling the new stadium entrance project, as well as everyone who lined the streets to cheer on our graduating seniors at last night’s car parade.  If you missed either of these events but still want to experience them, you can watch video recordings on the District’s Facebook page.

 The ribbon-cutting ceremony video can be viewed here, and you can watch each wave of the senior parade separately at the following links. Honor graduates and students with last names starting with letters A-G comprised the first wave. Wave two featured students with last names starting with letters H-N, and the third and final wave featured students with last names starting with letters O-Z

Thank you for your continued support of our schools. Stay well, and remain #RidgefieldResilient. 

 Sincerely, 

Dr. Nathan McCann 

Superintendent