Dear families, The omicron variant of COVID has hit the KWRL Transportation cooperative hard with many staff members calling in sick due to symptoms indicating potential infection. As you may know, KWRL serves four different school districts – Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center – and in an effort to be equitable and reduce the overall impact to students as much as possible, KWRL will be modifying certain bus routes for all districts over the coming days and weeks. Rather than put entire districts on delayed/modified schedules for the remainder of this week (Thursday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 21), individual bus routes in each district will be modified in order to impact the fewest number of students. During this bus driver shortage, Ridgefield schools will still begin and end following their normal schedules. However, individual students on affected bus routes will be on modified school schedules. On Thursday, Jan. 20, students who ride on routes 301, 307, and 309 will attend school following an early release schedule. Students who typically ride the bus for transportation can choose to ride with their parents and attend the full school day, but students who are riding those particular buses will be on an early release (half day release times) schedule on Thursday, Jan. 20. Of course, there will be no marked absences in the afternoon for any students on the early release schedule, and teachers and school administrators will work with these students to ensure there is no loss to their learning due to the modified schedules. Any further changes to bus routes will be announced using the same communication methods that we use for inclement weather including direct email, FlashAlert, and on the district website at www.ridgefieldsd.org. We apologize for any inconvenience that families may experience from these route changes, and we hope you understand that we are doing everything we can to reduce the overall impact to school schedules and minimize the number of affected students and families. Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue working to serve students and the community through the COVID pandemic. Sincerely, Ridgefield School District
about 22 hours ago, RSD
Changes to school schedules for specific bus routes
Annual Notification Referral for Highly Capable Program Referrals for testing for participation in the Ridgefield School District’s Highly Capable Program for the 2021-22 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including parents, teachers, other students, and members of the community. Highly Capable Program services are designed to address the needs of highly capable students in grades K-12. Your school has copies of the “K-12 Highly Capable Program Overview” explaining the program goals, identification process, service model and the schedule for testing. Referral forms are available online at RSD Highly Capable Program webpage. Click on Referral Form to download this form. Students in grades 1 through 7 will be tested in March/April for possible placement in the upcoming school year. Kindergarten students will be tested in April. Once your student has been scheduled, the date will not be rescheduled except for a true family emergency or illness. Referrals must be returned no later than February 4, 2022. You may email the referral form to highlycapable@ridgefieldsd.org or mail to: Highly Capable Program Ridgefield School District 510 Pioneer Street Ridgefield, WA 98642
9 days ago, Gena Anderson
Second graders at South Ridge Elementary School enjoyed spending time with local law enforcement officers from the Clark County Sheriff's Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that SRES students took part in the Police Activities League (PAL) activity, where they learned about basic safety like when and how to call 911 and why it's important to ask for help. Then, the students gathered around for story time, as Detective Lau read the book "Llama Destroys the World" by Jonathan Stutzman.
4 months ago, RSD
Clark County sheriffs deputy signing books
Headed out to watch the Spudders #ProtectTheFarm at tonight's football game? Be sure to stop by the Homecoming Tailgate for some food, fun, and fantastic spirit wear! The tailgate is a partnership between the Ridgefield Boosters and the RHS ASB Club. #GoSpuds!
4 months ago, RSD
Homecoming tailgate flyer
Today, district administrators showed their appreciation for our bus drivers at KWRL Transportation with a "burger bar" lunch from Red Robin. School bus drivers are more than employees; they’re ambassadors for the school district. Drivers are the first school employees students see in the morning and the last they see each afternoon or evening. These vital team members are.... https://www.facebook.com/RidgefieldSchools/posts/10159437472718637
4 months ago, RSD
Congratulations to Spudders Head Football Coach Scott Rice on being recognized as a Seattle Seahawks Coach of the Week! Now in his third season at the helm, Rice has been steadily building the program into a consistent winner and a state-caliber program. After beating 7-time defending league champs Hockinson 35-0 last Friday, the team is off to a 3-0 start and building momentum. Each week during the high school football season, the Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Each recipient receives a $500 donation to the school's football program plus a framed certificate signed by Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll. Rice will also receive two tickets to a home Seahawks game later this season and be recognized on the field with the other Seattle Seahawks Coaches of the Week recipients. #GoSpuds!
4 months ago, RSD
RHS head football coach Scott Rice
RHS senior soccer player Josie Rinta had 9 saves in a scoreless draw the Spudders won on PKs, and added 7 saves in a 1-0 win over Columbia River to earn a nomination for the Northwest Personal Training Week 2 Prep Athlete of the Week! Vote for Josie here: tinyurl.com/3kmvumuc
4 months ago, RSD
RHS Senior Josie Rinta
Another week, another RHS Spudder who's been nominated by The Columbian for Prep Athlete of the Week honors! This time, it's senior Ryan Jenkins who caught five passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception and blocked a punt in a big 35-0 win over Hockinson. Find the link to vote at https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/sep/20/nominees-for-northwest-personal-training-week-3-prep-football-player-of-the-week/?fbclid=IwAR1XBcV0RPRD9rIoCCdy5uk1tSjs09sQY8K_kA7XUeJUVuACppy9Aq8Aue4
4 months ago, RSD
Senior Ryan Jenkins
Please note that all school and district offices are closed tomorrow morning until 10:30 a.m. Thank you for your understanding!
5 months ago, RSD
Closed on Wednesday Aug. 25th
Wed., Aug. 4 is shaping up to be a super soaker. As in, this is your chance to soak the super! RSD Superintendent Dr. Nathan McCann will be one of the participants of the dunk tank at the Raptors game. Proceeds from the dunk tank benefit the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation.
6 months ago, RSD
Dunk tank fundraiser flyer
Ridgefield fourth graders 'rock' moving up. https://tinyurl.com/24j2v6dr #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
Resiliency Garden at South Ridge Elementary School
Good Monday morning! Here's a quote to start the week. Make it a great one! Have a great summer! #MotivationalMonday #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
Quote by Robert Orben
#FunFriday #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
FunFriday post for 6.25.21
South Ridge Elementary students apply their STEM knowledge to create a fun, end-of-year carnival. https://tinyurl.com/mbysuttd #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
STEM carnival at South Ridge Elementary
Scholarships awarded to RHS' Class of 2021 graduates total nearly $4.4M. https://tinyurl.com/4aua795t #RidgefieldResilient #GoSpuds
7 months ago, RSD
RHS Class of 2021 graphic
Good morning! Here's your Monday quote. Make it a great week! #MotivationalMonday #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
Quote by Kalu  Ndukwe Kalu
Read Superintendent Nathan McCann's June 18, 2021 update to families. https://tinyurl.com/354uxc28 #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
Community update graphic
#FunFriday #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
Fun Friday post for 6.18.21
Ridgefield elementary school students discover new joys of reading with StoryWalks. https://tinyurl.com/v9yewp #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
South Ridge Elementary School students do a StoryWalk.
Pickup of free Grab-N-Go student meals will continue into summer. https://tinyurl.com/ww3akjny #RidgefieldResilient
7 months ago, RSD
Free summer meals graphic