We hope you'll join us this Saturday, September 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Experience Ridgefield at the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC) at 510 Pioneer Street in downtown Ridgefield. Experience Ridgefield features a multitude of family-friendly activities including games, an inflatable bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, face painting, potato sack races, and a selfie photo booth. The festivities also include craft vendors, informational kiosks, and various local food vendors serving up delicious snacks, meals, and beverages.
After receiving feedback from families about the need for expanded transportation options in the district, The Ridgefield School District and our bus service partners at KWRL Transportation are making some changes to assist parents and guardians in finding reliable before and after school care for their children. Traditionally, our buses have only offered student transportation to/from a family’s residence or a licensed daycare provider. But beginning soon, families will have the ability to select a second address where students can be picked up or dropped off for regularly scheduled daycare or secondary custodians. Please note that any pickup/drop-off address must be within your home school’s boundaries, and must be part of a set schedule (for example, AM pickup at address #1, PM drop-off at address #2, or M/W/F/ address #1 and T/Th address #2). Occasional destination changes can still be made via a signed parental/guardian note. In keeping with district policy, Choice Transfer students will still not have access to RSD transportation services. If you have questions regarding school boundaries or updating your students’ records, please contact Ridgefield School District Registrar Brenna Dunkle at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (360) 619-1309. For questions regarding school bus assignments and bus stops, please contact KWRL Transportation at (360) 841-2023.
If you have students in the district and need additional school supplies or other resources, please visit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center. The RFRC has extended hours the week of August 21-25. See the included image for hours.
On Saturday, August 19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., families are invited to a Back 2 School bash at Davis Park (305 N. 3rd Avenue in Ridgefield). Sponsored by Compassion 360, the Ridgefield Farmer's Market, and the Ridgefield Family Resource Center, there will be free school supplies available, haircuts for kids, and plenty of family games! It's going to be a great time, and we hope to see you there!
The Ridgefield School District has surplus equipment, bookshelves, desks and student desks, file cabinets, shelving, books, desktop and laptop computers, and other miscellaneous classroom and tech supplies for sale. The sale will be held Friday, June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the gym at the RACC, 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Please visit https://www.ridgefieldsd.org/article/1145730 for more information.
The Ridgefield Lions Club has generously offered to match up to $2,000 in donations to our Community Education department! All donations collected will fund youth scholarships that will send a child (who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend) to a summer class or camp. For the next week, you can DOUBLE your impact by taking advantage of this generous offer. Visit https://wa-ridgefield-lite.intouchreceipting.com/Communit... to make an online donation, or visit the district office at 510 Pioneer Street (inside the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center) to make a donation in person. Thank you for your support!
"Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." ~ Rita Pierson Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite past or present teacher who never gave up on you and insisted that you become the best version of yourself.
Families lead the way in building stronger students, stronger schools, and stronger communities. Our first “Family Leads the Way” conference will occur on Saturday, May 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building B at Union Ridge Elementary. Join us for an informative day including a keynote speaker and breakout sessions. The event is free, and registration is now open! Learn how you can partner with your teachers and schools to help support your students and prepare them for their school years and beyond! To register, please complete the Google Form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKBryFdOYU39kUUVmeozevYisuW_YiTMDYkRvBNh5HknkdVA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR17FU7djZGdiqz0Fkrpo5Z569Koo8iitLH5flOb-zLFQSF_hMdi61oe44A
Online enrollment is open for 2023-24 kindergartners (can you believe the Class of 2036 is already starting school?). Any child who will be five years old before Sept. 1, 2023 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. To enroll, parents will need proof of their child's birth date (such as a birth certificate) and a signed and completed Washington state Certificate of Immunization Status form. Note that the State of Washington requires that immunization records be medically verified for students entering in the fall. Have your documents ready and enroll online now so that you and your child can attend our kindergarten orientations starting this week (for Wisdom Ridge Academy) and next week at our primary elementary schools! Enroll online at https://www.ridgefieldsd.org/page/boundaries-enrollment-transfers
Join us Tuesday, March 28th for the annual Ridgefield School District Art Show! The event features student artwork from each of our schools and will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Ridgefield High School.
On Friday, Feb. 24th, Ridgefield Schools will be on a 3-hour late start schedule. Schools will release at their regular times. As always during periods of inclement weather and/or poor driving conditions, school schedules are subject to change. A final determination about Friday's school schedule will be made in the morning, and we will notify families and staff if there are any additional changes. Stay safe!
***UPDATE*** All Ridgefield Schools are CLOSED on Thursday, February 23rd due to the weather. The Ridgefield Family Resource Center is also closed, and all after school activities are cancelled for today. Stay safe, everyone!
Due to inclement weather and current road conditions, all Ridgefield Schools will be on a 2-hour late start schedule on Thursday, Feb. 23rd. We will reassess road conditions and the weather in the morning. In the event that the decision is made to close schools for the entire day tomorrow, additional notifications will be sent via text, automated phone call, and email.
***UPDATE*** All schools and classes in the Ridgefield School District are closed on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd due to the weather and road conditions. The Ridgefield Family Resource Center is also closed.
***2-hour late start on Wednesday, February 22 due to inclement weather. *** No AM preschool or zero hour classes at RHS. Buses to Cascadia Tech are on their normal schedules.
***2-hour late start on Tuesday, February 14 due to inclement weather. ***
This Friday from 6:30 to midnight, our school libraries are co-hosting a "Movies 'til Midnight" event at the Ridgefield Community Library! Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. There will even be popcorn and late night snacks!
ATTENTION FAMILIES: Tonight's scheduled Suicide Awareness event has been postponed. Once it has been rescheduled, we will share details about the new date and time here and in our weekly newsletter. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Reminder to families: there is no school on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Please note that the Ridgefield Family Resource Center will also be closed on Monday.
Ridgefield School District has rapid COVID tests available to the community. If you are in need of testing supplies, please reach out to your school nurse or drop by the District Office at 510 Pioneer Street.