IMPORTANT UPDATE: the location for this Friday's Alumni Luncheon has been changed! The luncheon will now take place at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center (RACC) at 510 Pioneer Street. This event was originally scheduled to be held in the Performing Arts Center at Ridgefield High School, but due to last week's winter weather closures and the amended school calendar, this Friday, March 3 is now a school attendance day and the PAC is no longer available for this event.
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.
It's time for the annual Empty Bowl fundraiser organized by Ridgefield High School's National Honor Society! Donations start at $20, and all proceeds benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center. The RHS Art Club and local artists are making and donating ceramic bowls, while NHS organizes the dinner. We hope to see you there!
The Ridgefield Family Resource Center's hours will be limited the week of Thanksgiving. Next week, the RFRC will be open for shopping on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 21st from 1 to 5 p.m. The RFRC will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23rd and Thursday, Nov. 24th (and the RFRC is always closed on Fridays).
RHS 10th grader Medea Rusu won the district title in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke at the 2A/1A district meet in Shelton to earn a nomination for the Columbian's Week 9 Prep Athlete of the Week! Voting is open until 7 p.m. Thursday at https://www.columbian.com/news/2022/nov/08/nominees-for-the-columbian-2022-week-9-prep-athlete-of-the-week/.
We are proud to announce that our CAPS Program has just been selected as one of the top 100 innovations to watch out for in 2023! We were chosen out of 3,000+ applicants for our impact in education innovation. Check us out in the #HundrEDGlobalCollection from HundrED.org! Download the report at: hundred.org/en/collections/hundred-2023
Tickets for RHS Theatre's fall play are now on sale at https://wa-ridgefield-lite.intouchreceipting.com/rhstheatre!
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 31, and we look forward to welcoming students back into classrooms for another great year of growth and learning. You may have heard or read about the ongoing labor negotiations between the Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Education Association (REA), which is the union that represents the district’s certificated staff. While a new contract has not yet been agreed upon, the school year will start as scheduled tomorrow. The next bargaining session is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, and we look forward to continuing negotiations with the REA. Please note that the first and last Wednesdays of the school year are not late start days. This means that Wednesday, August 31 (tomorrow) and Wednesday, June 14, 2023 (the last Wednesday of the school year) are not late start Wednesdays. Thank you for your continued support of our schools. District employees are all excited to welcome students back into our buildings and classrooms.
As of July 16, people experiencing a mental health crisis have a new way to reach out for help: they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8. The primary goal of the new number is to make it easier for people to call for help. Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a memorable and quick number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. If you are struggling, please reach out for help.
NOTICE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Ridgefield School District has surplus equipment, bookshelves, desks and student desks, file cabinets, shelving, books, Chromebooks, desktop computers, projectors and other miscellaneous classroom supplies. These district properties will be disposed of no sooner than 30 days subsequent to the first publication of this notice. For further information, please contact Neil Brinson, Director of Maintenance & Operations, at (360) 619-1390. The sale will be held Thursday, June 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the RACC, 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Ridgefield School District will not be responsible for injury or damage to persons or property arising from or as a result of inspection, sale or use of any of the goods being offered for sale. All items are sold on “as-is, where-is” basis. The District makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition or fitness for a particular purpose of any of the sale items
On Sunday, June 5th, the Ridgefield Raptors are inviting RSD employees and kids up to age 12 to attend the game for FREE! The event will also feature performances by the Union Ridge Elementary School Choir, bounce houses, and more! The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Check out the flyer for details.