Message from the
    Superintendent of Schools
    Rory McCourt

    Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and getting excited for the upcoming school-year!  I’m really looking forward to meeting students and parents in September and am thrilled to be joining the Ridgefield community.  As we all begin preparing for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 4th, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

    First, the Genesis Parent Portal will reopen on Thursday August 15th.  Your principal’s Welcome Back letter will provide you with more information about this, but please be sure to fill out all required forms as soon as you’re able to and note important dates such as the first day of school and Back to School Night.

    Also, let’s try to increase how we use Twitter this year as a community to celebrate the great teaching and learning going on in our district.  Just go to www.twitter.com to set up an account and then “follow” Ridgefield High School at @RMHSridgefield, Slocum at @SlocumSkewes, Bergen/Shaler at @bergenshaler, or myself at @mccourtrory.  Then, simply download the Twitter app onto your mobile device from the app store. Twitter is a quick, easy way for the District to share news and updates and celebrate our students’ accomplishments – please follow us if you are able to.

    We know that schools work best for kids when staff, administration, the Board of Education, parents, and community members work together to help empower the next generation.  I’m excited to be joining such a great team here in Ridgefield as we partner together to provide our students with the world-class education they deserve.

    I look forward to meeting many more of you soon, and welcoming your children back to school on September 4th!


    Rory McCourt, Superintendent of Schools




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