Be A Little Kinder than you have to. Quote by E. Lockhart

Barlow Mountain Elementary News

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It’s time to get involved and be informed. To keep from missing out, be sure to check this section often for updates about school events and newsworthy items—student awards, fundraiser information, you name it. Read on to learn more about what’s happening at Barlow Mountain.

Learning Tolerance, Empathy, and Awareness at BMES

Barlow Mountain Elementary School held Awareness Week, which was a full week of activities designed to engage students with ideas of diversity, culture, tolerance, and empathy. For more information, please read our issue of RPS News.

RHS Nature Hero

Ridgefield High School sophomore Jeremy H. won the Connecticut 4th District’s Congressional App Challenge for his app, Nature Hero. Nature Hero helps find public trails and outdoor spaces in Connecticut's 4th District.

Nature hero app by Jeremy H
Weekend Meal Opt-in Form

On January 15, we began providing weekend meals to BMES students. We will distribute meals on Friday afternoons for students to bring home from school. Each package will include several meals. We cannot guarantee meals provided will be dairy or gluten-free. To opt-in for these meals, please see our sign-up form.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021–2022

The kindergarten registration for 2021–2022 school year is now open! We can't wait to welcome our new kindergarteners. For more information, please see our Registration and Immunization page.

Asynchronous Early Dismissal Days

We will be holding one Early Dismissal day per month between January and May where students will engage in asynchronous learning in the afternoon. The purpose of this time is to allow our faculty to plan, prepare and discuss best practices to support student learning. Each of our schools will send a reminder as we approach the dates below.

  • Friday, January 29
  • Friday, February 26
  • Monday, March 15
  • Monday, April 26
  • Monday, May 24

Parent Requests for Changes into or out of Cohort “C”

Parents who elect to change their children’s learning model into or out of Cohort “C” (full-time distance learning) may do so by:

  • Elementary School Parents: Please directly contact the building principal via email and “cc” your child’s classroom teacher.
  • Middle and High School Parents: Please directly contact your child’s school counselor via email and “cc” a building administrator.