Branchville Elementary
School sign and building
Branchville students and outdoor scenery

Our School

Branchville Elementary School serves the Ridgefield community by educating over 400 students from kindergarten through fifth grade. We proudly employ a dedicated and passionate staff that views their students’ academic success as a partnership between home and school. And we invite you to join that partnership this year.

Our Curriculum

Branchville offers a challenging academic curriculum that conforms to state standards and is supplemented with a variety of extracurricular programs and services that enhance our students’ learning experiences. Our goal is to build an academic foundation that will help students meet future challenges and become lifelong learners.

Delayed Opening/Early Dismissal Information

Two-hour delay: *School starts at 10:35 a.m.
Lunch schedule with no recess will be:
Grade 4: 11:00-11:30
Grade 5: 11:30-12:00
Grade K: 12:00-12:30
Grade 1: 12:30-1:00
Grade 2: 12:45-1:15
Grade 3: 1:00-1:30

Three-hour delay: *School starts at 11:35 a.m.
Lunch schedule with no recess will be:
Grade 4: 11:45-12:15
Grade 5: 12:15-12:45
Grade K: 12:45-1:15
Grade 1: 1:00-1:30
Grade 2: 1:15-1:45
Grade 3: 1:30-2:00

Early Dismissal: *Dismissal is at 11:40 a.m.
Lunch schedule with no recess will be:
Grade 4 & 5: 10:00-10:30
Grade K & 1: 10:30-11:00
Grade 2 & 3: 11:00-11:30

We are not able to honor passes to be a walker, to ride other buses, or to get off at different bus stops. In addition, we must adhere to the following policies:

  • We will dismiss all students at 11:40 a.m., unless special circumstances dictate an earlier or later time.
  • All children, including regular walkers, children with walker passes that day, religion, scouts, after-school enrichment programs, play dates etc., will go home on their regular bus unless a parent or emergency contact arrives at the office by 11:15 a.m.
  • We will not release a child to a friend, neighbor, or anyone else if they are not listed as an emergency contact.
  • We will cancel after-school activities or meetings.
  • We will cancel The Boys and Girls Club and Rec Center as well as Stop and Go Depot. Students will go home on their regular bus.
  • We do honor transportation to Almost Home, Children’s Academy, and Children’s Corner if that plan pertains to your child.

These procedures are in place to help us account for all students in a consistent and safe manner.