Branchville Elementary
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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

Scheduled Early Dismissal like PD days, Conferences, Thanksgiving Break Etc.

  • We will dismiss all students at 11:40 a.m.
  • We will not release a child to a friend, neighbor, or anyone else not listed as an emergency contact on PowerSchool.
  • Stop and Go Depot is not open, but Boys and Girls Club and daycares are, so please list them accordingly in School Dismissal Manager before 10:30 a.m.
  • Parent pick-up will occur in the gym at 11:40 a.m.

Unscheduled Emergency Early Dismissal

  • Generally speaking, we will dismiss all students at 11:40 a.m., unless special circumstances dictate an earlier or later time, which we will communicate to you.
  • Generally speaking, we will announce an unscheduled emergency early dismissal prior to 10:30 a.m. If the announcement is made prior to 10:30 a.m., this does provide you with the opportunity to make a change to SDM.
  • All children, including regular parent pick-ups, religion, scouts, after-school enrichment programs, play dates, etc., will go home on their regular bus unless School Dismissal Manager lists otherwise (SDM cut off is 10:30 a.m.).
  • We will not release a child to a friend, neighbor, or anyone else not listed as an emergency contact on PowerSchool.
  • We will cancel after-school activities or meetings.
  • The Boys and Girls Club, as well as the rec center Stop and Go Depot will close on emergency early dismissal days. Students will go home on their regular bus.
  • We do honor transportation listed on SDM to Almost Home, Children’s Academy, and Cadence Academy if that plan pertains to your child.
  • If there is an unscheduled emergency early dismissal and you need a change after the 10:30 a.m. cut-off, you will need to contact the main office. Please understand that on these days, the main office is very busy; if you can make the change ahead of 10:30 a.m., it makes a big difference in the operations of the main office.

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

Delayed Opening/Early Dismissal Schedules

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

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