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What if the weather is bad?

WEATHER AND LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

If the weather is bad and there is no weather message here, try Ridgefield Public Schools . The information will be on the main page. If the weather gets bad after the close of school, check here, the radio, and (203) 431-2812 for a messge. Thank you.

When Ridgefield Schools are Closed, Continuing Education Classes are Postponed for both day and evening, regardless of location. Please attend your next scheduled class. A makeup session will be added to the end of the session and will be posted with that course description on this web site.

When Ridgefield Schools have an Early Dismissal, Continuing Education Classes that start at 1:00 p.m. (for both afternoon and evening) or later are Postponed to the next class. Please attend your next scheduled class. A makeup session will be added to the end of the session and will be posted with that course description on this web site.When Ridgefield Schools have a Delayed Opening, Continuing Education classes that start before 9:30 a.m. are postponed. Please attend your next scheduled class. A makeup session will be added to the end of the session and will be posted with that course description on this web site. Classes starting at 9:30 a.m. or later will proceed as scheduled.


Where are the classes held?

DIRECTIONS TO: Venus Building, ERMS, VP, BES, FES, SRMS, and RHS:

Venus Bldg. = Venus Municipal Building
ERMS = East Ridge Middle School
BES=Branchville Elementary School
FES=Farmingville Elementary School
VP=Veteran's Park Elementary School
RHS = Ridgefield High School
SRMS = Scotts Ridge Middle School


Directions to other locations will be mailed upon receipt of registration and tuition.

Venus Building = Venus Municipal Building aka "Old High School", corner of East Ridge and Governor St.) - Continuing Education Office

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street (There is a traffic light). Take Governor Street a short distance (you will cross East Ridge; the Police Station is on the right). Take a left into the parking lot behind the Venus Municipal Building (signs say Ridgefield Continuing Education, Kumon Math, Loosen Up Massage, Ridgefield Symphony, and other organizations). Turn into the first parking area on the left. Park as close to the two story brick building with white trim as possible and enter at the door that faces Governor St., opposite the Police Department. Continuing Education is on the second floor (top). There are signs posted. A disability ramp to an elevator to the second floor is available at the rear of this building wing.

Navigator = If you are using a GPS, you may "trick it" by using the address 52 Governor Street to get to the parking area and entrance at the Governor St. entrance.

Do not enter through the front entrance (Chef's Warehouse) that faces East Ridge because you will not be able to access the part of the building we are in from that entrance.

ERMS = East Ridge Middle School (10 East Ridge Road & Branchville Road – Route 102)

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Route 102 (also called Branchville Road).  Take the first left onto East Ridge (if you are coming up 102 from Route 7, take a right onto East Ridge a block before you reach Main Street).  Take a right into the parking lot.  Park as close to the left front door area as possible and enter at the left door near the cafeteria.  All students must use this entrance. Room numbers and directions to rooms will be posted on the brick wall in the front entry area.

BES = Branchville School (40 Florida Road, ½ mile from the intersection of Route 7 & Branchville Road)

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Route 102 (also called Branchville Road).  Go almost to Route 7, you will see Ancona’s Liquor Store and CVS on the right and Florida Road on the left. Take a left on Florida Road.  Pass a couple of houses.  Take a right into the first school lot (near the playground and gym).  The gym is the part of the building closest to the playground.  Enter at the gym entrance (there is a walkway with a couple of steps).

FES = Farmingville School (324 Farmingville Road, off Route 35)

From Route 35 in Ridgefield, turn onto Farmingville Road (at the Copps Hill intersection). Head east on Farmingville Road. Go a mile or two. Farmingville School is on the right, just past a white barn. Take a right into the parking lot. Bear left and park in the lot in front of the school. Enter at the front entrance. Class is in the cafeteria. Signs will be posted.

VP = Veteran’s Park School (8 Governor Street)

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street.  Veteran’s Park School is one-half block down on the right (across the street from a parking lot and several stores).  Take a right into the parking lot.  If the lot is full, please park in the lot across the street.  Room numbers will be posted in the front entry area.

SRMS = Scotts Ridge Middle School (750 North Salem Road, aka Route 116)

Coming from the South - From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, bear left onto Route 116 (also called North Salem Road). At the intersection of North Salem Road and Ridgebury Road, go left. Then take the first right into entrance for the Middle and High Schools. Go Left for Scotts Ridge Middle School. Park in the lot in front of the school. Use the entrance doors that are more to the right of the front of the building (not the doors closest to the gym). Room numbers will be posted on the glass doors. If you need elevator access, notify Continuing Education 2 weeks before first class.

RHS = Ridgefield High School (Route 116 & Ridgebury Road)

Coming from the South - From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, bear left onto Route 116 (also called North Salem Road). At the intersection of North Salem Road and Ridgebury Road, bear right (straight). Take the first left into the parking lot entrance. Park opposite the wrought iron fence. Walk down the long, straight walk to the glass doors. Room numbers will be posted on the glass doors. The class rooms are on the second floor. If you need elevator access, notify Continuing Education 2 weeks before first class.


Who may attend?

Admission: Enrichment classes are open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Non-residents are welcome. Senior Citizens are those 62 years of age or older. (Sr./Disab.) means discounted fee for senior citizens age 62 and older and people with disabilities WHO LIVE IN RIDGEFIELD, provided that the course they want has sufficient enrollment to sustain the discount. You must register and pay in advance, even if you have been taking the class in the past. NON-RESIDENTS DO NOT RECEIVE ANY DISCOUNTS.

How do I register and pay?

Registration: You may register by mail or voice phone anytime, the sooner the better ! Mail registration begins now and is encouraged. CHECKS are preferred because they help us keep costs down. We do accept money orders, Visa, and MasterCard, but prefer a check. There is a $20 service fee for returned checks. Checks should be payable to Ridgefield Continuing Education and mailed to: Peggy Bruno, Ridgefield Continuing Education, 70 Prospect Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. The phone number is (203) 431-2812.

What is the Confirmation, Payment, and Cancellation Policy?  

Confirmation and Cancellation: No news is good news. If you have paid your tuition, assume you are enrolled and plan to attend the class. When you register, we assume that you have put the course date, time, and location on your calendar and have reconciled potential conflicts before you register. We will call you if a course is canceled, full, or relocated. Listen to the radio for inclement weather closings.

THERE ARE BENEFITS TO PAYING IN ADVANCE!!! 

  • WHEN YOU HAVE PAID IN ADVANCE, WE KNOW THAT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
  • ALSO, WE NEED TO PREPARE HANDOUTS OR SUPPLY BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS IN SOME CLASSES AND THESE ARE PROVIDED FIRST TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE REGISTERED AND PAID IN ADVANCE AND WE MIGHT NOT HAVE ENOUGH "EXTRAS".
  • IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID, IT IS YOUR RISK ~ YOU MIGHT SHOW UP AND FIND THAT THE CLASS IS FULL, HAS RELOCATED OR BEEN CANCELLED. 

What is the refund policy?

Refunds: You will obtain a full refund when Ridgefield Continuing Education cancels a class or the class is full. If you are requesting a refund, we must receive your request for a refund in writing (in a letter or email) five days before a class starts and we will withhold a $15 withdrawal fee from the amount refunded. Medical refunds only will be pro-rated for the remainder of the session when verified by a physician’s note. Refunds are not available to people who register less than 5 days before a class starts. Requests must be made by letter or email. Refunds take four to six weeks to process.

Where should I park?  Will room numbers be posted?

Please see the directions section at the top of the page.  Room numbers are posted at the entrance of the school listed in the directions above.


What if school is closed during the day?

No School: If regular school classes are canceled due to the weather, classes will also be canceled. Cancellations will be announced on AM radio WCBS:880 and WLAD:800 from 5-7 p.m. or call (203) 431-2812 for a recorded announcement.

How can I reach you?

Reaching Us: We are at (203) 431-2812. If you get the message machine, please do not hang up. We are staffed part-time and will return calls as soon as possible. Leave your name, a detailed message, including a day and evening phone number and address (if you are requesting a brochure).

* Information/Questions Phone: (203) 431-2812

* E-Mail Address is ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com

Do you have access for people with disabilities?

ADA/Disabled Access:     Americans with Disabilities Act. Disabled Access is available at all locations. Ridgefield Continuing Education will make reasonable accommodations to assist people with disabilities enrolled in our programs. In order to accomplish this, persons who need assistance must notify Ridgefield Continuing Education of their need in writing 2 weeks prior to the 1st day of class. If you have questions, call Peggy Bruno at (203) 431-2812.

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