There were a couple of large power outages in Ridgefield Tuesday into Wednesday, which has bumped the start of the school year. 5 of the schools were without power, and after the lights came back on, some didn't have internet or phone service. Superintendent Susie Da Silva said in an email to parents that time was lost for training, planning, and technology use. K-8 will begin Friday with the existing calendar, with Cohort B attending in person and Cohort A engaging virtually. Monday, Cohort A will attend in person, and Cohort B will engage virtually. Preschool will still begin on September 3rd. Full-day kindergarten will begin on the 8th.