Ritchie Elementary School

Ritchie Events

  • Click here for 2017-2018 school supply lists. K-5 are all on one sheet. 


    Reminder:  Our 2017 – 2018 School Year begins Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 

                        Our school day hours are   8:35 a.m.  until   3:20 p.m.

    Back to School…Meet Your Teacher!  will be held Monday, August 14, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  If you cannot attend Monday evening, our teachers will also be available Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. 


    A list of teachers and the names of their students will be displayed in the back area of our multi-purpose room, located just to the left of our main lobby.  The 2017 – 2018 school year consumable fee ($12.00 per student) may be paid at this time by cash, or by check made out to C. Hunter Ritchie.  Student’s enrollment packets will be available to pick up.   Please remember to have your child return completed enrollment forms to his/her teacher on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 16th.


    Transportation will have bus routes available online .  Please visit www.fcps1.org website for information.

Division News

  • FCPS Policy for Providing Free or Reduced-Price Meals

    Fauquier County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs. Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

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  • FCPS to Delay Dismissal on Solar Eclipse Day

    All Fauquier County Public Schools will dismiss 15 minutes later than normal on Monday, August 21, the date of the nationally anticipated total solar eclipse. Dr. David Jeck, division superintendent, made the decision to delay dismissal by 15 minutes due to the timing of the maximum impact of the eclipse in Fauquier County, which should occur locally around 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. during the normal dismissal time for the school division’s three high schools and four of five middle schools. The 15-minute delay in dismissal time for secondary schools on Aug. 21 will have a domino effect on elementary schools due to the fact that many FCPS buses do a double run – first transporting high school and middle school students home and then returning for a second run to transport elementary school students home.

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  • Want to Get the Superintendent's Attention? Try 'Checking In with Dr. Jeck'

    Since his arrival in Fauquier County four years ago, one way Dr. David Jeck, superintendent of Fauquier County Public Schools, has answered tough questions about the school division was via “One Hard Question,” a video feature on the school division website at www.fcps1.org. It was a virtual way for stakeholders – students, parents and community members – to ask the superintendent hard questions to which they wanted honest answers. Beginning with this new school year, “Checking In with Dr. Jeck” will replace “One Hard Question (OHQ).”

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