Ruediger Elementary School

Reaching Every Student– All Day, Every Day, Every Way

  • Leon County Schools


School Hours

  • School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
    Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
    Supervision Hours: 7:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.


  • 21st Century Program Registration - We are thrilled to announce open enrollment for Ruediger’s 21st Century Afterschool Program. Roadrunners in rising grades 3rd through 5th are welcome, but spots are limited! Our program is filled with academics and fun enrichment to keep your student engaged! Keep up with homework and enjoy some extra time with a teacher. Click here for more information. Please download and submit a registration form to be placed on the waiting list. Feel free to contact Mrs. Christie for more information at

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  • Back to School Orientation - Thursday, August 8 from 1pm - 3pm. Meet your teachers and tour the campus.

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  • School Advisory Council / School Advisory Council (SAC)CHES PTO - Covington-Harper Elementary School






    SAC / PTO Meetings - The next School Advisory Council and Parent / Teacher Organization meetings will take place in-person in the media center on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 5:30pm.

    If you are unable to attend in person and prefer to attend virtually via Teams, please provide your teacher with an email address. A link will be emailed to you.

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  • Stay Connected -  Click here to find out all the ways to stay connected at Ruediger.

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  • Attendance Info - Anytime a student is absent from school or if you have an attendance-related issue, please email
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  • Procedures for Dismissal Changes - All changes in dismissal need to be requested in writing by 1pm on the date of the change via email to Please describe in detail: child's name, teacher's name, normal method of transportation, new method of transportation, and the effective dates. Transportation changes will not be taken after 1:00pm. 

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  • Early Check-Out - If you must check out your child(ren) before the regularly scheduled dismissal at 2:50pm, you will need to arrive before 2:15pm. To help ensure students' safety, we will not be able to check out students between 2:15pm and dismissal at 2:50pm. Thank you for your cooperation.  

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  • ID Badges & Car Tags - All visitors are required to have an ID badge on at all times while on campus. Please bring your Driver’s License to be scanned. 
    In addition, you need to have the car tag, be on the student's pick-up list, and be in our system to pick up a child.

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  • Box Tops for Education - Have you downloaded the Box Tops For Education app yet? If you haven’t, you may be missing out on an opportunity to help your school and win a prize. Throughout February, we will be holding a membership drive. We will be entering all parents that are signed up for BT4E into a drawing for a Publix gift card. The parent with the most submissions will be awarded a gift basket. Don’t delay get enrolled today.

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  • Reaching Every Student – All Day, Every Day, Every Way!

    Welcome to the Ruediger Elementary website. Please know that your child's safety and that of our faculty and staff are our top priority. During these uncertain times, I hope you will check back here often for important announcements and other great resources for you and your children. We also encourage you to click here to view how to stay connected, so you will receive the latest news right away. Our school community is here for our students and their families.

    Mentors, vendors, and volunteers are allowed on campus as long as they are serving an educational service.

    Main Office hours for Ruediger Elementary School are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm


District Safety

Around the District

  • Kate Sullivan: Teacher Tribute Video ▶️

    Students, teachers and community members from all over Tallahassee are celebrating Kate Sullivan Elementary School on its 75th anniversary.

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  • LCS Safety And Security Updates ▶️

    Security updates from Chief Jimmy Williams at the LCSB meeting last night.

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  • MLK Dreamers & Doers Breakfast (VIDEO) ▶️

    The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior commemorative breakfast program, celebrating the Dreamers and Doers of Leon County Schools

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    James Zhang is not just a student; he's a leader, a chess champion, a beacon of inspiration at Chiles High School, and a student representative for the Leon County School Board.

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Nondiscrimination Notice

  • “No person shall on the basis of sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability, military status or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

    An employee, student, parent, or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

    Tonja Fitzgerald, Divisional Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Students)
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7309

    Wallace Knight, Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Employees)
    Title IX Compliance Officer
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7210

    A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

    Jennifer Benton, 504 Specialist
    504 Specialist
    (850) 487-7317



Enrollment Questions?

Student Enrollment

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    Contact your zoned schools Enrollment Liaison

    Thank you for choosing Leon County Schools. The Office of Admissions is our centralized location to help parents/guardians through the process of enrolling your child into your local zoned school. Our Office of Admissions website will allow you to find all the necessary information and requirements you will need to get your student properly enrolled quickly!

    Have some questions you would like to ask the local school staff. See the schools Admissions Liaison contact info below

Say No to Bullying

  •  Click here for the LCS Bullying Reporting Form. This form can be submitted anonymously.

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