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HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 9.22.15The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.
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Click here to read the September 22, 2015 edition.
Click here to access the web page containing all individual school reports and the district-wide results.
Click here to view the Parent/Guardian Survey 2014-2015 District Report presented at the October 5, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
Click here to read the press release.
Residents are invited to stop by for coffee and casual conversation with Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Fishbein on three evenings this school year.
The Board has set aside Wednesday, October 14 as its first date for Coffee and Conversation with the public. This event will take place at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, floor 3, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Future dates for Coffee and Conversation will follow on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 and Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
All residents are invited to drop in to share their thoughts, questions, suggestions and concerns.
9.28.15: Read Dr. Fishbein's September Column
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on September 25, 2015.
9.28.15: Community Outreach Series Focuses on Well-being
The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.
Click here for the series flyer.
First up is "Staying Safe in Cyberspace" by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Cybercrime Division. This program will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium.
Click here for the program flyer.
Click here for the press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Click here for the tip sheet handout, "Internet Safety for Our Children," from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
9.22.15: NJASK Reports are In
The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) Science Individual Student Reports have been received by the District and are being processed for distribution. Parents of students who took the science assessment last spring as a fourth or eighth grader can expect to receive their child's report within the next week to 10 days.
9.21.15: Opening of School Report
Click here to view the 2015 Opening of School Report presented at the September 21, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
9.15.15: Letter from Dr. Fishbein
Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians dated September 11, 2015, providing an update on RBOE / REA contract negotiations.
6.16.15: Substitutes are Needed
The district has put out a call for additional substitute teachers, nurses and secretaries for the 2015-2016 school year. Substitutes enjoy the freedom of selecting their dates of work according to their personal schedules through a self-scheduling online system. Pay rates for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows: teachers $92 to $125 per diem; nurses $130 per diem; secretaries $12.50 to $17 per hour.
Click here for full information on the requirements and process. For further information, please contact Eileen Rix at 201-670-2700, ext. 10542 or email@example.com.
Kristen Schretter (L) and Maximilian Jerdee (center) have been designated semifinalists and 39 students have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Click here to read the details.
RHS Ice Hockey Holds Scoop Night on October 8
The RHS Ice Hockey Team will be scooping at Ben & Jerry's, Ridgewood, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 8. Click here for details.
The RHS Alumni Association has a new Website
Check it out at http://www.rhsalumniassociation.org/.
Ridge School Holds Tag Sale on October 17
The multi-family sale will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ridge School. Questions should be directed to RidgeSchoolHSA@gmail.com. Click here for the flyer.
RHS New Players Hold Junior NP Weekend November 13-15
Click here for registration information.
RHS Gymnastics Clinics Continue for Grades K-8
The RHS Varsity Gymnastics team are holding its annual October gymnastics clinics on Saturdays, October 10, 17 and 24 from 8-9 a.m. Individuals in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are welcome to participate for one, a few, or all four clinics, which will be held in RHS Gym 3. Children should be dressed in proper attire (t-shirt and shorts/leggings or a leotard and spandex if they have them). Guardians are required to sign a permission slip the first they attend clinic. Clinics are provided free of charge, but donations are welcome. If you have questions please email Coach Karen Mendez at firstname.lastname@example.org. No need to RSVP. Click here for the flyer.
Seventh and eighth grade students are invited to participate with the RHS Marching Band on Friday, Otober 9, starting at 4 p.m. Practice with the band, then have pizza and get dressed for the football game. Pickup time is approximately 9:30 p.m. Rsvp required. Click here for details.
Support The Foundation
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to view the agenda for the October 5, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
Click here to view the minutes of the September 21, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
8.04.15: BOE To Fill Vacancy
9.28.15: Board of Education Writes Letter to the Editor on Negotiations
Click here to read a September 25, 2015 letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News, regarding talking points made by the REA president on September 21, 2015.