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Ridgewood Public Schools - District News
MISSION STATEMENT

The Ridgewood Public Schools, committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation, in partnership with the community, provide a rich and challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their unique potentials to become life-long learners and productive, responsible citizens.
 

 
HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 6.07.16
The 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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE to rps.eNews.

Click here to read the June 7, 2016 edition.
 

Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE

 
District Pilots New Preschool Program this Fall
The Integrated Preschool Program is a preschool program that is taught by a dual- certified K-2 General Education and Special Education teacher.  The program strives to engage preschoolers in learning experiences through play.  Special needs students and general education children are placed together in an integrated learning environment that employs a developmental approach to learning.  Children are engrossed in a variety of activities which promote language, cognitive, motor and social/emotional development.  Special education children are placed in the program through an evaluation process performed by the Special Programs Department.

Click here for more information and the application form.


Village Asks Parents and Guardians to Take Safe Routes Survey
The Ridgewood Public Schools is assisting the Village of Ridgewood in distributing a survey on safe routes to school. The data collected will assist the Village in creating safer walking and biking conditions in the Village. Parents and guardians are asked to take the time to complete this brief, three-minute survey that was created by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Here is a link to the survey, which is open until Friday, June 24: http://tinyurl.com/RidgewoodSurvey

Read Dr. Fishbein's May Column: Thank a Retiree
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared in the May 27, 2016 issue.

2016-2017 School Budget Information
Click here to view the 2016-2017 User-Friendly Budget.

Click here to look at a 2016-2017 budget summary sheet.
Click here to view the latest information on the budget, updated on May 2, 2016.

Dr. Fishbein Recommends Full-day Kindergarten
On March 7, Dr. Fishbein presented a recommendation to the Board on bringing full-day Kindergarten to Ridgewood. His proposal is to fund a full-day program through a tax increase approved by voters this November in a second question. The consensus of the Board is to proceed with this recommendation. 
 

BOARD UPDATES

BOE-REA Negotiations

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation regarding the Fact Finder's report and recommendations, presented at the June 6, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.Click here to view the presentation by Ms. Brogan and Mr. Morgan.

In accordance with New Jersey P.L. 2003, c. 126, the Board has made the May 16th Fact-finding Report and Recommendations public and has posted it to the District’s website.  At the June 6th Board of Education Public Meeting, the Board will discuss the report and the recommendations.  The Board will accept or reject the Fact-finder’s recommendations at that time. Click here to read the Fact Finders Report and Recommendations dated May 16, 2016.

Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, published on April 8, 2016.
 
Click here to view the Ridgewood Board of Education's Post Hearing Fact Finding Brief and attachments.

Click here to view an analysis of "Unused Funds' identified by the REA during Fact Finding Proceedings, presented at the March 7, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, which appeared in the paper on March 4, 2016.

 
Click here to read the Ridgewood Board of Education's Fact-Finding Presentation with The Ridgewood Education Association.

Click here to view the backup for the Ridgewood Board of Education's Fact-Finding Presentation with The Ridgewood Education Association.


BOE Meets on June 28 at 5 p.m.: Please note change of date, time.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. The public is invited to attend the meeting or view it live via the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Live BOE Meeting" tab on the district website, or on Fios tv channel 33 or Optimum 77.

Click here to view the agenda for the June 28, 2016  Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Budget presented at the May 2, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.


Click here to view the Full Day Kindergarten Recommendation presented to the Board at their March 7, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.
 
FINE AND APPLIED ARTS SCHEDULE

Ridgewood Community School's Summer Music Academy Announces Program
Registration is open for the 2016 SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY, which provides exciting performing opportunities and lesson groups for young musicians. Under the direction of BFMS Orchestras Director Carol Sharar, new offerings include guitar lessons and drum set lessons. Visit the Ridgewood Community School website for more information and a link to online registration:  http://ridgewood.rcs.schoolfusion.us/ or click here.
 
RHS Marching Band, Color Guard are Registering for Fall 2016

Click here for details and the Marching Band registration packet.

 




 
Friends of Music Lists Summer Camps
The Ridgewood Friends of Music has a comprehensive list of music camps. Go to www.ridgewoodfriendsofmusic.com  for information.



 

EXCELLENCE IN MOTION

On May 19, nine RHS students participated in the Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Contest, along with 48  different  high  schools.  RHS  had three  winners:  Jenna  Casey,  2nd  Place  for French; Yihan Wang, Honorable Mention for Chinese; and Jeff Zachem, 3rd place in Latin.​

Ridgewood Crew sent 50 rowers to the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. The two-day event takes place on the Schuylkill River, and over 5,000 high school athletes from all parts of the United States and Canada compete. Twelve of the 15 Ridgewood boats qualified for finals, with three bringing in Bronze Medals, the Boys Senior Single, the Girls Senior Double, and the Girls Freshman Quads.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT

RPS Teams up with Social Services for Breakfast Days
Elementary and middle school children are asked to help stock Ridgewood's Social Services pantry by bringing non-perishable food items -- cereal, coffee / tea, pancake mix, etc. -- to school the week of June 6. The collection will run through June 13. Click here for details.

Support The Foundation 

 Visit www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org to learn more about the work of  The Foundation and/or donate.
 

 
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