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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 6.29.16
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 29, 2016 edition.
 

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

 
HAVE A SAFE AND RESTFUL SUMMER! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

Deadline Extended for New Pilot Preschool Program

The application deadline for the district's pilot integrated preschool program has been extended to Friday, July 29. The preschool program will be taught by a dual-certified K-2 General Education and Special Education teacher.  The program will strive to engage special needs and general education preschoolers in learning experiences through play in an integrated learning environment that employs a developmental approach.  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.
 

BOARD UPDATES

BOE-REA Negotiations

Click here to read an updated statement on REA - BOE contract negotiations, issued by the Ridgewood Board of Education on July 22, 2016. 

Click here to read a prepared statement by the Ridgewood Board of Education, which was read at the Board's Regular Public Meeting on July 18, 2016.

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 July 18 at 5 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 5:00 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 and addendum for the July 18, 2016  Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the minutes of 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.
 
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

Support The Foundation

Save the Date: Oktoberfest fundraiser is Saturday, October 1 at The Hermitage, 7-11 p.m.
Click here for the flyer.

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

 
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