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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 7.24.15
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 read the July 24, 2015 edition.

Click here to subscribe to rps.eNews.
 

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

WELCOME TO THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 2.



8.18.15:
 A note from Pomptonian, the district’s food service provider: Lunch service is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 3, the first full day of school. For information on children’s food service accounts and lunch ordering, please visit the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us and select the Fee Management and Lunch Info tab under the Parents label. Click here to go directly to that page.

8.12.15: Mandatory Re-registration is Open for Parents and Guardians
Skyward Family Access is the district’s primary mode of communication with parents, so the district must have up-to-date email and phone numbers in the system at all times, especially for emergency situations. Beginning August 10 through midnight September 7, parents and guardians must logon to Family Access to complete the Mandatory Online Re-registration process.

Click here for details on Mandatory Re-registration.

8. 04.15: Board of Education Announces Vacancy, Seeks Applicants
The Ridgewood Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Michele Lenhard on August 1. The application deadline is Tuesday, September 15 at 4 p.m. Click here for details.

Click here for the application.

7.29.15: Back-to-School Night Schedule is Out
Click here to view the 2015-2016 Back-To-School Night schedule.

7.23.15: Board of Education Releases Statement on Negotiations
Click here to read a statement by the Ridgewood Board of Education on the status of negotiations with the Ridgewood Education Association.

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 erix@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

2.24.15: School Calendars are Approved
Click here to view the 2015-2016 school calendar.
Click here to view the 2016-2017 school calendar.

EXCELLENCE IN MOTION

8.31.15: Ashby, Tradition of Excellence Awards are Presented at Convocation
 
The 2015 winner of the coveted Ashby Award is Ann Brown, George Washington Middle School Library Media Specialist. Ann, who has been the Library Media Specialist since 2001,holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University.

The Ashby Award was established in 1966 to honor former Superintendent Lloyd Ashby and his wife, Lois, for their distinguished service to the community.  The recipient is selected from nominees submitted by staff members and is someone who, in the opinion of his or her peers, has upheld the Ashby tradition of service and contribution.  This is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a Ridgewood staff member.
 
The 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award for Support Staff was presented to Pat Kowalczyk, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Special Programs.

The Ridgewood Board of Education established the Tradition of Excellence Award in 2014 to honor a member of the support staff, who in the opinion of their peers has made an outstanding contribution to the excellence of the Ridgewood Public Schools. 

Click here to read Dr. Daniel Fishbein's awards announcement at Convocation 2015.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT

RHS Wrestling Holds Carwash and Clothing Drive on September 13

The fundraiser will help raise money to purchase a new wrestling mat. Click here for details.

RHS Boys Soccer Fundraiser is October 2

A no-cook dinner night will be available from Park Wood deli for $29.95, with proceeds going to the Boys Soccer program. Click here for details.

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

 
BOARD MEETS ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

The  Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 
 
The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3. The meeting will be aired live on FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77. Or it may be viewed live via the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Link in Live" tab.

Click here to view the agenda and addendum for the August 24, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
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