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Special Programs

Welcome to Special Programs

The Ridgewood Public Schools recognizes its responsibilities to locate, identify and provide appropriate services for students in the district who may have special needs and/or disabilities. These special services are administered by the Special Programs Office and are consistent with both State and Federal regulations. Ridgewood's special programs include Basic Skills instruction, English as a Second Language Instruction and Special Education programs and related services.

Our Mission

To support students, teachers and parents in our community to address the diverse needs of students through a variety of programs so that they can access the curriculum to improve academically, socially, and emotionally.


Special programs staff




District News

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    BOE Meeting - Important Announcement

    April 07, 2020

    Due to the health concerns related to COVID-19, the Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 13, 2020 will be conducted virtually. Public comments/questions can be submitted through an online form.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    March 30, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's March column - School budget supports the district's mission and vision

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    Annual School Election

    March 25, 2020

    The Annual School Election has been postponed until Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The election will be conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballots.

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    Community News

    March 10, 2020

    Health Lawn, Healthy Planet Public Forum on March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Ridgewood Community School spring 2020 brochure is now online.

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    Census 2020

    March 09, 2020

    Learn more about Census 2020 and the importance of a complete count.

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  •                
    Communication Protocol

    February 14, 2020

    Ridgewood Public Schools announces its new Communication Protocol. This valuable resource will help all stakeholders navigate the channels of communication.

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    Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration

    February 13, 2020

    It's not too late to register for Kindergarten! Complete the online registration forms, and sign up for kindergarten orientation.

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    Excellence: honors & awards

    September 19, 2019

    RHS announces National Merit Scholarship results; Ashby Award winner is Laura Fleming and Tradition of Excellence Award winner is Sue Christopher!

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    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

    January 09, 2019

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Upcoming Events
   Spring Recess (schools closed)
   Apr 06 2020
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Apr 13 2020 at 07:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Apr 27 2020 at 07:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   May 04 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Annual School Election
   May 12 2020 at 06:00 AM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   May 18 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Memorial Day (schools closed)
   May 25 2020