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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 model dignity and empathy while providing support to students with special needs in recognizing and using their abilities, skills, and strengths to foster independence and success as life-long learners and productive members of an inclusive community.  


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District News

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    Special BOE Public Meeting - January 30

    January 27, 2023

    RPS will present on Alternative Start Times for Ridgewood High School. The meeting will be held on the third floor of the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.

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    CarePlus Parent Engagement Workshops

    January 11, 2023

    Join us for the next CarePlus Parent Engagement Workshop - January 17 at 7 PM

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    Community Outreach Program

    January 09, 2023

    Join us for "Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder" on Thursday, February 2 at 7 pm in the GWMS auditorium.

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  •                
    Kindergarten Registration

    January 04, 2023

    Registration for children who will enter kindergarten or be new first graders to the district in September 2023 opens on January 14, 2023.

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  •                
    Superintendent Search

    December 07, 2022

    Learn more about the search for a successor Superintendent of Schools.

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  •                
    Coffee & Conversation

    November 08, 2022

    Join the Interim Superintendent and Board of Education President at "Coffee and Conversation." See the event schedule.

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    Duffield STEAM Initiative

    September 29, 2022

    The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the Duffield STEAM Initiative on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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    Communication Protocol

    September 16, 2022

    Have a question or concern and aren't sure whom to contact? Refer to the district's communication protocol.

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    Staff Honors & Awards

    September 01, 2022

    Congratulations to 2022 Ashby Award winner, Medha Kirtane, and 2022 Tradition of Excellence Award winner, Liz Aynilian.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    May 17, 2022

    Three schools were awarded Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants.

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Upcoming Events
   Coffee & Conversation
   Jan 30 2023 at 05:00 PM
   BOE Special Public Meeting
   Jan 30 2023 at 07:00 PM
   Parent Presentation - Michael McCreary presents "Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
   Feb 02 2023 at 07:00 PM
   New Teacher Meeting (Year 1)
   Feb 07 2023 at 03:30 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 09 2023 at 06:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 10 2023 at 06:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 11 2023 at 06:00 PM