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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 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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    Paraprofessional Job Fair

    September 21, 2022

    The Ridgewood Public School District is hosting a Paraprofessional Job Fair on Thursday, September 29 from 2-5 PM.

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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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    CarePlus Parent Engagement Workshops

    September 15, 2022

    CarePlus offers a series of virtual parent engagement workshops during the school year. Join us for LGBTQi+ Awareness on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 pm.

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    STEPSS Open House

    September 15, 2022

    The School Transition & Employment Program for Student Success (STEPSS) will host an open house on Friday, October 14, 2022, from noon until 2 p.m.

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    Alternative Schedules Initiative

    September 13, 2022

    The Alternative Schedules Survey results will be presented at the September 19, 2022 Board of Education meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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  •                
    Village News

    September 12, 2022

    Learn more about the Ridgewood Public LIbrary Strategic Planning Survey and the Ridgewood Master Plan Draft and Public Hearing.

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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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    Mandatory Annual Student Information Update

    August 18, 2022

    The Mandatory Annual Student Information Update process through Skyward Family Access opens Saturday, August 13, 2022.

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  •                
    The RPS Bulletin

    June 24, 2022

    Read the latest news from the District in the RPS Bulletin.

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  •                
    Interim Superintendent Announcement

    May 24, 2022

    The Ridgewood Board of Education has announced the appointment of Dr. Leonard Fitts as the Interim Superintendent of Schools.

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Upcoming Events
   Schools Closed - Rosh Hashanah
   Sep 26 2022
   Parent Engagement Workshop: Accessing Support for Your Child
   Sep 27 2022 at 07:00 PM
   6th Grade Social Hosted by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation
   Sep 30 2022 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Regular Public Meeting
   Oct 03 2022 at 07:00 PM
   Schools Closed - Yom Kippur
   Oct 05 2022
   Federated HSA Meeting
   Oct 06 2022 at 09:15 AM
   No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Staff
   Oct 10 2022