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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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    RHS Graduation 2020

    July 09, 2020

    Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Watch the video of graduation if you missed the live stream.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    June 26, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's June column - Who Will We Be on the Other Side of the Storm?

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    Summer Food Service Program

    June 11, 2020

    Information on the Summer Food Service Program can be found here.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    June 09, 2020

    Somerville School is a 2020 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant recipient!

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    May 15, 2020

    Meet our Teachers of the Year!

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    AlphaBEST Education

    May 12, 2020

    AlphaBEST Education will be providing before and after school programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more about their offerings.

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    2020 Best Communities for Music Education

    April 14, 2020

    Ridgewood Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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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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Upcoming Events
   BOE Special Public Meeting
   Jul 10 2020 at 09:00 AM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Jul 27 2020 at 06:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Aug 31 2020 at 06:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Sep 14 2020 at 07:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Oct 05 2020 at 07:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Oct 19 2020 at 07:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Nov 02 2020 at 07:00 PM