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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 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

  •                
    COVID-19 Communications

    December 03, 2020

    Orchard transitions to all remote learning on Tuesday, December 1. RHS extends all remote learning; in-person instruction will resume Thursday, December 10. View all COVID-19 notification letters.

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    2020 Community Art Project

    December 01, 2020

    The goal of this community art project, A Wish for the World, is to spread the message of HOPE. Watch the video clip explaining this special project and learn more.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    November 30, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's November column.

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    Student Awards & Recognition

    November 09, 2020

    RHS students honored by National Merit Scholarship Program. French, Latin and Spanish students attain national recognition.

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    October 28, 2020

    Ridgewood High School is one of 13 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam and receive an $8,500 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant this year.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    October 22, 2020

    Somerville School achieves Sustainable Jersey for Schools bronze-level certification.

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    Innovation in Action

    October 14, 2020

    Seven RHS invent teams qualified for the STEAM Tank Regional competition and have earned the privilege of advanced entry into this season's regional qualifiers.

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  •                
    Announcement from the Superintendent

    September 25, 2020

    Dr. Fishbein, Superintendent of Schools, announced his retirement resignation in a letter to the Ridgewood school community. Read more to view Dr. Fishbein's latest communication dated September 25, 2020.

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    New - Communications Central

    September 25, 2020

    A new communications page can be accessed via a button on the homepage of the district website or under Our District/Public Information. Visit this page to find newsletters, press releases, correspondence, flyers, and more.

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    Staff Honors & Awards

    September 02, 2020

    This year's Ashby Award winner is Dr. Jean Schoenlank, Principal of Ridge School. The Tradition of Excellence Award winner is Annette Tucker, Classroom Aide at GWMS. Congratulations!

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Upcoming Events
   Board of Education Meeting
   Dec 07 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Dec 21 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Minimum Day
   Dec 23 2020
   Schools Closed - December Recess
   Dec 24 2020
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   Dec 25 2020
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   Dec 28 2020
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   Dec 29 2020