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Reopening Our Schools 2020-2021

Transition to September was presented at a Board of Education Special Public Meeting on July 23 and again at a Regular Public Meeting on July 27. The Ridgewood Public Schools Reopening and Operations Plan, which aligns with guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education outlined in The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education, provides a comprehensive description of the district's educational and safety protocols for the 2020-2021 school year. 

The Reopening and Operations Plan and additional information can viewed using the links below.


Ridgewood Public Schools Reopening and Operations Plan, 2020-2021

Facilities Management Pandemic Plan - Cleaning Manual

Reopening Plan Update Presentation, August 28, 2020

Transition to September Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions


Special Programs Office - Frequently Asked Questions

Protocol for Requests to Transition between Models of Instruction

NJDOH COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations, August 13, 2020


Letters from the District


Week 1 Update, September 4, 2020

Welcome Back Letter, August 26, 2020

Reopening Plan and Mandatory Annual Student Information Update Letter, August 17, 2020

Video Web Conferencing Permission Letter, August 2020


Reopening Plan Parent Letter, July 28, 2020


Additional Resources for Parents


Elementary Reopening Video

Benjamin Franklin Middle School Reopening Slideshow


George Washington Middle School Parent Guidebook

Ridgewood High School Reopening Quick Reference Guide

Ridgewood High School Reopening Video