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, updated 2.9.2021

Facilities Management Pandemic Plan - Cleaning Manual

Protocol for Requests to Transition between Models of Instruction

NJDOH COVID-19 Exclusion Table, Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools, 9.8.2020

NJDOH COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations, 11.19.2020


Elementary Scheduling Options Presentation, February 23, 2021

Reopening Plan Update, November 16, 2020

Reopening Update - October Survey Results, October 19, 2020

Reopening Plans Update, October 5, 2020

Reopening Plan Update Presentation, August 28, 2020

Transition to September Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Special Programs Office - Frequently Asked Questions

Letters from the District

Health Guidelines for Moderate COVID-19 Activity Level, 10.22.2020

Continuation of Phase 1, 10.21.2020
2020-2021 Update 4, 10.16.2020

Phase 1 Extension Letter, 10.6.2020

2020-2021 Update 3, October 2, 2020

2020-2021 Update 2, September 18, 2020

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

Elementary Scheduling Options Presentation
Spring 2021