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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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    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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    Community News

    February 13, 2020

    The Ridgewood Community School spring 2020 brochure is now online.

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  •                
    On the superintendent's desk

    February 09, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's January column: Building Community Ties through Service

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  •                
    Arts News

    January 30, 2020

    2020 All State Bands Announcement; 2020 Region I Music Ensemble Announcement; RHS Color Guard Baton Workshop

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  •                
    Census 2020

    January 22, 2020

    Residents will receive invitations to participate in the 2020 Census starting in March.

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    Athletics News

    January 21, 2020

    Coach Kurt Hommen named the 2019 NJ High School Baseball Coach of the Year; Ridgewood athletic director Keith Cook named a "top power player" in 2019; RHS Programs of the Decade

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    Interested in Running for the School Board?

    January 16, 2020

    The annual school board election candidate kit is now available.

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  •                
    Bergen County Public Schools 4th Annual Job Fair

    January 13, 2020

    The public schools of Bergen County are hosting their 4th Annual Job Fair on March 28, 2020. Registration is now open!

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    Excellence: honors & awards

    September 19, 2019

    RHS announces National Merit Scholarship results; Ashby Award winner is Laura Fleming and Tradition of Excellence Award winner is Sue Christopher!

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Upcoming Events
   Super Science Saturday
   Feb 29 2020 at 09:00 AM
   Asian Festival Benefit
   Mar 01 2020 at 04:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Mar 02 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Wellbeing Speaker Series - Dr. Derrick Gay
   Mar 05 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Coffee & Conversation with the BOE & Superintendent
   Mar 18 2020 at 07:00 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting and Public Hearing for Adoption of the 2020-21 Budget
   Mar 23 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Professional Development Day (no school for students)
   Mar 27 2020