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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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    Opportunities for Support

    January 22, 2020

    Purchase your tickets for the Harlem Wizards game! RHS Jamboree 2020 tickets are now on sale!

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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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    Arts News

    January 21, 2020

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

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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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    Community News

    January 08, 2020

    The Bergen County Health Department will be presenting information regarding children's exposure to lead at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28.

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    Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration

    January 06, 2020

    Registration for children entering kindergarten and for first graders who are new to the district in September 2020 is scheduled for February 4 and February 6.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    December 30, 2019

    Read Dr. Fishbein's December column: Our Pledge for Tomorrow. Follow the superintendent on Twitter!

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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
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Feb 10 2020 at 07:30 PM
   February Recess (schools closed)
   Feb 17 2020
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Feb 24 2020 at 07:30 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Mar 02 2020 at 07:30 PM
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Mar 16 2020 at 07:30 PM
   Coffee & Conversation with the BOE & Superintendent
   Mar 18 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Professional Development Day (no school for students)
   Mar 27 2020