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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 model dignity and empathy while providing support to students with special needs in recognizing and using their abilities, skills, and strengths to foster independence and success as life-long learners and productive members of an inclusive community.  


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District News

  •                
    Annual School Election

    October 15, 2021

    The recording of the School Board Candidates Forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, is now available.

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  •                
    Chalk Talk Event

    October 15, 2021

    Did you miss the 1991 Championship Chalk Talk event hosted by Willie Geist, anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist and co-anchor of MSNBC's Morning Joe? View the recording of the event.

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    COVID-19 Testing

    October 08, 2021

    The district will host a COVID-19 Testing Event conducted by WellCare, TCCM on Wednesday, October 20 from 3:00-6:00 PM in the BFMS cafeteria.

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  •                
    The RPS Bulletin

    October 01, 2021

    Read the latest news from the District in the RPS Bulletin.

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  •                
    New RPS Teachers

    September 30, 2021

    The District welcomed thirty new educators into the New Teacher Induction Program. Get to know our new teachers!

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  •                
    Aides & Substitutes - Apply Online

    September 22, 2021

    Interested in becoming an instructional aide, lunchroom aide, or substitute? Find out how to apply.

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  •                
    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    September 17, 2021

    Five schools achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2021.

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  •                
    Staff Honors & Awards

    September 01, 2021

    Congratulations to 2021 Ashby Award winner, Laura Grasso, and 2021 Tradition of Excellence Award winner, Georgia Abrunzo!

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  •                
    2021 NJ History Teacher of the Year

    August 18, 2021

    RHS teacher Medha Kirtane has been named the 2021 New Jersey History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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  •                
    Teacher Recognition

    June 10, 2021

    Ridgewood Public Schools is pleased to honor ten outstanding educators in the 2020-2021 school year. The Teacher Recognition Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM in the BFMS Auditorium.

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Upcoming Events
   Board of Education Meeting
   Oct 18 2021 at 07:00 PM
   New Teacher Meeting (Years 2 & 4)
   Oct 19 2021 at 03:30 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Nov 01 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Election Day
   Nov 02 2021
   Professional Development Day - No School for Students
   Nov 03 2021
   Schools Closed - NJEA Convention
   Nov 04 2021
   Schools Closed - NJEA Convention
   Nov 05 2021