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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

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    Kindergarten Registration

    January 13, 2022

    Kindergarten registration for September 2022 opens on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Complete the online registration process no later than February 13, 2022.

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    Wellbeing Speaker Series

    January 12, 2022

    The Wellbeing Speaker Series is proud to present "The Art of Perception." Join us on Monday, February 7 for an engaging evening with lawyer, art historian, and bestselling author Amy E. Herman.

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    COVID-19 Testing

    January 06, 2022

    COVID testing events are held weekly at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. Upcoming dates are posted here.

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  •                
    The RPS Bulletin

    December 20, 2021

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

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    Alternative Schedules Initiative

    December 07, 2021

    The community survey has been postponed. View the letter from Dr. Gorman.

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    2021 NJ Exemplary Educator Award

    December 06, 2021

    Timothy Monahan, Assistant Principal and former social studies teacher, was named a 2021 Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education.

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    RHS Students Qualify for Tournament of Champions

    October 29, 2021

    Two Ridgewood High School students qualified for the Tournament of Champions, a national high school speech and debate competition.

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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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Upcoming Events
   New Teacher Meeting (Years 2 & 4)
   Jan 25 2022 at 03:30 PM
   Mentor Meeting
   Jan 25 2022 at 03:30 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Jan 31 2022 at 07:00 PM
   Schools Closed - Lunar New Year
   Feb 01 2022
   Jamboree
   Feb 02 2022 at 05:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 03 2022 at 05:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 04 2022 at 05:00 PM