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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

  •                
    2021-2022 School Year

    June 29, 2021

    View the presentation regarding school operations and scenarios for the 2021-2022 school year presented at the June 28 Board of Education meeting.

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    Student Awards & Recognition

    June 24, 2021

    Fou Ridgewood High School students competed in the National History Day Contest, finishing as a top ten finalist group in the Senior Group Documentary category.

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    American Rescue Plan

    June 22, 2021

    At the June 21 Board of Education Special Public Meeting, an updated version of the American Rescue Plan was presented.

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    Lunchroom Aides & Substitutes

    June 16, 2021

    In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, Ridgewood Public Schools is looking for both lunchroom aides and substitutes.

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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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    Pomptonian is Hiring!

    June 10, 2021

    Pomptonian is looking to hire: cooks, chefs, cashiers, servers, managers, cafeteria workers, and more. For more information, visit www. pomptonian.com/careers

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    June 07, 2021

    The RHS InvenTeam invites the entire Ridgewood community to celebrate with them at EurekaFest 2021 on June 15. Register now!

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  •                
    Annual School Election

    May 17, 2021

    The Annual School Election to vote for candidates for the Ridgewood Board of Education will be included with the General Election on November 2, 2021.

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  •                
    Duffield STEAM Initiative

    May 11, 2021

    Ridgewood High School Awarded Largest, Single Donation in the District’s History for Duffield STEAM Initiative

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  •                
    RHS Alumni Association News

    May 08, 2021

    The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association launched the RHS Alumni Externship Program (RAX).

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Upcoming Events
   Board of Education Meeting
   Aug 30 2021 at 05:00 PM
   Professional Development Day
   Aug 31 2021
   Convocation
   Aug 31 2021
   School Opening Day
   Sep 01 2021
   Minimum Day
   Sep 01 2021
   Schools Closed - Labor Day
   Sep 06 2021
   Schools Closed - Rosh Hashanah
   Sep 07 2021