Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
A Message from the Superintendent
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Ridgewood Public Schools. As the largest school system in Bergen County, the Ridgewood district comprises ten schools, including one housing our pre-k handicapped program; six elementary schools (K-5); two middle schools (6-8); and one high school (9-12). Of the districtís approximately 500 teachers and administrators, 65% have Masterís degrees and 5% hold doctorates.
Ridgewood Public Schools deliver a high quality education focusing on maximizing the potential of every learner. The district is continually recognized on state and national levels for school and individual achievements. Our students consistently score extremely well on state and national tests and above state and district factor groups. The districtís more than 5800 students all have an opportunity to succeed under the tutelage and guidance of a dedicated, professional faculty and administration. In addition, all students are taught in a technologically advanced setting and are provided with numerous opportunities to excel in the formal classroom and extracurricular activities, including the arts, athletics, student publications, and academic competitions.
The Ridgewood Public Schools district is governed by a five-member Board of Education. Members are elected to rotating three-year terms by the voting public.
Full-Day K Public Vote is November 8
Public Presentations are October 5 and 27 at 7 p.m.
The November 8 election ballot will include a question for residents about implementing full-day Kindergarten (FDK) in Ridgewood. Public presentations will be held on FDK at 7 p.m.. at BFMS on Wednesday, October 5 and at GWMS on Thursday, October 27. To learn more about full-day Kindergarten, please click here for the FAQ sheet. Please click here to view other FDK documents, located in the Full-day Kindergarten Exploratory Committee folder on the Curriculum web page.
Hot Off the Press: rps.eNews 9.13.16
rps.eNews is the district's electronic newsletter that is e-mailed approximately twice a month, following Board of Education meetings. It contains news of the Board, events of interest to the RPS community, student and teacher honors and awards, and notices of upcoming village-wide activities.
Click here to read the September 13, 2016 issue.
New Crossing Guard Program Comes to the Village
Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians issued September 1, regarding the new service that will assist the Ridgewood Police Department with providing adult school crossing guards through the Village.
Drop In for Coffee and Conversation on October 19
The Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Daniel Fishbein will host residents for coffee and casual conversation on three separate occasions this school year.
The first date for Coffee and Conversation is Wednesday, October 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.
Future dates will follow on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
All residents are invited to drop in to share their thoughts, questions, suggestions and concerns.
Board Meets on September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. The public is invited to attend the meeting or view it live via the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Live BOE Meeting" tab on the district website, or on Fios tv channel 33 or Optimum 77.
Click here to view the agenda for the September 26, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.
Update on BOE / REA Contract Negotiations
BOE-REA Sign Memorandum of Agreement
September 13, 2016
The Board of Education and the REA negotiating teams signed a Memorandum of Agreement at 12:15 AM on September 13, 2016 concluding negotiations on a 3-year contract for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. Terms of the agreement will be released after the REA members have ratified the contract and the Board of Education approves the contract.
This folder contains Board and District goals for the current and prior school years, and reports relating to the achievement of those goals.
Archives of regular and special public meetings of the Ridgewood Board of Education
Superintendent's File Cabinet
Agendas for the Board of Education meetings for the 2014-15 school year through the present.
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
The 2015-2016 School Calendar and official list of religious holidays for 2015-2016, and the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Calendar.
Correspondence, resolutions and other materials relating to the state education scene.
District/Community Planning Goals and action plans and programs.
Dr. Fishbein is a regular contributor to "The Ridgewood News," writing a monthly column called "The Superintendent's Corner." This folder contains Dr. Fishbein's archived columns.
Letters to Ridgewood Public Schools parents/guardians and staff, and Letters to the Editor.
Speeches and other formal remarks