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Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Fishbein is the superintendent of the Ridgewood Public Schools. The office of the superintendent is located on the third floor of the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. 

Contact Dr. Fishbein at:   201-670-2700, ext. 10530
                                            dfishbein@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent:  Kathleen Kiedaisch
                                                                            201-670-2700, ext. 10530
                                                                             kkiedaisch@ridgewood.k12.nj.us
                                                                             (Fax)  201-670-2668
Public Information Officer: Debra Anderson
                                          201-670-2700, ext. 10555
                                          danderson@ridgewood.k12.nj.us


Mailing Address:  Ridgewood Public Schools
                            The Education Center
                            49 Cottage Place
                             Ridgewood, NJ  07451


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.

Back-to-School Information
Opening of School Report September 2016
Click here to view the superintendent's Opening of School Report 2016, containing statistics and summaries on enrollment, curriculum, facilities and technology.

Back-to-School Night Schedule
Click here to view the schedule.
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 and addendum for the September 26, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the minutes of the September 12, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.


Update on BOE / REA Contract Negotiations
BOE-REA Sign Memorandum of Agreement
Press Release
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.
Contact Us
+ Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Superintendent of Schools
+ Ms. Debra Anderson, Public Information Officer
+ Ms. Kathleen Kiedaisch, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Click on name to see details.
Superintendent's Pages
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
 Board of Education Meeting Agendas
Agendas for the Board of Education meetings for the 2014-15 school year through the present.
 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
 District Calendars
The 2015-2016 School Calendar and official list of religious holidays for 2015-2016, and the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Calendar.
 Legislative Matters
Correspondence, resolutions and other materials relating to the state education scene.
 Strategic/Community Planning
District/Community Planning Goals and action plans and programs.
 Superintendent's Corner Columns
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.
 Superintendent's Correspondence
Letters to Ridgewood Public Schools parents/guardians and staff, and Letters to the Editor.
 Superintendent's Remarks
Speeches and other formal remarks

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