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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.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 12.16.14

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 December 16, 2014 issue.

Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe to rps.eNews.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

The Board of Education will hold its next Regular Public Meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Board of Education meetings are held on the third floor of the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ. The public is welcome to attend, or to watch live via the district website's "Link in Live" tab. Live streaming is also available on FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77.

Click here to view the agenda and addendum for the December 15, 2014 Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the webcast of the December 15, 2014 Regular Public Meeting.

Superintendent's November Column: A Time of Thankfulness and Praise

Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's November column, which appeared in "The Ridgewood News" on November 28, 2014.





11.18.14: UPDATE ON STRATEGIC PLANNING

At the November 17 Board of Education meeting, Nancy Stern, of Sousa and Stern Educational Consultants, presented an update on the information compiled from the district strategic planning day held in September. The process resulted in five goal areas: student achievement, technology, communications, facilities and diversity. Click here for the full report.

10.02.14: FAQs on Common Core and PARCC
Please click here for updated FAQs on Common Core Curriculum Standards (CCSS) and PARCC testing, released October 2, 2014.
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 2010-2011 and prior school years
 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2010-2011 and prior school years
 Board of Education Meeting Webcasts
Links to Web casts of Board of Education meetings from January 28, 2008 to July 20, 2009. Also included are links to special events: Teacher Recognition ceremony 2010 and forum on "Preparing Our Students to be Leaders of Tomorrow."
 District Calendars
The 2014-2015 Academic Calendar and official list of religious holidays for 2014-2015.
 Legislative Matters
Correspondence, resolutions and other materials relating to the state education scene.
 Strategic/Community Planning
District/Community Planning Goals for 2011-2014 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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