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.
Community Outreach Series Focuses on Well-being: First up is Internet Safety Talk
The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.
Click here for details on the series.
Click here for the series flyer.
First up is "Staying Safe in Cyberspace" by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Cybercrime Division. This program will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium.
Click here for the program flyer.
Click here for the press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Click here for the tip sheet handout, "Internet Safety for Our Children," from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Hot Off the Press: rps.eNews 10.06.15
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 October 6, 2015 issue.
Drop In for Coffee and Conversation on October 14
The Board of Education and Superintendent will host Coffee and Conversation for residents on Wednesday, October 14. The public is invited to drop in at the Education Center at 49 Cottage Place, floor 3, any time between 7 and 8:30 p.m. to ask questions and share suggestions and concerns.
Remaining dates for Coffee and Conversation this school year are Tuesday, March 29, 2016 and Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Read Dr. Fishbein's September Column: Mission: Kids
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on September 25, 2015.
9.17.15: Parent / Guardian Survey Results are Out
The results of the Board of Education's 2015 parent/guardian survey are out. Individual school reports and district-wide results have been emailed to parents and guardians.
Click here to access the web page containing all individual school reports and the district-wide results.
Click here to read the press release.
Click here to view the Parent/Guardian Survey District 2014-2015 Report presented at the October 5, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
9.15.15:Update on BOE / REA Negotiations
Click here to read a September 25, 2015 letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News, regarding talking points made by the REA president on September 21.2015.
Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians from Dr. Fishbein dated September 11, 2015.
Click here to read a statement released by the Ridgewood Board of Education on the status of negotiations with the Ridgewood Education Association.
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 2008-2009 school year through the present.
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
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."
The 2015-2016 School Calendar and official list of religious holidays for 2015-2016. The 2016-2017 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