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Ridgewood Public Schools - District News
MISSION STATEMENT

The Ridgewood Public Schools, committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation, in partnership with the community, provide a rich and challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their unique potentials to become life-long learners and productive, responsible citizens.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews Back-To-School Issue 2016-2017
The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE to†rps.eNews.

Click here to read the Back-To-School issue, published August 17, 2016.

Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE

HAVE A SAFE AND RESTFUL SUMMER! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

Annual Re-registration is Underway

The annual online Skyward re-registration is open. Parents and guardians, to update your information, please log on to Skyward Family Access via the district website at†www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us. Click here for details.

School Starts on September 6
Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 6 (minimum day schedule). Opening Day for teachers and support staff is Thursday, September 1.

Back-to-School Night Schedule
Click here to view the schedule.

FAQ on Full-Day Kindergarten: Vote is November 8
The November 8 election ballot will include a question for residents about implementing full-day Kindergarten in Ridgewood. To learn more about full-day Kindergarten, please click here for a FAQ sheet, updated on August 23, 2016. Please click here to go to other Full-Day K documents that are located in the Full-day Kindergarten Exploratory Committee folder on the Curriculum web page.

2016-2017 Community Outreach Program Series Starts October 18

The Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Department will again offer free presentations for parents and guardians throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The topic is Well-being. Click here for information on the series, which is co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital with support from The Foundation and the Home and School Associations.

BOARD UPDATES

BOE-REA Negotiations

Click here to read an updated statement on REA - BOE contract negotiations, issued by the Ridgewood Board of Education on July 22, 2016.†

Click here to read a prepared statement by the Ridgewood Board of Education, which was read at the Board's Regular Public Meeting on July 18, 2016.

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation regarding the Fact Finder's report and recommendations, presented at the June 6, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.Clickhere to view the†presentation by Ms. Brogan and Mr. Morgan.

In accordance with New Jersey†P.L. 2003, c. 126, the Board has made the May 16th Fact-finding Report and Recommendations public and has posted it to the Districtís website.† At the†June 6th†Board of Education Public Meeting, the Board will discuss the report and the recommendations.† The Board will accept or reject the Fact-finderís recommendations at that time.†Click here to read the Fact Finders Report and Recommendations dated May 16, 2016.

Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, published on April 8, 2016.

Click here to view the Ridgewood Board of Education's Post Hearing Fact Finding Brief and attachments.

Click here†to view an analysis of "Unused Funds' identified by the REA during Fact Finding Proceedings, presented at the March 7, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.

Click here†to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, which appeared in the paper on March 4, 2016.


Click here to read the Ridgewood Board of Education's Fact-Finding Presentation with The Ridgewood Education Association.

Click here to view the backup for the Ridgewood Board of Education's Fact-Finding Presentation with The Ridgewood Education Association.


BOE Meets on†August 29 at 5 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:00 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 hereto view the agenda and addendum for the July 18, 2016 †Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the minutes of the June 28, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Budget presented at the May 2, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.


Click here to view the Full Day Kindergarten Recommendation presented to the Board at their March 7, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT

Support The Foundation

Save the Date: Oktoberfest fundraiser is Saturday, October 1 at The Hermitage, 7-11 p.m.
Click here for the flyer.

Visit†www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org to learn more about the work of †The Foundation and/or donate.

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