Superintendent of Schools Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D. “I would like to wish all of you a safe and happy summer “

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,
It has been an exciting academic school year and I would like to wish all of you a safe and happy summer.
Over the summer, we will be sending out important notifications regarding the new school year. Since Skyward Family Access is our district’s primary mode of communication, we ask that you please […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Reader says Since the power of the individual cannot be reduced to zero while the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution is in effect, they seek to diminish the effect of that Amendment by any means possible

There are people in high places of government, of wealth, of influence – that all want to see their power at least maintained and, if possible, increased. A corollary of their goal is to reduce/remove the power of the individual citizen as much as possible. Since the power of the individual cannot be reduced to […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Legislators need to show courage to ‘bring public-sector workers in line with everyday working people’

June 20,2018

by Christian Barranco

Christian Barranco, of Pompton Lakes, is a union electrician and the Labor Liaison to the New Jersey Organization for Economic Growth, a Wayne-based political action group supporting economic growth.

Trenton NJ, Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature recently introduced and moved through committee a bill to end the abusive practice that allows public-sector […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Benjamin Franklin Middle Schooler Heads to the Chemical Educational Foundation’s 2018 National You Be the Chemist Challenge!

June 11,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Eshaan Saxena, a seventh-grader at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, will represent New Jersey at the Chemical Educational Foundation’s 2018 National You Be the Chemist Challenge.
Saxena is one of 42 students in grades 5 to 8 nationwide who will be participating in the challenge, a competition that focus […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Acting County Prosecutor Calo joined the Ridgewood High School Gay-Straight Alliance at their second annual pride flag raising

photo courtesy of the County Prosecutors Office

June 11,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, on June 7 , acting Bergen County Prosecutor Calo joined the Ridgewood High School Gay-Straight Alliance and Principal Dr. Thomas Gordon at their second annual pride flag raising. The event kicked off LGBT Pride Month and was part of a national […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|17 Comments

The largest portion of your property tax bill goes toward educational costs

June 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the group Fair Property Taxes for All New Jersey asks ,Have you attended your local school district’s finance meetings or reviewed your board of education’s budget for next year? If not, you may want to pay closer attention. On average, the largest portion of your property tax […]

By |June 9th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Ridge School Third Graders Tour Village Hall

June 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Fun morning with Ridgewood (Ridge School) third grade students touring Village Hall, Police Department, and learning about Village Government.  The Ridge third graders met Mayor Susan Knudsen .

By |June 9th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Ridgewood Baseball Comes Up Short in Group 4 semifinal

June 6,2018
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Ridgewood NJ, Parker Scott homered in the fourth inning for Ridgewood in its 4-2 loss to Westfield in an NJSIAA Group 4 baseball semifinal at Northern Valley at Demarest on Tuesday,
Tuesday’s 4-2 setback to Westfield at NV/Demarest ended the season for Ridgewood Baseball .Like last season the team lost […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Ridgewood Board of Education survey gathers opinions on changes to the 2019-2020 school calendar.

June 5,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education survey gathers opinions on changes to the 2019-2020 school calendar.
Parents, guardians and staff have been emailed a survey on possible changes to the 2019-2020 school year calendar.
The survey will be open through Friday, June 8. Questions may be sent to [email protected]

By |June 5th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Reader asks How is the Ridgewood “School Bus” policy different from Paramus?

How is the Ridgewood policy different from Paramus?
Could we hire a 77 yr. old man who had multiple infractions and suspensions??
Paramus was dup’d by the system, they never would have hired the driver if they had known his record.
Additionally, at what age is it too old to drive a school bus ?…..that is a hard […]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|5 Comments