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NJ TRANSIT GETS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SAFETY EDUCATION

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Safety Education Program Highlights the Need for Safe Behavior around Trains, Buses and Light Rail

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Ridgewood NJ,  As New Jersey schools get back in session this week, NJ TRANSIT is highlighting its Safety Education Program. Schools are encouraged to request the free SAFETY RULES! presentation to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains, buses and light rail vehicles. More information is available at njtransit.com/safety.

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Back to School Shopping? Update Your Emergency Kit Too!

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Ridgewood NJ, It’s that time of year when we head to the stores to pick up those shiny new back to school supplies to get ready for the new school year. As Tropical Storm Dorian heads towards Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands we are also reminded that it’s still hurricane season.

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Drivers in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalks

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Ridgewood NJ, from the NJ Transit Police , whether you’re a parent, caregiver or student yourself, knowing this law can help to make pedestrian travel safer and save you from fines and points this new school year.

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College Board Backs off plan for SAT student ‘Adversity Score’ or Race Score

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Ridgewood NJ, College Board today announced updates and improvements to Landscape™, previously called the Environmental Context Dashboard. The resource will no longer display a single “score” combining high school and neighborhood information.

College Board is also sharing new details on how Landscape works, including a [Opens in New Window]comprehensive description of the data, methodology, and appropriate usage guidelines that participating colleges must follow. Beginning next year, schools, students, and families will be able to see the same information about high schools and neighborhoods that colleges see.

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Reader says ,”parents, are the cause of bullying and everything else that is ailing our children”

Ridgewood Schools schools were cleared of the shelter in place Order

” The adults , parents, are the cause of bullying and everything else that is ailing our children. It is the adults who can’t get enough “screen time;” at stop signs you see them looking at their phones behind the wheel before the lightchanges; adults are ALWAYS on the phone, even when they are walking their dogs. What do you expect from the kids.
65 years ago when I was a kid, you called another kid for example, “fatty fatty two by four couldn’t get through the bathroom door etc. The the fat kid did not commit suicide, did not quit school, went right on living his life. Soon the taunt was forgotten. The taunt,” fatty fatty etc. could not go viral because there was no internet, assholes, so it could be forgotten about by the perpetrators as well as the victims. YOU PARENTS are TO BLAME FOR YOUR CHILDREN’S SUICIDES AND DRUGS AND EVERYTHING ELSE. LOOK IN THE MIRROR. ( Kids take drugs to escape the pain from social media, from the internet, smart phone.) “

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Ridgewood BOE Vacancy Deadline is Tuesday, September 3, 4 p.m.

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education has a vacancy . The deadline for applications to the Ridgewood Board of Education is Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Notice of Vacancy on the Board of Education

What: The Ridgewood Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants to fill a seat that will be vacant as of July 30, 2019. The term will run from appointment this September to the April 21, 2020 Annual School Election.

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Ashby, Tradition of Excellence Awards Announced at Ridgewood Convocation

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Ridgewood NJ, At all-staff Convocation for Ridgewood Schools on Friday, August 30, the district bestowed its highest honor, the Ashby Award, on RHS Social Studies Teacher Laura Fleming

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Sue Christopher, Administrative Assistant at BFMS, received the Tradition of Excellence Award given to extraordinary support staff.

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NJ State Troopers: Back to School Basics

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Ridgewood NJ, If you couldn’t tell that many schools in Jersey are back in session by the sudden emergence of yellow buses, crossing guards, and backpack-strapped kiddos making the trek to school on foot, then surely your social media has been flooded with a deluge of back-to-school/first-day-of-school posts.

So, you remembered the trillion things that your kids need for school like backpacks, pens, pencils, folders, lunch boxes, binders, boxes, tissues, glue, water bottles, clothes, popsicle sticks, glitter, etc. But did you remember to talk to your kids about back-to-school safety?

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Ridgewood Celebrates 125 Years : Cottage Place added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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Ridgewood NJ, This year Ridgewood, NJ is celebrating its 125th anniversary! To commemorate the occasion, the Village of Ridgewood is holding a series of events to highlight various moments from the past, and to look forward to our future. On this page we will be posting your favorite memories and experiences. Watch this space for announcements, trivia, and stories about the village’s past, present, and future. 

The building at 49 Cottage Place, was built in 1894 and remains a symbol of Ridgewood’s beginnings. As a result of a growing population accelerated by nearby railroads, Ridgewood needed a newer and larger schoolhouse. The first vote, overwhelmingly positive, called for a wooden building. Town wives convinced their husbands that wood would be unsafe, and the town found enough money to build the current structure, known today as the Education Center. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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State of New Jersey finds on a single day last spring, Motorists Illegally Passed Stopped School Buses on 793 Occasions

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Ridgewood NJ, As more than 1.4 million students across New Jersey return to school next week, the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the New Jersey Department of Education are calling on motorists and students to be extra vigilant on the roadways and obey traffic laws, especially in school zones and along school bus routes.

The first weeks of school can be the most dangerous time on the road for students as they acclimate to rising early and crossing busy streets, and as motorists adjust to sharing the road with school buses.

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