Posted on

COVID-19 Ridgewood School Closure Update


April 16, 2020

Dear Ridgewood School Community,

This afternoon, Governor Murphy announced that schools will remain closed through at least Friday, May 15, to help continue to flatten the curve and slow the transmission of coronavirus. This decision was made in careful consultation with the New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Education, as well as other key stakeholders. With over 75,000 cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, we must all work together by social distancing and following the guidelines to help curtail the spread of this disease.

I understand how difficult this situation is for everyone in our community: parents, students, health care workers, first responders, grocery employees, mail carriers, delivery workers, and more. I know I speak for everyone at Ridgewood Public Schools when I say that this is equally as difficult for us. We miss having our classrooms, hallways, and grounds filled with students who are learning, growing, socializing, and participating in all of the things they love to do, whether that is student government, drama club, athletics, or math club. While we are doing everything we can to provide the best remote learning experience during this unprecedented time, nothing compares to the interaction that takes place in a school setting.

As more information becomes available, I will notify you; until then, stay strong and positive. We will get through this together.

Additionally, please see important information attached from the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood regarding voter registration.

I wish you good health!


Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools

One thought on “COVID-19 Ridgewood School Closure Update

  1. Know it.
    Schools are done for the remainder of the year.
    Anyone who deludes themselves otherwise is a fool.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.