Ridgewood NJ, based on recent research regarding adolescent sleep and student well-being, the district is pursuing a study of possible later start times for students in grades 6-12. Everyone has a voice in Ridgewood Public School’s ongoing pursuit of educational excellence.
Ridgewood NJ, Louis Edward Peay, affectionately known as “Eddie”, departed this life peacefully on April 30, 2022. Eddie was born on October 25, 1936, in Hackensack, NJ to the late Carlos Sr. and Ernestine Peay.
Ridgewood NJ, getting a pulse on the community’s interest in and support for K-12 alternative schedules is a critical element of this important initiative, and to gather feedback from stakeholders, K12 Insight, a leading customer engagement solution for schools, will be distributing parent/community, student, and staff surveys in the next week or so. Surveys will be emailed directly to parents, 6-12 students, and staff members. For community members, a link to the survey will be published on the homepage of the website under District News, and the link will be emailed to our RPS eNews mailing list.
Ridgewood NJ, while Village residents voted to no longer vote on Ridgewood ‘s massive School Budget , budget discussions with the Ridgewood Board of Education have become merely a formality . On Monday Dr. Gorman, Mr. Bisig, Ms. Poelstra presented the 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget supports curriculum revisions and instructional resources; professional development aligned to the strategic plan goals and innovative programming, and staff/resources to support the academic program. The budget addresses the responsible maintenance of our buildings and grounds and stays within the guidelines of the New Jersey Statutory State caps. The presentation was followed by an opportunity for comments from the public on the preliminary budget. The final budget will be presented at the May 9, 2022 Board of Education Meeting.
Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education will review the preliminary budget TONIGHT and there will be an opportunity for public comment. Word is that both board members Muhammad Mahmoud and Sheila Brogan will be promoting hiring HUNDREDS of new teacher aids for Ridgewood schools which could tank the enormous district budget.
Ridgewood NJ, according to the Bergen County Superintendent of Schools all 76 public school districts in Bergen County have submitted their budgets. Each district will hear back in the next few weeks, and there is still time for districts to make adjustments.
Ridgewood NJ, During the 2022-23 school year, the RHS Band will turn 100 years old! We are planning some special events for students and alumni! March in the 2022 July Fourth Parade, come see a band or jazz concert (or be a guest artist), come to a football game & competition. Got old photos or video? We’d LOVE for you to share them with us. Plenty to do! More details on each event to follow.
Ridgewood NJ, Today marks Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year on 17th March in Ireland and by Irish communities around the world. The celebration marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death in the fifth century and represents the arrival of Christianity in the country. The Irish have observed this day as a holiday for over 1,000 years, and while the festival began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, today it has become an international celebration of Irish culture.
Ridgewood NJ, a tentative version of the 2022-2023 Ridgewood School Budget was presented, beginning with a review of the district’s mission and vision. The budget supports curriculum revisions and instructional resources that must be implemented in September 2022 in the following areas: Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Social Studies, and Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills. The budget also supports professional development aligned to the goals of the strategic plan and innovative academic programming, including the integration of new instructional resources, the expansion of interdisciplinary programs, and the introduction of new courses. The budget provides the necessary staff and resources to support the academic program, addresses the responsible maintenance of our buildings and grounds, and stays within the guidelines of the New Jersey Statutory State caps. Anticipated budget challenges for the upcoming school year include staffing, transportation, inflation, and supply chain issues. Future personnel needs, summer capital projects, and future maintenance and facility needs were shared.