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Ridgewood Schools Alternative Schedules( Late Start ) Initiative survey closes Friday

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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.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Village Moms and Beyond !

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Ridgewood NJ , the Ridgewood blog would like to wish all the Village mothers and beyond a very happy and healthy mothers day . For those wondering how this who thing got started :

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Louis Edward “Eddie” Peay Passed Away April 30, 2022

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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.

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Ridgewood Schools : Alternative Schedules Initiative Community Survey Launch

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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.

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Ridgewood School Releases the 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget

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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.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education will Review the Preliminary Budget TONIGHT

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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.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on April 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM for an Executive Session and 7:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meets on April 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM for an Executive Session and 7:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center.

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Gender Studies Heading for Ridgewood in September

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Ridgewood NJ, public school second graders will be getting lessons related to gender identity this fall under New Jersey sex education guidelines that will take effect in September.

Pink, Blue and Purple : A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Curriculum. Fostering responsibility by respecting young people’s rights to honest sexuality education

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A Revised Ridgewood School Budget will be Presented at a Public hearing after Successful “Chapter 44” Appeal

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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.

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RHS Band 100th Anniversary Celebration !

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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.

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On this St Patrick’s Day Will We Finally Have the Strength to Cast the Snakes from Ridgewood ?

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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.

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Preliminary 2022-2023 Ridgewood School Budget Review

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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.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on March 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on March 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM for a Special Public Meeting at the Education Center.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets Monday, March 7, 2022 49 Cottage Place 7:00 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meets Monday, March 7, 2022 49 Cottage Place 7:00 PM.

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