May 4, 2021
Dear Ridgewood Public Schools Community,
Recently, teenagers from many surrounding towns have been gathering in Ridgewood and on Ridgewood Public Schools property. Unfortunately, these large gatherings have resulted in minor confrontations and vandalism. Therefore, for the safety of the community and school property, we have devised a plan in conjunction with the Ridgewood Police Department.
Effective May 7, 2021, all RPS property will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. through June 26. A security company has also been hired to patrol RPS grounds on Friday and Saturday evenings and will notify the police should there be large gatherings of people.
We believe these measures will help control the situation. We will be closely monitoring this issue with the police and will make adjustments to the plan as necessary. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Thomas A. Gorman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools