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  • Cancellation of BOE Business Meeting - July 27, 2017

    In accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act, the Ridgefield Board of Education of the Borough of Ridgefield is causing notice that the scheduled Business Meeting of Thursday, July 27, 2017 has been cancelled.

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  • District Summer Assignments

    The Ridgefield Public School District wants to ensure that all students are successful in their new grade next year. Summer assignments are provided to help our students remain engaged in their academic pursuits during the summer months. These assignments also provide teachers with valuable information as early as possible in the new school year regarding your child’s abilities and interests. Click the image to view the District Summer Assignments...

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  • Community Flyers

    A new section has been created to post flyers for community events.

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  • SY 2017-2018 User Friendly Budget

    At the April 27, 2017 Public Budget Hearing, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget. Below is the budget presented in a User Friendly PDF version and the PowerPoint Presentation presented by Dr. Frank Romano, III and Mr. Floro Villanueva Jr.

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  • Board of Education Special Meeting Notice

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Ridgefield Board of Education will have a special meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of the Ridgefield Memorial High School located at 555 Walnut Street, Ridgefield, New Jersey. The meeting will open in public and immediately adjourn to Executive Session where the Board will discuss two agenda items that fall under the category of legal matters. No action will be taken at this meeting.

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  • Library Media Services: Critical Literacy Skills

    At the Board of Education meeting on April 6, 2017, Ms. Janet Seabold and Mrs. Theresa Petrov presented an update regarding Library/Media Services. In an effort to service all students from grades K - 12 with one staff member in that department, the research protocol was developed for the 2015/2016 school year. If you would like to learn more, please click on the image.

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  • Board of Education Vacancy

    The Board of Education of the Borough of Ridgefield, New Jersey hereby advertises for request for filling of a Board Member vacancy in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:12-15(f) effective April 27, 2017. The appointment term is until January 3, 2018. Click the image for more info...

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  • Ridgefield's Recognition Award Recipients for 2017

    Congratulations to this year’s Bergen County Teacher/ Educational Services Professional Recognition Award recipients: Mr. Keith MacDougall for Shaler Academy, Ms. Laura Coviello for Bergen Boulevard School, Ms. Elaine Asciak for Slocum Skewes School, and Mr. Jon Duncan for Ridgefield Memorial High School. This year’s recipients happen to be classroom teachers, but Ridgefield Public Schools have celebrated Educational Services Professionals in the past. We are so proud of those who educate and support our students, faculty, and staff in a variety of wonderful ways. They will be formally recognized at the first May Board of Education meeting and at a County Luncheon held at the Marriot in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Click the image to read more...

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  • Envisions 2.0 Math Program

    At the Board of Education meeting on March 23, 2017, Ms. Janet Seabold, Mr. Mike Zunick and Mrs. Jamie Gryctko presented an overview of the Envisions Math 2.0 program. This program is currently being implemented in grades K - 5, with a pilot form Pearson Education in grades 6 - 8. The 2.0 version of the program is an upgrade from the original program that the district has been using for the past six years. This program provides the district with greater alignment to Common Core and New Jersey Student Learning standards by providing the students with opportunities to have a greater understanding of math concepts through application of skills in modeling and real life problem solving. Please click on the image to the left for more information.

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  • March 9, 2017 BoE Executive Session begins at 6:30 PM

    Join us for our regular public meeting at 8:00 PM.

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  • Ridgefield Three Year Technology Plan

    At the Board of Education meeting on January 26, 2017, members of the District Technology Committee presented the 3-year technology plan for the schools. The committee discussed the progress with technology as it aligned to the past plan, current needs of the district, the new goals and objectives that were developed for the current plan, and the professional development and budgeting necessary to implement the plan. The plan calls for more technology integration into a student's daily learning; as well as the expansion of training for all stakeholders within the school district. The plan will remain in effect until June 2019. Please click on the image to the left to read more.

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  • RIDGEFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SECOND QUESTION

    Regardless of your choice to support students or not, please do your homework before casting your vote on January 24, 2017 because the future of Ridgefield Public Schools and the children they serve lies in your hands. Please select the title or image to read the Superintendent's Q2 Update Letter and read the most recent and relevant facts. Please visit: www.ridgefieldschools.com/Q2.

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  • Mondo Reading Program Implementation

    At the Board of Education meeting on Janaury 5, 2017, Ms. Janet Seabold, Mrs. Anna Georgiou, and Mrs. Santina Alleyne presented information on the implementation of the new reading program that was adopted this year in grades K - 5, Mondo Bookshop. This reading program is aligned to the Reader's and Writer's Workshop Model of instruction as introduced through Columbia University. It is the final component of the English/Language Arts programming at the primary and elementary levels. The district previously invested in Being a Writer for the writing component and Recipe for Reading for word study. If you would like more information, please click on the image to the left:

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  • Technology Meets Tradition with New Learning Programs

    A program that educators call blended learning is changing the structure of Ridgefield classrooms where chalkboards, lab reports, and worksheets have given way to virtual lessons on laptop screens. The program integrates face-to-face instruction with Web-based learning and allows children to work at their own pace while teachers simultaneously receive progress reports. Click the image to access the Northjersey.com article and read more...

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  • Facebook: Ridgefield 07657

    We now have an official Ridgefield Public Schools Facebook page. You can access it by logging into Facebook and searching for Ridgefield 07657 or @ridgefield07657 (not to be confused with Beverly Hills 90210). The page is verified and fully functional. Ridgefield 07657 is dedicated to celebrating student, faculty, staff, school, and district success. It is a place to share our great work and our vision. Please connect, “Like" us, and configure us to appear regularly on your feed. Coming soon, RPS on Twitter…

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  • Recipe for Reading Presentation

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016, Ms. Janet Seabold, Mrs. Annette Farelli, and Ms. Lillian Pagano engaged the Board in a presentation about the Recipe for Reading program. Recipe for Reading is a phonics/word study program that is currently being implemented in grades K - 3. Recipe for Reading incorporates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques to teach and reinforce phonetic concepts, as researched in the Orton Gillingham method for word study. Please click on the image on the left for more information.

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Second Question

    Did you know that despite being burdened by rumor, hearsay and gossip, our district deals in facts? Those facts are… 1) Our schools operate within state-imposed budget caps. 2) Our personnel spending has been less than previous years. 3) Our administrative spending is below state-imposed caps. 4) Per the State of NJ, our district operates at an average deficit of $1.2 million. 5) The local school district has a major impact on home value. 6) We could not be more responsible to our taxpayers, but we could be more responsible to our students! We can soar for 75¢ a day. We think our students are worth it. We believe you do too. Vote on November 8, 2016. Click the image to read more...

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  • Fall Forums on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Please join the conversation at the Ridgefield Public Schools Fall Forums on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Ridgefield Memorial High School Auditorium. The Fall Forums will take place in two sessions, one at 3:30 PM and one at 7:00 PM on that same day. Each will run for approximately two hours. Parents, guardians, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend either or both sessions. Click the image to read more...

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Data Presentation 2015/2016

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Curriculum Department presented a presentation on Ridgefield Public School District testing data. The data that was presented included reports of the scores for all students who participated in the PARCC, NJASK Science in grades 4 and 8, NJ Biology Competency Test, the SAT, and our AP testing. The PARCC data was reported for students in grades 3 - 11 in English/Language Arts and grades 3 - 8 in math. Additionally PARCC scores were reported for end of course tests in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry at the high school level. Please click on the image to the left to read more.

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  • Ridgefield Students featured on the IMSE Online Journal

    The Ridgefield Public Schools are being featured on the Institute for Multi-sensory Education (IMSE) online journal for our work with word study in grades K - 3. Students are being exposed to the Orton Gillingham model for word study, which provides students with letter and word formation and identification through a multi-sensory approach. The teachers have been trained in this model for word study instruction throughout the past two school years and are implementing it in their classrooms. Please click on the picture to the left for the link to the video.

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