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On the Superintendent's Desk
Posted on 10/23/2017
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Click here to read a letter on October 18. 

Dr. Fishbein Announces Tech Use Initiative for Parents and Guardians
The series is designed to help parents deal with children's tech use. Click here for the most recent press release. Click here for the flyer. Click here to read a letter sent to parents and guardians on July 25, 2017. 

Dr. Fishbein writes about helping children cope with the recent news events

Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians on October 3.

September column: Welcome Back
Dr. Fishbein is a regular contributor to the Ridgewood News with his monthly Superintendent's Corner column. Click here to read the September column, which appeared in the September 29 edition.

2017 Parent / Guardian Survey results are out
The district report and results for all schools are now on the website. Click here to access the reports, which are located in the Parent / Guardian Surveys folder. View the press release here.

Coffee and Conversation dates are announced

Members of the Ridgewood Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Fishbein will host residents for coffee and casual conversation on three separate occasions this school year.

The first date for Coffee and Conversation is Wednesday, October 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Future dates are March 21 and May 16, 2018.

The gatherings will take place at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Residents are welcome to drop in and share their thoughts, questions, suggestions and concerns with Board members and Dr. Fishbein.

Opening of School Report 2017-2018
Click here to view the report, presented by Dr. Fishbein to the Board of Education on September 11, 2017.

Dr. Fishbein encourages parents and guardians to take the Safe Homes pledge
In a letter co-written by Safe Homes Network Coordinator Glen Sherman, Dr Fishbein asked that parents and guardians sign up to list their home as one where underage drinking is not allowed. Click here to read the letter, issued on September 12, 2017.

Dr. Fishbein announces coin drive for Texas disaster relief, Soles 4 Souls shoe collection

Click here to read a letter to the Ridgewood learning community. (9.05.17)

Ashby, Tradition of Excellence Awards are announced at Convocation
Colleen Gieniec (Somerville, First Grade Teacher) received the Ashby Award at Convocation on September 1. Recently retired Assistant to the Superintendent Kathleen Kiedaisch was honored with the Tradition of Excellence Award. Click here to read the press release.

Dr. Fishbein responds to Charlottesville
Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians about the district's no-tolerance policy. (8.18.17)

District Back-to-School Nights are Announced

District officials have announced the 2017-2018 Back-to-School Night schedule, as follows:

BFMS: Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
GWMS: Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
Hawes (Gr. 3-5): Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Hawes (Gr. K-2): Thursday, September 14 at 8 p.m.
Orchard: Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.
RHS: Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Ridge: Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. (revised)
Somerville: Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m.
Travell: Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m.
Willard: Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. (revised)

Further information will be issued by the individual schools as available.


Press releases and other documents


National Merit Scholarship Competition Names Ridgewood Students (October 23, 2017)
Letter on Shelter-in-Place Event (October 18, 2017)
Eminent Scientists Lecture at RHS (October 17, 2017)
October 11 Tech Night for Parents & Guardians (October 9, 2017)
Letter on Coping Tips for Children (October 3, 2017)
Parent-Guardian Survey Results (September 27, 2017)
Coffee and Conversation Dates (September 14, 2017)
Safe Homes pledge letter (September 12, 2017)
Letter on Texas disaster relief collection, shoe drive(September 5, 2017)
Ashby, Tradition of Excellence Awards Announced (September 4, 2017)
Letter on Charlottesville and zero tolerance (August 18, 2017)
Wellbeing Series 2017-18 (August 15, 2017)
Back-to-School Nights (revised August 7, 2017)
Tech Use Initiative (August 2, 2017)