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Special Programs

Welcome to Special Programs

The Ridgewood Public Schools recognizes its responsibilities to locate, identify and provide appropriate services for students in the district who may have special needs and/or disabilities. These special services are administered by the Special Programs Office and are consistent with both State and Federal regulations. Ridgewood's special programs include Basic Skills instruction, English as a Second Language Instruction and Special Education programs and related services.

Our Mission

To support students, teachers and parents in our community to address the diverse needs of students through a variety of programs so that they can access the curriculum to improve academically, socially, and emotionally.


Special programs staff




District News

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    Lunchroom Aides & Substitutes

    June 16, 2021

    In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, Ridgewood Public Schools is looking for both lunchroom aides and substitutes.

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    American Rescue Plan

    June 15, 2021

    At the June 14 Board of Education meeting, the requirements for the American Rescue Plan were presented. The Public Comment Form will be open until 12:00 PM on Monday, June 21, 2021.

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    Teacher Recognition

    June 10, 2021

    Ridgewood Public Schools is pleased to honor ten outstanding educators in the 2020-2021 school year. The Teacher Recognition Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM in the BFMS Auditorium.

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    Pomptonian is Hiring!

    June 10, 2021

    Pomptonian is looking to hire: cooks, chefs, cashiers, servers, managers, cafeteria workers, and more. For more information, visit www. pomptonian.com/careers

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    June 07, 2021

    The RHS InvenTeam invites the entire Ridgewood community to celebrate with them at EurekaFest 2021 on June 15. Register now!

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    Annual School Election

    May 17, 2021

    The Annual School Election to vote for candidates for the Ridgewood Board of Education will be included with the General Election on November 2, 2021.

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    Duffield STEAM Initiative

    May 11, 2021

    Ridgewood High School Awarded Largest, Single Donation in the District’s History for Duffield STEAM Initiative

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    Senior Banners from the RHSAA

    May 08, 2021

    The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) honored the Class of 2021 with maroon and white senior banners.

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    Temporary Security Measures

    May 04, 2021

    A letter was sent to the Ridgewood Public Schools Community on May 4, 2021 regarding temporary security measures.

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    Superintendent's Column

    April 30, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's April column - Cherish Mother Earth

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Upcoming Events
   Minimum Day - Last Day of Instruction
   Jun 22 2021
   RHS Graduation
   Jun 22 2021 at 05:00 PM
   Closing Day for Teachers
   Jun 23 2021
   Board of Education Meeting
   Jun 28 2021 at 05:00 PM
   Professional Development Day
   Aug 31 2021
   Convocation
   Aug 31 2021
   School Opening Day
   Sep 01 2021