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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 model dignity and empathy while providing support to students with special needs in recognizing and using their abilities, skills, and strengths to foster independence and success as life-long learners and productive members of an inclusive community.  


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District News

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    Duffield STEAM Initiative

    September 29, 2022

    The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the Duffield STEAM Initiative on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. on the front lawn of Ridgewood High School.

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    Communication Protocol

    September 16, 2022

    Have a question or concern and aren't sure whom to contact? Refer to the district's communication protocol.

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    CarePlus Parent Engagement Workshops

    September 15, 2022

    CarePlus offers a series of virtual parent engagement workshops during the school year. Join us for Accessing Mental Health Support for Your Child on September 27 at 7 pm.

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    STEPSS Open House

    September 15, 2022

    The School Transition & Employment Program for Student Success (STEPSS) will host an open house on Friday, October 14, 2022, from noon until 2 p.m.

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    Alternative Schedules Initiative

    September 13, 2022

    The Alternative Schedules Survey results will be presented at the September 19, 2022 Board of Education meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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    Staff Honors & Awards

    September 01, 2022

    Congratulations to 2022 Ashby Award winner, Medha Kirtane, and 2022 Tradition of Excellence Award winner, Liz Aynilian.

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    Mandatory Annual Student Information Update

    August 18, 2022

    The Mandatory Annual Student Information Update process through Skyward Family Access opens Saturday, August 13, 2022.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    May 17, 2022

    Three schools were awarded Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants.

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    Aides & Substitutes - Apply Online

    September 22, 2021

    Interested in becoming an instructional aide, lunchroom aide, or substitute? Find out how to apply.

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Upcoming Events
   Federated HSA Meeting
   Oct 06 2022 at 09:15 AM
   Duffield STEAM Initiative Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
   Oct 08 2022 at 01:00 PM
   No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Staff
   Oct 10 2022
   Start Strong Assessments (Science) - Grades 9 & 12
   Oct 11 2022
   Start Strong Assessments (Math): Grade 9
   Oct 11 2022
   New Teacher Meeting (Years 1 & 3)
   Oct 11 2022 at 03:30 PM
   STEPSS Open House
   Oct 14 2022 at 12:00 PM