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Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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Elementary School
225 West Union Avenue
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-5312: Phone
740-545-7015: Fax

Elementary School News

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Ohio Deans Compact Incentive Grant
Ridgewood Local Schools and Muskingum University are entering their 2nd year of the Ohio Deans Compact Incentive Grant.  The $66, 100 dollar grant has been used to provide professional development and support on how to create a Trauma Informed School.  The professional development is centered on research methods to combat adverse childhood hood experiences by building resiliency in students.   Funds have been used for the following:  material/resources such as 10 Steps to Create a Trauma Informed School and Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom, staff training, and summer workshop for elementary and middle school guidance counselors. 
A Message from the Transportation Department!
All parents/guardians who want their child to ride the bus to a location other than their place of residence (babysitter’s, grandparent, friends or others) must contact Doug Patterson after September 4 at 740-545-9466 to check availability. 
Immunization Information
Parents of kindergarten students:
Please be sure that your child is up to date with their immunizations. You were given a list of the shots that your child needs at kindergarten registration. For your convenience, we are also providing the list below.

3-Hepatitis B

If you have any questions please call our district nurse, Mrs. Bond RN, 740-545-5312 or email at  barb.bond@omeresa.net

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That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for Ridgewood Local School District through the Ridgewood Local School District app by SchoolInfoApp available on most mobile devices!

School Safety First - ZERO TOLERANCE
A Message from Superintendent Mike Masloski 
Ridgewood Preschool Programs

  Ridgewood Preschools

Ridgewood Local is taking applications for the 2 preschool units.  To be eligible for the Integrated Preschool Unit, children must be 3 years of age by August 1st .  To be eligible for Early Childhood Education Grant Unit (expansion unit), children must be 4 years of age by October 1st.


Here are the details:

  1. Must have proof of residency; provide a utility bill, rental contract, etc.   You must live in the Ridgewood school district.

  2. Proof of income – provide a Tax Form 1040 for the current tax year.

  3. Parents will provide their own transportation.  Busing MAY BE availabale based on existing routes. 

  4. Attendance will be 2 full days a week. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

  5. Tuition will be based on the Ohio Poverty Guidelines.


    The deadline for preschool applications will be June 10, 2018.  Questions should be addressed to Mrs. Lori Cabot, Preschool Director at 740-545-5312.  You may pick up an application in the Ridgewood Elementary office or by clicking "Read More..." then the attached link.

Ridgewood High School National Honor Society
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Free and Reduced Lunch Information
 Your children may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. If you wish to apply for meal benefits you can now apply online. For those of you who want to continue filling out a paper application, one will be sent home with each student on the first day of school. 

Online application

Instruction Guide

ALICE Safety Drills

To read about ALICE training procedures at Ridgewood click on the title.

Ridgewood's Clothes Closet
Ridgewood Elementary is accepting clothing donations for student clothes closet.  
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Upcoming Events


RES Open Houses

 Open houses for all elementary parents and students will be held on August 20. The first open house will run from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. The second will run from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. You will need to attend only one open house. The RES computer lab will open at 1:00 pm with staff available to assist you with your parent accounts and completing back to school forms.
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