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Ridgewood
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

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Our Elementary Teachers Present at the OCalicon 2019 Conference!
 
 
Our elementary teachers were honored by being  asked to present at the OCalicon 2019 Conference held in Columbus, Ohio November 20 – 22. This year’s conference featured Inclusive Education. Ms. Carolyn Wilson, Ms. Heather Kinsey, Ms. Brandalyn Regula and Ms. Jamie Davis presented “An Inclusive Team Approach: Utilizing Targeted Interventions for Student Success”. The presentation demonstrated how our district utilizes a pre-school approach to assess all areas of childhood development. The presentation focused on a case study to demonstrate how the needs of the whole child are addressed. Using the Underlying Characteristic Checklist and the Comprehensive Autism Planning System, we create strategies that allow children to be successful. 
 
Calamity Day Procedure Letter from Mr. Masloski
November 18, 2019
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
I hope the school year is going well with you and your child. I am writing this letter to review Calamity Day (Snow Day) procedures, Plan for Alternative Make-up (Blizzard Bags) of Calamity Days and School Make Up Days.
 
Congratulations to Our Own Ms. Kehl!
 
 
Ms. Kim Kehl, our 3rd grade Elementary Title Teacher, was awarded the Exemplary Educator Award at the MVESC All Counties Board of Education meeting on Nov. 6 at the Mid-East Career Center. Congratulations Ms. Kehl! We couldn't be prouder!
 
Getting Too Many Alerts on the Ridgewood Local School APP? You can fix that!
 If you have downloaded our Ridgewood Local APP (RLSD) onto your phone and are noticing a huge increase in alerts, it is because we are tying all of our social media feeds into our Web-Page and our APP. You can reduce the number if posts you receive by going into the App, tap the Menu (3 lines at the top right of the screen) scroll down to Settings and tap My Alerts. In here you can choose which types of Alerts you want to recieve. Just toggle off the types of Alerts you no longer wish to recieve. If you have multiple buildings added in your APP (including the District) make sure you edit the settings in each building and toogle off the types of alerts you do not want to see. If you have any question, please contact Shirley Smith at the High School, 740-545-6345. 
Ridgewood Continues to Improve
Ridgewood Local School District ranked 87 out of 608 school districts based on adjusted income on the 2019 state report card. This ranking is up from 128, last years ranking. "This shows great improvment."  according to Mr. Masloski, Superintendent. "We still have plenty of room to improve our performance index which will help out indicators, gap closing, progress and graduation scores."  "Great work to all staff members!!!" To view the entire article 'Click Here' . 
Ridgewood Receives Highest Rating on Ohio's 2018-19 Special Education Annual Rating
Each year, districts in Ohio receive a rating evaluating the performance of special education programs, known as the Special Education Rating. The Ohio Department of Education calculates this rating using the final data submitted through the Education Management Information System (EMIS). The compilation of data results in one of four possible ratings:  Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention.

Ridgewood Local School District’s 2019 Special Education Rating is: Meets Requirements

The district rating evaluates the implementation of federal requirements, also called compliance measures, as well as results for students with disabilities. Click here to view the entire ODE report on Ridgewood.
 
 
Mr. Larr's First Grade Visits Administration Office
 
 
Mr. Larr's first grade class visits the administration office sharing lots of laughs and giggles as well as candy! 
 
Ridgewood High School Athletes Read with Elementary Students
 
 
Ridgewood Football and Volleyball players, in partnership with The 2ND AND 7 Foundation, read to Ridgewood 2nd graders. The books focus on making healthy choices and good decisions. The mission of the 2ND & 7 Foundation is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the communuty to Pay-it-Forward.
 
Ridgewood Local Selected to Participate in Harvard University Study
Ridgewood Local School District has been selected to participate in a Harvard University study on chronic absenteeism and college and career readiness. For additional information and to view the press release Click Here 
Cafeteria Prices
At the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approved the following breakfast and lunch prices for the 2019-20 school year as presented: LUNCH PRICES: grades k-3 $2.60, grades 4-12 $2.85, Adult $3.10 (without milk), Reduced Lunch: $.40, Milk $.40. BREAKFAST PRICES: grades k-12 Free, Adults $1.60. 
Superintendent's Message
Why we love Ridgewood? Our students, staff, families and community. I am so proud that we are part of such a wonderful community.  Our community outreach is second to none. Robin and I are blessed that we get to live in such a wonderful community. Our children attend an awesome school district and I get to work with the finest staff in the world. Thank You! 
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  1/2  days four times a week. Monday thru Thursday. Students will attend a morning or afternoon class (not both). 

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

     

    The deadline for preschool applications will be June 10, 2019.  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 Elementary Staff and Students Receive the United Way GOLD Award!
 
Croy and Hendershot Present at SST12 Special Education Directors' Meeting
Wendy Croy, RMS Grade 5 ELA and Autumn Hendershot, RES Intervention Specialist were featured during the best practice portion of the State Support Team Region 12 Special Education Directors' Meeting at Buckeye Career Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Autumn and Wendy shared about Writing Across the Curriculum and Implementation of Progress Monitoring Data Collection. 
Students Participate in Art Exhibit at Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
The 22nd annual student exhibit is underway at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Roscoe Village. Artwork will be on display through March 31. Some pieces will also be shown at the Coshocton Public Library and West Lafayette Branch Library. This years theme is Playground of Color. For additional information and to view a gallery showcasing some of the artwork click the Read More button. 
 
Ohio Deans Compact Building Safe School Climate Using Trauma Informed Strategies
 Ridgewood Local Schools along with their partners Muskingum University and Rolling Hills School District presented at the Ohio Deans Conference in Dublin, Ohio on January 23, 2015.  The development of strong school partnerships for enhancement of intentional strategies that help students who have experienced trauma to recover and build resiliency.  Ridgewood Local Schools with support from Muskingum University have explored multiple avenues to increase awareness of our teacher candidates, practicing teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers and other support staff.  Specific success strategies drawn from research have been implemented in classrooms and the P16 schools.  Through an incentive grant, our partnership have hosted community forums to broaden the recognition of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and support recovery and restoration for a more holistic approach. 
Spring 2019 State Testing Dates
Spring State Testing will begin on April 2, 2019 and conclude on May 10, 2019. Please Click Here for the state testing calendar. 
 
 
Federal Designation Rating for District - INDEPENDENT!
Ridgewood recieved the highest rating you can receive - Independent! Congratulations to us! Click Here to view the official letter of designation. 
RMS Sends out a Big Thank You!
 
 
Thanks to Richard Shyrock and the Janusian Club for their donation of new benches to the Middle School!
 
Ridgewood Local Schools Present at Title One Conference
 The Ohio Department of Education invited Jay Tingle, Treasurer and Mike Masloski, Superintendent to present schoolwide pooling and schoolwide programming at the Fall 2018 Title One Conference. 
Ohio Department of Education Special Education Rating
Every year, Ridgewood Local School District receives a rating on the performance of our special education program, known as your Special Education Rating. The Ohio Department of Education uses final data your district submits through the Education Management Information System (EMIS). This data results in one of four ratings — Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention.

Ridgewood Local’s 2018 Special Education Rating is Meets Requirements. The primary basis of this rating is the final special education program data your district submitted through EMIS for the 2016-2017 school year.  Click here to review our report. 
 
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.

5-DPT
4-Polio
3-Hepatitis B
2-MMR
2-Varicella

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 High School National Honor Society
 We are here to help! 
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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