Bathrooms and Showers Available, Clothes Closet Hours, Supplies Available, Free Dinner
The weight room facilities at the football field will remain open to the public this week. The clothes closet at the elementary will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Cleaning and food supplies can be picked up at the middle school from 8:00am until 3:00pm today, Monday June 24 and tomorrow. The West Lafayette First Baptist Church will host a free dinner tonight from 5:00pm until 7:00pm for all affected by the flood or working on flood relief. For additional information please contact the school at 740-545-6454. 
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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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225 West Union Avenue
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-5312: Phone
740-545-7015: Fax

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Message from our Superintendent Mike Masloski
We are very blessed to live in such a wonderful community. Thanks to West Lafayette police, fire and village departments for their help at our schools. Thanks also to Rob McMasters, Coshocton County EMA. Finally, thanks to our amazing staff at Ridgewood. Our Ridgewood family always steps up.

If anyone needs assistance, such as food, water, clothing and/or shower facilities please contact Mike Masloski at 330-340-8680.
 
Free Summer Lunch at Burt Park for Kids & Teens
 
From June 17 through August 9, 2019, free lunches will be available at Burt Park in West Lafayette from 12:30 - 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. For additional information on this program, including various other times and locations Click Here
 
Superintendent Mike Masloski's Spring Update
 
Pop Concert 'This is Me' will take place Friday at 6:30pm. RHS Auditorium.
FFA Banquet will take place Sunday, May 5 at 1:00pm. RHS Cafe.
Band Concert will also take place Sunday at 4:00pm. RHS Gymnasium. 
 
Support our students by attending the Teenage Talent Gallery at the Johnson Humerickhouse Museum. It will end on May 6.  We have many         students' art being featured at the Gallery. 
 
Congrats to:
      Jadn Lindig for her organization of Suicide Awareness Event that took 
       place this past Friday, April 26. 
      Jacob Waite Blackwell, a 3rd grade student,  for being one of five
       winners nationally in a Scholastic Achievement Writing Contest. 
       
 
 
 
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. 
Snow Day Procedures
Snow Day Procedures and Calamity Day Plans (Blizzard Bags).
Please click Read More for additional information.
 
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 the Fall 2018 OCTEO Conference.

Building a Safe School Climate using Trauma Informed Strategies to Promote Resilient Learners Barb Hansen, Traci Tuttle and Rae White of Muskingum University, Mike Masloski of the Ridgewood Local School District, and Shelly Sowers of Brook Intermediate School

The development of strong school partnerships for enhancement of intentional strategies that help students who have experienced trauma to recover and build resiliency will be shared. Muskingum University together with Ridgewood Local and Rolling Hills Local Schools have explored multiple avenues to increase the awareness of our teacher candidates, practicing teachers and administrators, support staff, custodians and bus drivers. Specific success strategies drawn from research have been implemented in classrooms and the P-16 schools. Together we have hosted community forums to broaden the recognition of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), recovery and restoration for a more holistic approach. We will share interactively and through photographs, video-clips and testimonials why having including student leadership and choice is an important part of a dynamic learning environment.


 
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! 
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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