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301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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602 Johnson Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6345: Phone
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The Generals “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer”
On Friday, September 13 th , our Generals will be playing host to the Coshocton Redskins. More importantly, on that night, our football team will be wearing gold laces in their football cleats to take part in the “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” initiative in an attempt to help make a difference in the lives of kids battling cancer. Each pair of laces cost $5 with $4 per pair going back to the cause plus 100% of all donations! These funds will directly benefit kids battling cancer and their families in Ohio. 
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. 
June 26 - 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! 
Forms for Possible Assistance to Flood Victims
In an effort to assist community flood victims, we are posting 2 forms that may be helpful. The first form is an Application for Tax Refund or Waiver for Destroyed or Damaged Manufactured HomesClick Here to view/print this form. The second form is an Application for Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Real Property. To view/print this form Click Here 
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
For the first time in school history, our Girls Track Team has won the Distict Championship with a total score of 91 points!
A Shout Out to our own Wendy and Cody Croy!
Ridgewood student Cody Croy along with his mother Wendy Croy, a teacher here at Ridgewood, volunteered to transport all of the Teen Institute Fundraiser donations that were made to the Childrens Hospital. Cody is a patient of Childrens.
Congratulation Ridgewood Career Center National Technical Honor Society Students!
Several Ridgewood Career Center students have been accepted into the National Technical Honor Society and we couldn't be prouder!
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. 
RHS is Proud to Announce Two Student Recipients of the Ray Kroc Award
Congratulations! The Ray Kroc Scholarship Award is named after McDonald’s Founder, Ray Kroc, and is designed to honor his philosophy that with persistence, determination and hard work you can achieve anything. To qualify for the award, you need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate the characteristics of persistence, determination, hard work and community involvement.  To see pictures of the RHS award recipients along with their proud parents click the Read More button.
RHS Participates in OHYES!
Our school district is working very hard to better understand youth health risk and protective behaviors in the community and across Ohio. As part of this effort, we are asking our students in grades 7-12 to participate in an anonymous survey called the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey
OHYES! Only children age 12 or above are eligible to participate. The OHYES! is a collaborative effort by the Ohio Departments of Education, Health, and Mental Health and Addiction Services and numerous other programs advocating for youth. Survey participation is not mandatory, but we really want to hear what our students have to say. To view additional information about the proram and see a copy of the Parent Letter click here  If you chose not to have your child participate, there is a Parent Opt Out Form located at the bottom of the Parent Letter. Please print the form off, complete it and return it to Mr. Stoffer. To view the Survey Questionaire click here.
Ridgewood High School Earns United Way Silver Award
Kobel, Foster and Lahna Receive Recognition
Sophia Kobel, 12th grade student, Raquel Foster, 12th grade student, and Mr. Chad Lahna, 8th grade Math teacher were honored at the 30th Annual Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the Muskingum Valley Education Service Center on March 13 at Ohio University-Zanesville.  Sophia Kobel was recognized as Outstanding Student and Mr. Lahna was chosen as her Teacher Honoree.  Raquel Foster was honored as being the Franklin B. Walter Finalist for Ridgewood Local Schools.  Congratulations!!! 
Division 3 State Wrestling
Jesse Maple won the Division 3 State Championship at 108 pounds. Congradulations Jesse!
Student Make Up Day
There will be a student make-up day on Friday, March 22, 2019.
There will be NO early dismissal on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
These are the only changes to the calendar.
Spring Break Dates  are April 17, 18 and 19. 
Ridgewood FFA Agricultural Communications Team Places 9th in State Contest
On Saturday, February 16th, 2019 the Agricultural Communications team competed at the state competition which took place at the Ohio State University. The team consisted of Emily Bookless, Lindsay Griffith, Sydney Matis, Anna Trimmer, and Jadyn Art. They placed 9th out of the 17 teams that attended. At the competition they had to present a shortened version of a media plan that they had already submitted for judging in January. They then competed in individual events of reporting on a press conference, letter to the editor, editing a paper, and creating a website. This contest is one of the toughest contests to prepare for seeing as only 19 teams competed in the whole state of Ohio which has approximately 320 chapters in the state.  Special thanks to Mrs. Davis and Mr. Pyers for coaching the team and working with them to succeed.  Respectfully Submitted: Emily Bookless

Winter Sports Senior Night *CORRECTION
February 5th was senior night at the home basketball game. For additional information and photos please 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. 
Calamity Day Make Up Schedule
Students will utilize Blizzard Bags for Calamity Days (Snow Day) 6, 7 and 8.
Snow Day 9 will be  made up on Monday, February 18, 2019.
Snow Day 10 will be made up on Friday, March 22, 2019.  There will be no early release on Thursday, March 21, 2019. 
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. 
Matt Wells Appointed to the Ohio Teacher Leader Advisory Council
The Ohio Department of Education selected Mr. Matt Wells to serve on the Ohio Teacher Leader Advisory Council.  The Advisory Council is a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Adminstrators and the Ohio Deparment of Education.  Their goal is to provide educators---no matter their role----with the structures and resources they need to develop shared and effective leadership at every level.
Mr. Matt Wells teaches Geometry at Ridgewood High School.  Congratulations!!!
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. 
Manufacturing Day! Friday, October 5th.
Ridgewood students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to participate in Manufacturing Day, sponsored by the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, on Friday October 5.  Students will get to attend a brief presentation on traits of successful employees, followed by visits to 2 of the manufacturing partner sites.  Partner sites include Jones Metal, Organic Technologies, Annin Flag, AK Steel, and McWayne Ductile.  

Also sponsored by the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, First Responders/ Healthcare Day will be held Friday, October 12.  Students will have the opportunity to tour the healthcare labs at COTC and then visit sites such as Coshocton Regional Medical Center, MedFlight, and meet with local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMT's.  This, along with Manufacturing Day are great times for the students to explore local career and employment opportunities in Coshocton County! 
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. 
Ridgewood Local Schools offers 17 Face to Face College Credit Plus Courses
Ridgewood Local Schools has partnered with Kenyon College, Muskigum University, Stark State and Zane State to offer Ridgewood students college courses without leaving the high school.  We offer eleven courses from Muskingum University, three courses from Kenyon College, three courses from Zane State and more than 15 on line courses from Stark State. Please Click Here for a course list. 
Immunization Information
Parents of 12th grade Sudents:
All 12th grade students are required to have a meningococcal (Menigitis) vaccine before they start school. This is in addition to the meningitis vaccine that they may have had in seventh grade. Be sure to send in the updated shot record to Mrs. Bond at the high school. This also includes post secondary and career center students.  
 If you have any questions please call our district nurse, Mrs. Bond at 740-545-6345 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 
Pioneer Athletics names Ridgewood as a "Field of Excellence"!
Congratulations!  Message from Athletic Director, Matt Colvin:  "Ridgewood High School's athletic field was just named a Field of Excellence winner by Pioneer Athletics!  On behalf of the Athletic Department and our athletes, I want to thank some people who have played a pivotal role in us receiving this honor.  First, our maintenance crew.  Thank you for your work painting the field.  These men spend a lot of time making sure everything is just right.  Secondly, I would like to thank Front and Center Turf.  Mike Dover and his crew have been amazing to work with.  Their knowledge and attention to detail is second to none.  Thank you for the work you have done getting our field in the condition it is in. Lastly, I want to thank our grounds and transportation director, Doug Patterson, our superintendent, Mike Masloski, and our Board of Education for listening and being willing to assist in making our facilities some of the best around.  We strive each day to make available to our student athletes the very best so they can be proud and have every opportunity to succeed.  We will be receiving a banner that will be displayed in the stadium.  Thank you and Go Generals!   
Ridgewood High School National Honor Society
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Athletics Links
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law.  For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools.  Click 'more' to view the links to these resources or visit our Athletics page 
Web Design Class
Students in the Web Design and Digital Media Class have created their own websites!  Click 'more' to view the links to our students' creative projects! 
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. 

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The Ridgewood Local Schools Athletic Dept. Welcomes You!
The Ridgewood Local Schools Athletic Department welcomes you to another school year and fall sports season. We would like to thank the community for all of its support of our student athletes. We look forward to a successful fall sports season where our student athletes will be able to showcase their abilities outside of the classroom. Your continued support is much appreciated!
ALICE Safety Drills

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


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