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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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Middle School
517 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6335: Phone
740-545-5300: Fax

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Congratulations 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team! IVC Champs!
 
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. 
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. 
Snow Day Procedures
Snow Day Procedures and Calamity Day Plans (Blizzard Bags).
Please click Read More for additional information.
 
Middle School Veteran's Day
 
Dude, Be Kind Week
Ridgewood Middle School will be observing "Dude, Be Kind!" week November 11th  to the 16th.  Students and staff will be showing small acts of kindness to others and attempting to improve relationships at our school.  This week is sponsored by the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center. For more information, Click Here 
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!
 
Fair Winners
Congratulations to Ridgewood winners of a county wide Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest!  Kaydence Lahna won first place, $15 cash, and a class pizza party. Brady Lower won third place, $10 cash, and a class ice cream party.  Posters were voted on by the public at the Coshocton County Fair. Congratulations, fifth graders!  
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. 
 
Ridgewood Middle School Hosting New Year Kick-Off September 5th
Ridgewood middle school is holding and open house/new year kick-off on September 5th starting at 3:30 and running until 5:30.  Click Here for additional information on this event. 
Immunization Information
 
Parents of 7th grade students:
All seventh grade students are required to have a Tdap and a meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine before school starts. These vaccines may be given by your family doctor, Maternal and Child Health Clinic or some local pharmacies. Be sure to send in a copy of the updated shot record or copy of the receipt to Mrs. Bond at the middle school. 
 
If you have any questions please call our district nurse, Mrs. Bond at 740-545-6335 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
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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 access the links for these resources or visit our Athletics page.
 
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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Instruction Guide

 
ALICE Safety Drills

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

 
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