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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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21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
The 21st Century Community Learning Center program provides opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families to receive academic supports. The Ohio Department of Education's Office of Improvement and Innovation administers the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant. This federally funded grant program supports high-quality, out-of-school time learning opportunities and related activities for students who attend eligible schools. Ridgewood Local School District partnered with the Muskingum Valley Education Service Center to apply for 21st Century Learning Center Grant.  Ridgewood High School and Ridgewood Middle School received awarded grants for up to one million dollars over a five year period.  These dollars will be utilized for after-school tutoring and programming that will increase student growth and achievement. 
Striving Readers Literacy Grant
The Ohio Department of Education Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program’s purpose is to award competitive sub grants to advance literacy skills and development, with a focus on disadvantaged children.  Ridgewood Local School District partnered with the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center consortium compromised of five other districts in writing and being awarded the $1, 053, 547 grants.  Our consortium centers on middle school student literacy core with explicit vocabulary instruction and discipline literacy and strengthening processes and practices related to mult-tiered system to close achievement gaps.  Funds will be used to:  secure literacy coach, provide professional development, cover substitute cost to support professional development, district expenses to support after-school literacy team stipends, field trips, resource development and instructional materials. 
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 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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School Safety First - ZERO TOLERANCE
A Message from Superintendent Mike Masloski 
Ridgewood High School National Honor Society
 We are here to help! 
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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