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Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336



The K-5 Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program and the K-3 Morning Reading Intervention is made possible through a partnership between the Ridgewood Local School District and the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center. It is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

WHAT: Snacks * Homework Help * Reading & Math Intervention * Clubs & Enrichment Activities * Physical Fitness Activities Career Awareness * Social/Emotional Development Activities * Family Nights & Field Trips


  • Gd. K-3 Morning Reading Intervention is offered Mon. – Fri. from 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

  • Gd. K-5 Beyond the Bell Afterschool is offered Mon. – Thur. from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A parent or designated guardian must enter the building to sign their child out each day.

  • Parents may pick their child up before 5:00 p.m., however we encourage students to stay for at least one hour of programming.


    K-3 Morning Intervention is held in the Ridgewood Elementary Computer Lab. Students are to enter the main entrance and go directly to the cafeteria for breakfast. They will then be escorted to the lab for intervention.

    K-5 Beyond the Bell afterschool activities for students will be held at Ridgewood Elementary.

    A staff member will escort participating 4th and 5th grade students from Ridgewood MS to Ridgewood Elementary. Fourth & fifth grade students who participate in MS Chess Club or Drama Club will remain at the middle school for those activities.


    The purpose of Beyond the Bell is to support student learning & development in a safe and supportive environment after school. Studies show that students who regularly attend structured afterschool activities have higher achievement and attendance rates.

    HOW to APPLY:

    Our Beyond the Bell Program is operating at full capacity based on the teacher/student ratio established by the Ohio Department of Education. If you wish to apply, your child will be placed on a waiting list. Priority will be given to children needing academic intervention. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program you should contact Peggy Ball, Site Coordinator by calling 740-545-6354 or send an email to peggy.ball@ridgewood.k12.oh.us

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