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Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
rhs girls basketball
Elk's Hoop Shoot
Support Dog Luna's 5th Birthday
High School Teen Institute Members.
Police Chief accepting donations from elementary] students
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Teen Institute members working with elementary students
Ridgewood Middle School Veterans Breakfast Staff
Ridgewood FFA American Star Riley Berger
Ridgewood FFA Member Showing a Horse
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High School Teen Institute Member working with Elementary students
Middle school chess match between an boy and girl.
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School Board member being sworn in as an officer.
Middle School chess match being played on large floor chess board
Students with congratulation sign for Jesse Maple - 3 time state qualifier
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Superintendent and Student making Christmas ornaments

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February 2, 2024

2023-24 School Year

Calendar Reminders:

Feb. 16 Prof. Dev. Day - No School for Students
Feb. 19 Presidents Day - No School 
Mar. 19 Primary Election - No School - Elementary Students Only

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL - Teachers, Students, Staff and Community for a JOB WELL DONE! Our District Received an Excellent 2022-2023 State Report Card. Link to ODE for Additional District Information.

2022 - 2023 Report Card for Ridgewood Local

 Building Hours 

Our buildings will be open on student days from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Ridgewood Elementary School     740-545-5312

Ridgewood Middle School             740-545-6335

Ridgewood High School                740-545-6345

Ridgewood Local Schools             740-545-6354

Everything is subject to change.  

To view staff email addresses Teacher Emails 2022-23

To review March 2020 through March 2022 updates Click Here 


Welcome to OneView

We are pleased and excited to announce Ridgewood OneView - an on-line forms program allowing parents/guardians to maintain required forms on-line. From this page you can access the Parent Portal. Your first step is to set-up your OneView parent account. Please note that in order to set-up an account you must have a valid e-mail address. If you have a valid e-mail account click on the Parent Portal icon below. 

Parent Portal

If you do not have an e-mail, you can click here to create one.
For additional information please contact the building to which you are registering your child.
  Ridgewood Elementary School 740-545-5312
  Ridgewood Middle School 740-545-6335
  Ridgewood High School 740-545-6345
  Ridgewood Local Schools 740-545-7639

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Parent Mentors

What is a Parent Mentor?

Parent mentors provide information and support to families of children with disabilities and their school districts. View What is a Parent Mentor for details on the mentoring program and contact information.

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Chris Cabot Received the CORAS Outstanding Teacher Award
Chris Cabot received the CORAS Outstanding High School Teacher Award.
Ridgewood Board Member selected for Ohio High School Athletic Committee (OHSAA)
Ridgewood Board President Frank Mathews has been appointed to sit on the OHSAA Board Member Liaison Committee. The Committee is composed of  a member from each of Ohio's 5 Ohio School Board regions. Mathews will represent the South East Ohio Region.  
The ultimate goal of the Board Liaison Committee is to create a two-way dialogue between local school boards and the OHSAA Commissioner. Mathews term is for (2) two years and the Committee may meet up to 4 times a year with the OHSAA Administration. 

Board President Mathews also currently serves on the Ohio School Boards Audit Committee.
Calamity Days (Snow Days) 2023-24

Calamity Days (Snow Days)

Our decision to close school due to weather is based solely on the safety of our students and staff. We utilize data from multiple sources such as weather reports, local and state road conditions as well as contact with area school superintendents when closing school.  

We will use a variety of communication avenues when delaying or closing. We will post closings and delays on our school district app as well as our website www.ridgewood.k12.oh.us.  We will also utilize our call system. School closings and/ or delays will be notified if possible the prior evening or by 5:30 a.m. It is important to update any changes to your phone with our Central Office at 545-6354. In addition, closing and delays will be reported to the following radio stations WTNS, WTUZ, WJER and television stations WHIZ, NBC4, 10WBNS and ABC6/Fox.

Students will have calamity day for Snow Days 1-8. We will utilize Online Learning Plans (Blizzard bags with Zoom meetings) on snow day 9, 10 and 11.  Online Learning Plans information/assignments will be sent home with your child or may be found on the district website. Teachers will be available via email and Zoom meeting on Online Learning Plan days during normal school hours. More information will be available on our website.

Students will have calamity day for Snow Days 12-15. We will begin to make up calamity days on Snow Day 16, 17, and 18.  Snow Day 16 will be student in person day on March 28. Snow Day 17 will be in student  in person day on May 23. Snow Day 18 will be a student in person day on May 24. 

WLE Homecoming Queen Partners with Ridgewood Elementary for Community Service Project
Maddie Larrison, the 2023 West Lafayette Homecoming Queen and a 10th grade student at Ridgewood High School, partnered with Ridgewood Elementary school to complete her November community service project! Maddie asked the PK-3 students at Ridgewood Elementary to color pictures, make cards, or write letters to honor Veterans.  Maddie will take these letters to the Veterans breakfast in Coshocton on Saturday!
Thank you to Mr. Carpenter, all of the PK-3 teachers, and all of the amazing students at Ridgewood Elementary for helping Maddie complete her project!
Space Camp 2023

Ridgewood Students in Grades 6-8 attended Space Camp in Alabama the week of Oct. 9th thru Oct. 13th.
Meet Ridgewood FFA Student Riley Berger, American Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist

Meet Riley Berger, representing Ridgewood FFA as one of Ohio’s Star Finalists. Star Finalists are the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients around the country. These students have met rigorous requirements, including completing several SEAs (supervised agricultural experiences), demonstrating excellent management skills, fulfilling education and leadership criteria, and earning the American FFA degree.


Our School Health Program will no longer be operating out of the module behind the elementary school. The program will now operate out of a MVHS Mobile Health Unit on a rotating schedule basis. Our School Health program continues to be centered on providing comprehensive primary care services including pediatric, adolescent, and behavioral health care to students and the community.  The Mobile Unit will park on campus in the morning to service students and staff then move to the WLE Chamber Building in the afternoon to service the community. For additional information contact the MVHC Mobile Unit by Cell Phone: 740-995-3103. 
Our Support Dog Luna MEET LUNA!
 Luna is a registered Emotional Support Dog through USA Service Dogs. Luna is up-to-date with current vaccinations and immunizations from a local vet. She will be working with our students primarily at the elementary and middle school here at Ridgewood. Our vision for Luna is to offer social, emotional, cognitive, and health benefits for our students and staff. Luna will be available to provide support and comfort. If  there are any medical concerns we need to be aware of, please call the office or school nurse at (740) 545-6354.


Change for Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program
Ohio Budget Authorizes Reduced Price Meal Reimbursement: The State of Ohio FY24-FY25 biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of providing no-cost breakfast and no-cost lunch to students qualifying for reduced-price meals. Starting in school year 2023-2024, participants in the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program will provide a breakfast and lunch at no cost to each student eligible for a reduced-price breakfast or lunch. You must fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application for 2023-24 to qualify. The application is available Online Here or a paper application is available in each school office.  Online Instructions Here. Breakfast for all students will remain free for the 2023-24 school year. 2023-24 Lunch Prices: K - 3 $2.75, Grades 4-12 $3.00, Adult $4.15 (without milk), Reduced Lunch No Charge, Milk $.50, K-12 Breakfast No Charge, Adult Breakfast $2.70 (without milk) , Reduced Breakfast No Charge. If you need assistance please call Michelle Stoffer at 740-545-5301 or email Michelle at [email protected].
Ohio Lottery Academic All Stars
Bill Gottardi, one of our elementary students, has received The Partners in Education All Star Award which recognizes k-12 students who have exhibited academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship and leadership in and out of the classroom. For being recognized as an Academic All Star, Bill will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise including a backpack, water bottle, headphones and a gift card.  Congratulations Bill!


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