SCHOOL BOARD PASSES MANDATORY FACE MASK RESOLUTION FOR DISTRICT
On Sept. 20, 2021, our School Board passed a resolution that face masks will be required for all students and adults in every district building, regardless of vaccination status, starting Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021 for 31 days - until Friday Oct. 22, 2021. A mask will be provided if your child does not have one. Please contact Mr. Masloski at 740-545-7639 with questions about the resolution.
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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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Update, September 23, 2021

2021-2022 School Year


Resolutions Requiring Students and Adults to Wear Face Coverings Inside All District Bulldings:  

Resolution Requiring Student to Wear Face Coverings

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, and pursuant to Board Policy 8450.01, the Board of Education hereby determines that students are required to wear a mask at all times upon entering any District building and when unable to maintain six (6) feet or more of social distance, effective September 21, 2021, for a period of 31 days.  

Resolution Requiring All Adults to Wear Face Coverings

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, and pursuant to Board Policy 8450.01, the Board of Education hereby determines that all employees, volunteers, Board members, parents/guardians, community members, contractors, businesses, groups renting District facilities, persons attending Board meetings, and persons attending extracurricular activities are required to wear a mask at all times upon entering any District building and when unable to maintain six (6) feet or more of social distance, effective September 21, 2021, for a period of 31 days.


Coshocton County Fair:  

There will be no school for students on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5. Good luck to all our students that are participating at the fair.


Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Setting: 

Click Here to view the flowchart on how the Coshocton County Health Department will decide quarantining of a student(s) or staff after being exposure to someone with COVID-19 in a classroom setting. Students and Staff who wear masks or have been vaccinated would not need to be quarantined after exposure to COVID-19 in the classroom setting.

Back to School and Athletic Forms: 

Back to school forms as well as athletic forms may now be completed online using the Parent Portal. If you need help contact your child's school building.


Building Hours:

Our buildings will be open beginning on Wednesday, August 4 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             740-545-7639

 

Everything is subject to change.  

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OneView

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.
 
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Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ridgewood Collaborate on the SIGNS OF SUICIDE Program
**** ATTENTION PARENT'S AND CAREGIVERS ****

Ridgewood Middle and High school will be collaborating to bring the Signs of Suicide program to your school.. If you have any interest in this program, join us for a virtual Zoom presentation of education and discussion about such topics as: Differences between normal teenage ups and downs and mental health concerns, warning signs of depression and suicide, risk factors that affect teens and steps to take if you are concerned about your child's emotional needs.
The Zoom presentation will take place on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm. For additional information view Signs of Suicide.pdf.

Meeting ID: 958 0702 9471, Passcode: 009673, One tap mobile +16699009128

 
Congratulations to Our Own Varsity Volleyball Coach - Brenda McCoy!

Mrs. McCoy, 5th grade math teacher and varsity volleyball coach for Ridgewood, achieved her 100th win when our Ridgewood Lady General volleyball team faced off against the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans on Thursday night. This is Mrs. McCoy's 7th year teaching at Ridgewood. She has coached volleyball here for 18 years, with the last 6 years (since 2015 until now) as the head volleyball coach. When asked about her success, she attributes a big part of it to Mr. Dan Smith, who she played for, and now coaches with, at Ridgewood. "Dan has been a great mentor to me... I learned from the best" she said. She also said she was "Blessed to work with the outstanding youth of Ridgewood, talented young ladies and a great coaching staff". She as well wanted to thank the Booster Club, Mr. Masloski and Mr. Smoulder for their continued support and the surprise celebration with the team after Thursday's game.
 
2021-22 Free/Reduced Lunch Available for All Students

Ridgewood Local School will participate in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during the 2021-22 school year. Under this option, all children in the school receive a breakfast/lunch at no charge. However, you must complete, sign and return an application to your school building to partake. There are three application options:

1.   Free and reduced application is available online with your back to school forms on OneView. You will need to create a Payschools account and will also need the students ID number.  If you are already using Payschools for lunch payments it will be the same login information and will not need the students ID number, as your student is already linked to that account. If you need to add a new student to that account you will need the student’s ID. You can access Payschools here:  https://www.payschoolscentral.com/

Instruction page:  https://www.ridgewood.k12.oh.us/Downloads/PaySchools

2.  Printable applications are available on the school website under the food services section.  

             
3.   Paper applications are available for pickup at each school building in the foyer.  Paper applications will not be sent home with every student this year.  They can be sent home with students upon request. 

If you have received a Direct Certification letter from the school, you do NOT fill out a form.  If all children were not listed on the notice please contact Michelle Stoffer 740-545-5301. You must fill out a new form every year.  The form only needs to be filled out once per family, not for every student. If your income changes, you can update the form at any time.

 
army1 The United States Army In Charge of Ridgewood Football Conditioning!
The United States Army visited Ridgewood today and took over the football conditioning. Looks like those drill sergeants had our boys working hard!
 
Semper Fidelis! Andrew Troyer!

One of Ridgewood's own - Andrew Troyer enlists in the Marines. Congratulations Andrew! We couldn't be prouder! 
 
Our 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Players at Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp
Trey Stoffer, a 2020 graduate of Ridgewood and current employee of the Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp, is working with our 7th & 8th grade boys basketball players.
 
Our Varsity Girls Basketball Players Attended Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp
A hard day of practice and skills building is over .... time to replenish those carbs with Pizza! You Go Girls!
 
Welcome Mrs. Folkert as a new Music Teacher in the District
We here at Ridgewood would like to welcome Shannon Folkert as our new Music Teacher.
 
Welcome Mr. Smoulder as the New High School Vice-Principal and District Athletic Director
We here at Ridgewood would like to welcome Jesse Smoulder as our new high school vice-principal and district athletic director.
 
RMS Athletes compete at the State Track Meet!
Congratulations to the following middle school athletes competing at the State Meet: Cody Croy placed 2nd in seated shot put and 3rd in seated 100, Logan Sesser  placed 4th in discus, Matt Humphrey placed 10th in high jump, Ava Kulbacki placed 17th in shot put.
 

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are now Available

If you have received a Direct Certification Letter from the school, you do NOT fill out a form.  If all children were not listed on the notice please contact Michelle Stoffer 740-545-5301. You must fill out a new form every year.  The form only needs filled out once per family not for every student. Click Here for additional information on the Application Form.

Parent Mentors

What is a Parent Mentor?

Parent mentors provide information and support to families of children with disabilities and their school districts. Click Here for details on the mentoring program and contact information.

Homeless Information

Information For Homeless School-Age Youth

Homeless students are eligable for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. Homless students have the right to enroll in school immediately - even if lacking documents normally required. Homeless students can enroll in the local school or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled). Homeless students can recieve transportaion to and from the school of origin, if requested. Mike Masloski is the liason for the homeless at Ridgewood Local Schools He can be contacted at 740-545-6354 or 330-340-8660. For addition information on federal rights for homeless  school-age youth and eligibility requirements Click Here.

To Our Seniors, Their Families and Our Ridgewood Community

Virtual Graduation Sunday, May 17

RHS 2020 Virtual Graduation Link!

Virtual Graduation: Our 2020 RHS Virtual Graduation Ceremony premieres on Youtube this evening. The video premiers at 5:45 PM tonight, Sunday May 17 with a photo slideshow beginning at 5:45 PM followed by the Graduation Commencement Ceremony beginning at 6:00 PM.  Click Here to view the ceremony. If the Click Here link doesn't work, copy the URL below and paste it to your browser address box:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5AAuGHUEEA&authuser=0 

Virtual Graduation!:  Congratulations, Class of 2020!Your administrators, teachers, and staff wish that we could join you to celebrate your Commencement. However, given the continuing risk to public health and per the requirements of both the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health, graduation will be conducted online. Ridgewood High School’s Class of 2020 Commencement Exercises will be held virtually on May 17 at 6 PM. We have worked to create an online experience that preserves our many important traditions and honors the achievements of the Ridgewood High School Class of 2020. Seniors, you will receive your personalized Ridgewood Class of 2020 Celebration Bundle package when you begin the Senior Parade on the evening of May 8th. This package includes everything you need to participate in the ceremony. You’ll also find guidance on how to participate at home, surrounded by your family. If you cannot participate in the parade, your package will be available in the high school office beginning on May 11. Our digital Graduation Ceremony will premiere live on YouTube on May 17 at 6 PM. The link to the ceremony will be available on the Ridgewood website and RHS Facebook page and can also be heard on WTNS. The heart of graduation is taking a moment together, as a community, to celebrate the accomplishments of this new generation. While we will conduct Commencement virtually, we know that many families value a professional photo of their senior in his/her cap and gown. Information on how this tradition will continue will be emailed to seniors and detailed in their Class of 2020 Celebration Bundle.  
Again, congratulations to the Class of 2020!!! 
 
Senior Photo Opportunity:  Following the Ridgewood tradition, Mr. Seibert will be available to take a photo of each senior, in cap and gown, holding their diploma. There is also the option of having family members included in the graduate photos. Pictures will be taken in the High School Auditorium.  In accordance with the Ohio Dept. of Health's requirements, social distancing is essential; the graduate and family must remain in their vehicles until they are signaled by a staff member to enter the building. For additional information on this photo opportunity, including the dates and times for each graduates photo click here.
 
Senior Parade:   Due to the guidelines handed down during this coronavirus pandemic, we cannot perform our anual 'Senior Walk'. Instead will be doing a 'Senior Parade.'  Click Here for additional information on the Senior Parade.
 
Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians:  Please have your student check their Ridgewood email for a message from Mrs. Ionno. We want to recognize each of our seniors on social media to pay tribute to this amazing group of kids. Please have your student send Mrs. Ionno an email with their high school activities, plans for after graduation, and favorite memory of Ridgewood High School. We will begin recognizing a few seniors each day until the end of the school year. If you have any questions, you can email myself or Mrs. Ionno or call the high school. We will also keep you posted as we finalize plans for upcoming special events. 
 
Students and Community:  On behalf of Ridgewood Local School Board and our staff we all feel terrible but understand the decision by Governor Dewine to close school for the rest of the year and to continue remote learning. We are especially hurting for the Class of 2020.  Senior class students and families need to know it is ok and validated to feel cheated out of the last few month of the school year.  Our staff will be working diligently to create alternative opportunities for our senior class for milestones such as Senior Awards, Graduation and Prom.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all our students, families and community during this trying time.  Remember we are a strong resilient community that will overcome these obstacles.  We have done it in the past and will continue to grow and get better as a school district and community.   If you need to talk to someone or have questions, please reach out to any staff members as well as myself at 740-545-7639.  Thank you 
 
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