Traditional Learning Plan
We will Remain on Our Traditional Learning Plan
April 19 - 23

Monday through Friday:  All Students Attend Face-to-Face Learning
We would like to encourage full time remote students to return to traditional face-to-face learning
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301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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Latest Superintendent Update

Update, April 9, 2021

2020-2021 School Year

Calendar Reminders:

May 8:  RHS Prom
May 9:  FFA Banquet
May 14: Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
May 14/15:  RHS Musical - Shrek
May 21: RHS Senior Walk and Parade
May 23: RHS Graduation @ RHS Gym
May 25: Students Last Day

Education Learning Considerations:
We are in-session five days a week.  If you have any questions regarding the school calendar for the remainder of the school year, please contact your child’s school building.

We may switch to another learning plan at any time based on the health and safety of our students and staff.

Ridgewood Graduate and Student Teachers Receives Award:
Mr. Kyle Bethel has been awarded the Lester D. Crow Education Award from Ohio University. He is currently student teaching fifth grade ELA at Ridgewood Middle School.  Christopher McVay is his cooperating teacher.  Mr. McVay has indicated that Kyle has done a tremendous job and is very proud of him.  The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education recognize four professional interns who show exceptional promise as future teachers.  Named after a distinguished graduate, this award was established to recognize graduating seniors who possess high scholastic averages, who demonstrate strong moral and ethical values, and who show exceptional promise as future teachers. Two women and two men will receive this honor along with a $500 award. 

Ohio Spring 2021 State Testing Dates:

We are still required to administer the Ohio Spring 2021 State Testing. 

The Ohio Spring State Testing will take place on the following dates:


Ridgewood Elementary School

Grade 3 ELA:                                               April 14 and 15

Grade 3 Math:                                              April 27 and 28


Ridgewood Middle School

Grade 4/6 ELA:                                            April 14 and 16

Grade 5/7 ELA:                                            April 13 and 15 

Grade 5 Science:                                         April 27 and 29

Grade 5/7 Math:                                           May 4 and 6

Grade 4/6 Math:                                           May 5 and 7


Ridgewood High School

Grade 8/10 ELA:                                          April 13 and 15 

Grade 8 Math/HS Algebra/Geometry:          April 20 and 22

Grade 8 Science/HS Biology:                      April 26 and 27

HS American Government:                          April 29 and 30           


Full time Remote Learning students/ELA Spring 2021 State Testing:

The Ohio Spring 2021 State Test will be administered to our full time remote students in our school buildings. Students will need to follow the procedures below for state testing.


  • Ridgewood Elementary Full-Time Remote students will report to the door at the end of the 3rd grade hall and go directly to Mrs. Kehl’s room at 8:30 a.m. on your testing dates. 
  • Ridgewood Middle School Full-time Remote students will report to the Ridgewood Middle School library at 7:45 a.m. on your testing date. 
  • Ridgewood High School Full-time Remote students will report to the General Assembly (media center) at 7:30 a.m. on your testing date. 
  • If you need a ride to and from school, please contact Mike Masloski at 740-545-7639 or email at [email protected]

Muskingum Valley Health Centers: 

The MVHC School-Linked Health Care Clinic is located in the module behind the elementary school. View the MVHC School-Based Health Program Video for information on this program. Parents/Guardians must complete the MVHC Electronic Docusign Forms for their students to participate in the school program. The program also provides health care to the community. The following is a list of services provided by our health clinic:
  • Child and Adolescent Care:
    • Well Child Visits
    • Immunizations
    • Asthma Management
    • Acne Treatment
  • Behavioral Health
  • Sports Physicals
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance
  • Sliding Fee Payment Scale
  • All Types of Health Insurance Accepted

 An appointment can be scheduled by calling 1-888-454-5157. 

Normal Operating Hours:

Ridgewood Students:  Monday-Friday    8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General Public:            Monday-Friday    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Coshocton MVHC Clinic Now Scheduling Public COVID-19 Vaccines

The Coshocton MVHC Clinic is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 18 years and older. The Clinic is located at 440 Browns Lane, Coshocton. (The old Family Physicians Office located behind Buehler's Grocery) call 1-888-454-5157 or 740-295-3331 to schedule a vaccination.

Building Hours and Restrictions: 

We are restricting visitors to all buildings at this time. If you need anything, please call your child’s school building or central office.Our buildings are open 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.  We will reassess our Reopening Guidelines weekly.

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Ridgewood's Clothing Closet
Families who have students attending the Ridgewood School District are able to visit the Ridgewood Clothing Closet, and can choose available clothing items for their children. These items have been donated to the school.

The clothing items we currently have are for school aged children from 4t to adult sizes. The clothing items include sweat pants, sweat shirts, shirts, blue jeans, dresses, shorts and coats. These items are new or gently used.
If you need any of these clothing items for your children please contact Missy Grimmett, Elementary School Social Worker at 740-545-5312 ext: 2121, Leslie Dulgar, Middle School Counselor at 740-545-6335 ext: 3993, Stacy Ionno, High School Counselor at 740-545-7635 or any of the building Secretaries to set up an appointment and visit the clothing closet. 
Congratulations Jesse Maple!
Jesse Maple, a Sophomore Wrestler at Ridgewood High School, is the Sectional Champion at 126 lbs. He also placed 4th at the District Tournament which earns him a berth at the State Tournament. Congratulations Jesse and Good Luck! 
Alumni News from the Class of 2016
Our Ridgewood Graduates do amazing things!  A big Thank You! to Airman First Class Kristin Milligan from the Class of 2016. She is a 1A831 Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst in the Air Force.  Airborne Cryptologic Language Analysts utilize fluent foreign language skills to analyze messages obtained during flight. Providing threat warnings and actionable intelligence that can assist in mission planning, these highly skilled specialists are critical to keeping our missions successful and our Airmen safe. Kristin will soon be attending 2 years of  technical training in Monterey, California.  
Big Shout Out to Flatbroke Bikers Club!

    Flatbroke Bikers Club donated over 100 backpacks with school supplies.
Congratulations Ridgewood Graduates Brianna Brady and Levi McLeod!
 Brianna and Levi, former Ridgewood students, are both attending school in Pensacola, Florida as a Sailor and Marine. Ridgewood is very proud of these two as well as all our current service men and woman and our veterans. 
Congratulations Lexi Zimmer!
Senior Lexi Zimmer scored an 83 at the District golf tournament which qualified her for the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus, Ohio.  Lexi has numerous Ridgewood Lady Golf records in her career but none greater than qualifying for the state tournament.  She will be playing the Ohio State University Gray Course on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17.  We are very proud of Lexi and wish her luck at state. 
MVHC School-Linked Health Center Program
The MVHC Clinic, located in the module behind the elementary school, is now open. View the MVHC School-Based Health Program Video  for information on the MVHC School-Linked Health Care Program. Parents/ Guardians must complete the  MVHC Electronic Docusign Forms for their students to participate in the program. For additional information please contact your students school building. The program also provides health care to the community. An appointment can be scheduled by calling 1-888-454-5157.
Information of Vaping from the Center for Disease Control
In an effort to keep our Parents, Guardians and Students informed on vaping, we would like to share this CDC website: Know the Risks: A Guide to E-cigarettes. The website contains a PowerPoint presentaion and a PDF of information.  Click Here to view the website. 
There's an app for Ridgewood Local Schools! image There's an app for Ridgewood Local Schools!

That’s right, you can 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 for most mobile devices! While on your mobile device search your App Store for Ridgewood Local School District app. It can be downloaded on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows device. With our new app, you can:

  • Keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements

  • Find out about events and activities

  • Contact teachers, staff and administration

  • Access school menus, our online gradebook system and more

  • Get important documents, picture galleries & other media

Getting Too Many Alerts on the Ridgewood Local School APP? You can fix that!
 If you have downloaded our Ridgewood Local APP (RLSD) onto your phone and are noticing a huge increase in alerts, it is because we are tying all of our social media feeds into our Web-Page and our APP. You can reduce the number if posts you receive by going into the App, tap the Menu (3 lines at the top right of the screen) scroll down to Settings and tap My Alerts. In here you can choose which types of Alerts you want to recieve. Just toggle off the types of Alerts you no longer wish to recieve. If you have multiple buildings added in your APP (including the District) make sure you edit the settings in each building and toogle off the types of alerts you do not want to see. If you have any question, please contact Shirley Smith at the High School, 740-545-6345. 


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 vaild 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

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:


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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