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West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
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Free Lunch for Kids and Teens - June 14 through August 6 - Burt Park

Latest Superintendent Update

Updated, May 28, 2021

2020-2021 School Year

Have a Safe and Relaxing Summer! Enjoy!

Education Learning Considerations:

The Beyond the Bell after-school program will be providing summer extension activities for students in all three buildings.These programs will run from June 1 to June 18. For more information about these summer program opportunities, you may contact the following people: 

Ridgewood High School:               [email protected]

Ridgewood Middle School:            [email protected] 

Ridgewood Elementary School:    [email protected]

MVHC Ridgewood Health Center Summer Hours: 
The MVHC Ridgewood Health care center will be open through the summer Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 to serve the West Lafayette community . The Health Center modular is located behind the Administrative building. The center is open to serve primary care as well as behavioral health needs for all community members. For an appointment call 1-888-454-5157 today. Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Summer Hours:
            Monday-Friday    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sports Physicals: 

Beginning June 8th, athletes can walk into our MVHC Ridgewood Health Center between the hours of 8:00-4:30 on any Tuesday or Thursday all summer for sports physical.  A provider will be on site each Tuesday and Thursday through the summer. The fee will be $10.00. 

Coshocton MVHC Clinic Now Scheduling Public COVID-19 Vaccines:
The Coshocton MVHC Clinic is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 16 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.

Covid-19 Protocols: 

Ridgewood Local School District will follow the orders set by Governor DeWine and the Department of Health to promote safety in each school building.  

Building Hours:
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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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.
Ridgewood Alumni Brianna Brady of the United States Navy!
A small town girl with BIG DREAMS!
Many "Firsts" for Ridgewood Chess Club by: Terry Guilliams

Noah Smoulder (on left) playing older brother Jadon (on right) in the first ever championship played by siblings.

For thirty-two years a champion’s name has been added to the Ridgewood Chess Club’s plaque for winning the Spring Open Chess Tournament. This year, one thing is certain….. the name Smoulder will be placed upon the champion’s plaque for 2021 .  For the first time, two brothers played each other in the Spring Open’s Championship match. The only drama that was left to be played out was whose first name would go on the plaque.  


WLRAA Alumni Banquet - Saturday, June 5, 2021
The West Lafayette/Ridgewood Alumni Association (WLRAA) will hold it's annual Banquet on Saturday June 5, 2021 at Ridgewood Middle School (the round building). This banquet is for all the graduates of West Lafayette and Ridgewood High Schools. Registration begins at 4:30 and dinner will be served at 5:30. The venue has changed due to the large number of people that are attending the event. For safety reasons it has been moved to the middle school. The menu will consist of Swiss Steak, Cheesy Potatoes, Vegetable, and Dessert. The cost of the meal is $18 per person and must be included with the registration. Classes to be honored are 1940-41, 1950-51, 1960-61, 1970-71 and 1980-81. COVID-19 protocols in effect at the time of the banquet will be enforced for the safety of all. The organization is trying to reach as many class members as possible by U. S. mail, e-mail, and by social media. Forms are available at the Ridgewood Local School District Alumni web page or forms may be picked up at the Administration Building at 301 S. Oak St, West Lafayette.  If printing is not an option just copy the information on a piece of paper and return it to: Sandy Shaw, 504 Plainfield Rd. West Lafayette, Ohio, 43845. In an effort to reach more Alumni we are asking those Alumni receiving the information to forward it to other classmates. Registration deadline is May 15th, 2021. For your convenience, banquet forms have been added to this news article: 
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. 


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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