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

A Message from the Superintendent Mike Masloski

I would like to personally thank all the parents, guardians, family members, community members and staff for making this first nine weeks a success. We are currently reflecting and revisiting our safety procedures and protocols and will remain pro-active in the face of Covid-19. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

Latest Information on the CoronaVirus and District Updates

Update, October 23, 2020

2020-2021 School Year

Calendar Reminders

Nov. 6:  Staff In-Service (Students will not be in session)

Dec. 18: 2 Hour Student Early Release/End of 2nd 9 Weeks

Mar. 12: Staff In-Service (Students will not be in session) End of 3rd 9 Weeks

Reporting of Positive Covid-19 Cases(s)

In the event of a positive student or staff Covid-19 test, the following notification will be applied.

  1. Confirm positive case with Coshocton County Health Department.
  2. Email staff to inform a positive case with a student or staff member in our district.
  3. All Call to the building’s staff and students that a student or staff member tested positive for Covid-19.  Anyone identified as close contact will be notified by the Coshocton County Health Department.
  4. Letter sent home or mailed to students/staff that someone from your child’s/student’s classroom tested positive for Covid-19. The Coshocton County Health Department will contact you if you need to be quarantined. 
  5. Post notification to district website.

Remote Learner’s Expectations---Reminders

  • Student attendance is based on completion of daily lessons/activities and/or zoom meetings.
  • Students are expected to be available during normal school hours.
  • Students will be graded on the accuracy of their daily lessons.
  • Parents/guardians should review periodically their child’s google classroom grades.
  • Daily lessons/activities are expected to be completed by the end of the school day.

School Meals

Ridgewood Local School District will NOW offer a free breakfast and lunch to all students. Free lunch will now be provided to all students until the end of the school year - May 26, 2021 or until funding ends. Participating in the free breakfast and lunch program helps Ridgewood Local Schools. 


Ridgewood Elementary School breakfast will be served when the students enter the building in the morning.   Ridgewood Middle School and Ridgewood High School students will pick up their grab and go breakfast in the cafeteria and proceed to their 1st period class.  All three school buildings will serve lunch in the cafeteria with students eating either in the cafeteria, classroom and/or gym.  Due to the current health situation, we will not have a share cart or microwave/toaster for student use. 


Remote Learning student may pick up their meals on Friday, at Ridgewood Middle School from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, contact Michelle Stoffer at [email protected]

Muskingum Valley Health Centers The MVHC Clinic, located in the module behind the elementary school, is now open. View the MVHC School-Based Health Program Video on the district website 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. The program also provides health care to the community. An appointment can be scheduled by calling 1-888-454-5157.

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.

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.

To view staff email addresses Click Here
Governor DeWine's Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines: 
To view Skills Training for All Sports Click Here
To view Contact Sports Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competetions Click Here
To view Consumer, Retail Services and Entertainment Click Here  
To view Government Framework for Reopening School Related Activities Click Here  
To view COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools and Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines Click Here   
To review older updates Click Here 
 For additional information on this virus and how it affects our district and community Click Here.   

Ridgewood Local School Reopening Plan

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Block R Fund Playoff Shirts
Block R Fund Playoff shirts are in and will be distributed over the next few days.Please pay attention to the distribution process so that it can be done as safely as possible. Shirts will be distributed from the gym doors of the Middle School on Thursday October 22nd from 5:00-8:00 and Friday October 23rd from 3:00-4:30. Please pull into the lane to receive your order. We ask that you stay in your vehicle and wear a mask anytime someone is at your vehicle. There are still some orders that have not been paid for. If you have not paid, please contact Coach Shroyer for your amount due and bring payment with you at pick up. Please do your part to make this a smooth and safe operation. The Block R Fund thanks you for your continued support. GO GENERALS!

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. 
2019 Fields of Excellence Award Winners
 Pioneer Athletics has awarded Ridgewood Local Schools Field Crew with the prestigious Fields of Excellence Award in recognition of their commitment and dedication to athletic field maintenance for Ridgewood Stadium for 2019 Athletic Season. This is the second year that our field crew received this award.  Ridgewood Local School Board would like to congratulate and thank Ed Huff and Kevin Lott for their hard work and expertise.   
Ridgewood Class of 2021 - FASFA Applications
It's time to file your 2021-22 FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid!!  The application became available October 1st.  Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete this application. Students should complete this application as soon as possible to take advantage of available student financial aid for the 2021-22 school year.   
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.
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.

If your income changes, you can update the form at any time.

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 log in 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. Contact the Building Sectretary for your student ID.

You can access Payschools here:  https://www.payschoolscentral.com/

Instruction page: https://www.ridgewood.k12.oh.us/Downloads/PaySchools%20Central%20QuikApps%20Guide.pdf


  1.  Printable applications are available on the school website under the food service section. https://www.ridgewood.k12.oh.us/Downloads/signed%20f&r%20form.pdf 


  1. 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. 
Reopening Summary
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 that! image There's an app for that!

That’s right, you can now 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 on most mobile devices!

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. 

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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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