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Local School District

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

Ohio Department of Health Order

The Director of the Ohio Department of Health has issued an order requiring reporting and notification regarding COVID-19 cases in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school district must maintain a reporting system for parents to report positive tests of COVID-19. Effective September 8, 2020, parents or guardians of students and school staff who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, whether by laboratory test or through clinical examination are encouraged to notify their school no later than twenty-four hours after receiving a confirmed diagnosis or positive COVID-19 test result. The report to the school district should be made by contacting or calling the appropriate building principal. The superintendent is then required to notify the community within 24 hours of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among the staff or student body while adhering to privacy and confidentiality rules, regulations, and laws.

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Updated, July 27, 2021

2021-2022 School Year

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan:

This plan describes how Ridgewood Local School District will maintain the health and safety of students and staff during the 2021-2022 school year.  Ridgewood Local School District is committed to educating all students.  Ridgewood Local Schools plan on returning to face to face instruction with all students on Monday, August 23, 2021.  The Board of Education, administration, and staff believe the best place for students is to learn in brick and mortar of our buildings with in-person instruction. Click Safe Return to School and Continuity of Service Plan to read the plan.

Back to School and Athletic Forms: 

Back to school forms as well as athletic forms may now be completed online using the Parent Portal. Our buildings will be available starting Wednesday, August 4 for anyone who needs help completing the forms online. 

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 Ridgewood  Health Center is located on the Ridgewood campus, behind the Administrative Center. 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: 

Athletes may 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. Sport Physical packets may be picked up at the breezeway at Central Office at 301 South Oak Street, West Lafayette, Ohio. 

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.  

To view staff email addresses Click Here

To review older updates Click Here 

COVID-19 Notification Letters by Date

Reporting of Positive COVID-19 Case(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.

Ridgewood Local Schools Reopening Plan