Attention parents and community!!
 Buildings will remain CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. 
Have a GREAT, but safe summer - we look forward to seeing you in the fall!  
 REMINDER:  Report Cards will be mailed home on June 1.
 If you have questions, contact your child's school and leave a detailed message.
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Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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Latest Information on the CoronaVirus and District Updates

Update, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Skills Training for HS Athletes/Report Cards/2020-2021 School Year
Skills training will begin on June 1 for high school students that participate in school sports.  We will be following the Responsible Restart Ohio for skills training for all sports created by Governor Dewine and Ohio Department of Health.  Click on the link below for more information on Responsible Restart Ohio, or you may contact our Athletic Director, Matt Colvin at [email protected].  We are in the process of working with our health department on restarting Summer Band/Performing Arts.  We are hoping to have more information later next week.  Report cards will be mailed out on June 1.  We would like to thank all the families for their help and support of the school.  We are excited about the start of the new school year with our students on August 24.  We realize there are a lot of unknowns at this time.  We will be prepared for all available options such as regular schedule, alternate days as well as remote learning.  We are also aware that some parents and guardians might not feel comfortable sending their child back to a regular schedule school day for a variety of reasons.  We will work with you and your child to provide remote learning.  We do not want to lose your child to online school or homeschooling without school support.  Currently, we have an online program for our high school students and will expand it for our elementary and middle school students.  We will continue to update communication weekly through our website and app.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the buildings or me personally by email [email protected] or 740-545-7639.
Click Here to view Governor Dewine's Responsible Restart Ohio on Skills Training for All Sports
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.  If no one answers, please leave a voicemail.
      Ridgewood Elementary School 740-545-5312
      Ridgewood Middle School 740-545-6335
      Ridgewood High School 740-545-6345
      Ridgewood Local Schools 740-545-7639 
Calendar of Events
      • RHS Prom:                                                              August 1 at RMS
      • RHS Musical:                                                          August 14-16 
      • RMS Musical:                                                         TBD
      • Students 1st day for '20-'21 school year        August 24
      • 8th grade DC trip:                                                **Spring 2021
      • RHS NY City trip:                                                  Spring 2021
Everything is subject to change.  We will reassess the calendar of events weekly. ** indicates a date change.
To view staff email addresses Click Here 
To review recent updates use the Click Here links below: 
May 22, 2020 8:00 Superintendent Update Click Here 
May 18, 2020 8:30 Superintendent Update Click Here  
May 11, 2020 8:30 Superintendent Update Click Here
May 1, 2020 3:30 Superintendent Update Click Here
To review older updates Click Here 
For additional information on this virus and how it affects our district and community 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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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. 


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If you do not have an e-mail, you can click here to create one.
For addition information please contact one of the following district staff:
Ms. Patti Rohr. EMIS Coordinator/Special Services Secretary, Dasl POC
ph. 740-545-5302
Ms. Shirley Smith, Director of Technology
ph. 740-545-7644

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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.

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Ridgewood Students in Grades k-6 Can Participate in Camp Invention Free This Summer!
Coshocton Camp Invention has created 4 STEM At-Home Kits with optional video support and thanks to the generous donations from Coshocton area corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals, children who live in Coshocton County or attend school in Coshocton County can participate in Camp Invention for free. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and you must call 800-968-4332 to register. You will receive 4 hands on activity kits delivered straight to your home. This program has the opportunity to connect on-line but is not required. The magic of exploration will happen when you receive the activities and supplies.  You will even get your very own take-apart robot with tools included! Register soon and participate in the fun! 
P-EBT Important Information About Your Child's School Meals
If you have a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade in your household who was receiving free or reduced-price meals while in school, your child is eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a result of the school closure. These benefits can be used to buy food items at grocery stores/retailers that accept the Ohio Direction Card (also referred to as an EBT card). Click Here for additional information on this program. 
Congratulations Boys 2020 Baseball Team!
Division III State Champions! 
Congratulations Boys 2020 Basketball Team!
District Champs for the first time in school history! Record: 24-2
Congratulations to Our Own Grace Gottwalt!
Grace, a Senior gymnast here at Ridgewood, placed 6th in the District Meet. Competition was fierce with 39 schools participating in the Central District. Grace also received All District Team honors and All Ohio Academics honors.  She will now advance to the State competition. Grace’s dedication to gymnastics is apparent.  With no one else at Ridgewood  interested in gymnatics, a team could not be formed. Grace then started working out with the Tri-Valley gymnastic team, but she continues to compete for Ridgewood.  Congratulations Grace! We couldn’t be prouder! 
Coshocton Youth Leadership
We are pround of our student members of the Coshocton Youth Leadership program. Their assignment was to Pay forward a monetary donation.  For additional information and photo's click the Read More button. 
Ridgewood Opposes Ed Choice Scholarship (Voucher) Program
 Ridgewood Superintendant Mike Masloski speaks out about the Ohio Government Ed Choice Scholarship (Voucher) Program
Our School Board on Monday, February 10th, passed a resolution opposing the state of Ohio EdCHOICE Scholarship (Voucher) Program.  This voucher program takes school tax money to pay for private school education.  I (Mike Masloski) plan on providing written and verbal testimony for the committee conference of the General Assembly.  I (Masloski) had the opportunity to voice our displeasure of this voucher program at a press conference at MVESC. This voucher program currently affects Ridgewood Elementary School.  In the press conference, I tell the story of RES.
Click Here to see the press conference. Scroll to the bottom of the WHIZ page to hear the entire 11 minute press conference.
Ridgewood Elementary School of Honor
Congratulations to our Ridgewood Elementary students and staff for earning the prestigious 2018-2019 High Progress School of Honor award.  
Our Own Kate Shivers Receives CORAS Award!
 Kate Shivers, head cook at the Elementary, has been awarded the 2020 Coalition of Rural and Appalacian Schools Support Staff Award for her dedication to the students, staff and community of the Ridgewood Local School District. Kate has been a Ridgewood District employee for 30 years.
The Award was presented at the CORAS Winter Meeting held at the Ohio University, Zanesville Branch on January 15, 2020.  Congatulations Kate! We couldn't be prouder!
Former Ridgewood Student-Athlete Leads NKU to the Horizon League Tournament Championship Title
 Laura Crawford, a graduate of Ridgewood attending Northern Kentucky, led NKU to the Horizon League Tournament Championship Title which earned them a bid in the Division 1 NCAA tournament against Michigan. Laura was named MVP of the Horizon League Tournament game. We are very proud of her and her team's accomplishments!
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