***IMPORTANT NEWS***
Attention parents and community!!
 
School will be closed through Friday, May 1.
 
Beginning April 6-9 students should be working on Blizzard Bags 9.  
Do your best to complete the lessons.  Parents and students DO NOT stress about the assignments. We will be providing information at a later date about returning student assignments to the school. If you have questions, contact your child's school and leave a detailed message.
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Ridgewood
Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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Latest Information on the CoronaVirus and District Updates

Update, April 3, 2020 at 10:45 a.m.

Food Service---Coronavirus
Ridgewood Local School District served over 870 students on Thursday, April 2.  Our staff enjoyed the opportunity to see so many student smiles.  It was truly priceless.  We will continue to serve student meals on the following date and times:  

Tuesday, April 7:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at RMS as well as our p.m. bus routes.

Students do NOT have to be present to receive student meals.  The Federal government waived that requirement. We ask that someone to be at your stop at the p.m. drop off time to receive a student meal. Please do not enter the bus.  You need to remain at the designated place of safety. Please be flexible within 10 minutes of the stop times. Those using RMS curbside service need to remain in the vehicle to receive the meal.  If you are able, please pop your trunk and we will place it in there.  If not we will place it in the passenger front seat.  Please do not have anyone in that seat.  Again these meals are free and students will receive a breakfast and lunch at the same time. We can serve any child from birth to 18 years of age from any district. We are willing to serve children meals that are at babysitters or daycares. If you are not along a bus route and unable to make it to Ridgewood Middle School, please contact Michelle Stoffer at [email protected] or 740-545-5301 for delivery service. If your child has any dietary needs, please contact Michelle Stoffer.

Blizzard Bags/All Call/Weekly Lessons
Students will complete Blizzard bags 9 for the week of April 6---10. 

RES teachers and Intervention Specialist will be using the ALL Call phone system once or twice this week.

We will be mailing a Weekly lesson form to all our students for the week of April 13---17 and April 20---24.  The weekly lesson form will have assignments that students may complete online or non-online.  We encourage those families that have online capabilities for your child to complete the online assignments and those that do not have internet complete the non-online assignments.  We will not be collecting any paper copies of student work at this time.  Please keep these materials in a safe place.  The weekly lesson form will have a section where the parent/guardian can sign to verify their child has completed the activities to the best of their ability.   We would like the parent/guardian to email it back to your child’s first period teacher.  If you are unable to email it back to the school, you may call your child’s school building and leave a message with the following information:  child’s name, child’s grade, parent/guardian name and statement indicating my child has completed the weekly lesson for the week of April 13 and 20.

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
 
Calendar of Events
      • Graduation: May 17
      • RHS Musical: May 29---31
      • RHS Prom: June 7 at RMS
      • RMS Musical: June 6-8
      • 8th grade DC trip: Sept. 21---23
      • RHS NY City trip: Spring 2021

Everything is subject to change.  We will reassess the calendar of events on May 1.
 
To view staff email addresses Click Here 
 
To review recent updates use the Click Here links below: 
March 26, 2020 10:45 Superintendent Update Click Here
March 23, 2020 8:00 Superintendent Update  Click Here
March 20, 2020 11:00 Superintendent Update Click Here 
March 17, 2020 11:35 Superintendent Update Click Here 
March 15, 2020 5:42 Superintendent Update Click Here
March 15, 2020 5:00 Update- Letter from the Coshocton County Health Department Click Here  
March 13, 2020 2:18 Superintendent Update Click Here 
March 12, 2020 3:24 Superintendent Update Click Here
 
For additional information on this virus and how it affects our district and community Click Here. 

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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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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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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!
 
 
Our Elementary Teachers Present at the OCalicon 2019 Conference!
 
 
Our elementary teachers were honored by being  asked to present at the OCalicon 2019 Conference held in Columbus, Ohio November 20 – 22. This year’s conference featured Inclusive Education. Ms. Carolyn Wilson, Ms. Heather Kinsey, Ms. Brandalyn Regula and Ms. Jamie Davis presented “An Inclusive Team Approach: Utilizing Targeted Interventions for Student Success”. The presentation demonstrated how our district utilizes a pre-school approach to assess all areas of childhood development. The presentation focused on a case study to demonstrate how the needs of the whole child are addressed. Using the Underlying Characteristic Checklist and the Comprehensive Autism Planning System, we create strategies that allow children to be successful. 
 
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. 
Calamity Day Procedure Letter from Mr. Masloski
November 18, 2019
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
I hope the school year is going well with you and your child. I am writing this letter to review Calamity Day (Snow Day) procedures, Plan for Alternative Make-up (Blizzard Bags) of Calamity Days and School Make Up Days.
 
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