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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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Elementary School
225 West Union Avenue
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-5312: Phone
740-545-7015: Fax

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Ridgewood Teen Institute Program

The Ridgewood Teen Institute Program is a local program offering community service and participating in outreach programs. Michelle Stoffer has been the Teen Institute Program Director for over 10 years and considers the program important for both the community and the Juniors and Seniors who participate. She currently has 15 students engaged in the program. The Adopt-a-Pre-School Class is the first project the group has started this school year. This project lasts the entire school year and at least once a month the group will visit Mrs. Marquis’s pre-school class and help them work on various craft projects, or they may just spend time talking and playing with the kids in the pre-school class. Either way, fun is had by everyone! The group also organizes an Easter Egg Hunt in the spring for the pre-school class.  Coming soon will be the next project Teen Institute will take on – making about 25 fleece tie care blankets and at least 50 gift bags for patients at the Gabrail Cancer Center in Canton. They will then take the items up to the center around Christmas. During their visit, they sing Christmas carols and distribute the gifts. Michelle also likes to organize a couple projects throughout the year depending on community need. These have yet to be established. When asked about the program, Michelle states “It’s a good thing and we have great students!” which says it all!
 
School Board Member John Riebesell Elected to OSBA All-Ohio School Board

A longtime Coshocton County school board member has been honored with the Ohio School Boards Association's (OSBA) most esteemed award. John Riebesell, a Ridgewood Local Schools board member, was recognized as a 2021 All-Ohio School Board member on Nov. 7 during the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show. OSBA Chief Executive Officer Rick Lewis introduced All-Ohio School Board members during the First General Session of the 66th annual conference, Nov. 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
 
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. 
 
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The CoronaVirus
Kids, this comic is for you. To view the comic Click Here
 
30 Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health
We would like to share a matrix of 30 things you can do with your child. To view the matrix Click Here 
There's an app for Ridgewood Local Schools! image There's an app for Ridgewood Local Schools!

That’s right, you can 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 for most mobile devices! While on your mobile device search your App Store for Ridgewood Local School District app. It can be downloaded on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows device. With our new app, you can:

  • Keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements

  • Find out about events and activities

  • Contact teachers, staff and administration

  • Access school menus, our online gradebook system and more

  • Get important documents, picture galleries & other media

 
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. 
Superintendent's Message
Why we love Ridgewood? Our students, staff, families and community. I am so proud that we are part of such a wonderful community.  Our community outreach is second to none. Robin and I are blessed that we get to live in such a wonderful community. Our children attend an awesome school district and I get to work with the finest staff in the world. Thank You! 
Immunization Information
 
Parents of kindergarten students:
Please be sure that your child is up to date with their immunizations. You were given a list of the shots that your child needs at kindergarten registration. For your convenience, we are also providing the list below.

5-DPT
4-Polio
3-Hepatitis B
2-MMR
2-Varicella

If you have any questions please call our district nurse, Mrs. Bond RN, 740-545-5312 or email at  barb[email protected]

 
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