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301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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517 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6335: Phone
740-545-5300: Fax

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Calamity Days (Snow Days) 2023-24

Calamity Days (Snow Days)

Our decision to close school due to weather is based solely on the safety of our students and staff. We utilize data from multiple sources such as weather reports, local and state road conditions as well as contact with area school superintendents when closing school.  

We will use a variety of communication avenues when delaying or closing. We will post closings and delays on our school district app as well as our website www.ridgewood.k12.oh.us.  We will also utilize our call system. School closings and/ or delays will be notified if possible the prior evening or by 5:30 a.m. It is important to update any changes to your phone with our Central Office at 545-6354. In addition, closing and delays will be reported to the following radio stations WTNS, WTUZ, WJER and television stations WHIZ, NBC4, 10WBNS and ABC6/Fox.

Students will have calamity day for Snow Days 1-8. We will utilize Online Learning Plans (Blizzard bags with Zoom meetings) on snow day 9, 10 and 11.  Online Learning Plans information/assignments will be sent home with your child or may be found on the district website. Teachers will be available via email and Zoom meeting on Online Learning Plan days during normal school hours. More information will be available on our website.

Students will have calamity day for Snow Days 12-15. We will begin to make up calamity days on Snow Day 16, 17, and 18.  Snow Day 16 will be student in person day on March 28. Snow Day 17 will be in student  in person day on May 23. Snow Day 18 will be a student in person day on May 24. 

Space Camp 2023

Ridgewood Students in Grades 6-8 attended Space Camp in Alabama the week of Oct. 9th thru Oct. 13th.
Our Support Dog Luna MEET LUNA!
 Luna is a registered Emotional Support Dog through USA Service Dogs. Luna is up-to-date with current vaccinations and immunizations from a local vet. She will be working with our students primarily at the elementary and middle school here at Ridgewood. Our vision for Luna is to offer social, emotional, cognitive, and health benefits for our students and staff. Luna will be available to provide support and comfort. If  there are any medical concerns we need to be aware of, please call the office or school nurse at (740) 545-6354.


Change for Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program
Ohio Budget Authorizes Reduced Price Meal Reimbursement: The State of Ohio FY24-FY25 biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of providing no-cost breakfast and no-cost lunch to students qualifying for reduced-price meals. Starting in school year 2023-2024, participants in the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program will provide a breakfast and lunch at no cost to each student eligible for a reduced-price breakfast or lunch. You must fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application for 2023-24 to qualify. The application is available Online Here or a paper application is available in each school office.  Online Instructions Here. Breakfast for all students will remain free for the 2023-24 school year. 2023-24 Lunch Prices: K - 3 $2.75, Grades 4-12 $3.00, Adult $4.15 (without milk), Reduced Lunch No Charge, Milk $.50, K-12 Breakfast No Charge, Adult Breakfast $2.70 (without milk) , Reduced Breakfast No Charge. If you need assistance please call Michelle Stoffer at 740-545-5301 or email Michelle at [email protected].
The RMS Drama Club and Beyond the Bell will be performing Lion King, Jr. in the high school auditorium this weekend beginning on Friday April 28 and running through Sunday April 30.  Evening performances will take place on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 P.M.  The final performance will be on Sunday at 2:00 P.M.  Each show is a DONATION ONLY at the door... no tickets needed! All are welcome to come watch our middle school students perform! Hope to see you there!
The Middle School Chese Club completed their Winter Tournament. Here are the winners.
6th and 7th Grade Winners (from left to right): 5th Place Grady Alan, 3rd Place Bradley Cottrell, Champion Javyn Gress, 2nd Place Noah Smoulder, 4th Place Kendel Myers and 6th Place Jacob Blackwell.

4th and 5th Grade Winner (from left to right): 4th Place Aydan Cottrell, 3rd Place Bently Ruby, 2nd Place Alister Chippeta, Champion Jackson Grimmitt.
OhioTT Continues Expansion of Highspeed Wireless Broadband Internet Access into District Areas
OhioTT is now providing highspeed wireless broadband to the West Lafayette/Fresno area. Plans range in price from $29 a month up to 25Mbps, $49 a month up to 50Mbps and $79 a month up to 100Mbps. However, OhioTT is offering 50% off in eligible service areas on any plan initiated by December 31, 2022. This 50% off pricing, $14.50 a month up to 25Mbps, $24.50 a month up to 50Mbps and $39.50 a month up to 100Mbps will run through 2023. OhioTT is urging all Coshocton County residents to check address availability and join the waitlist HERE. Each time an address is entered in the waitlist, a red dot appears near that address on an internal OhioTT map. This map is used for installation scheduling. A cluster of red dots will trigger an urgent need for service so spread the word to your neighbors. For additional information call OhioTT at (833)464-4688. There is also a $30.00 Federal Credit available through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for eligible households. Click HERE to see if you qualify.
SEL programs help youth and adults learn and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to enrich their personal and academic lives. Studies have shown that social-emotional programs increase academic performance, attendance, behavior and post-secondary success. Satchel Pulse is an easy-to-use survey with 25 simple questions. Students use the survey to rate their self-awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship, and responsible decision making skills. This helps us learn how to best support students’ ongoing development. For more information on Social-Emotional Learning visit the ODE Website. For a concise description of skills taught in SEL programs visit the National University Website. For information from Sachel Pulse and Teachercentric visit the Satchel Pulse Website. If you have any questions please contact you student's school counselor.
Stadium Block R Foundation Wall Extended
Bice Masonary did a beautiful job extending the Stadium Block R Wall adding 'RIDGEWOOD' to the already standing 'GENERALS' wall. A big THANK YOU to Bill and the late Carolyn Gorscak as well as the Block R Foundation and Bice Masonary for making it happen!
Information on 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.
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