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  • RIDGEFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SECOND QUESTION

    Regardless of your choice to support students or not, please do your homework before casting your vote on January 24, 2017 because the future of Ridgefield Public Schools and the children they serve lies in your hands. Please select the title or image to read the Superintendent's Q2 Update Letter and read the most recent and relevant facts. Please visit: www.ridgefieldschools.com/Q2.

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  • Mondo Reading Program Implementation

    At the Board of Education meeting on Janaury 5, 2017, Ms. Janet Seabold, Mrs. Anna Georgiou, and Mrs. Santina Alleyne presented information on the implementation of the new reading program that was adopted this year in grades K - 5, Mondo Bookshop. This reading program is aligned to the Reader's and Writer's Workshop Model of instruction as introduced through Columbia University. It is the final component of the English/Language Arts programming at the primary and elementary levels. The district previously invested in Being a Writer for the writing component and Recipe for Reading for word study. If you would like more information, please click on the image to the left:

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  • Technology Meets Tradition with New Learning Programs

    A program that educators call blended learning is changing the structure of Ridgefield classrooms where chalkboards, lab reports, and worksheets have given way to virtual lessons on laptop screens. The program integrates face-to-face instruction with Web-based learning and allows children to work at their own pace while teachers simultaneously receive progress reports. Click the image to access the Northjersey.com article and read more...

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  • Facebook: Ridgefield 07657

    We now have an official Ridgefield Public Schools Facebook page. You can access it by logging into Facebook and searching for Ridgefield 07657 or @ridgefield07657 (not to be confused with Beverly Hills 90210). The page is verified and fully functional. Ridgefield 07657 is dedicated to celebrating student, faculty, staff, school, and district success. It is a place to share our great work and our vision. Please connect, “Like" us, and configure us to appear regularly on your feed. Coming soon, RPS on Twitter…

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  • Recipe for Reading Presentation

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016, Ms. Janet Seabold, Mrs. Annette Farelli, and Ms. Lillian Pagano engaged the Board in a presentation about the Recipe for Reading program. Recipe for Reading is a phonics/word study program that is currently being implemented in grades K - 3. Recipe for Reading incorporates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques to teach and reinforce phonetic concepts, as researched in the Orton Gillingham method for word study. Please click on the image on the left for more information.

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Second Question

    Did you know that despite being burdened by rumor, hearsay and gossip, our district deals in facts? Those facts are… 1) Our schools operate within state-imposed budget caps. 2) Our personnel spending has been less than previous years. 3) Our administrative spending is below state-imposed caps. 4) Per the State of NJ, our district operates at an average deficit of $1.2 million. 5) The local school district has a major impact on home value. 6) We could not be more responsible to our taxpayers, but we could be more responsible to our students! We can soar for 75¢ a day. We think our students are worth it. We believe you do too. Vote on November 8, 2016. Click the image to read more...

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  • Fall Forums on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Please join the conversation at the Ridgefield Public Schools Fall Forums on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Ridgefield Memorial High School Auditorium. The Fall Forums will take place in two sessions, one at 3:30 PM and one at 7:00 PM on that same day. Each will run for approximately two hours. Parents, guardians, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend either or both sessions. Click the image to read more...

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Data Presentation 2015/2016

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Curriculum Department presented a presentation on Ridgefield Public School District testing data. The data that was presented included reports of the scores for all students who participated in the PARCC, NJASK Science in grades 4 and 8, NJ Biology Competency Test, the SAT, and our AP testing. The PARCC data was reported for students in grades 3 - 11 in English/Language Arts and grades 3 - 8 in math. Additionally PARCC scores were reported for end of course tests in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry at the high school level. Please click on the image to the left to read more.

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  • Ridgefield Students featured on the IMSE Online Journal

    The Ridgefield Public Schools are being featured on the Institute for Multi-sensory Education (IMSE) online journal for our work with word study in grades K - 3. Students are being exposed to the Orton Gillingham model for word study, which provides students with letter and word formation and identification through a multi-sensory approach. The teachers have been trained in this model for word study instruction throughout the past two school years and are implementing it in their classrooms. Please click on the picture to the left for the link to the video.

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  • Welcome Back Letter: State of the District and Q2 PPT

    As we make our way back to school today, I send you the warmest welcome and the best of luck on what should prove to be an incredibly successful school year... During these past two years, I have engaged Ridgefield’s constituent groups in work to ensure all that I reference in the abovementioned paragraph. Starting with a strategic plan... Our work is good, but it cannot be great without having the additional resources that so many other school systems have—resources that our students deserve... Click the image to read more...

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  • Final 2016-2017 Budget Presentation

    At the April 28, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Frank Romano and Mr. Richard Guarini facilitated the Final Budget Hearing and made the Final Budget Presentation. In addition to the PowerPoint Presentation, Dr. Romano and Mr. Guarini included the following supplemental documents: 1) Annotated Budget Proposal - Final, 2) State Defined Advertised Appropriations, and 3) A Rationale for Second Question Funding. Click the image to read more and select links to the referenced docs and tune into the meeting podcast.

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  • Ridgefield's Recognition Award Recipients for 2016

    Congratulations to this year’s Bergen County Teacher/ Educational Services Professional Recognition Award recipients: Ms. Erica Donato for Shaler Academy, Ms. Maida Weisman for Bergen Boulevard School, Ms. Laura Ballerini for Slocum Skewes School, and Mr. Joseph Skunca for Ridgefield Memorial High School. This year’s recipients comprise a mix of three teachers, and one education service professional (School Social Worker/Student Assistance Coordinator). We are so proud of those who educate and support our students, faculty, and staff in a variety of wonderful ways. They will be formally recognized at the first May Board of Education meeting and at a County Luncheon held at the Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. Click the image to read more...

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  • Community Service Presentation

    At the March 24th Board of Education meeting, Mrs. Lauretta Thrower and Mr. Joseph Skunca provided a presentation regarding the improvements and modifications that have been created regarding the high school community service program. Seniors are required to complete 50 hours of community service as a requirement of graduation. The program has been expanded to include a classroom component and field trip experiences.To read more about the program, please click on the image....

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  • Response to Intervention Update

    At the April 7, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Ms. Janet Seabold, Ms. Charlotte Weeks, Mrs. Dawn Mazzola, and Mrs. Theresa Serafimov presented an update on the second year of the implementation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) program. In the second year, the program expanded to include grades K - 2. RTI is an intervention program that assists students who are struggling in the areas of ELA and Math within the regular classroom. To read more, please click on the image to the left....

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  • Inegrated Studies Proposal

    At the Board of Education meeting on March 24, 2016, Ms. Janet Seabold, Dr. Tamika DePass, Mr. Ted Siegel, and Mrs. Jennifer Lambert presented a proposal for integrated studies. Integrated studies involves bringing together traditionally separate subjects so students can grasp a more authentic understanding of broader concepts. The new integrated studies class at RMHS will be entitled Integrated Humanities. To learn more about integrated studies, click on the image...

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  • Research Protocol Presentation

    Mrs. Theresa Petrov and Ms. Janet Seabold presented the updates in the provision of library/media services for the Ridgefield School District using the new Research Protocol Curriculum. Under this new curriculum and program, students receive education on information technology from the library/media specialist in coordination with the classroom teacher. Students participate in a research project that aligns to the grade level or subject matter curriculum. The students have received education on using Google classroom, effective researching, and oral presentation skills. Please click the image for more information....

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Data Presentation: Part II

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the Curriculum Department presented Part II of a two part presentation on Ridgefield Public School District testing data. The data that was presented included reports of the scores for all students who participated in the PARCC testing in the Spring of 2015. The data was reported for students in grades 3 - 11 in English/Language Arts and grades 3 - 8 in math. Additionally PARCC scores were reported for end of course tests in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry at the high school level. The current data from Ridgefield students was compared to students from throughout the state of New Jersey and all students who participated in the PARCC testing administration last spring. To read more, please click on the image on the left.

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  • Understanding the PARCC Score Report for Parents

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 12th and 13th at both RMHS and Slocum Skewes, parents were invited to a presentation to better understand the way to read and interpret the PARCC score reports that they received earlier in the month. The presentation discussed the meaning of the student score, student scores compared to others both in the district and in the state, and the way in which the report demonstrated student strengths and weaknesses. If you would like more information on the score reports, please click on the picture...

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  • Next Generation Science Standards

    At the Board of Education meeting on January 7, 2016, Mr. Zunick, Science Department Chairperson and Ms. Janet Seabold, Curriculum Director presented the Next Generation Science Standards. These are new science guidelines that will better prepare students for the 21st century as they address science in practice. The standards will provide students with opportunities to more deeply explore the various areas of science and put them into practice through experimentation, engineering, math, and writing. Please click on the image to read more....

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  • New Year Message re: State of the District

    As we continue on our quest to move our schools from good to great, our journey into 2016 is most critical. During these past eighteen months, we have done our absolute best with our limited resources to improve our school system in the areas of facilities; long-range planning; curriculum, instruction and assessment; technology integration; safety and security; and community relations. Again, I encourage you to read my September 9, 2015 State of the District Update. That will allow you to appreciate how incredibly successful we’ve been in all areas when I tell you that we are right on track. It will instill hope and confidence as I share with you now that we have a ways to go. Ultimately, it should encourage you to commit to the significant investment that we need to make in our schools. Click the image to read more...

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