Dear Ridgewood Parents, Students, & New Enrollments!
Believe it or not we are half way through our summer break! Which means our halls will be filled with staff, students, & parents in just 7 weeks! I would like to Welcome our incoming 7th grade class of students & their families, along with giving a big SHOUT OUT to our 8th grade class!!! My hope is that all of you are enjoying the summer with your families on vacations, time together, ball games, and squeezing in some reading, writing, and math as well at times! Live life to the fullest the next few weeks, as the first day of school (August 17th) will be here before we know it!
Ridgewood Middle School has taken great pride in the fact we love our students & school community and have a drive for academic achievement and character development. One of the first things that comes to my mind when we talk about Ridgewood is “Family”, from our staff members to our students & parents we are a family and treat one another as family members. 16 years ago I started working at Ridgewood Middle School as a Diagnostician, served as an Assistant Principal at the Middle Schools and High Schools for 9 years prior to becoming the Principal at Ridgewood. Any time I have a chance to discuss Ridgewood, I always refer to my job & the people I work with each day (students, staff, and parents/guardians) as my extended family. We realize as a staff, we are responsible for ensuring your child receives the best educational opportunities, the most support in areas he/she needs to succeed, and encouraging your child to achieve the leadership potential we know he/she is capable of.
Communication – I sent an email home today, Friday July 25th regarding our change in release time for the 16-17 school year. Our hours will be 8am-3:05pm. Follow us on Twitter as well @RidgewoodMS
Please see these helpful links:
16-17 school year calendar, 16-17 Daily Schedule & our school supply list for 16-17. Supply list will also be available at the local Walmart & Target stores as well.
8/5 Schedules will be emailed to parents & available on Tyler.
8/8 Bulldog Back to School Bash (For Incoming 7th graders) 9am-11am @ Ridgewood
- 7th graders will get their schedules, a student planner, & will be assigned a locker, along with participating in games & teambuilding activities with incoming 7th graders.
- 8th graders may pick up schedules, a student planner, & will be assigned a locker from 12 noon – 3:00pm.
8/8 Meet the Case Manager Night for Special Needs Students & Parents 6:00pm-7:00pm
8/9 New Student Registration ONLY – this is ONLY for new students to the school district 8:00am- 3:30pm. Building is only open to students registering for school.
8/10 7th & 8th graders may pick up a schedule, a student planner, & be assigned a locker from 8:00am-3:00pm.
8/25 Open House 5:30pm-8:00pm.
I hope all of you continue to have a fantastic summer making lasting memories with family & friends. If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Jaime Cavato, Ed.S
Ridgewood Middle School
National School Of Character
Mr. Wideman's STEAM class has been selected as 1 of 5 national winners for Samsung's Solve For Tomorrow competition! As a winner, Ridgewood will receive $120,000 in Samsung technology! Congratulations to Mr. Wideman and his STEAM class for not only what they have done for RMS, but the community as well!
Watch the announcement video below!