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  • Referendum Project

    With phase one complete, we are now set to start construction on phase two. Work will begin very shortly at RHS (Electrical and Fire Alarm Upgrades), Smith (Performing Arts Addition and Science Lab Renovations) and the kindergarten additions at both Hubbard and Tisdale. The Fitness Center, Cadlab and Woodshop renovations at RHS will start later this Fall. Click headline for more information.

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  • RHS Preschool On-line Applications Available

    As part of the experiences for Ramsey High School students enrolled in the Child Development Class, Ramsey and Saddle River preschool age children are invited to participate in a preschool program that is supervised by Ramsey High School students and the Child Development teaching staff. Registration forms for the October 2020 preschool class are available on-line in both English and Spanish versions. Click headline for more information.

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  • Dater PTO - Ramsey Strong, Supporting True Heros

    Ramsey is joining other communities that are coming together to support both local restaurants and also feed front line health care workers. We are asking for donations that will allow us to order meals from the local restaurants and deliver them to the staff working the front lines in the area hospitals. We are currently working with Valley Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. In addition, we will also support the foundations that support the hospitals. Click headline for more information:

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  • Bond Referendum Update

    Our first phase of the referendum construction project is complete! The facilities upgrades look great and are already having a positive impact on our educational programs, security, and efficiency. We have been busy planning the next phase which will start this Spring, including the new full-day kindergarten additions. Each school will communicate on an individual basis any information concerning the impact of construction at each site. Please click the headline to view completed and upcoming referendum projects.

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  • RHS Child Development Program Seeking Preschool Aged Children - registration begins March 6th!

    As part of the experiences for Ramsey High School students enrolled in the Child Development Class, Ramsey and Saddle River preschool age children are invited to participate in a preschool program that is supervised by the Child Development teaching staff and the RHS students. This experience allows the high school students to gain hands on experience working with young children. Registration forms for the October 2020 preschool class will be available at the High School General Office and will also be available on the preschool website, https://sites.google.com/ramsey.k12.nj.us/rhspreschool starting March 6th . The class for preschoolers meets three mornings a week, usually Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for approximately 2½ hours each day. Click headline for more information.

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  • Board of Education Recognition Month

    The Ramsey Board of Education called on citizens to continue working together to advance the education of all students, as it recognized the contributions of colleagues throughout the state during School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey. “The Ramsey Board of Education embraces the goal of high-quality education for all New Jersey public school students,” read a resolution adopted by the board. “New Jersey and especially the Ramsey School District can take pride in its schools, which ranks among the nation’s best.” In Ramsey, we are particularly proud of our Profile of a Ramsey Graduate initiative, which aims to prepare all students for success in the 21st century by focusing on key competencies. Click headline for more information.

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  • Seal of Biliteracy Results by Andrew Matteo & Karen Vander Leest

    We are proud to share that 34 Ramsey High School students have satisfied the requirement to earn the New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy. The New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating high school seniors who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more world languages in addition to English. In addition to honoring the multiple cultures and languages of our community, the Seal provides evidence of linguistic skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. Click headline for more information.

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  • Ramsey Parent Academy - 2/5/20 - Supporting Our LGBTQ Community

    We hope you can attend our #RamseyParentAcademy on Wednesday, Feb. 5, which will focus on talking about LGBTQ+ issues and ways to support that community. ALL parents and friends are welcome: those who are involved in the LGBTQ+ community, those who want to show support, and those who want to be better informed as these issues become part of their social or professional spheres. Click headline for more information.

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  • Rams S.T.E.P. for Success: Student Transition Education Program

    On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, Miss Diakos and her students made a presentation to the Ramsey Board of Education regarding the Student Transition Education Program (S.T.E.P) at Ramsey High School. As part of their presentation they showed a video that gave everyone insight into their daily experience at Ramsey High School. As a district, we are beyond proud of these students and this program. I encourage you to take the 10 minutes to watch the video. It will be sure to put a smile on your face! Click headline for video.

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  • Happy Holidays from BOE President Laura Behrmann

    There is a lot to be proud of this past year – our students and staff have achieved noteworthy milestones in academics, athletics and community building. For example, the community overwhelmingly supported both the facilities referendum AND the kindergarten budget question; a faculty member garnered a national accolade with the Milken Educator Award; our middle and high school band and chorus earned unparalleled success in regional and state competitions; over 80% of high school students participated in sports - we captured 5 league, 2 county, and 1 state sectional championships; over 100 RHS students participated in the World Challenge; our Stigma-Free and focus on mental health continues to make a positive difference in the community. Click headline for more.

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  • One Book One Community: Enough as She Is

    The next Parent Academy will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Smith School Cafeteria at 7:30 PM. From the New York Times bestselling author of Odd Girl Out, a deeply urgent book that gives adults the tools to help girls in high school and college reject "supergirl" pressure, overcome a toxic stress culture, and become resilient adults with healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

    Kindergarten registration applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year are now available. To be eligible for Kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2020. Click above for important dates related to the registration process and the pre-registration link.

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  • Preschool Registration for 2020 - 2021

    Registration applications for the tuition based Integrated Preschool Program for the 2020 - 2021 school year are now available. To be eligible for Preschool, general education students must be 4 years old on or before October 1, 2020. All children enrolled in the program will attend for 5 1/2 hours five days a week. Click above for important dates related to the preschool registration process and the pre-registration link.

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  • It's Official! Thank You, Ramsey

    The certified results are in: 2,794 in favor and 1,661 opposed to the proposal. We had close to 63% approval! Thank you! Your support at the polls means we can meet a long-standing goal to expand to All-Day, Everyday Kindergarten, and we are committed to doing that in Fall 2020. The supportive result of the vote is yet another outside validation of the great things we are doing inside our schools. Ramsey Schools continue to shine in our academic classrooms, on the athletic fields, on the big stages, and even 15,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains! This is why #RamseySchools are the pride of our community.

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  • Dec. 4 - Ramsey Parent Academy: Suicide The Ripple Effect

    To help continue our focus on mental health and to draw attention to the issue of suicide, we are hosting a special screening of the new inspirational documentary Suicide The Ripple Effect, which will be followed by an engaging discussion on the topic. This event is scheduled for December 4, 2019, Ramsey High School, starting at 7:30 PM. The film carries a message of hope and healing. We strongly encourage you to bring your children ages 10+. There is no cost.

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  • Why Full Day Kindergarten?

    You may be asking yourself, "If our kindergarten teachers cover all of the required standards already in the half-day program, then why do we need all-day kindergarten?" Click to learn more.

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  • All-Day Kindergarten

    With continued voter support, Ramsey School District could begin All-Day Kindergarten in the Fall 2020. The plan for All-Day Kindergarten started several years ago as a citizen-driven discussion of Ramsey School District goals. Some of those goals were addressed with the 2018 bond proposal that won strong voter approval: updated science facilities, dedicated space for the arts, long-term maintenance and security measures. That bond proposal included building the added space that would accommodate an All-Day Kindergarten expansion, but operating funds are needed to cover program staffing and other costs. Voter approval on Nov. 5, 2019 of the proposed operating budget would give us the green light to move forward with All-Day Kindergarten.

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  • NJSLA

    Individual Score Reports with the results of the 2019 state standardized tests were mailed to parents of current 4th-11th grade students recently. These reports included results of the New Jersey Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The NJSLA takes the place of PARCC, which had been administered in New Jersey from 2014-2018. These Individual Score Reports include charts and graphics that show you how well your student is performing in relation to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and how your student’s performance compares to other students in his or her school, district and state. Click headline for more information.

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  • #RamseyParentAcademies

    Sports Injuries & Pain: Facts About Opioids and Alternative Pain Management Solutions Wednesday, October 2, 2019, RHS Auditorium, 7:30 PM A panel of subject matter experts will discuss trends in the opioid crisis and alternative ways to manage pain through positive mental health, physical therapy, and other modalities that limit the use of prescription medications. ***Sponsored by the Ramsey Municipal Alliance***

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  • Rising Rams

    We launched our Rising Rams initiative to reach and engage families of children ages 0 to 4 who are looking forward to the day they’ll step into our schools as students. If you’re a parent of an infant or preschooler – a Rising Ram - please help us connect with you, and tailor information to meet your needs by answering a 3-minute survey. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and look for us at Ramsey Day! If you have more than one Rising Ram, please fill out a separate survey! Click headline for survey.

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