Welcome to Ridgefield Park School District

Our mission is to offer students educational opportunities that will foster lifelong
learning and enable them to function politically, economically, and socially in a
democratic society. Students will be assisted in becoming self-respecting individuals
who reach their greatest potential. They will learn to act fairly in relationships with
others, solve problems using effective methods, and think critically and independently.

Constant improvement of the educational program will focus on all students
achieving the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at their respective grade
levels. By providing essential resources and working with home and community, we
will help students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to enter the work
force or pursue higher education, and to become responsible global citizens.

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UPDATED: October 16, 2020





·   The USDArecently announced that School Meals are FREE for Every Student 18 and younger,
through June 30, 2021.

·      Beginning Monday, October 19, 2020, Frozen Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed to all Remote Ridgefield Park Public School students, 18 and younger, Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm, at the rear of the Jr./Sr. High School. Those students that attend school In-Person will also be served Frozen Grab & Go meals at the end of the instructional day. The district has switched to the Frozen Meals option so that a safer temperature control can be maintained from the time the meals are handed to students to the time they arrive home. This option also helps to maintain the temperature of the fruit and milk that accompany the bagged meals.

·      The Free/Reduced Lunch Application process remains open for the 2020-2021 school year.  It is important that families submit an application since other State/Federal benefits are based on Free/Reduced Lunch status.  Families are urged to utilize our new online portal.  Please proceed to Genesis' Parent Portal to access the online Lunch Application.   

·   Paper applications will still be accepted.  Please visit the following link which contains information on how families can apply or reapply for Free & Reduced Lunch benefits. Link to instructions and forms


Please email kthompson@rpschools.net with any questions you may have.




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New Jersey’s School Performance Reports provide families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance. The performance reports offer valuable information across many elements, including school wide academic achievement and progress, demographics, school climate, chronic absenteeism, and college and career readiness.


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Online Registration 2020-2021 School Year



2020-2021 User Friendly Budget



Please visit Dr. Bender's new RP website


Superintendent's Important School Message Update of 3/13


Superintendent's Letter to Parents, Guardians &
School Community of 3/12
Re: Effective at 3pm Friday March 13, 2020 Ridgefield Park
Public Schools will be closed for 2 weeks at a minimum


Superintendent's Letter to Parents & Guardians of 3/9
Re: No School for Students - Wednesday March 11, 2020


Superintendent's Letter to Parents
Re: Coronavirus Health Update of March 6, 2020



Elks PEER Leadership 2020



2020 Spelling Bee


2020 Sportsmanship recognition 


Board of Education 2020 Board Committees


2019-2019 Lunch Application




HonorThe Ridgefield Park School District has been named to the College Board’s 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success 
Click here for more info

   Seal of Biliteracy

Ridgefield Park Jr-Sr High School joined the Seal of Bi-literacy program

NJ Performance      

District Earns Designation As “High Performing School District”!


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