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Posted 10/18/2016 12:05PM

Ramapo Indian Hills 2017-18 University Program Open House

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ramapo High School Auditorium

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Ramapo Indian Hills University Program Open House will take place at Ramapo High School on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The evening will begin at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium and will provide an overview of the UP programs offered in the RIH District, as well as a tutorial on the application process. You will also have the opportunity to speak with a few of the current University Program students.

Don't miss this chance to learn about these Honor-Level four-year Academic Programs that provide for a unique high school experience. The RIH UP team is looking forward to meeting you on November 1st!

Posted 10/24/2016 09:00AM


On Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th, Ramapo High School will be conducting their mandatory bus emergency evacuation drills in the front of the school from 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM. As such, we expect some impact on the morning traffic flow and student drop off area. Please plan accordingly and allow extra travel time on these two days.

As a general rule, drivers need to practice courtesy, responsibility and patience. Please be mindful of pedestrians.

Ways to ease congestion:

  • Allow buses the right of way and access to the drop-off/pick-up areas first
  • Keep the traffic moving as much as possible
  • Please drive as far forward as you can towards the gymnasium entrance doors when dropping off in the morning
  • Pull up close, but at a safe distance to the car in front of you
  • Do not cut in line, pass other cars, or take short cuts
  • Do not leave your car in the drop off area while you go into the school. If you need to go into the school, please park in a designated visitor parking space
  • In an effort to limit traffic and increase pedestrian safety, dropping off in the student designated parking lot is strictly prohibited
  • If you have to wait in a no parking zone, stay to the right, close to the yellow curb, and do not leave your car unattended
  • When picking up at dismissal, do not idle / wait in the pedestrian crosswalk or near fire hydrants

Thank you – Travis Smith, Principal

Posted 10/18/2016 09:35AM

The Ramapo Indian Hills High School District held a District Financial Aid Night for parents and students on Monday October 17th in the Indian Hills High School Auditorium. Kimber Decker, a representative from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, presented information on the FAFSA and college funding sources. The presentation and a copy of the FAFSA is available for download.

Posted 09/30/2016 05:47PM




131 Yawpo Avenue

Oakland, New Jersey 07436

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT in accordance with the provision of Chapter 231, Laws of 1975, the "Open Public Meetings Act", notice is hereby given that the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District Board of Education shall hold a Public and Executive Meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016, at 7 P.M. to discuss the terms and conditions of employment of the District Foreman. The meeting will take place at the Board of Education Office, District Conference Room, 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, New Jersey. Action shall be taken.

Posted 09/30/2016 03:00PM

Although it is difficult to think about snow and ice right now during these pleasant autumn days, we do need to prepare for the possibility of a school closing due to inclement weather.

New for the 2016 – 2017 school year, Ramapo Indian Hills will be using SchoolMessenger for notifying the FLOW community of emergency notifications such as school closing information or other urgent news (delayed openings, early dismissals, graduation venue changes, etc.). Messages are delivered by phone, email, and/or text. The SchoolMessenger Notification system allows us to sync directly with the Guardian contact information in Genesis. This means you will not need to log into two separate systems in order to manage your contact information.

We will test our SchoolMessenger Alert system in the early evening of Thursday, October 13th. Please make sure to log into Genesis Parent Access and update your Guardian contact information. Please do so as soon as possible by following these steps:

1. Login to parent access

2. Click on the Contacts tab

3. Update current Guardian contact information. *

* If a Guardian is missing and needs to be added or is listed as an Emergency contact, please email your school Guidance Department at:

Please note only the home and cell phone will be contacted for both Guardian 1 and Guardian 2. Guardian work numbers as well as Emergency Contacts will not be contacted.

Text Messages:

You will need to register your cell phone with SchoolMessenger in order to receive text messages from Ramapo Indian Hills. On the night of the test call you will receive a test text message that says:

"Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt".

You will need to reply Y in order to get future texts. If you do not reply you will not get any text messages.

Our test will be more effective because you will know definitively whether you have received our test message at each of the numbers and/or email addresses you provided.

Questions? Please contact us at csd@rih.org.

Posted 09/22/2016 08:38PM

For 8th grade parents whose child has an IEP

Parents can attend either session


Ramapo High School

Little Theater

7 PM-8PM

December 5, 2016

RSVP dpellegrino@rih.org


Indian Hills High School



January 5, 2017

RSVP thargadon@rih.org

Posted 08/31/2016 12:35PM

August 31, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! It is hard to believe that our warm, sunny summer days are behind us and we are gearing up for the new year. Our two high schools will share nearly identical enrollment levels with Ramapo at 1133 students and Indian Hills at 1145 students. The freshmen at both schools have had freshmen orientation and we hope are a little more acquainted with our facilities and expectations. The senior ambassadors always do an outstanding job of supporting the incoming students and we all appreciate their tremendous efforts.

As we begin the new year, I would like to bring to your attention a couple of administrative changes at Ramapo High School. As you may recall, Dr. Moore left us at the end of last school year and Mr. Travis Smith has taken over as Principal of Ramapo. He certainly hit the ground running on July 1 and many of you may have already met Mr. Smith. Additionally, during the summer, Mr. Dan VanderMolen left us mid- August to become a middle school principal in Mahwah. We wish Dan all the best as he begins his journey as a Principal. Mr. Michael Mancino has begun at Ramapo as our new Assistant Principal and I look forward to our students and parents getting to know Mr. Mancino. Also, Mrs. Arlene DiFiore, Guidance Supervisor, decided to retire from public school education and take on a position in counseling at nearby St. Joseph High School in Montvale. We wish Mrs. DiFiore the best as she begins her retirement with a new position!! Many thanks to Mrs. DiFiore for all of her support while at Ramapo. Mrs. Jennifer Perry has been selected as the next Supervisor of Guidance at Ramapo and I am sure she will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team in the District. I am very confident that Mr. Travis Smith, Mr. Michael Mancino and Mrs. Jennifer Perry will be tremendous assets to our District and you will be very happy as you get to know each of them.

Just a couple reminders as we begin our year together. First and foremost, we are all role models for students. As administrators, teachers, support staff, coaches and of course parents, our children are watching every move we make. A very high priority for us will be to continue to build an environment of respect. Whether it is through social media, speaking on a cell phone while in the car with students, text messaging, emailing, etc., we are all continually role modeling for our children. If you ever have a concern, please contact the teacher or coach/advisor first to attempt to have the problem addressed. We are all here to try to resolve any issues or problems you or your child may have. Most often, a quick phone call or email to the teacher or coach is the best avenue to begin to find a solution.

We are very excited about a couple new initiatives in the District this year. During the summer, a new bike trail was cleared at both high schools, approximately a one-mile loop, and mountain biking will become part of our Physical Education Curriculum for this school year. Our Physical Education Curriculum continues to build upon lifetime skills, fitness and nutrition. Additionally, we have added several Syracuse University courses to our curriculum through which students will receive both high school and college credit. Our Pathway Programs continue to grow and of course, our University Programs continue to provide students with particular interests, very focused educational opportunities.

The 2016-17 school year looks to be a very exciting time for our athletic programs, drama, music programs, and many clubs. As you know, our athletes, musicians, drama performers, academic team competitors keep us busy and entertained day in and day out through the year. I would like to thank all of the parents and families for the outstanding support of our students in all of their various talents. Many of these activities require the commitment of the entire family in order to get students to and from practices, lessons, games, matches, competitions etc. Without the amazing support and dedication of parents, much of this would not be possible.

As we now move into our new school year, I welcome our incoming 9th grade families to the District and welcome everyone else back for another wonderful year. We are so blessed to have a support structure in place where our children are nurtured by caring families and taught by outstanding teachers.

Please get involved in your high school parent-teacher organization, the PTSO or the APTS. Both of these organizations do a great job at providing you with information as well as supporting the work of our schools.

High school is an exciting time for families. Enjoy every minute because before you can blink your eyes, your children will be off to college, university, work or the military.

I look forward to a wonderful year supporting the needs of students and families in our communities! Best of luck!

Best regards,

Beverly Mackay

Superintendent of SchoolsSuperintendent's Welcome Back

Posted 08/26/2016 12:19PM

Returning upperclassmen (Grade 10-12) may pick up their laptops before school starts once the insurance premium have been paid. However, both the parent and student MUST sign the AUP / Laptop agreement forms by mid September. This yearly agreement will be sent out by September 4th, 2016.

Insurance is paid via MySchoolBucks. This is the same process as last year.


  • Monday (August 29): 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday (August 30): 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday (August 31): 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday (September 1): 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM / 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday (September 6): 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


  • Monday (August 29): 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday (August 30): 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday (August 31): 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday (September 1): 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM / 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday (September 6): 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Date/time subject to change due to the various construction projects around the schools. Please check the District website for the latest update.

All outstanding fines / fees must be paid in full.

Additional pickup dates/times will be announced once school starts.

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