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Posted 10/20/2014 04:00PM

October 20, 2014

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

I write to you because we need your help. Over the last two weekends, we have had three students taken by ambulance from our football games, intoxicated to the point of needing emergency medical attention.Unfortunately, this culture of drinking and partying prior to school events is not just a problem facing our school district, but a problem facing school districts all over the county, state and nation.However, my primary concern is OUR district and the safety of OUR students, parents and community members who attend OUR games and other school events and activities.

Underage student drinking is against the law.Any student found to be under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances will be subject to both school and legal consequences.While these penalties may hurt, they are minimal when compared to the more serious consequences of alcohol use and abuse by minors.As a community, we must be vigilant about the dangerous behaviors in which our children are taking part.

As a reminder, alcohol consumption on school property by anyone of any age is also against the law (Title 2C:33-16.)Parents and friends may not engage in any type of tailgating or partying on school property, including our parking lots, if there is alcohol being consumed and/or served.Under no circumstance may any individual or community group consume or serve alcohol on school premises.

Effective immediately, our local police departments will be actively enforcing the law to ensure that our campuses are drug and alcohol free.We must all do our part in providing for a healthy and safe environment for our students.Parents and families are encouraged to attend our athletic competitions, enjoy socializing with friends and the community while they model a healthy lifestyle for our students.

For the health and safety of our students, please join with our high school administrators, teachers and coaches to help promote a culture where athletic competitions are about the game and not about the pre-game party.

Your anticipated support is much appreciated.

Best regards,

Beverly MacKay

Superintendent of Schools

Posted 10/08/2014 08:56AM

Please note that quarterly exams (20% of the marking period grade) are scheduled as follows:

  • October 30: Business/World Civilizations/US History 1/US History 2
  • October 31: ISB UP Courses/AP Music Theory/AP Modern Euro History
  • November 3: English/Math
  • November 4: Science/World Languages
  • November 5: Social Studies Electives/Driver's Ed

Quarterly tests will be given during the regular school day. The district is NOT following any type of alternate schedule for quarterly testing days. Students will test during the period in which they have the class. Please make every attempt to have students in school during testing.

Posted 10/14/2014 12:16PM

The New Jersey Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students was established by the Legislature to "study issues associated with improving the funding, delivery and effectiveness of special education programs and services for public school students." The Task Force will be conducting meetings throughout the state to hear public testimony on October 16, 23, 27 and 29, 2014, to gather information for its report to the Governor and Legislature.

The regional meetings will be held at:

  • Learning Resource Center-South, 107 Gilbreth Parkway, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the building.
  • Free parking is available at all four locations. Directions and parking information are available online for the Learning Resource Centers and for the Bergen County session in Paramus.

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/directions.htm#lrc and athttp://bcss.bergen.org/index.php/bleshman-rds-directions for the Bergen County session.

    The topics for input include:

    Members of the public who would like to present oral testimony related to the task force's charge must register athttp://education.state.nj.us/events/ and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is limited. Those accepted to present oral testimony will be granted three minutes each so all participants can be heard. Members of the public are asked to bring printed copies of their remarks to the meetings.

    Comments and suggestions may also be provided to the task force through October 31, 2014, via email at specedtaskforce@doe.state.nj.us or by postal mail at: New Jersey Special Education Task Force, c/o Office of Special Education Programs, New Jersey Department of Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500.

  • Learning Resource Center-North, 7 Glenwood Ave., East Orange, New Jersey, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the building.
  • N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School, 333 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, New Jersey, on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
  • Learning Resource Center-Central, 200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from6 – 8 p.m. in the conference room on the first floor of the building.
  • The evaluation of practices for classifying and educating students who are eligible for special education programs and services;
  • The development of best practices for education professionals working with special education students;
  • Strategies to reduce the costs associated with the placement of eligible students in out-of-district public schools or private schools, including the development of in-district special education programs and services; and
  • The development of standards and appropriate oversight to ensure that programs and services address the needs of students, focus on student achievement, and assess the effectiveness of programs and services.

  • Posted 10/09/2014 08:35AM

    On Thursday October 16th Ramapo Indian Hills High School District will be hosting a College Fair at Ramapo High School. Over 100 colleges from all across the country will be in attendance. The Fair begins at 7pm and runs till 9pm. Students in all grade levels are welcome. There will be extra parking and shuttle busses provided from:

    Bethany Church
    568 Wellington Drive
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    Grace United Methodist
    555 Russell Ave
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    Faith Community Christian Reformed Church
    530 Sicomac Ave
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    Tip: Bring printed labels with the students name and address to speed up the process at each college table.

    Posted 10/06/2014 09:51AM
    Sophomore Parents

    We are excited to announce we will be offering a Free Drivers Education program from "Share the Keys" on Wednesday, October 22nd, at 7:00pm in the Indian Hills HS Auditorium and Tuesday, October 28th, at 7:00pm in the Ramapo HS Auditorium.

    Did you Know?? "Teen drivers with supportive parents who closely monitor and set rules are 50% less likely to crash and 71% less likely to drive intoxicated?" (conclusion summary from a recent study conducted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Research Institute)

    This is a dynamic workshop for sophomore parents and students and will cover a variety of topics including safe driving practices, parent-child communication, as well as driver risks and responsibilities.

    Please plan to attend this extremely dynamic and interactive FREE workshop.

    All students who attend with a parent will receive extra credit toward their Drivers Education grade for Marking Period 1.  

    Please click on the link below to register.

    For Indian Hills:

    Click here to download the flyer

    For Ramapo:

    Click here to download the flyer

    Any questions, please email District Supervisor of Heath, Physical Education, and Art
    Rich Burton - rburton@rih.org   

    Posted 09/15/2014 03:31PM

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Ramapo Indian Hills Juniors and Seniors:


    Under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, public high schools must give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students to military recruiters, college/university recruiters and prospective employers if the recruiters request the information (P.L. 107-110, Section 9528;10USC 503). However, students or their parents have the right to instruct the school in writing that this information is not to be released.


    If you do not consent to the release of this information to 1) military recruiters, 2) colleges/university recruiters and/or 3) prospective employers, please check the appropriate box or boxes below. To be certain your wishes are respected, return this form to the appropriate school by October 13, 2014, although signed forms returned after that date will be effective after receipt by the Guidance office:


    Ms. Kathleen Robinson,Supervisor of Guidance  Ms. Arlene DiFiore, Supervisor of Guidance

    Indian Hills High School                                       Ramapo High School

    97 Yawpo Avenue                                                       331 George Street

    Oakland, NJ 07436                                                     Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417


    Download Form

    *Students have the right to request that their contact information not be released to recruiters. Parents can override a child's decision by notifying the school in writing, only if the student is under age 18. We encourage parents and students to discuss this information.


    Posted 09/12/2014 10:23AM

    The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 15th at both Ramapo and Indian Hills High School starting at 7:40am.

    All students in grade 10 will be required to take the PSAT as part of the District testing program. There will be no cost for the test for 10th graders.All sophomores will receive a copy of the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT during their English class.

    The cost of the test for 11th graders and interested 9th graders is $14. Registration will take place from September 9th through September 19th. Checks should be made payable to their respective school. Cash is also accepted. There is no registration form to complete; please place payment in an envelope with the name and grade of the student.Both 11th graders and interested 9th graders will receive this guide when he/she provides payment to their respective Guidance Office.

    For 11th graders the PSAT not only helps students prepare for the SAT, but also is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

    The school schedule for test day will be made available at a later date.

    Posted 07/30/2014 09:38AM
    The District will have two outside organizations holding the SAT Prep Course beginning this fall...

    It is anticipated that once again, the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District will have two outside organizations holding the SAT Prep Course beginning this fall.

    Kaplan Test Prep will hold classes beginning September 15, 2014 at Ramapo High School. Kaplan will also hold classes beginning March 24, 2015 at Indian Hills High School.
    To register for any of the Kaplan courses, please log onto www.kaptest.com.
    Education Services Center (ESC) will hold classes beginning September 10, 2014 at Indian Hills High School. ESC will also hold classes beginning March 4, 2015 at Ramapo High School.
    To register for any of the ESC courses, please log onto www.esctestprep.com

    Posted 07/10/2014 11:47AM
    Please be advised that the final transcripts for our graduates who have set their attending college in Naviance have been submitted to the colleges/NCAA this week.
    Please be advised that the final transcripts for our graduates who have set their attending college in Naviance have been submitted to the colleges/NCAA this week.  Have a wonderful summer. 
    Posted 07/09/2014 07:55AM
    Want to be productive this summer? Looking to get a jump on college applications?

    Hey Seniors…

    Want to be productive this summer? Looking to get a jump on college applications?

    If so, schedule some time to meet with an English teacher to receive feedback on your college application essay. Students from either school can schedule any available appointment.


    • Guidance Office at Indian Hills and Ramapo High Schools


    • Indian Hills - July 15, 16 & 17 from 8:00am-noon
    • Ramapo - July 22, 23 & 24 from 8:00am-noon
    • Ramapo - August 12, 13 & 14 from 8:00am-noon
    • Indian Hills - August 19, 20 & 21 from 8:00am-noon

    How to make an appointment:    

    • Contact the Guidance Office at either school to schedule your appointment – This is mandatory! The office is closed on Fridays throughout the summer.
    • Indian Hills Guidance Office (201) 337-0100
    • Ramapo Guidance Office (201) 891-1500
    • Conference duration is 30 minutes

    What you must do to prepare:

    • Review the new Common Application essay topics for 2014-2015 at


    • Prepare at least one clean draft on which you'd like to receive feedback
    • Come to your appointment ready to discuss your work
    Posted 07/08/2014 04:28PM
    Effective July 7 – August 29, 2014, the IHHS and RHS Main Office, Technology Dept., and Guidance Dept. will be open Mon thru Thurs, 8 A.M. - 3:30 P.M...
    Effective July 7 – August 29, 2014, the Indian Hills High School and Ramapo High School Main Office, Technology Department, and Guidance Department will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.  The Board of Education Office will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
    Indian Hills High School – Main Office & Guidance Office - 201–337-0100
    Ramapo High School – Main Office & Guidance Office - 201–891-1500 
    District Board of Education Office - 201–416-8100
    Posted 07/02/2014 02:47PM

    Ramapo: Alex Gitkin

    Indian Hills: Neha Gupta

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