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Maximizing opportunities to meet the needs of all students for a meaningful life

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“When you look at your mother,

you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” Mitch Albom

May 8, 2022


Happy Mother's Day to all of the Ramapo Indian Hills faculty and FLOW community parents. Enjoy the day celebrating mom! 

National Teacher Appreciation

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

National Teacher Appreciation Week is a celebration that dates back to 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teacher Day. This past week, we recognized our faculty for National Teacher Appreciation. Thank you to our PTSO, APTS, and community for celebrating the contributions of our wonderful staff. It is impressive to work in a place where our faculty is deeply committed to their craft and always seeking to improve their teaching. But most importantly, it is inspiring to see such dedication to supporting the potential of our students. The impact all of our educators have is immense and extends well beyond academics.

The quality of the teacher in front of the classroom is the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement. Ramapo Indian Hills is fortunate to be able to recruit, retain, reward, and support outstanding educators that make a difference every day. We are proud of our faculty for their countless hours and devotion to planning innovative lessons, developing and supporting programs and initiatives that help us meet our student needs, engaging in staff development to further hone their craft, and collaborating with colleagues to make our schools better each and every year.

On behalf of our district and our Board of Education, we thank our faculty and staff for their incredible contributions during Teacher Appreciation Week. But most importantly, thank you for all you do that makes Ramapo Indian Hills so very special each and every day.

NJSLA Reminder from the Curriculum Office


This is a reminder that the District will administer the NJ Student Learning Assessment to all eligible students during the week of May 9th. Please read through this linked document for details about the NJSLA, including who is required to test, testing schedules for the different grade levels, transportation and busing information for all students (tested and non-tested students), bell schedules during testing days, materials to bring for testing (e.g. wired headphones compatible with the student laptop, an approved calculator, pencils, etc.), and make-up test information.

A Guide to Board of Education Meetings in New Jersey

Courtesy of NJ School Boards Association

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The following resource, A Guide to Board of Education Meetings in New Jersey, was recently shared by the New Jersey Schools Boards Association which I have found to be an excellent overview of the roles and responsibilities of boards of education and school superintendents. This document provides members of the public with an explanation of the effective operation and governance of public school districts. We hope you find this tool to be helpful in providing context for engaging our community, supporting the long-term success of our schools, and meeting the needs of our students. Read more here.

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In order for us to be able to help our team build upon the incredible success of our schools, we also want to hear from all of our parents and provide you with a forum to share your perspective. At this time, we want to hear from you on the following question:

What are the points of pride in our schools that we should continue to celebrate, and what are some areas we should focus on in order to continue to improve?

We recently began using a software technology platform called Thought Exchange. The purpose of Thought Exchange is to leverage the technology so people can share their perspectives which will enable us to build our strategy and plan for the future.  

In February, we provided the opportunity to hear the perspectives of our faculty and staff. This past March, we heard from nearly 2,000 Ramapo and Indian Hills High School students through Thought Exchange. Parents, now it’s your turn. We look forward to hearing your feedback as we continue to work together to make the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place to live. Please select the link below or visit so you can participate in this Thought Exchange and share your feedback. Thank you for your partnership and we look forward to hearing your insight. Click here for the full message emailed on April 27th about Thought Exchange.

Click here for: RIH Parent Thought Exchange


May 25, 2022

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CHRIS HERREN: BIO An extraordinary basketball player, Chris Herren was a celebrated star in his native Fall River, MA before graduating high school. He went on to play at Boston College and Fresno State, two seasons in the NBA – including one with his hometown team, the Boston Celtics – and seven seasons overseas before losing it all to the disease of addiction. With the unwavering support of his family and friends, Chris has been sober since August 1, 2008, and he now shares his story with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others. His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir, “Basketball Junkie,” the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded” and in countless local, national and international stories by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Sports Illustrated, among others. Through Herren Talks, Chris has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions about substance use disorder and wellness. In 2011, Chris grew his vision of support for others when he founded the nonprofit Herren Project. Through the organization, Chris and his team empower schools and communities to make healthy choices, while also guiding families through recovery. In 2018, Chris also founded Herren Wellness, a residential health and wellness program that helps guests lead healthy, substance-free lives.

Ramapo High School and Indian Hills High School will host Chris Herren on Wednesday, May 25th in two separate student and staff assemblies during the school day. Chris Herren will also present an evening parent and community presentation on May 25th at 7 pm in the Indian Hills High School Auditorium. There is no cost to attend and this special event is open to the public. We look forward to seeing you for this important event.

School Calendar

The 2022 - 2023 School Calendar has been Board approved and is posted on the District website. The School Calendar may be accessed below or by clicking here.

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Connect to Hills Athletic Schedules
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Connect to  Po Athletic Schedules

Welcome to the

Ramapo High School APTS

Association of Parents, Teachers & Students

Welcome to the 

Indian Hills High School PTSO

Parent, Teacher, Student Organization

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The Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education implemented a new video streaming platform on our District webpage. RIH Board of Education meetings may be viewed directly on our District website by clicking here or at the following link:

Archived Board of Education videos may be accessed at the following link. Additional information is available on the District webpage under the Board of Ed tab at the top of the page.



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