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Dr. Scott Ridley

Dr. Scott Ridley


July 2019

To the Hazlet Community:

Happy summer to the community. The school year has ended, and the kids are “free” though activities continue . . .

  • Beginning July 8th, 455 students will be participating in over 70 Summer Enrichment courses for children in kindergarten through Advanced Placement options at RHS.
  • Special Services is looking forward to the beginning of its Extended School Year program on July 8th as well along with a visit to Colleen Dalrymple, Monmouth County Supervisor of Child Study, on July 16th to showcase our programs and commitment to this important population.
  • The District congratulates Jackie Hafner on her promotion to Director of Special Services. 
  • Jen Martins was hired as the District’s new Math Supervisor; she brings a wealth of experience in, and passion for, this important academic area.

In our schools:

  • At SDECLC, all kindergarten students enthusiastically returned from visiting their Grade 1 home school on June 18.  They met their new principal, toured their building and enjoyed a special snack!
  • LDS students celebrated year-long accomplishments at their June 24 Awards Ceremony!  Students were recognized for their NJSLA scores, Art, Music, Technology, Physical Education, Spelling Bee, Safety Patrol, and many more! LDS Eagles are soaring to success and nothing less! 
  • MRS was incredibly honored to receive a $2,000 grant from Sustainable New Jersey and PSEG; they are looking forward to using the funds to enhance the outdoor learning center for the 2019-20 school year and to welcoming their new principal, Mrs. Katherine Egan!!
  • At RVS, many students are continuing their education in July by participating in the District’s Extended School Year, Summer Enrichment and the Scholastic Read-A- Palooza Summer Challenge programs.   
  • BSS’s STEAM lab construction and classroom renovations are in full swing. Students and staff look forward to returning to an instructional environment second to none.
  • CRS is proud to announce that 19 students received Principals Award for all four marking periods which is a school record.
  • HMS is eager to launch their Design Thinking class this fall, grounded entirely in problem-based learning, which will include creativity and collaboration in aquaponics, entrepreneurship, and student-driven projects to address needs in our community!
  • On June 25th, Hazlet Township Public Schools celebrated the graduation of 238 students from the Raritan High School Class of 2019. Five graduates were recognized as they will be joining the U.S. armed forces upon graduation! Good luck to all!


We close by thanking Mrs. Loretta Zimmer for her FIFTY years of service to the school district and wish her much happiness and success in the years to come!!



Scott Ridley, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools



"To provide an optimal educational environment where all children can achieve their maximum potential."

Email Address: sridley@hazlet.org

Secretarial Information:
Denise Vurchio

732-264-8402 ext. 1101