With our new school year, we are implementing an updated plan regarding cell phones at Ridgewood. Our plan may change again in November given the recent news from the Minister of Education. For students below Grade 6, we ask that cell phones stay at home. If you and your child need to connect – please contact the school at 705-454-3351 and we will deliver your message for you. Or students may use use the office phone during nutrition breaks to contact you for any concerning situations they have here at school. For students in Grades 6 to 8, cell phones will be kept in a safe location in their classroom. Students will have access to their phones at the start of each recess, as well as at the end of the day as they are getting ready to leave. Please contact me with any questions or concerns as we work together to support you and your child navigating the appropriate and non-distracting use of cell phones. Thank you.