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Ridgetown District High School

​​​​​Attention Students attending RDHS in September 2024

We have created a Google Classroom for you to receive upcoming news and information relevant to the high school.  Use this code to the Google Classroom - v6hg4gn.  We look forward to welcoming you to RDHS in September 2024!

Want more information and news on RDHS?


​Twitter: @ridgetown_dhs
​Grade 7-12 Facebook:
​Call: 519-674-5449
​Email to Admin: or michael.hardwood​ ​


rdhs lion.jpgHere Are Some Fast Facts!

  • RDHS is located in School Bus Zone 6/7
  • Our school colours are Royal Blue and White
  • We are the home of the Royals
  • RDHS offers a free snack program for all students throughout the day
  • RDHS has daily announcements, so students can hear the news and important reminders
  • You will have your locker assigned at registration; we provide the lock
  • We have been part of the Ridgetown Community since 1883

Bell Times

Period A   8:05 am - 9:20 am
Period B   9:28 am - 10:43 am
Lunch      10:43 am - 11:23 am
Period C  11:23 am - 12:38 pm
Period D  12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


You will receive a letter inviting you to complete your registration in August. You will be asked to pay some fees.

  • Student Activity Fees
  • Yearbook (Optional)

We use school cash online to accept registration fees, field trips and other payments you may make to the school.  Closer to the start of school you can sign up for school cash online. 


Your locker will be assigned on the day of registration or the first day of school.  Locks will be provided by the school. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR LOCK ON THE LOCKER, as RDHS is not responsible for items taken from your locker.  Do NOT give your combination to anyone and money or other valuables should not be left in your locker - leave them at home where they are safe.  If someone learns your combination, please come to the office to get a new lock immediately.  Students are NOT allowed to share lockers, so there should be no reason to give your combination to anyone.  Please take care of this locker as you are responsible for its condition.  Backpacks and coats are to be left in your lockers as they are a tripping/safety hazard in the classrooms.  TIP! If you have any issues with your locker, come to the office, or see the closest teacher.  Don't worry, we spend the first week helping students with lockers and we understand it can be a hard time for anyone.

RDHS Student Handbook

An electronic version of the handbook can be found on the RDHS website (​).  Please familiarize yourself with the rules and policies outlined in the handbook. ​

Your Timetable

When you have paid your registration fees, you will receive a timetable.  Please take the time to look at your schedule with a teacher or someone at registration to understand the courses.  If you want to change a course, please sign the drop/add course list in the office.  You will need to attend the courses on your timetable until you receive a new one. TIP! Please take a picture of your timetable in case you lose the original! ​

Community Service Hours

Did you know, students must complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to graduate?  Students are eligible to begin completing these hours as soon as they officially graduate grade 8!  Consider using the summer before Grade 9 starts to find ways to volunteer in our community.  We have lots of community events and organizations that could use your help!  Click here to view the requirements and/or download a tracking form .

RDHS Student Success Team

Our Student Success Team works with students, parents and teachers to ensure that a plan is put in place for each student to work toward achieving their credits. Student success strategies may include extra help sessions, alternative workspace, or credit rescue initiatives. Students may be approached by members of this team during the course of the school year as an extra support. Many of the student success strategies are available to all students.

Resource and Student Success 

Our Resource/Student Success is open to all students who require extra assistance in any subject area and are an alternative space to work. Students with an Individual Education Plan will meet with the Resource Teacher to review and discuss their IEP annually.  If you have any questions regarding an IEP, please contact​.

Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation) Room:

Our Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation) Room is a caring and supportive classroom space with snacks and comfy furniture.  FNMI students can drop in at any time for academic, social, cultural and emotional supports. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

We have an amazing lineup of extra-curricular activities at RDHS. Make your school experience memorable by taking part in the fun! 


Clubs & Activities Sports Teams

Student Parliament


International Trips 

French Ski Trip

Drama Club

Book Club

Maker Mondays

Horticulture Club

Gaming Club (Role Playing Games)​

​Student Athletic Association

Equity Club

Coding Club

Environmental Club

Delaware Room​ Meet & Greet Lunches


Cross Country










Track and Field

Spirit Wear

Interested in ordering Royal Clothing?  There is a link on our RDHS website near the bottom of the page. The Spirit Wear store is open all year round now.  Students are able to order clothing at any time and have the items shipped directly to their home for their convenience.