Ridgely Elementary next Caroline school to change phone number
DENTON — The process of changing over many Caroline County schools’ phone lines continued with Ridgely Elementary School, Caroline County Public Schools said in a news release.
As of Thursday, March 15, Ridgely’s new phone number is 410-479-3243.
Because of significant changes to the federal telecommunications E-Rate Reimbursement Program, it has become increasingly cost prohibitive to maintain traditional landlines. In addition, information provided to the school system indicated phone companies will eventually discontinue their support of landlines.
Given these circumstances, the process of moving from landlines to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) system began with Preston Elementary School earlier in March, and continued with Ridgely Elementar y.
Each school’s phone number, regardless of school location, has been or will eventually be changed to a 479 exchange. Schools that currently have a 479 exchange will remain the same.
As this is a lengthy project, families should be sure to monitor all communication methods, including SchoolMessenger phone messages and email, the SchoolWay app, social media, websites, print materials sent home and print newspaper, to stay connected to their child’s school.
“We experienced a smooth phone number change over at Preston Elementary, and anticipate the same at Ridgely Elementary,” said Milton Nagel, assistant superintendent for administrative ser vices.