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    Orange Page Turners
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    2017-2018 Reading Challenge
     
    The Orange Page Turners 2017-2018 Reading Challenge will begin on November 23, Thanksgiving Day and continue through May 1, 2018. . . .More
     
    Also, visit the English Language Arts (ELA) Bulletins for Staff and Parents page for additional information including Reading Plus registration.

    The Complete History of America
    The Complete History of America-(Abridged)
     
    Orange, NJ (November 2017) – 600 years of history in 6000 seconds … history will never be the same! The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Orange High School (OHS), in association with Orange Preparatory Academy (OPA), proudly presents The Complete History of America-(Abridged). . . .More
    Orange Page Turners
    Orange Page Turners
    2017-2018 Reading Challenge
     
    THE KICK-OFF EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
     
    The Orange community is invited to join the English Language Arts Department for the kick-off of the Orange Page Turners 2017-2018 Reading Challenge, on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m., at the Orange Public Library. 
     
    Let's Get It Started! Click here for flyer.
    Teen Summit 2017
    Teen Summit 2017
    November 2, 3, and 4
     
    The 8th Annual Orange Teen Summit, for Orange Public School students in grades 7 – 12, is a much-anticipated event to support and empower teens throughout the district. This year’s event takes place over three days, with the theme “Making Peace – Within Ourselves and With Each Other.” . . . More
     

     


    Town Hall Meeting

    Town Hall Meeting - the State of Education
     
    Interim Superintendent Ronald C. Lee presented the State of Education at a Town Hall Meeting on October 19. His presentation included a district overview, PARCC scores, facilities plans and upgrades and an overview of the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges.
     
    Week of Respect
    Orange Public Schools - Week of Respect Activities
     

    The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L. 2010, c.122) requires that the week beginning with the first Monday in October of each year (October 2-6 in 2017) be designated as the Week of Respect in New Jersey.

    Click here for Week of Respect activities district wide.


    Dress Down Day
    Humanitarian Relief for Victims of Hurricane Maria
     
    Interim Superintendent of Schools Ronald C. Lee has announced that each Monday in October will be a dress down day fundraiser for Hurricane Maria relief efforts. He is asking students and staff, on a voluntary basis, to donate at least $1 for students and $5 for staff on each dress down Monday. Mr. Lee also thanked all those who helped the district raise over $3,600 for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts and stated that he is hoping that we can join together and raise $20,000 for this worthy humanitarian cause.
    Ask questions about Opioids
    An Important Message from The NJ Department of Education
     
    On behalf of the Office of the Attorney General, the NJ Department of Education has asked the Orange Public School District to share the flyer "Ask Questions, Before Taking Opioids," with our school community.
     
    Orange School District Council Meeting Presentation
    PowerPoint Presentation at September 19, 2017 City Council Meeting
     
    Orange Public School District presented an update on Orange High School and Cleveland School Additions and the new Stem Innovation Academy of the Oranges.
     
    Superintendent's Forum Presentation  
    Superintendent's Forum Presentation for the 2017-2018 Opening of Schools 
     
    Interim Superintendent of Schools Ronald C. Lee presented district goals, objectives and achievements, for the past school year, including staff recognition and awards at the Superintendent's Forum on September 1.

    Click here for the Superintendent's Forum Presentation. 


    Back-to-School-Night Schedule
    The Orange Public School District
    Back to School Night Schedule
     
    Each of the district’s 13 schools has scheduled a Back-to-School-Night during September. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to get a preview of their child’s daily life at school.
     
     

    DACA

    Recent Changes to DACA

    On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. . . More


    Assessment Calendar Bulletin

    The Orange Public School District 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

    The Department of Curriculum and Testing has prepared the testing schedule for all required standardized tests and end of year exams for the upcoming school year.

    Please click here for the 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar Bulletin.


    Common Sense Education

    Orange Public Schools Recognized as a Common Sense Certified District: Digital Citizenship

    Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized the Orange Public School District as a Common Sense Certified District: Digital Citizenship . . . More 

     K-12 Registration
    Orange Township Public Schools
    2017-2018 Summer Student Registration
     
    K-12 Summer Registration: July 5 - August 31, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. by appointment only, Central Registration Office, 451 Lincoln Avenue. 
     
    Preschool Registration: July 18-20 and July 25-27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Orange Early Childhood Center, 397 Park Avenue. 

    2017-2018 District Calendar  
    District Calendar 2017-2018
     
     
      

     
     District Letter
    Parent Letter Regarding Netflix Series - "13 Reasons Why"
     
    Dear Parents and Guardians of Orange Students:
     
    A new Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why," debuted on March 31, 2017. It has been trending both nationally and in our school community. The show is comprised of 13 episodes depicting strong and graphic themes of suicide, bullying, . . . More
     
     STEM Innovation Academy of Orange
    The STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges to Open September 2017
     
     
    The Orange Public School District is pleased to announce the opening of the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges in September 2017. . .More
     

     Orange Page Turners The Orange Page Turners
    Reading Challenge - Update
    WOO-HOO! WE DID IT! Orange Township read over one million pages.
     
    Pat yourselves on the back! Orange Township read over 1 million pages from Thanksgiving to May Day. To be exact, a total of 1,029,591 pages were logged by registered readers. That is AWESOME!

    Winners of the Orange Page Turners Reading Challenge will be announced at the Literacy Block Party on June 2 at Lincoln Avenue School. Be sure to attend and find out who will be crowned the "Most Well Read."
     

    Past Events and Activities
    Sister Act  

    Sister Act -- The Musical Debuts at Orange Preparatory Academy

    It’s time to rejoice and join the very talented performers of the Orange Visual and Performing Arts Department, as they get ‘back in the habit’ for a joyous performance of Sister Act -- The Musical. . .More
     

    FilmBoot24  
    FilmBoot24
     
    On Friday, March 17, students from Orange High School (OHS) will visit the campus of Drew University in Madison NJ, to kick-off FilmBoot24, a 24-hour filmmaking boot camp that is being presented by the non-profit organization, Cinema Ed. . . More 
     

     
    Special Election  
    The Orange Board of Education
    Special Election - March 15, 2017 Update
     
    The residents of Orange voted in the November 2016 election that the Board of Education( BOE) members would be elected by the citizens of Orange, and not appointed by the Mayor. Currently there are seven BOE members, however, an elected Board requires nine members by State Statute. . . More

    The March 14 Special Election, to elect  two additional members for the City of Orange Board of Education, has been rescheduled for March 28, 2017. All timing, polling places, voting district assignments and other logistical items are identical to those scheduled for March 14.
     
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    The Orange Page Turners  
    The Orange Page Turners
    Reading Challenge
     
    The Orange Board of Education is partnering with the City of Orange Township to promote reading and will launch The Orange Page Turners Reading Challenge on Thursday, November 17, 5:00 p.m., at the Orange Public Library. Click here for flyer in English.
     
     
     

     Parent Assessment Bulletin
    Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment Calendar
     
    The Orange Public School District has established its testing calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. 
     
     
     
     Revised District Calendar
    Revised 2016-2017 District Calendar
     
    The Orange Public School District's calendar has been revised to reflect a 2:30 p.m. dismissal for students on October 10, 2016.
     
    Self-Assessment for Determining Grades Under ABR  
    Orange Public School District
    School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades Under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR)
     
    Forum Presentation  
    Superintendent's Forum Presentation for the 2016-2017 Opening of Schools
     
    Superintendent Ronald C. Lee presented district goals, objectives and achievements, for the past school year, including staff recognition and awards.
     
    Middle States Association  

    Orange Public Schools Earn Middle States Accreditation

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools announced today that the Orange Public School District in Orange N.J., earned accreditation, the gold standard for measuring and evaluating school performance. . More

     

     
    Strategic Plan  

    Orange Board of Education
    Strategic Plan 2014-2021
     
    The Orange Board of Education has approved the district's Strategic Plan 2014-2021. This document was a collaborative effort between Orange Public Schools administrators, Board of Education members, staff, parents, community members and students.
     
     NJHI

    New Jersey Health Initiatives Announce
    $2 Million in Grants
    to Ten Community Coalitions Across the State
     
    Four-Year Initiative Will Help Build a Culture of Health in New Jersey
     
    Orange, NJ (July 14, 2015) - New Jersey Health Initiative (NJHI), a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), today announced . . More

    Congratulations to Orange High School for the
    District's AP Honor Roll Status
     AP Honor Roll
    Orange Township Public School District is one of 547 school districts
    in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board . .  More
     Have you moved?

    Reminder to Families from the Central Registration Department

    Have you changed any of the following information: Address, Apartment number, Contact phone numbers (home, cell, work or emergency contact)? If yes, please contact the Central Registration Department at (973) 677-4000, Ext. 6044 to update your information.

    Dress Policy  

     


    Orange Public Schools Required Dress

    The Orange Township Public School District adheres to a dress code policy. Please click the link below for required dress by grade level and school. 

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