• Welcome to 2021-2022 School Year!!!

     Mrs. Skultety - In-Support Mathematics Teacher, Grades 4th-7th

    Please visit my Schedule Page/Tab for Google Links Meet via Google Classrooms for Mathematics. We will utilize Breakout Rooms, additional Google Meets to support students with targeted instructions. Please follow the instructions from the letter of the Gerald Fitzhugh, II, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools for Google Meets requirements. Thank you.

    Return to school arfter the holidays update.

    Greetings Orange Township Public School District Staff, Families, and Caregivers,


    As we are still immersed in a pandemic; our stellar staff continue to work closely with students. In addition, teachers continue to
    work alongside their colleagues to ensure that the instructional scenarios presented to students are differentiated, targeted, and
    intentional. Through professional development opportunities and collaboration, teachers are prepared to educate our students in
    any scenario. With this in mind, to ensure a smooth transition back to in-person instruction following the holiday break, students
    and staff will return as per the following schedule:

    Students will return on January 18, 2022, for in-person instruction after the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day (though
    synchronous instruction will commence daily from January 3, 2022, through January 14, 2022.) Synchronous daily learning
    beginning January 3, 2022 will follow the student’s full schedule. The school day will be the full length of the instructional day.
    Staff will return on January 10, 2022, and teach from district. This will allow the staff time to prepare for in-person as students
    return on January 18, 2022.

    The selected locations for Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch are as follows:
     OECC, located 397 Park Avenue
     Scholars Academy, located at 268 Capuchin Way
     Forest Street School, located 651 Forest Street
     Heywood Avenue School, located at 421 Heywood Avenue
     Lincoln Avenue School, 216 Lincoln Avenue
     Oakwood Avenue School, located at 135 Oakwood Avenue
     Park Avenue School, located at 231 Park Avenue
     Rosa Parks Community School, located at 369 Main Street

    Support for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers: On the website, a letter for download will be available for parents regarding
    the extension of virtual learning through January 14, 2022, for the parent, guardian, or caregivers’ employer.
    Testing: It is highly recommended that students and staff take a PCR test prior to returning to the district. For those that had to
    quarantine due to direct contact, the district would like the results from the PCR to provide supports to students and staff upon their
    return as shared in the letter sent when the quarantine period was initiated.

    Attendance: Students MUST have their cameras on for the duration of classroom instruction. Further, students must be online to
    be marked on time and present for their classes. Attendance will count, as we must complete 180 days of instruction. The
    instructional staff will provide live instruction and it is vital that students are a part of the lessons prepared.

    Where to Find Links: Our staff are currently updating so we can be in readiness for January 3, 2022. All instructional links can
    be found on the teacher’s website as they were last year. Please visit the district website at www.orange.k12.nj.us. From there,
    select Our District and click on Our Schools. Once you select your child’s school, select Faculty to your child’s teacher, where all instructional links will be found. When you see the teacher’s Dojo or Remind messages or here the blasts from Central Office or
    your child’s school, please listen carefully for important information. As always, we want you to be aware, for planning purposes.

    Kiosks for Technology Support: These kiosks based on need will take place on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in the afternoon
    or Thursday, December 23, 2021 in the morning. School principals will send information out to families accordingly.

    Mental and Emotional Well-Being: Research shows the importance of mental and emotional well-being for students and staff,
    which has both psychological and ultimately academic outcomes. Access to school counselors and school-based health clinics
    helps students. Counselors and school based health centers will continue to play an extremely important role during this time. We
    have provided some supportive articles and a video for your view.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12310-013-9116-2
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pam.20528
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzxtx-_M8Rg&feature=youtu.be

    Throughout the course of this year, the reopeningofschools@orange.k12.nj.us email hasremained intact in order to answer questions
    that you may have during this unique experience. While email responses are often returned within hours of sending, please allow
    24 hours for an email response. It is very important to keeping staff and families informed, particularly during these times.
    We are certainly in this together. I am confident that we will continue to blaze a trail filled with success and accomplishment
    throughout this school year and beyond.

    Educationally yours,
    Gerald Fitzhugh, II, Ed.D.
    Gerald Fitzhugh, II, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
                            

                    

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    Dear Parents and Students, 

    I am exited to see everyone in person for mathematics instructions and fun learning. I am looking forward to this school year and my hope is not just to instill love of Mathematics, but to inspire each and everyone to become an enthusiastic learner. It is great to be a part of your child academic learning experiences and providing social emotional support.

    It will be a succesful year!

     

     Please reach out with any questions or concerns via any channels:

    1. Email: skultehe@orange.k12.nj.us

    2. Class Dojo, please accept an invite from your homeroom teachers, if  you not accepted in yet.

       Class Dojo directions in Spanish. 

       https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Naw28-mq8R-nNn0glMCH-YN7teAhSFnY/view

    3.  Phone: 732 477-4124

    Please review the general supply list by clicking the Supplies tab. Thank you in advance for purchasing the items for your child.