Past News and Information
Monday, September 30 Early Dismissal
As a reminder, district students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, for staff professional development. Please pick children up on time.
Back to School Night Schedule
From September 11 through September 30, the Orange Township Public School District will hold Back to School Nights for families. Parents and students are invited to attend and learn all about their school, meet with teachers and the school principal.Click here for the remaining schedule of events.
Orange High School 150th Anniversary Celebration! Come Home!
In September, Orange High School will celebrate 150 years of educational service to the community. Come home and celebrate this momentous occasion. Friday, September 20, 2019 - Alumni Reception, Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Parade and Homecoming Football Game. For more information, call (973) 677-4000 ext. 6064.
Click the image above for a promotional video.
View the above with your QR reader (left) to purchase tickets to the Alumni Reception, and (right) to purchase Anniversary T-Shirts, or click here for tickets, and here to order shirts.
Superintendent's Forum - "Dawn of a New Day"
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II, gave a State of the District address and detailed goals and objectives for SY 2019-2020 at the Superintendent's Forum on September 3.
Click here for the Superintendent's Forum presentation.
Click here for District Goals and Objectives.
Click here for the 2019 Superintendent's Forum Highlights video.
District Closure for Labor Day Weekend
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II, has instituted a half-day session for all schools and central office staff for Friday, August 30. The Orange Township Public School District will close at 12:30 p.m.
On Monday, September 2, the district will close in observance of Labor Day and will re-open on Tuesday, September 3, with the Superintendent’s Forum at 8:30 a.m., at Orange Preparatory Academy, for all staff members. The first day of school for students is Monday, September 9.
Have an enjoyable Labor Day weekend!
Heywood Avenue School's Fourth Grader Excels as an Author
Avien Abney, a rising Grade 4 student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School, is an award-winning author. He collaborated with his father Virgil Abney on Random Thoughts: How Reading Helped Me Make Sense Of My Thinking. Avien was named a Readers Favorite Five-Star Award-Winning Author. Avien and his dad Virgil will be featured at the Writer’s Symposium & Book Sale at the Orange Public Library, 348 Main Street, Wednesday, August 21, at 4:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet With the Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh, II, Ed.D.
District staff, students, parents, guardians, and members of the Orange community are cordially invited to attend an informative session to meet the new Superintendent of Schools of the Orange Township Public School District.
August 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Lincoln Avenue School.
Click here for flyer in English
The Orange Township Public School District Welcomes Lincoln Avenue School's New Principal
Introducing Mr. Frank Iannucci Jr.
Dear Lincoln Avenue Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Educators, and Community Stakeholders,
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Lincoln Avenue Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope this letter finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer. . . More
Please click here for the letter in Spanish.
Education Job Fair - August 6, 2019
The Orange Public School District Office of Human Resources will hold an Education Job Fair on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Rosa Parks Community School, 369 Main Street (Cleveland Street entrance in the gymnasium) Orange, NJ 07050.
Interested applicants must register to attend the event at www.applitrack.com/orangenj/OnlineApp/.
Welcome Message from the Superintendent of Schools,
Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II
Dear Orange Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Educators, and Community Stakeholders,
I am excited to begin my twentieth year in education as Superintendent of the Orange Township Public Schools.
When I interviewed for Superintendent of Schools with the Board of Education and subsequently met staff, students, families, and community stakeholders at the Meet and Greet, I felt the positive spirit of the community. . . More
Please click here for the Welcome Message from the Superintendent of Schools in Spanish (Mensaje en Español).
Please click here for the Welcome Message in Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen).
Happy 4th of July!
Have an enjoyable holiday weekend
from the Orange Public School District.
A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
District Observance of Independence Day
Good Day Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Staff:
Please be advised that the Orange Township Public School District will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019 in Observance of lndependence Day. . .More
THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Currently, there are 9 (nine) BOE members as a Type II district, of the nine members 3 (three) members seats are due for election/re-election on November 5, 2019.
The petitions are now available in the Office of the Orange Board Business Administrator/Board Secretary between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at 451 Lincoln Avenue in Orange.
The filing deadline for petitions is July 29, 2019, by 4:00 p.m. at the Office of the Essex County Clerk, 465 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Room 246.
Please click here for the Board Election Notice.
Please click here for the Nominating Petition for School Election.
SUMMER CAMPS 2019
The Orange Public School District will offer free summer camps for rising Grade 3 to Grade 8 students. Classes will be held Monday - Thursday, July 1 - August 1, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Click here for a complete course catalog and an application.
For more information, contact the office of Curriculum and Instruction at 973-677-4000, ext. 6077.
For STEM Summer Camp offerings, open to students from Cleveland Street, Lincoln Avenue, Forest Street Community, and Oakwood Avenue Community Schools, contact the office of Mathematics and Science at 973-677-4000, ext. 6089.
Orange Board of Education Announces the Selection of Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II as Superintendent of Schools
The Orange Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II has been selected as the new Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Fitzhugh’s selection is the result of a national search conducted with the assistance of the New Jersey School Boards Association that produced over 48 qualified applicants with substantial professional experience. . . More
Orange Township Public Schools
2019-2020 Student Registration - Summer Schedule
K-12 Summer Registration: July 8 - August 30, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. by appointment only, Central Registration Office, 451 Lincoln Avenue.
Click here for K-12 Registration flyer.
Preschool Registration: July 15-17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., (last sign in at 1:00 p.m.) at Orange Early Childhood Center, 397 Park Avenue.
Click here for Preschool Registration flyer in English.
Click here for Preschool Registration flyer in Spanish.
Summer 2019 "Reading All-Stars" Challenge
The English Language Arts Department is challenging all district students to become a "Reading All-Star" by logging books read from June 28 - September 14, 2019. Students can begin at JV and go to Varsity, College, Pro, and become an All-Star and vie to be a top reader at their grade level or school.Click here to visit the ELA webpage for details.