Orange Public Schools

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

  • Special Announcement from the Superintendent of Schools:

     
    Orange School District Families,
     

    Should you have any questions about returning to school, you are encouraged to send an email to reopeningofschools@orange.k12.nj.us. You will receive an email response within 24 hours. Thank you for your continued support of the Orange Township Public School District.

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


     

Latest District News and Information

  • Weekly Update from the Superintendent of Schools

    Weekly Update from the Superintendent of Schools

    The Superintendent's Weekly Update continues district-wide for 2022-2023. This update will give the school community a sense of the district's direction in content pedagogy and practice, wellness, and programming. Please take a moment to read the update accordingly.

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  • Beacon Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

    Forest Street Community School Receives the Beacon Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award

    Congratulations to the Forest Street Community School as Dr. Cooke, Principal, received the Beacon Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award on December 1, 2022, on behalf of the school staff, students, and families. The award will be housed at Forest Street School for all to see.

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  •  Juliet and This Guy Romeo

    Juliet and This Guy Romeo

    Orange High School, STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges, and Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation present Juliet and This Guy Romeo by Don Zolidos on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9, 2022, at 6:30 and 8:30 PM and on Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 PM, at the Auditorium at Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation.

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  •  Financial Aid Night at STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges

    Financial Aid Night at STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges

    STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges invites its students and families to "Financial Aid Night," with Managing Assistant Director of Financial Aid Erica Avington, from Kean University, on Wednesday, December 14, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, to learn about college financial aid and get help completing the FAFSA.

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  • FAFSA Night at Orange High School

    Tonight, Monday, November 28, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM is FAFSA Night at Orange High School. Families will learn about grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study funds to help pay for college. Families will also be assisted on how to fill out the FAFSA form, so remember to bring the required documents. The workshop presenter is Eloise Murray, Bloomfield College, Assistant Director of Financial Aid.

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  •  Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Message from the Superintendent of Schools

    As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to send each of you a sincere word of thank you and my warmest wishes for a happy and safe holiday celebration with your loved ones.

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  •   December 2022 Breakfast and Lunch Menus for Orange Elementary and Orange High Schools

    December 2022 Breakfast and Lunch Menus for Orange Elementary and Orange High Schools

    Families can view and download a copy of the December breakfast and lunch menus here. In addition, hard copies of the menus are available at each school.

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  • Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Event

    Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Event

    Essex County presents a Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Event on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 9 AM, at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, rain or shine. Cars should line up along Cherry Lane before turning right onto Northfield Avenue. One thousand turkeys and boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  •  Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting Presentation

    Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting Presentation

    The Office of ESL/Bilingual Education & World Languages hosted a Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting (Virtual) on Monday, November 14, 2022. The presentation from the event is available here for viewing.

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  •  OPS Chess Club

    Announcing the Orange Public Schools Chess Club

    The Orange Public Schools is pleased to announce the introduction of the Orange Public Schools Chess Club for students in grades 3 - 12. This initiative is in partnership with The Newark Chess Club. The Chess Club launch date is November 7, 2022. Register at https://forms.gle/ipNUcnnE87g98xh69 by October 28, 2022.

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  •  Professional Development

    District Professional Development Plan 2022-2023

    The Orange Public School District, under New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC 6A: 9C-4.2(b)6), has certified to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) compliance with the state’s requirements for the school district professional development plan (PDP).

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  •  OPS Logo

    District Employment Opportunities and Salary Guides

    There are many opportunities for employment with the Orange Public School District. The district welcomes prospective candidates, including retired teachers who can earn a full salary while collecting their pension. Visit the Human Resources page for more information and new salary guides. All applications are accepted through our online system.

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  •  Preschool Before and Aftercare Informational Meeting

    Preschool Before and Aftercare Informational Meeting

    A virtual Preschool Before and Aftercare Informational Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 4, 2022. The video of the meeting is available here for interested families. Also, the contact information for Norjenes, the partner we will use for the before and aftercare programs, will be shared in ClassDojo.

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  •  OPS and NJDOE Logos

    Emergency Virtual or Remote Instructional Plan

    At the September 13, 2022, Board of Education meeting, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Orange Board of Education approved the remote/virtual instructional plan created, per the NJDOE guidance, to ensure the continuity of instruction in the event of a public health-related district closure.

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  •  Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation Logo

    Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation Strategic Plan

    The Strategic Plan for the Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry & Innovation outlines academic and social support provided at the new Grade 8 school, allowing for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to education in one school building.

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