Latest District News and Information

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  Happy Veterans Day

    Happy Veterans Day from the Superintendent of Schools

    Today, we pause to express our deep gratitude and sincere appreciation to our Veterans for their brave and selfless service to our country. We offer our heartfelt thanks to every neighbor within the township as well as every Orange Township Public School District employee, Board of Education Member, and family member that have ever worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces.

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  • Pre School Registration Continues for the 2022 - 2023 School Year

    In-Person and Virtual Preschool Registration for the 2022 - 2023 school  year will take place on Wednesday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 15 and 29, 2022, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, at the Orange Early Childhood Center, 397 Park Avenue. Online registration is available via the Preschool registration portal during those times.

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  •  Menu

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

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

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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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  •  2022 OHS Football Pink Out/Senior Night Game

    2022 OHS Pink Out/Senior Night Football Game

    Join us for the 2022 OHS Pink Out/Senior Night Football Game on Friday, October 21, at 7 PM, at Bell Stadium. This annual event is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a recognition of our senior class players/senior class game participants. All proceeds from the game will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Order Pink Out shirts at https://forms.gle/s4ky8srYA4twU1q7A.

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    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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    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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  •  NJDOE Logo

    District Assessment Calendar for SY 2022-2023

    The Orange Public Schools presents the Assessment Calendar for SY 2022-2023. The calendar complies with the NJDOE's statutory requirement (NJSA 18A: 7C-6.6) to notify parents or guardians annually by October 1 of any statewide student assessment or locally developed standardized assessment that will be administered during the school year.

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  • OPS In the News

    "Good to Great" How Orange Township Public School District Welcomed Their Teachers Back

    Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh, II, Ed.D. held his 2022 welcome back convocation at Orange Preparatory Academy of Inquiry and Innovation. The energy level was high, and everyone was seemingly happy to be together again, virtually and in person. See the news as reported in TAPintoEast Orange/Orange.

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  •  City of Orange Street Smart Campaign

    City of Orange Street Smart Campaign

    The City of Orange Township is working on a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign in partnership with EZ Ride, Orange Public Schools, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. If you live, work, or study in Orange, take a 5-minute online survey in English, Spanish, or Creole by September 12, 2022.

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  •  Dashboard

    Orange Township Public School District COVID-19 Dashboard

    The COVID-19 Dashboard presents the weekly district status for the 2022-2023 school year and a cumulative total beginning September 1, 2022.

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