East Orange School District

Welcome to the online home of East Orange School District. We share our borders with Newark to the east and south, South Orange to the southwest, Orange to the west, and Glen Ridge and Bloomfield to the north. East Orange School District educates more than 10,000 students on our 22 campuses, serving students from preschool to 12th grade. Our diverse schools and educational programs work in concert with our teachers and staff to provide the best education possible for each of the children in our charge.

Please take the time to browse our website to learn about all that East Orange School District has to offer. You may access our latest district news, anti-bullying information, and calendar for upcoming events or by clicking the appropriate links listed here and throughout our site. If you experience any difficulties in finding the information you need, please contact us. Our doors are open to you.

Novel Coronavirus Information

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has updated its guidance for K–12 schools regarding the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December. We invite you to read through the following documents from the East Orange School District and State of New Jersey Department of Education.

COVID 19 At Home Instructional Access

Important 2020-2021 school year information

View the Free Meals for Children flyer.

To ensure that our students benefit from the same nutrition provided by the district under regular circumstances, the East Orange School District has set up five school sites for students to pick up a "grab and go" breakfast and lunch. Sites will serve on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

The sites are as follows:

  • Bowser - 180 Lincoln Avenue.
  • Campus High - Pick up outside of the gym area.
  • Garvin - One Grove Place school located next to Gordon Park.
  • Langston Hughes - South Burnett Street entry.
  • Whitney Houston - 215 Dodd Street.

As the health and safety of our schools is a collective effort from all members of our community, we thank you for your cooperation in ensuring this remains a top priority.

Preschool Online Registration

Preschool Pre-Registration flyerThe pre-registration online application for preschool is now available. Fast track your child’s registration by:

  • Completing an online application
  • Downloading and completing the preschool packet
  • Uploading the packet with other required documents

Please expect to be contacted for an appointment to complete your registration. Register by October 1, 2020, for free high-quality education for ages three or four. This is for East Orange residents only. We offer special needs and bilingual services. For questions or technical problems, please call (973) 266-2399. We will have more information coming soon.

My Reflection on the COVID-19

Coronavirus Video Contest

You're a part of living history! A little over a month ago, could you have imagined a world where schools were closed and you had to take your courses online? A world where you were asked to stay home in order to stay safe? Through all of this, you're a part of living history; you are a witness of what has been called a "once-in-a-century pandemic." We invite you to participate in a video contest where you will create and submit a three to five-minute video that captures how this pandemic has impacted your life! To learn more about this video, including requirements for the video, please view the My Reflection on the COVID-19 flyer.

    A Message from Our Superintendent

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    Dr. Kevin West

      I hope that you are all safe, remaining positive, and staying proactive during this time of uncertainty. Please rest assured that the East Orange School District’s number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will also ensure that our students receive a top notch, quality remote education during this time of school closings. In addition, we will continue to distribute grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at our five school sites (EOCHS, Bowser, Garvin, Hughes, and Houston) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

      In an effort to stay safe, please adhere to all safety precautions being advised by the CDC and our local health department. Public health officials continue to advise us that social distancing is the most effective strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although we still do not have any presumed cases of COVID-19 in our school district at this time, I believe being proactive during this time is vitally important.

      The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) also recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV:

      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
      • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
      • Stay home when you are sick.
      • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
      • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
      • The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all travel until further notice.

      The East Orange Board of Education joins me in letting you know that we greatly appreciate your support, assistance, patience, and understanding during this difficult time. We will continue to maintain regular communication with our local, regional, and state public health officials and our East Orange School District community during the school closures. We are in this together as a team, and together we plan to win!

      Thank you so much to our dedicated administrators, staff, parents, and community partners for working so diligently for the sake of our children and for helping us to keep our community safe.

      We will succeed! Stay safe and always remember that the best is yet to come!

      Respectfully,

      Kevin West

      Dr. Kevin West
      Superintendent of Schools