East Orange School District


April 1, 2021
Greetings East Orange School District Parents/Guardians and Caretakers, 

My hope is that your families are thriving and well as we continue to persevere and finish up strong for the 2020–2021 school year. While no one could have predicted the devastating impact of COVID-19—on a global scale and in our daily lives—more than one year later we are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school in person! I would like to reiterate that the East Orange School District has committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff. To that end, we are monitoring the most updated news about COVID-19 and communicating with our local health officials frequently. Our district is taking the necessary precautions to flatten the curve by preventing the spread of the virus and other germs. We encourage parents, guardians, and students to continue following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well.

As we embark upon the road of in-person/hybrid instruction, please review the critical updates below.

Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, we will open for a full-day, in-person learning model for the following grades and student populations. This is our phase II, in-person option:

  • Grades Pre-K through Sixth Only
  • Vulnerable Populations (Special Education and English Language Learners)

Grades seventh through twelfth will remain fully remote, except for vulnerable populations as described above.

For more information about in-person learning and school cohort models, please take a moment to read the message from our superintendent in its entirety.  

Educationally Yours, 
AbdulSaleem R. Hasan, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Flyer

East Orange School District preschool and kindergarten registration is available to children who are three, four, or five years old by October 1, 2021, and who live in East Orange, New Jersey. We offer a free full day preschool program, New Jersey approved curriculum, and special needs and bilingual services. 

Project Child Find: East Orange early childhood program includes all children regardless of abilities. If you are concerned your preschool child is developing or learning differently, you can call the district to request an evaluation for preschool special education services at (973) 266-5785.

New students must register online. Returning students need not apply. Please call (973) 266-2399 with questions or technical assistance.

EOSD Celebrates SEL Day!

SEL day

East Orange School District participated in International Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Day which was on Friday, March 26, 2021. This day provided an opportunity for our district to demonstrate its support for integrating evidence-based SEL into our schools, organizations, and larger communities. Moreover, it served as a wonderful opportunity to educate the entire school community about SEL and its impact. SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL improves academic outcomes, builds positive school climate, and provides children with the necessary skills to excel in today’s workforce.

Check us out as all 22 schools and central office celebrated and commemorated SEL Day by intentionally setting aside time to participate in activities and programming! #SELDay2021

    Student Achievements

    Coming soon!

    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.


    The East Orange School District wants to ensure that we recognize and capture the amazing deeds and accomplishments of our entire district family.

    To that end, we have created “Kudos Corner,” a forum on the district’s website to display and recognize you. Please complete the form below to shout out your colleagues! We will post shout outs weekly on the district's website in the "Kudos Corner" each Monday. The link to the form is due every Thursday by 2:00 p.m. and is available below. Please complete one form per shout out. Thank you!