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.

Second Annual Equity and Access Conference

East Orange School District Division of Curriculum and Instruction hosted its second annual equity and access conference - "Leveraging Our Resources at School and Home." To see the presentations, please click on the keynote speaker's name.

a message From Our Superintendent

Greetings East Orange School District Parents/Guardians and Caretakers,

I hope that you and your families are well. As your superintendent of schools, I would like to thank you again for your flexibility and adaptability as we continue to navigate our new normal by overcoming odds to achieve success. Towards that end, we are asking for even greater flexibility and adaptability as we delay phase II of our student re-entry plan.

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the East Orange Board of Education, in consultation with local agencies and partners, including Dr. Monique Griffith, the East Orange Director of Health, and Mr. Victor Kuteyi, the city's health officer, approved the district's extension for remote learning for all students until January 19, 2021. This also includes our pre-kindergarteners and vulnerable populations that we previously identified to return on site.

We based this decision on the advisory with regards to upcoming holiday travel and the influenza season, coupled with the uptick of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, and more specifically, the Essex County area. Though this has been a difficult decision to make, it is necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Again, the conclusion is that the East Orange School District will remain fully remote for all students until Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Again, we thank you for your continued support as we collaborate in making decisions that are in the best interest of the City of East Orange and the East School District.

Please take a moment to read the complete November 13, 2020, update letter from Superintendent AbdulSaleem R. Hasan.

    Important 2020–2021 school year information

    reopening guidelines

    EOSD 2020–2021 Restart and Recovery Plan

    Dear East Orange School District Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians/Caregivers, School Partners, and Community at Large,

    Welcome to the 2020–2021 school year! The East Orange School District is looking forward to welcoming your child back to school remotely on September 8, 2020. As parents/guardians and caregivers, I commend you for your patience and resilience as we navigate these challenging times as a school district. As penned in my letter to you a few weeks ago, on August 12, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 175 (EO 175) permitting school districts to provide remote-only instruction in the fall. Towards that end, the East Orange School District will open the September 2020 school year fully remote as part of Phase I.

    Students will begin in-person instruction, pending an assessment of the pandemic conditions at that time, during Phase II which will begin on November 16, 2020. It is important to note that this plan may be subject to change due to the changing pandemic landscape. Please read our entire  EOSD 2020–2021 Restart and Recovery Plan. We thank you for your support.

    Preschool Online Registration

    The online registration application for preschool is still 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
    • For questions or technical problems, please call (973) 266-2399.
    Preschool Registration Flyer Preschool Registration Flyer - Spanish Preschool Registration Flyer - Creole

    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!