East Orange School District
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East Orange School District News

With 22 schools and a number of day care centers, East Orange School District has a lot going on! Visit this news page often for the latest on school awards, upcoming events, and important information. We will update this page regularly so you are always informed!

Virtual STEM Exhibition 2020
2020 Virtual Stem exhibition flyer

Please join us on Wednesday, June 3 for our virtual STEM exhibition. It is our district-wide showcase of STEM projects from grades pre-K through 12. Since this year it is a virtual exhibition, you can join right here on our website!

Virtual Town Hall

The city of East Orange is hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, June 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The topic of discussion will be Peace, But Not Patience: A Discussion On Social Justice, Civil Rights, and Empowerment with Mayor Ted Green hosting. Panelists include: Vinnie Brown, Naughty by Nature; Reverend Dana P. Owens, Messiah Baptist Church; Honorable Brittany Claybrooks, Second Ward Councilwoman; East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi; Sage McPhatter-Davis, STEM Academy Student Council President; Anissa Jean-Pierre, STEM Academy Class of 2020.

Call in at (862) 213-3758 to join, or watch Facebook Live @EOCityHall.

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Board Meeting Cancellation

Please note that the East Orange Board of Education has canceled its special board meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please view the cancellation notice for additional information.

COVID-19 Testing Open to All Residents

Please note, COVID-19 testing is now open to all residents until June 12, 2020. Testing is at the Old V.L.D. Complex, 161 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange. Drive-thru is on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and walk-up is on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more information, please view the COVID-19 testing all East Orange residents flyer.

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Student Working Papers

We are continuing to identify new practices to assist with getting us back to near normal. Please see our information related to student working papers while we continue to work remotely. Please be sure to read both the form and the information document carefully. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Planting Seeds of Change

Planting Seeds of Change flyerHas your child been struggling at home, in school, or in the community in any of the following areas:

  • Emotional/behavioral health needs
  • Developmental/intellectual disabilities
  • Substance use/abuse
  • High risk behaviors

The Partnership for Children of Essex can assist with connecting you to resources in your community. Please visit the Partnership for Children of Essex website or call (973) 323-3000 to learn more. For immediate assistance in a crisis, contact Performcare at 1 (877) 652-7624.

East Orange School District FOCUS Parent Portal News

East Orange School District (EOSD) is preparing parents and teachers for tomorrow with the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal.

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The EOSD Parent Portal is a web-based student information system that allows parents to view their children’s grades, assignments, attendance, report cards, and mid quarter notices all online. Since pre-k students do not receive report cards and mid quarter notices, parents of pre-k students will only see their child’s attendance. All parents will be able to view important messages, postings, and alerts from their child’s school and/or central office. If the EOSD has a parent’s email address on file, parents will also be able to receive important emails from schools and/or the district.

Please note: Paper copies of report cards and mid quarter notices are no longer distributed to students or mailed home. The EOSD Parent Portal is one of two of the only ways you can retrieve your child’s report cards and mid quarter notices. The other way is via email. If you have not been receiving your child’s report cards and mid quarter notices via email, the district does not have your email address on file. To submit your email address to the district, please send us an email. Remember to include your name, your child’s name, school, grade, and district ID in the email.

Remember, a concerned parent will not go the whole year without receiving their child’s report cards and mid quarter notices.

Create a New EOSD Parent Portal Account
You must have a valid email address, your child’s date of birth, and your child’s local student ID. To download instructions on how to create on EOSD Parent Portal account, please see our instructions. To create an EOSD Parent Portal account, please visit the link below:

Add a Child to Your Existing EOSD Parent Portal Account
You must have your child’s date of birth, and district (local) ID number. You also must have your username and password. Your username is the email address with which you originally registered for the EOSD Focus Parent Portal. To download instructions on how to add additional children to your existing EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal account, please see our instructions for adding a child. To add additional children to your existing EOSD Parent Portal account, please visit the parent portal link below:

Forgot My EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal Password
You must know your username, which is the email address with which you registered. Please visit the FOCUS Password Recovery webpage.

After you’ve registered and verified for the EOSD FOCUS Parent Portal, download the free EOSD Community Portal app.

East Orange School District Community Portal App East Orange School District Community Portal App

To log into the EOSD Focus Parent Portal, please visit the link below:

For additional parent portal and EOSD Community Portal app help, please send an email.

Submit Your Email Address (Custodial Parents/Guardians Only)
To submit your email address to the district, please send us an email. Remember to include your name, your child’s name, school, grade, and district ID in the email.