East Orange School District
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Latest 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!

The Hughes News - January 2021

Please take a moment to read the most recent The Hughes News January 2021, newsletter. In this edition you will find information on the staff member of the month recognition and history on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

The Gibson Gab - Volume 2 - January 2021

The Gibson Gab Volume 2

Althea Gibson Academy Parents,

Please take a moment to read our latest volume of The Gibson Gab. This issue includes important dates for January and February, an introduction to our new principal, and highlights from our December events.

Peace Month

Happy New Year, Langston Hughes family.
It seems somewhat appropriate that as we transition from the season of, good will and peace on earth to all, that we move into peace month, traditionally observed mid-January to mid-February. During peace month, educators engage students in activities which allow them to pause and reflect on intentional steps they take to create peace in their little corner. Embedded in peace month is, no name calling week, which is being observed January 18 through 22, 2021. We observe no name calling week annually and aim at involving students in activities to end name calling of all kinds and eliminate bullying.

Art Exhibition

This month in the virtual art room, students in Ms. Elizabeth Garo’s third to fifth grade classes presented an exhibition at Simon Newport Mall in Jersey City, NJ on the third floor in the food court. The exhibition included 23 cityscapes created by our students showcased for the month of December until January. Congratulations to our winners! Our students have shown us that when things around us are falling apart, artists are resilient and welcome the change as an opportunity to create new and exciting things. That is exactly what our young artists at Langston Hughes have done and we are so proud of our students. Ms. Garo has been teaching students the skills and tools they need to create amazing works of art digitally using the Google Draw platform. “Teaching Art digitally has been a challenge. I saw an opportunity to teach students the foundations of the Graphic Arts, a vastly growing industry today. One benefit of remote learning allows each of our students to have a device making teaching graphic arts possible.” Among the many benefits of experiencing publishing their art in a show, students will also be able to build upon their portfolios in fifth grade when applying to the visual and performing arts programs going into sixth grade. This process has been rewarding for both the students and their teacher, Ms. Garo.

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.

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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.