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  • Board of Education Meeting for January 26, 2015 Rescheduled to February 2, 2015
    Due to inclement weather, the Board of Education meeting previously scheduled for tonight, Monday, January 26, 2015 has been postponed to Monday, February 2, 2015.
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  • Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 School Year

    *** Early Kindergarten & Early High School Registration Information ***

    • Early Kindergarten Registration will begin on Monday, February 2, 2015 and end on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
    • Early High School Registration will begin on Monday, March 30, 2015 and end on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
    • Open registration for all grades (K-12) will begin on Monday, May 4, 2015.
    Click here for detailed information and to download the registration packet for the 2015-2016 school year.
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  • The South Orange/Maplewood School District
    is pleased to introduce:
    The Montrose Early Childhood Center (ECC)
    Click here or on the flyer above for more information.
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  • The Parenting Center & Elementary Schools PTAs
    invite you to attend the
    PARCC Testing Overview
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 ~ 7:30 pm
    Seth Boyden Elementary School ~ 274 Boyden Avenue, Maplewoo
    d, NJ


    PARCC overview
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  • The Parenting Center & the Elementary PTAs invite you to ...

    A Q&A about

    the ABC's of Kindergarten

    Kindergarten Q&A
    Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Seth Boyden Elementary
    274 Boyden Avenue
    Maplewood, NJ
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  • The Parenting Center Invites you

    ADD/ADHD Parent

    Support Group

    ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group  

    All meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m.
    The Parenting Center
    525 Academy St., Maplewood, NJ
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  • Incident at Columbia High School


    CHS Community:


    A code red “lockdown” was ordered this afternoon (Monday, November 10, 2014) at Columbia High School by the Maplewood Police Department as a precautionary measure. All students are safe and everything is under control. Additional details will be provided as soon as they are available.


    James Memoli

    Acting Superintendent
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  • Board of Education Election Results 
    Congratulations to Elizabeth A. Baker, Maureen E. Jones and Donna Smith on their election to the Board of Education.  Click here to see the unofficial results.  Two voting districts experienced difficulty in reading the results and the full counts will be available from the county after their review.  Certified results of the election will be posted as soon as they are available.
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  • Superintendent Search Update 
    super search
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  • SOMSD's Department of World Language & ESL
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  • FAQ on EV-D68


    As per the New Jersey Department of Health, following are links to the State Health Department and the Center for Disease Control’s websites with updated FAQs on EV-D68.  Updated information will also appear on ERHC’s website frequently, also listed below.   








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  • Principal Elizabeth Aaron's
    Back to School Nite Remarks
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  • South Orange-Maplewood Adult School
    Suzuki Music Program
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  • VOD - August 25, 2014 & September 22, 2014 Board of Education Meetings
     Due to technical difficulties, the above meetings have not been posted to the VOD website (  We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and hope to have it resolved soon.  You may view the board meeting agendas by clicking on the following links:
    August 25, 2014
    September 22, 2014

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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  • 2015-16 SY Calendar
    Approved 9-22-2014
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    2014-2015 Amended School Year Calendar

    2014-2015 SY Calendar

    Click here to view the 2014-2015 school year calendar, as amended on August 25, 2014.  The amendment corrected the date of the middle school back-to-school night.
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  • 2014 survey  
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  • 2013 Survey
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  • OverDrive

    Introducing OverDrive – a system to allow students to check out ebooks and read them on their home nook/kindle/iPad/other portable device for up to two weeks. The district is piloting OverDrive at SOMS, and very excited to expand students’ access to digital content.  Students can access the site by using their student ID number with the letter P in front. The link for the site is:

    Click here
    to view the OverDrive Smartguide.
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  • Guiding Change Process
    Gifted and Talented, Montrose and Capital Plan
    The Board of Education is piloting the use of a Guiding Change tool to ask the Administration to provide options for three initiatives:
    -Capital Plan (draft)
    The Guiding Change documents establish parameters for the development of proposals, including the context of the project, desired outcomes, and unacceptable means.
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  • SOMAtv on the Web
    South Orange-Maplewood television is now on the web.
    Click here for live local cable broadcasts, and recent Board of Education meetings and other programming on demand.
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NOTICE: The School District of South Orange and Maplewood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectual or sexual orientation or sex, gender identity and expression, socio or economic status, or disability in its programs and activities. For further information, call the Office of Civil Rights at (800) 421-3481.