The monthly South Orange Maplewood School District departmental newsletter is now available. Click here or on the picture below to view our monthly newsletter.
To Parents / Guardians,
The South Orange Maplewood School District is happy to announce the launch of two new enhancements to the PowerSchool parent portal.
- Back To School / Welcome Forms: Each school year, families must fill out a variety of forms and permission slips for their children. Some of these forms include: emergency contact information, parent contact information, acceptable use policy acknowledgements, & consent for publicity. This year, the forms will be made available through the PowerSchool parent portal. To ensure your child’s records are up to date, all families are encouraged to fill out these forms online. Additional information and instructions will be sent to all families during the week of August 26th.
- Elementary School Parent Portal: During the 2019 – 2020 school year, elementary school parents will have the ability to view attendance, demographic information, schedule information, and complete back to school / welcome forms through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. During the week of August 26th, elementary parents will be mailed their PowerSchool parent portal login credentials and instructions. Email support will be available to parents who need assistance.
More information will be available during the week of August 26th.
Through an initial $30,000 combined grant from the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation and the Montclair State University Foundation, the Cali School and SOMSD piloted an Arts Institute in South Orange-Maplewood for a second year in a row. The Arts Institute included K-12 during-and-after-school lessons and classes, courses for college credit, and more — all taught by professors (including members of the NY Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera), as well as graduate students from the school.
This year’s curriculum included an African Drumming program at Seth Boyden, during and after school lessons and masterclasses at the middle and high schools, a jazz ensemble at Columbia High School, and more, reaching over 200 students K-12.
Attached you will find information for the Summer Meals Program at Maplecrest Park. The program starts on July 15th and ends on August 9th. During the program, breakfast and lunch will be served five days a week.
This is particularly applicable to students who are taking summer classes and may benefit from a meal.
All meals are free and open to all students.
The district’s Extended School Year website is now available. Information regarding the program, the staff, & important dates can be viewed by visiting the website. Click here to learn more.