About Our School
First Avenue School has been the proud recipient of numerous awards for improvement of student achievement and school climate. Our school has high expectations for each of our students and provides them with challenging and stimulating educational experiences that enhance their educational growth through our powerful learning philosophy as well as a wide variety of extra curricular activities.
Our ethnically diverse student body receives Bilingual, ESL, Special Education and Resource Room instruction as well as four (4) self-contained Autistic classrooms and a comprehensive Developmental Program. Each of these academic programs is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Newark Public Schools Educational Plan.
Welcome Back Letter
I hope you are enjoying your summer! Please be mindful that the first day of school for all students (both in-person and virtual learners) is September 8, 2020. Although this school year will be different than any we’ve experienced in the past, it is crucial that your child/children attend school every single day, either in-person or virtually/remotely. If you choose to send your child in-person, school will be held 5 days a week. When we reach capacity, remaining students will be added to virtual/remote learning.
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