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Important Parent Information

Parents have the right to receive information or communicate with a staff member at their school or Board of Education (BOE) office in their language. If you or someone you know needs help, tell your school’s principal or parent liaison to call the Newark BOE at (973) 733-7333 or email hello@nullnps.k12.nj.us.


Attendance manual provides helpful school and central office based resources. It includes flowchart and information for the day to day activities of attendance counselors.

The guides include processes, resources and is an informational guide to acquiring HI services.

Notifies parent that their child does not reside in Newark and will be un-enrolled. Offers information for appeal.

Description: Step by step intervention process for Truancy Officers


Description: Home Language Survey

Description: OBE Title III After School Program ENGL

Description: District Summer English Plus

Board Relations

Description: Sign up to speak at a Board Meeting

Early Childhood

Description: Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R) developmental screening instrument in accordance with regulations from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Description: Results of the assessment.

Description: Ignite by Hatch research-based technology program that engages children and prepares early learners for success through a dynamic digital play environment.

Description: Core5 is a computer-adaptive program for students in grades PK-5 that supports the development of literacy skills.

Description: Guidance for Families on Receiving Report Cards through Family Portal.

Food Services

Description: Letter to parent about the lunch application process and FAQ's.


Description: This document provides guidance and criteria in order to graduate from a high school of the Newark Board of Education and receive a State-endorsed diploma.

Description: Students are required to complete eighty (80) hours of community service as part of their graduation requirements. These eighty hours can be accumulated over the course of four years and must be documented using the Community Service Log form. Service hours may include community service completed independently or as part of service-learning and/or a school-led service program. It is suggested that students complete twenty hours each year. A copy of the Community Service Log form can be obtained from your student’s school counselor.

Description: Welcome to Naviance! Naviance is a comprehensive college, career and life readiness solution (CCLR) that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

Description: Beginning with the Class of 2022 (and beyond), each graduating high school senior in Newark is required, as part of the district's new graduation requirement, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application.

Why is the FAFSA/NJAFAA a graduation requirement?
Research indicates two-thirds of almost all living wage jobs will require a postsecondary credential. Training for credentials can be expensive and entrance applications can sometimes be challenging. The Newark Board of Education is committed to preparing all students for the transition from high school to multiple pathways after graduation – both college and career. We support FAFSA/NJAFAA for all graduates. Filing is free. We will help students and families answer questions and successfully complete the process.

Description: Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. The Eligibility Center will continue to monitor the environment and make necessary adjustments to prioritize health, safety and fairness for all prospective student-athletes.

Description: Request for Student Information from Military Recruiters, Institutions of Higher Education, and Prospective Employers

Description: RethinkEd is a web-based service for students, parents, teachers and support staff. It was written by experts in the field of Social Emotional Learning. The RethinkEd SEL Program covers 5 content areas: Awareness of Self and Others; Self-Management, Social Skills, Social Awareness and Self-Care. Each content area comes with corresponding topics such as respect, focus and conflict resolution.

Description: To accumulate the 130 credits required to earn a high school diploma, students must successfully complete the following courses as required by the New Jersey State Department of Education and the Newark Public Schools.

Description: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:36-27, The High School Voter Registrations Law requires districts to provide eligible voters registration materials, a summary of voter registration eligibility requirements, materials describing the role of a citizen, and materials articulating the importance of voting to all eligible high school students.

Health Services

Description: Questionnaire for students with history of asthma.

Description: Questionnaire for students with diabetes.

Description: Authorization for Release of Health Information.

Description: Immunization Religious/Medical Exemption Request.

Description: Parent Consent for Medication Administration.

Description: Medication Orders for Student from Physician.

Description: Allergy Questionnaire.

Description: Parent Consent for Nurse Screenings.

Description: Parent Choice for Student Examination.

HIB / Discipline

Description: District code of conduct policy for students

Description: Application requesting an extended out of school suspension for a student exceeding 4 days

Description: HIB Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

Description: Brief overview of HIB investigation process.

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Description: Notice to inform parents of HIB investigation.

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Description: District's HIB Policy

Description: Incident Report Documentation Form

Description: Overview workflow chart for reporting incidents.

Description: Defines, highlights characteristics of HIB

Description: Form to inform student/guardian of suspension.

Description: Appeal for Superintendent Suspension Form documentation

Description: Appeal Information Sheet for Superintendent Suspension

Description: Appeal Information Sheet for Superintendent Suspension

Description: Incident documentation for witnesses.


Description: Notifies parent that their child does not reside in Newark and will be un-enrolled. Offers information for appeal.

Pupil Transportation

Frequently asked transportation questions and answers for families

Home to School Transportation Information for Families

Records Request

This document is used to request various types of records.

Safe Return Plan

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Special Education

Project Child Find is a process mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, the federal regulations that dictate how each state provides special education services. This program requires that local school districts assist with the identification of children from age 3 through 21, who may be developing or learning differently.

The mission and vision of the Special Education department.

Special Education Medicaid Initiative (SEMI) Parental Consent Form.

List of Special Education Programs in the Newark Board of Education.