As the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) continues preparations for the next stages of school opening, hearing from every stakeholder group is a priority. In order to meet the NJDOE’s rapid timeline for reviewing responses they request that all parents of school aged children complete the survey by today, June 8, 2020. Links to the survey in both English and Spanish are included below.

Response Deadline: Today, June 8, 2020


NJDOE Parent Survey (English)
NJDOE Encuesta Para Padres (Espanol)



  1. County Brings Testing to Ironbound in Effort to Reach Newark’s Immigrant Population

  2. Face masks, no outdoor recess: What Newark schools might look like this fall

  3. School Aid Figures Revised: Pandemic Hit on State Budget


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Free Headspace Plus for the Unemployed

The current state of unemployment in the US has become an alarming crisis. To help those affected, we’re offering a full year of Headspace Plus for free.* Discover meditation and mindfulness tools to help you feel less stressed, more resilient, and kinder to yourself.

Free Mobile Counseling/ Help Sessions

Newark Public Library is now offering free counseling by the library’s professional social worker, by phone or text! E-mail [email protected] for information or to make an appointment! Please include your phone number in your e-mail.

Grief Resource for Schools

The COVID-19 crisis requires schools to reimagine what it means to engage in collective care for students and staff experiencing grief and loss. NYC Outward Bound has presented a few recommendations for schools as they move the work of their Emergency Response Team online. Click here for access.


Short-term Rental Assistance Program

Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver announced a Short-Term Rental Assistance Program to help residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the flyer for additional information.


Webinar: Advancing Equity through Summer and School-Year Partnerships

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar will share success stories and best practices of school and community collaboration to support children's mental and physical health. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect and discuss the current uncertainty around what “back-to-school” may look like.

This session will continue the rich conversation sparked by the recent webinar, “Shaping Summertime Experiences: Aligning Practice to Recommendations,” that is available here.

Click here to register.

Registration for The Newark Board of Education’s Summer 2020 Programs is open!

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2020

Parents are encouraged to review the program guide and use the included link (also linked below) to register their children for programs that will be conducted virtually or in person pending approval from State and local authorities.

Questions about the Summer 2020 programs can be sent to: [email protected]

Click here to register.