John L Costley Middle School

Developing Leaders One Student At A Time


  • East Orange School District will be

    closed: Tuesday, March 17th until

    futher notice


     Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020 all


    students in grades 1 thru 12 will be


    required to log into to their FOCUS


    Student Portal account every day,


    between the hours of 8:30 am and


    5:30 pm, and click on the "I'm Present"


    button in order to mark themselves


    present for the school day.

    FOCUS Student Portal Web Address:



                            Please look at very important 
                     Virtual Learning Schedule
    costley schedule


    Please make sure to read this


    important letter from the


    East Orange School District




    If you can't read the images

    click the link: ***Very




    Please Refer to this if any




    Frequently Asked Questions


    If any parents need the


    information in Spanish, you


    may email Ms. Diaz at



    Parents here are the teacher


    emails to reach them:


    Click here: 





    Parents here are the


    Google Classroom


    codes if you need them


    to help your child:


    Google Classroom Codes


    Google Classroom Codes


    Here is the nurse Google


    Classroom code:




    Additional Resources:


    Managing Stress Anxiety 


    Talking to Children about




     Coping with Stress


    Parents who may be interested: Take a look


    at the link for event information to help your


    children while the library remains closed.


    Library Event














    Let's Celebrate Woman History Month




    Dress Down for $1 every Friday

    Clubs on Thursday from 3 - 4 pm






    June 17th - Grade 8 Social

    Brookside Banquets

    Bloomfield, NJ


    June 9th - Class Trip

    Forest Lodge

    Swimming, Sports,


    ***APRIL 20th: Final Deadline for all Activities Fee***


     Need Practice for Interviews

    If you have an interview coming up and want help on knowing what to say, then come to
    the media center for a mock interview with Ms. Chatman.  She has done this in the past
    with many students and they have reported that it made them feel less nervous and
    better prepared for the questions that were asked during the actual interview.  You can
    come in the morning, during your lunch period, or after school as long as Ms. Chatman
    knows in advance)


    Thank you letter from Student Council


    Thank You



     8th grade activities



    After School Tutoring

    is every week on

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays

    2:55 - 3:55


    Clubs every Thursday

    from 3 - 4 pm

    School Hours: 


    8:15 AM - 2:40 PM


     *Breakfast is at 7:30*

    *Very important to get to

    school on time, or you are

    missing out on your Education*


    Famous Quote: "Education is

    the passport to the future, for

    tomorrow belongs to those who

    prepare for it today"

    by Malcolm X


    Fridays are

    Parent Conference Meetings:

    parent teacher conference times


      School Uniform

     Navy Shirt / Khaki Pants

    navy khaki

    Also... Navy Sweatshirts and

    Navy Sweaters


     New This Year! Gym Uniform:

     Gray T Shirts / Gray Shorts

    gray shorts





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  •  Mr. Idonije Arumemi

    HIB Specialist

    School Number - 74

    New Jersey Department of Education

    School Self-Assessment for

    Determining Grades under the

    Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act




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