Thomas A. Edison Middle School

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Thomas A. Edison Middle School Welcome


    Greetings Incoming Families:

    In just a few short weeks, your child will be entering Edison Central Six Middle School. Our staff is eagerly awaiting their arrival and we look forward to a great year.  In order to assist you and your child with the transition, we are holding parent/student orientations. The orientations are not mandatory as we understand families may still be on vacation. 

    The agenda will include an explanation of how the school year will look as we continue to address any COVID 19 protocols, the first day of school procedures, a description of various extracurricular offerings and students will be able to practice opening lockers. Additionally, parents and students will be able to meet our School Counselors, take a building tour, and participate in a scavenger hunt.  Because of social distancing protocols we ask that only 1 parent/guardian attend with each student. Additionally all visitors are asked to wear a mask while in the building. While touring the building we ask that visitors maintain 3 feet of distance wherever possible. 

    Students whose last names begin with the letters A through K are invited to visit on August 26th.  Students whose last names begin with the letters L through Z are invited to visit on August 31st.  The orientations will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the school auditorium. If you cannot attend the orientation that is outlined above, please select which orientation fits your schedule.  Please contact the main office with any questions. (973) 669-5360.



     Thomas Edison Central Six would like to thank the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh a West Orange-based Irish-American cultural and social organization.

    Over the years they have assisted our families with acquiring back to school supplies at no cost. Please find the details for this years Shillelagh Back Pack Giveaway.   

    The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be giving away 125 backpacks filled with the school supplies required by the teachers of Thomas A. Edison Central 6 School for the 2021-22 school year.

    There is no cost for families associated with this giveaway. All interested families must sign up using this form. Sign ups will be taken on a first come, first served basis. This event is only open to students enrolled at Thomas A. Edison Central 6 School for the 2021-22 school year.

    If you have more than one child enrolled at Edison, a separate form will have to be submitted for each child.

    Back pack Families will be able to pick up their backpack at the 2021 Back to School Yard Party!Books

    Hosted on Sunday, August 22 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at the Shillelagh Club,

    648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange.

    At the event, students and their families will be welcome to enjoy a free meal, music, games, and activities.

    If you would like to help by sponsoring another student's backpack or if you have any questions about the backpack giveaway, please email We look forward to seeing you on August 22!

    Pencils Click here to sign up------- Back Pack Giveaway Sign up form  

    *Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization



    For those students who have yet to hand in their school books and chromebook please see directions below on how to do so.

    Please come to the school during the hours of 8:30am to 2:30pm to drop off the materials below.

    Books to be returned: 

    English Language Arts ("Harbor Me" book)

    For students who were in the Pre Algebra program: (Hardcover Pre Algebra book)    

    Chromebook with Charger

    Please contact the main office with any questions. 


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    Food Resources for West Orange Families


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    Incoming 6th grade parents for the 2021-2022 School year. please click on the Link Below to access important parent information and medical forms.

    2021-2022 Parent Information

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    Welcome to Thomas A. Edison School! We are a Central Six Middle School located in West Orange, New Jersey. Every unit covered will immerse children into a real-life situation in order to help make what they are learning about applicable and allowing them to see why they would need to learn about it.

    If you are new to the area and would like a tour of our school, please contact Mr. Steven Melendez, our school Assistant-Principal, in order to schedule a time to do so.

     Please click on the link below to access the Google Apps E-Mail Agreement Form which is to be turned into your child's first-period teacher. 

    Google Apps, E-Mail Agreement Form

     "School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside." - Chinese Proverb

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    Xavier Fitgerald, Principal

    973-669-5360 x. 28510 /

    Jeff LaFoon, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5360 x. 28602 /

    Pamela Halstead, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5360 x. 28603 /

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