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Gray Charter School Safe Return Plan


Governor Murphy has ordered that at the start of the 2021-22 academic year, all schools in the state will return to full in-person instruction for all students. The Gray Charter School's Safe Return Plan was developed in accordance with the Governors orders and in line with guidelines from the NJ Department of Education, the CDC, and state and local health departments. The posting of the plan on the school's website begins a 10-day comment period. All comments should be sent to comments@graycharterschool.com by June 30, 2021.


About The Gray Charter School



Statement About Drinking Water


The Gray Charter School is not affected by the recent concerns regarding elevated amounts of lead that was discovered in some of the city’s water supplies. The State Department of Education understands that lead in drinking water continues to be an issue within local school communities and has worked in collaboration with the State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection, to create a back-to-school package of resources for school districts to use regarding testing for lead in school drinking water and educating families on prevention, screening, and intervention related to lead exposure.


See Which School in Newark Was Ranked the Highest By The State (Spoiler Alert: It's us!)

March 14, 2019




A Parents' Guide to Summer!




Breakfast is in the Bag!








On Thursday, September 9, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized The Gray Charter School, one of only 304 schools, as a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The honor -- alongside those of eight other New Jersey schools, two of them private -- was officially recognized at an awards ceremony Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.


Read the entire news story on NJ Spotlight.com!


View the PRESS RELEASE and detailed information about what it takes to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.


View the Official Certificate!



Special Board Meeting


The Gray Charter School Board of Trustees announces that it will hold a Special Board meeting on Monday July 26,2021, the meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. The meeting subjects will consist of the following: School Calendar 2021-2022, Personnel/Staff Listing, American Rescue Plan, Facility Tours and Reopening Plan Updates 2021-2022. The meeting platform is a 'hybrid model' 'in-person' at 55 Greene Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102; and allowing electronic connectivity and/or telephone dial-in access. Action will take place at this meeting. The telephone number for the meeting is 1-425-436-6326 access code #881082


Food Service - Request for Proposal


The Gray Charter School is currently requesting proposals for a multi-year contract 2021-2023 for the delivery and receipt of unitized pre-packaged vended meals for the following school food service programs: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Breakfast Program, Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The Gray Charter School plans to provide meal service for 450 students consisting of grades Kindergarten through Eighth (K-8). Services will consist of preparing meals off site at the commercial vendor facility and delivering meals to include: unitized prepackaged meals; bulk satellite menu items and milk (preferably organic).


Interested Commercial Vendors and/or their representatives must submit three copies of their proposals by July 9, 2021 to:




Download the complete specifications for the Request for Proposal (RFP):


Board of Trustees Meeting Update


Due the Covid-19 Pandemic, all meetings of the Gray Charter School Board of Trustees will take place by phone, until further notice. Interested parties may dial in to each meeting by calling (425) 436-6326, and using access code 881082. Unless posted otherswise, all board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00pm.

2021 State Mandated Student Assessments


2021 NJSLA Assessments will take place for students in grades 3-8. Parents will be notified as to the dates and times of the assessments no later than April 5, 2021.


Board Minutes


May, 2021

March, 2021

February 22, 2021

February, 2021

January, 2021



The Gray Charter School nabs the 13th spot in the latest N.J. state ratings of elementary and middle schools

April 14, 2019





Ski Club Photos!


The Gray Charter School went skiing. Photos from the wonderful day on the slopes:



How to Order Your School Uniform


Flynn O'Hara


The Gray Charter School proudly wears Flynn & O'Hara uniforms.

Pricing and instructions for ordering your school uniforms can be found on the fact sheet [PDF].


Anti-Bullying Information


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The Gray Charter School is located in Newark, NJ.

All children who attend The Gray Charter School must reside in the city of Newark.


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School Evaluation Documents


Teacher & Principal Evaluation System documentation available for download.


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Other News

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No Child Left Behind

NCLB (Title I)


NCLB Parent Information