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The Oasis TEEN Girls & Boys After-School Program 2018-2019

The Oasis TEEN Program (Teen Empowerment & Enrichment Network) is an after-school program designed to empower teen girls and boys (ages 13 – 18) to become strong, independent and thoughtful women and men. Register NOW! Mandatory Parent and Student orientation is on August 30 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m

Flyer     Registration Form

Fun Musical Weekend for Paterson Students

12 Paterson Music Project students just returned from a weekend at sleepaway camp at the Princeton-Blairstown Center. These included students from School 1, School 26, Norman S. Weir, and the Community Charter School of Paterson. They joined 98 students from El Sistema programs across NJ for a weekend of outdoor activity and music. The students rehearsed, did team building activities, had their fair share of water fights, picked their own food for dinner from the vegetable garden, and from time to time stole a nap on the porch. It was a busy but extremely fun weekend. There was a final concert on Sunday where students performed Havana, Moana, and Jurassic Park. Click on the image below to scroll through a slideshow of the event.

Paterson Music Project

STARS Academy Students Making the School-to-Work Transition

Fifteen students of STARS Academy have been selected to participate in the Passaic County Workforce Development Center Youth Summer Program. The fifteen students have been placed in the Paterson Board of Education at 90 Delaware Avenue. The goal of the program is to expose students with disabilities to the workplace environment.  This opportunity will help the students gain a better understanding of themselves and their abilities and interests, obtain an understanding of the work environment, and learn effective decision-making skills. In addition, this opportunity will provide a sense of accomplishment and pride to the students and their families.

STARS students     STARS students

STARS students     STARS students

Summer Reading Program

Summer reading suggestions for Paterson Public School students:

Summer Readingpdf First and Second Grade
pdf Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade
pdf Sixth, Seventh and Eight Grade
pdf High School

Paterson Public Schools District Graduation Data

Paterson Public Schools 2018 graduates received a total of over 13 million dollars in grants and scholarships and over 900 of our new graduates will be attending college in the fall! Click here for a breakdown of the graduation data.

Free Summer Meals

Free breakfast and lunch will be available for Paterson kids and teens all summer long. View this flyer for details and locations: English    Spanish

Information from Superintendent Shafer's Community Forums

Please review these three PowerPoint presentations for information relevant to all Paterson Public School parents, guardians, and students:

pdf 2 Year Transitional Plan to Local Control

pdf Elementary Summer School and Promotion Guidelines

pdf  Standard Based Report Cards

Summer School Program

Summer School Promotion

English    Spanish    Arabic    Turkish

Please watch this video which updates important changes to the criteria for Paterson Public Schools Summer Program

Summer Food Service Program

The Paterson Board of Education will be participating in the 2018 Summer Food Service Program from July 9 to August 24, 2018.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture.  This program provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency.

For more information regarding the 2018 Summer Food Service Program, please contact David Buchholtz, Director of Food Services for the Paterson Board of Education

Paterson Public Schools Learning TableLearning Table

webpage Improving Reading Skills

This weeks "Learning Table" hosted by Superintendent Eileen Shafer, PPS Superintendent of Schools, features staff from our Academic Services Team and our Special Needs Services Team. Discussion includes PPS Saturday Academy and tips for parents around improving reading skills.

webpage Safety & Security of Paterson Public Schools
Please view this important open discussion about the safety of our schools featuring Superintendent Eileen Shafer, Executive Director of School Safety James Smith, Eastside Principal of Operations Gerald Glisson and Paterson Police Department Lt. Sharon Easton.

webpage PARCC Testing and Information Tips

2018-2019 In-District Preschool Registration

The 2018-2019 Preschool Brochure: English    Spanish   Arabic    Bengali

List of locations: English   Spanish    Arabic   Bengali

District E-mail

Click here to receive the latest information about all that’s happening in Paterson Public Schools by joining our district e-mail list.

Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools

App flyerBe sure to download the New and Improved Paterson Public Schools App to your phone or other smart device! This is the best way to stay in contact with your school or schools, as well as the district itself. Timely, important school and district information of every kind will be at your fingertips. Visit your provider’s app store today (Play Store for Android, iTunes or App Store for Apple devices) and search: “Paterson Public Schools.” It’s easy, quick and free! After you install the app, go to setup and select your school or schools, along with the school district and you’re done. View our App flyer here.

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Project Child Find - Help Is Available

If a Paterson Public Schools’ student is having problems in their physical, social, communication, cognitive or sensory development, parents may contact the Department of Special Services at 973-321-0431 to obtain further information regarding help for students with potential disabilities.

Transportation Questions

school busIf you have any questions regarding transportation, please contact 973-321-0830 or 973-321-0686. 




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