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Student Progress Reports Available on Online Parent Portal

Student progress reports for the fourth marking period are available to parents through the Infinite Campus parent portal. In order to access student progress reports online, parents need an activation code to set up an account on the Infinite Campus parent portal. Parents can get their activation codes, as well as assistance in setting up their Infinite Campus accounts, by contacting the main office of the school their child attends.

Parents with an Infinite Campus account can access the parent portal on the district website or on the Paterson Public Schools mobile app.

Parents are able to access their child’s progress report by doing the following:

  1. Enter the user name and password on the Infinite Campus log in page.

  2. Look for “Campus Backpack” on the menu at the left of the page. Click on “Campus Backpack.”

  3. Select the student’s progress report by clicking its checkbox in the “View” column

  4. Click the checkbox next to the phrase “Please click OK to acknowledge receipt of this document.” It’s at the very top of the web page.

  5. Click on “Save” in the dialogue box to download the report.

Schools will continue to provide printed hardcopies of progress reports for parents.

Click here to view the Rosa Parks' student video on the parent portal.

Click here to view a how-to video on accessing progress reports.

Keeping our Children Safe on the Internet and Online

online safetyToday's children are the first generation to be born and raised with the internet as part of their everyday lives. They often know more about the internet than their parents and guardians. Please review this important presentation from the district's Director of Instructional Technology, Jose Correa, to help you understand what your children are doing online and to learn how to make smart choices to keep them safe when using the internet.


Academy of Earth and Space Science Comes in 2nd at Robotics Tournament 

PANTHER roboticsThe Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER Academy) participated in the 18th Annual North Jersey Robotics Competition held at Passaic County Community College on May 7th and 9th. Twelve schools competed in the competition. Our team was made up of ten dedicated students. The Academy of Earth and Space Science came in second place for the Modern Marble Challenge. The objective of this challenge was for the students to create a robot that could shoot out golf balls to knock off small wiffle balls from a raised platform. Despite a few logistical issues, the students worked feverishly designing, constructing and programming the robot. Although they did not finish in the top three for scoring, PANTHER also had impressive showings in the Giant Ring Toss Challenge, Science and Technology Presentation and the Obstacle Course Challenge. It is safe to say that the competition gave the students a real world engineering challenge. It also taught the students the value of working collaboratively and meeting deadlines. The students are already looking forward to next years competition. 

Paterson Public Schools Honors the 1981 Eastside HS State Championship Softball Team

softball champsPaterson Public Schools honored members of Eastside High School’s 1981 State Championship Softball Team who reunited for the first time in 38 years for a special ceremony on May 8 at Don Bosco Technology Academy. Eastside High School Principal of Operations and Athletic Director Gerald Glisson, who insisted that the ceremony be held, served as master of ceremonies, and Superintendent Eileen Shafer offered her words of congratulations to the team. Those honored were the team’s manager Anna Pelosi-Adams, centerfielder Louella “Flash” Johnson, pitcher Kay Williamson, leftfielder Bernice Johnson-Stokes, catcher Annette “Angie” Mitchell, shortstop Angel Balmer; Janine “Hutch” Winfrey, who played third base, and Sharon Robinson, who played first base.

Six Paterson Students Qualify for NHD Finals

Two students from Eastside High School and four students from the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented (PAGT) have qualified to compete in the National History Day finals at the University of Maryland on June 9. The presentation by Eastside’s Sienna Rojas and Gabriel Torres, entitled The Sacrifice for Civil Rights: A Mother’s Legacy, won the senior group performance category at the statewide competition at William Paterson University. The students’ teachers are Michelle Hamlett & Nina Jones. Meanwhile, PAGT’s Afsara Ahmed, Jakiah Choudhury, Naima Bari and Salma Uliah created a project called Between the Walls of Triumph and Tragedy: There Lies a Battle, which took top honors in the junior group exhibit category. Their teacher is Lizandaa Alburg.

NHD finalists NHD finalists

IB Student Scores High on the PSAT/NMSQT

Nicole VelecelaNicole Velecela, an 11th-grader in the International Baccalaureate Program at International High School, has been notified by the College Board that she has scored in the top 2.5 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT standardized test among Hispanic and Latino high school junior test-takers in the region. Velecela, who has a 4.68 grade point average, has been invited to participate in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). This academic honor can be included on college applications. Colleges use the NHRP program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic and Latino students

2019 Preschool Summer Enrichment Program

The program begins on Monday July 8, 2019 and ends on July Friday July 26, 2019 for all preschool children that will be attending Kindergarten in September. If your child did not attend preschool and is registered for Kindergarten your child can attend this program!

List of schools: English   Spanish   Arabic   Bengali

Three John F. Kennedy Students Enter Finals Of Statewide Contest With Anti-Drug Rap

JFK rappersIt was a day of press interviews for Jayden Cornish and Travis Anderson – two of the three members of Knight Time, the rap trio that has entered the finals of the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs, a statewide contest run by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. The three JFK Educational Complex students need your votes to win!

Vote for Knight Time and their song, “Weed Ain’t Right,” here.



RPHS Students Take Third Place Honors At The Passaic County Film Festival

Students at the Rosa L. Parks School of the Fine and Performing Arts won third place at the Passaic County Film Festival. The students entered their own production in the contest, which was a brief public service announcement aimed at promoting use of the district’s Infinite Campus parent portal system to parents and students. The system allows parents to access their children’s academic and attendance records.
The four student-filmmakers are Shiqira Poulson, Jennifer Guizar, Rochelle Estrada and Iyana Williams. They are all juniors in the Communications Arts Program at the Rosa L. Parks School of the Fine and Performing Arts. Their video can be viewed here.

Elementary CHOICE Applications Available

Dual Language ProgramDual Language Program

Kindergarten Registration

If your child will be 5 years old by October 31, 2019, and resides in Paterson, now is the time to register for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Beginning Friday, March 1, 2019, you may call the Office of Central Registration at 973-321-2501 to schedule your Kindergarten registration appointment; scheduled appointments will take place Monday, March 25, 2019 through Friday, June 7, 2019. Evening appointments are available.

pdf Kindergarten CHOICE Application

pdf Kindergarten Registration Flyer

Check Out Our Student & Parent Portal

The Paterson Public Schools Student & Parent Portal is a secure website that provides parents, guardians and students with real-time access to information to better understand and participate in the education of Paterson students. You can access it by clicking on the top button in the left column. Here are instructions on how to setup the Parent Portal and detailed instructions for Parents on how to use it.

Paterson Unites for Literacy

Paterson Unites for Literacy

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.

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

Learning TablePaterson Public Schools Learning Table


webpage Improving Reading Skills

webpage Safety & Security of Paterson Public Schools

webpage PARCC Testing and Information Tips

webpage Using the New Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portals

webpage Student Reading Program

2019-2020 In-District Preschool Registration

The 2019-2020 Preschool Brochure: English    Spanish   Arabic    Bengali

2019-2020 List of locations: English/Spanish    Arabic   Bengali

District Newsletter

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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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