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Welcome Back Video Message from Superintendent

Parents & Community Members - Please listen to this important message from Ms. Eileen Shafer, Acting Superintendent, regarding her goals and expectations for the 2017-2018 school year.

Community Welcome Back Video

Community Welcome Back Video

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It’s a Fact -We Need YOU

As our effort to provide all families and stakeholders with timely, relevant and important news and communications grows, so does our social media presence. Get on board with the districts official Facebook, Twitter and mobile App today. Give us a like on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and download our app to be part of Paterson Public Schools social media circle. We have prepared a new flyer in both English and Spanish available here that you can download, print, and share with others. Spread the word!

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

Paterson Releases “Readiness to Open Schools Report” and Launches New Attendance Campaign (#PPShowUp)

Superintendent Shafer shares all initiatives/events taking place to ensure all schools are fully ready to open for students on Sept. 7th. She also introduces new campaign to promote daily student attendance.  Read more here:
Opening Schools Press Release

Board Report Part 1
Board Report Part 2a
Board Report Part 2b
Board Report Part 2c
Board Report Part 2d
Board Report Part 2e
Board Report Part 3

Kindergarten Registration

Appointments for kindergarten registrations can be made by calling 973-321-2501. Registrations for kindergarten are by appointment only.
Flyer with important details

Paterson Public Schools Water Testing Results

Per a recent state law, all districts are required to test the water quality every six years. Paterson Public Schools has completed its annual district-wide water testing; and as noted in this report, most outlets tested at acceptable levels. The few water fixtures with a reading above the 15 ppb limit were taken “offline” until repairs were made and subsequent results indicate a “below the limit” reading. 

Although not required by law, Paterson will continue to test the water every year in order to ensure the highest quality water delivery possible in our schools and district offices.

Parent Expo - Biliteracy for Student Success at Rutgers University

Families are invited to attend a Parent Expo at the Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus on Saturday, September 23. Click here for a detailed flyer on this comprehensive event or call Ms. Diaz at (973) 321-0895.

2017-2018 In-District Preschool Registration Now Open

List of locations: English/Spanish   Arabic 

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.

Like us  on FacebookFor up-to-date information about district events join the official Paterson Public Schools Facebook page.

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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