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International Baccalaureate (IB) Information Night

International High School will host an IB Information Night on Thursday January 18, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium for students and families. This meeting is for all 7th and 8th grade parents and students who wish to attend International High School. In addition to hearing about the application process and benefits of the IB Program, students and parents will also learn about IB options available at International High School. Also joining us in the discussion will be current IB students and teachers. 

Jaylen Colon Reaches Basketball Milestone

Colon reaches 1000 points

JFK Knights senior Jaylen Colon racked up 24 points against Columbia thus putting him into the elite 1000 career points club! Jaylen was also chosen “Player of the Game” at the 70 to 60 Kennedy win.

Saturday Academy - New Starting Date

The district will be offering a Saturday enrichment program beginning this January for our kindergarten through grade 8 students.

The PPS Saturday Academy Program will be held at ten schools throughout the district and will help provide students with skills and strategies in core courses such as English Language Arts and Mathematics as well as Art, Music, Bilingual and Character Education. This program will run from Saturday, January 20, 2018 through Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m.  Please note that for this special program, lunch and transportation will not be provided.

We strongly encourage you to have your children attend this program. If you need further information, please contact your child’s principal.

Saturday Academy Program Dates:

January 20 & 27
February 3, 10, & 24
March 3, 10, 17 & 24
April 14, 21 & 28
May 5

Saturday Academy Program Registration Forms:

Alexander Hamilton

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Dr. Martin Luther King

Newcomers at NRC

Newcomers at School 15

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2018-2019 Budget Process Message from Acting Superintendent Shafer

2018-2019 Budget Process Message from Acting Superintendent Shafer

Students Blossoming at School 24

The Fine and Performing Arts Program at School 24, started in 2015, has become quite successful. This story on NorthJersey.com highlights the achievements of various students in the program.

Superintendent to Meet with Parents

Acting Superintendent, Eileen Shafer has scheduled quarterly meetings with district parents. All are welcome to attend! These meetings will be held in the cafeteria at the district offices at 90 Delaware Avenue from 6:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. The dates are November 16, 2017; February 22, 2018; April 12, 2018; and June 7, 2018.

SEPAC Parental Advisory Council Launched

Parents of children with special needs enrolled in Paterson Public Schools are invited to participate in the newly established Paterson Special Education Parent Advisory Council (P-SEPAC). This group has been formed to enable parents of children with physical, emotional or behavioral challenges, along with students receiving special services under an IEP or 504 Plan, to have a voice in district policy and practice regarding their children. If you are the parent or guardian of a child facing such challenges, you are strongly encouraged to participate in the new P-SEPAC council. A schedule of meetings can be viewed here (English & Spanish), and you can view these public service announcement video messages from P-SEPAC leaders, available in both English and Spanish.

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!

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Kindergarten Registration

Appointments for kindergarten registrations can be made by calling 973-321-2501. Registrations for kindergarten are by appointment only.
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2018-2019 In-District Preschool Registration

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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.

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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