Parents & Students
Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year
Appointments for kindergarten registrations begin March 1 by calling 973-321-2501. Registrations for kindergarten are by appointment only and begin on March 20 and continue until June.
School 28/Paterson Academy for the Gifted & Talented named National Title 1 Distinguished School
School 28/Paterson Academy for the Gifted & Talented, has been selected by the New Jersey Department of Education to be the State’s designee as a National Title I Distinguished School. According to the National Title I Association, School 28 was selected for national recognition “because of the success of the school’s educational programs and progress made by your students.” The Association also noted that “each state may only name two schools as National Title I Distinguished Schools per year, so this is an especially prestigious honor.” Press Release
"Like" our Facebook Page
“Good news” takes place in every corner of our school district on any given day. If you read District HiLites every two weeks, you know this to be true.
But today, District HiLites and our district web site are not the only resources for good news and information. For several years now, Paterson Public Schools has maintained an “official” Facebook page that features events, student performances and interesting videos and images – often as events are happening in “real time”. Of course, we also provide important school and district messages and and emergency notifications.
Nearly 5,000 Facebook followers is a great accomplishment – but with 28,000 students and over 4000 staff members, we know we can help spread the good news even faster! That’s why we have launched a campaign to reach 6117 followers by 6/1/17. So if you haven’t already done so, please visit our Facebook page and give us a “”Like” or help us by telling your neighbors and friends! If you don’t currently use Facebook, this is a golden opportunity to sign up. With so much good news to share, you’ll be glad you did!
Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools
Be 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.
For up-to-date information about district events join the official Paterson Public Schools Facebook page.
Information on Assessments for Parents and Guardians
Click here for information regarding State Standardized Assessments to be administered this school year (2016-2017).
Good Grades Rewarded
Students who attain Principals’ List and/or Honor Roll in a marking period will be eligible to receive a free fruit bowl or an ice cream sundae at the Paterson IHOP located at 301 Main Street. In order for students to receive this incentive, they must bring their report card for a one-time reward per marking period.
The Amazing Things Your Paterson Library Card Can Do
With your Paterson Library Card you have access to hundreds of thousands of digital resources in addition to books, movies, CDs, DVDs, and much more. Flyer with Paterson library locations
Important Information on Paterson Water Testing
You can find information regarding the voluntary water testing completed by Paterson Public Schools during the 2014-15 school year in the following:
Preschool Registration Now Open
If your child was 3 years old by October 31, 2017 and resides in Paterson, now is the time to register for in-district preschool. Call 973-321-2501 for an appointment. Limited space available! List of locations
PPS Parent University
Free for all parents and students in the Paterson Public Schools. Register Now! Flyer with details.
The Importance of School Attendance
Parents/Guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school, every day, on time unless properly excused pursuant to NJ state law (NJSA 18A:38-25) and District Policy #5200.
Failure to cause a child to attend school regularly and on time can result in parent & child referral to municipal court for truancy and a fine. For further information please contact your child’s school or the district’s Office of Student Attendance at 90 Delaware Ave.
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.
If you have any questions regarding transportation, please contact 973-321-0830 or 973-321-0686.