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Kindergarten Registration

Please call the Office of Central Registration at 973‐321‐2501 to schedule your registration appointment.

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Paterson Music Project Pre-Orchestra Registration

Pre-Orchestra is for 2nd-4th grade students in Paterson Public Schools who are interested in learning to play band and string instruments in the future. Students will learn to read music, count rhythms, learn on paper violins, play recorder, and much more! Students who graduate from Pre-Orchestra will have the opportunity to join the full PMP String or Band Program and learn to play an instrument in the next school year at one of our base locations (School 1 or Norman S. Weir).

For more info, visit the Pre-Orchestra page! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shanna at or call 908-630-7023.





Letter From Superintendent Shafer About The Violence At The U.S Capitol

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It's done! The NJBOE just unanimously approved a resolution to restore local control to Paterson Public Schools.

Local Control restored to Paterson Public Schools!




Superintendent Shafer Interviewed On Parent on Point

Superintendent Shafer talks about the District’s response to COVID-19 and what’s in the future for Paterson Public Schools.






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Household Information Survey


Meals and P-EBT Benefits
All students who attend Paterson Public Schools are able to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge throughout the year, as well as qualify for the State’s P-EBT benefit. In order to continue to receive these benefits, Paterson Public Schools must maintain its status as an approved Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) District. We maintain this status by collecting the required number of Household Information Surveys from our families.
Your participation in this process is very important to the children of Paterson. Please complete the Household Information Survey that you received from your child’s school, or click on the link below to get a copy of the survey. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the survey, contact your child’s school. The signed survey must be submitted to your child’s school for processing.
Thank you for your cooperation!

FAQ for Parents

Household Survey (English)

Household Survey (Spanish)


Free Preschool For Paterson Residents!

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Activate Your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account

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Central Registration Appointments

If you require assistance or have any questions/inquiries regarding your child{ren}s' registration appointment, please contact the Office of Central Registration
at 973-321-2501 or at 973-938-4116


Attention Parents/Guardians: If you have a child that will be 5 years old by October 31, 2020 please call 973-321-2501 to make an appointment to register for September. If you already have an appointment there is no need to call.

Please note, due to COVID-19, we have made a few changes regarding the registration process:

The NEW registration entrance has been moved to the back side of 90 Delaware Ave which is located in the parking lot of the Farmboy Super Fresh suparmarket.
Student registration is by appointment only.
Children do NOT need to be present for the appointment. Only one parent or legal guardian will be allowed in the building unless you need an interpreter to accompany you and you must wear a mask.
The required documents for the student registration that must be readily available in order to be seen are: child’s birth certificate and immunization record, parent/guardian photo ID, 2 recent proofs of address for the parent/guardian, completed Registration Form and Home Language Survey form. (The Registration Form and Home Language can be found on the Paterson Public Schools website under the Central Registration department at .)
Please bring a pen with you to fill out any additional forms.
Be advised, your temperature will be taken before entering the building.
For more information, or if you have additional questions or concerns regarding your child’s registration, please visit the Paterson Public Schools website or call the Office of Central Registration at 973-321-2501.

Thank you.




Community Health Screening Form


Student Immunization Records Requirement

New Jersey state law requires all public school students to have complete immunization records on file at their school.
A child who has an incomplete record of immunizations may not be permitted to attend public school. Also, all sixth grade students require two additional immunizations.
If you have received notification that your child’s immunization records are incomplete, or if your child will enter the sixth grade in September, please contact your family doctor or clinic so your child may receive the needed immunizations.
If you do not have a family doctor or clinic, please contact the Paterson Board of Health at 973-321-1277 or the Paterson Community Health Center at 973-278-2600. They are ready to assist families needing vaccinations for their children. Flyer with details

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.


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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