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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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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 detailled flyer on this comprehensive event or call Ms. Diaz at (973) 321-0895.

Free Summer Meals for Paterson Children

Free breakfast and lunch will be served to all children in Paterson at locations throughout the city beginning July 5th.  Please click on the link for a list of summer meals sites or call 211 for more information. Flyer: English    Spanish

Summer Reading Materials for Students

Students entering kindergarten: English   Spanish
Students entering first or second grade: English   Spanish
Students entering third, fourth or fifth grade: English   Spanish
Students entering sixth, seventh or eight grade: English   Spanish
Students entering ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade: English   Spanish

Paterson’s Best Parents

Parent of the Year BreakfastApproximately 350 people attended the annual Parent of the Year Breakfast sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Engagement at LaNeve’s in Totowa. Fifty-three deserving parents from each district school were honored and recognized for their dedication to supporting the education of not only their own children, but every child in their local school community. There were several guest speakers, including notable Paterson alum, Francarlos Castro, who spoke on his experiences as an engineering student at Columbia University. This year, Department of Family and Community Engagement staffer, Patricia Quispe received the “Pat Harris Spirit of Excellence Award,” established several years ago in memory of Mrs. Patricia Harris, who was a highly dedicated and respected advocate for the children of Paterson Public Schools.

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.

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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.

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:

Update on Testing of District's Water Supply: English   Spanish

Water Quality Community Forum Presentation

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.

Transportation Questions

school busIf you have any questions regarding transportation, please contact 973-321-0830 or 973-321-0686. 


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