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Saturday Academy

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 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 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.

Registration forms have been sent home with your child and need to be returned to your child’s school by the extended due date of Thursday, November 30th. Forms will also be given out at the upcoming Report Card Nights.

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 Registration Forms:

Alexander Hamilton

Dale Avenue

Don Bosco

Dr. Hani Awadallah

Dr. Martin Luther King

Newcomers at NRC

Newcomers at School 15

New Roberto Clemente

Norman S. Weir

Roberto Clemente

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School 24

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School 26

School 27

School 28 Grades: K-1

School 28 Grades: 2-8

School 29

Urban Leadership

Young Mens' Leadership Academy

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!

District E-mail

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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.
Flyer with important details

2017-2018 In-District Preschool Registration

List of locations: English/Spanish   Arabic 

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.

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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