What's New with PARCC?
Check out our PARCC page for new features and information on the PARCC Assessments.
New Service from Paterson Free Public Library
Hoopla is here! The Paterson Free Public Library has an exciting new service, allowing anyone with a library card to borrow a wide variety of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more.
It’s easy to use hoopla! All students need is a library card, an email address, and Internet access. Hoopla can be used on any computer, tablet, or mobile device by downloading the hoopla app or visiting hoopladigital.com. Creating an account is quick and easy: students will select Paterson Public Library as their home library, enter their library card number, and enjoy it all for free.
Paterson students can check out up to 8 items per month, with a 3-week loan period for eBooks and audiobooks, 7 days for music, and 3 days for movies and TV. Plus, all items are automatically removed after the loan period, which means no late fines. Hoopla is great for the classroom, as an unlimited number of students can check out the same item concurrently!
2017 Crisis Intervention Manual Available
The 2017 Crisis Intervention Manual along with crisis forms, brochure and crisis resources are available on the Student Assistance webpage.
Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools
For up-to-date information about district events join the official Paterson Public Schools Facebook page.
Student Growth Percentile Video
This video is part of the NJ SMART educational series. It provides viewers with a better understanding of what a student growth percentile (SGP) is, the concept of academic peers and how it relates to growth percentiles, how an individual SGP is calculated and interpreted, and how SGPs can be reported and interpreted for groups
Panther Academy Weather Station
Get up-to-the-minute weather information from the Panther Academy Weather Station simply by clicking on this link. Alternatively, you can download and install on your computer the weatherbug application (select Paterson and Panther Academy as your location). For further information contact Planetarium Manager, Gary Swangin.
Purchasing Process for District Staff
Proper procedures to assist Paterson Public School employees in making authorized purchases for the school year are clearly outlined in the following three documents: Ordering Process, Purchasing Manual, and EduMet Requisition Training Manual
Praxis II Tests
This site has some great free Praxis 2 practice test questions.