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End of School Year Schedule

Elementary Schools

June 22nd, 25th & 26th

Students 1:00 p.m. dismissal, Full-day staff

June 26th

Graduation Day

June 27th

Full-day staff – School Based Professional Development Day

June 28th

8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. staff – PEA as per Sidebar Agreement;  District Based Professional Development Day (Details TBD)

June 29th  

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. staff


High Schools/Academies

June 11th – 12th

Full-day exams

June 13th – 21st

Half-day exams for students; Full-days for staff

June 26th

Graduation Day

June 27th

Full-day staff – School Based Professional Development Day

June 28th

8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. staff – PEA as per Sidebar Agreement
District Based Professional Development Day (Details TBD)

June 29th

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. staff

Governor's Inauguration Includes Speaker from Eastside

Before Governor Phil Murphy signed his executive order promoting equal pay for women on January 16th, Eastside High School Technology teacher, Murdina Hansen, shared her personal story of pay inequity. As Governor Murphy patiently waited to take the stage, Ms. Hansen explained to a packed house how after sixteen years as a “solutions engineer” at a tech company, she unexpectedly learned that she earned far less than her male colleagues.
Her new manager shook his head in disbelief; but after researching Ms. Hansen’s job performance history, he was able to award her a 25 percent raise along with a company apology. But even then, despite glowing job evaluations over every one of those sixteen years, her manager said, “This will go a long way in closing the gap.”  Ms. Hansen immediately recognized that this meant “the gap [still] wasn’t closed.”  Following her presentation, Governor Murphy then signed his executive order barring pay inequity at state agencies, beginning a new era of gender equality in the State of New Jersey.  Way to go Ms. Hansen!

New Health Benefits Plan Resources for Staff

Paterson Public Schools will shortly change the method of providing health insurance and prescription coverage. CIGNA (for medical) and Express Scripts (for prescription) will be the carriers who will administer your health benefits effective July 1, 2018.

webpage Schedule your one-on-one open enrollment session here

pdf Paterson Open Enrollment PowerPoint Presentation

Excel Paterson Cost & Plan Information (Excel Spreadsheet)

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBCs)
for all 10 plan designs with Cigna:


pdfHMO 1525

pdfHMO 2030

pdfHMO 2035

pdfPPO 10

pdfPPO 15

pdfPPO 1525

pdfPPO 2030


pdfPPO 2035

pdfHDHP 1500



HJealth Benefits video

Teacher Nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award

Ms. HamlettMs. Michelle Hamlett of the School of Government and Public Administration at Eastside High School was nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award by the William Paterson University, administrator of the National History Day program in New Jersey. The Harris History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris and is awarded to one middle and high school teacher annually.

Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle and high school teacher for this award. Hamlett is the high school nominee from New Jersey. The two $5,000 awards are presented to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. 

Dr. James F. Harris sponsors the awards in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students. The two national winners will be announced on #NationalHistoryDay, June 14, 2018.

Teacher of the Year Visit

New Jersey’s Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the yearAmy Andersen, visited JFK’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy. Ms. Andersen taught our STEM students some American Sign Language (ASL) and discussed the role of language in deaf culture. She also spoke to our teachers about her career and the wonderful work that she does promoting ASL programs, giving every student a voice, and advocating for acceptance of deaf culture in today’s society.

Paterson Public Schools Partners with Insight Insight logo

Insight Network will provide and manage the substitute program for Paterson Public Schools in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Click here for information on how to apply and on the times and locations of open house sessions.

2018 Crisis Intervention Manual Available

The 2018 Crisis Intervention Manual along with crisis forms, brochure and crisis resources are available on the Student Assistance webpage.

Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools

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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.




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