In the event of an emergency, information will be posted on the homepage of the district’s website and on Paterson Public Schools' social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). A recorded message will also be sent to all student households via our telephone notification system.* Emergency information for the Paterson Public Schools is available on the internet and over the radio, and on the television stations listed below.
* If your primary phone number has changed, please call the main office at your child’s school as soon as possible.
Procedures for Weather Related School Closing, Delayed Opening, and Early Release
Call the District Hotline at (973) 321-0911. Hours of operation are weekdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. If district offices are closed during an emergency, pre-recorded information will be available at this number.
1010 WINS (33 minutes after the hour)
Channel 2- WCBS
Channel 4-NBC News
Channel 5-Fox 5 News
Channel 7 - WABC
Channel 11- WPIX-TV/CW11
Channel 12 – NEWS 12 New Jersey
Channel 76 - PETV Paterson Local Access Cable Channel
School Messenger- Notification System
The school district routinely calls student homes with important news regarding school closures, testing dates and events. If your primary phone number has changed, please call the main office at your child’s school as soon as possible.