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Curriculum Survey For Staff

  • Together with you, Paterson Public Schools is committed to developing curricula that meets the needs of all students. To do that, we need your feedback. Please fill out the survey to be a part of this important process that will increase your students’ understandings and improve their academic outcomes.

    Curriculum Survey for Staff

District Partnerships

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Dress Code Policy

  • Please be reminded that, per PPS district Policy 4216 "Dress and Grooming", all staff are required to dress in a professional manner while at work, especially if they will be dealing with the public in person.

    Use your own judgment and err on the side of caution, keeping in mind that the following attire is not permitted during the school year or the summer months:

    • Jeans (of any color), Baggy Pants, Sweatpants, Stretch-pants, Shorts or Skorts
    • Sneakers, Flipflops
    • T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, or Athletic Wear
    • Clothing that are tightfitting, see-through, low-cut or otherwise overly revealing

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

SEL: Self Care

  • Self Care Calendar

    Good morning PPS, Hello June 2024!


    “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.”-Sally Field



    In 4 weeks, we close the book on another school year! For all of us educators, June focuses on self-knowledge and purposefulness. We are public servants with only the empowerment and growth of youth at the forefront of our minds.  Between meeting deadlines, following NJDOE standards, general job pressures, and current events in the world and our personal lives, it is a challenge to practice self-acceptance.  Give yourself some grace – it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! You earned it!

    The Self-Care Calendar will also enjoy a summer vacation and will return in September.  CLICK HERE for self-care ideas for the summer season – take a screenshot, save it to your phone, and share it with your friends! How many can you accomplish?  

    Mantra For The Month:

    I love myself. I am a beautiful, unique spirit.  I can… and I will! 

    Monthly Sunshine!

    Monthly Sunshine is *new* for 2023-2024 and will be released with all monthly self-care calendars. 

    Monthly Sunshine provides bite-sized doses of inspiration contain powerful messages and take less than a minute to read yet have the ability to light up the day, touch a life, evoke change and end limited beliefs.

    Click here to view your reflection for the month.

    For more ideas on how you can better support yourself and others, please reach out to Ms. Laurel Olson, Supervisor of Student Support Services, at or ext. 10694.