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Parents & Students

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

June 26th Graduation Schedule




9:00-10:15 a.m.

International HS, GMA

International HS

9:00-11:30 a.m.


Bauerle Field
(See rain schedule)

10:30-11:45 a.m.


JFK auditorium

1:30-2:45 p.m.


JFK auditorium

2:30-4:00 p.m.


Dr. Hani Awadallah auditorium
(See rain schedule)

3:00-4:15 p.m.


JFK auditorium

4:30-5:45 p.m.


JFK auditorium

4:30-5:45 p.m.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks auditorium


Rain Schedule

9:00-10:15 a.m


Eastside auditorium



Eastside auditorium

12:30-1:45 p.m.


Eastside auditorium

2:45-4:15 p.m.


Dr. Hani Awadallah auditorium

Promotional Exercises

Unit I Promotional Exercises         Unit II Promotional Exercises

Paterson Public Schools District Graduation Data

Paterson Public Schools 2018 graduates received a total of over 13 million dollars in grants and scholarships and over 900 of our new graduates will be attending college in the fall! Click here for a breakdown of the graduation data.

Free Summer Meals

Free breakfast and lunch will be available for Paterson kids and teens all summer long. View this flyer for details and locations: English    Spanish

Information from Superintendent Shafer's Community Forums

Please review these three PowerPoint presentations for information relevant to all Paterson Public School parents, guardians, and students:

pdf 2 Year Transitional Plan to Local Control

pdf Elementary Summer School and Promotion Guidelines

pdf  Standard Based Report Cards

Summer School Program

Summer School Promotion

English    Spanish    Arabic    Turkish

Please watch this video which updates important changes to the criteria for Paterson Public Schools Summer Program

High School Summer School Program

For Grade 9 – 12 students who require Credit Recovery

Locations: Eastside High School Campus and John F. Kennedy Educational Complex
Dates: July 9, 2018 – August 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Registration will be held at Eastside and JFK on Wednesday, June 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 28th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Preschool Summer Enrichment Program

summer enrichmentThe Department of Early Childhood Education will be hosting a Summer Enrichment Program. The program begins on July 9th and ends July 27th, 2018 for all preschool children that are registered for Kindergarten in Paterson for September 2018. If your child did not attend preschool and is registered for Kindergarten in Paterson, your child can attend this program!

List of locations:  English    Spanish    Arabic    Bengali

2017-18 Preschool Brochure

The 2018-2019 Preschool Brochure with list of schools is now available: English    Spanish   

Summer Food Service Program

The Paterson Board of Education will be participating in the 2018 Summer Food Service Program from July 9 to August 24, 2018.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture.  This program provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency.

For more information regarding the 2018 Summer Food Service Program, please contact David Buchholtz, Director of Food Services for the Paterson Board of Education

NSW Raising Funds for a Good Cause

Norman S Weir

Norman S. Weir elementary school was recognized for being one of the Top Fundraisers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! 

Paterson Public Schools Learning TableLearning Table

webpage Improving Reading Skills

This weeks "Learning Table" hosted by Superintendent Eileen Shafer, PPS Superintendent of Schools, features staff from our Academic Services Team and our Special Needs Services Team. Discussion includes PPS Saturday Academy and tips for parents around improving reading skills.

webpage Safety & Security of Paterson Public Schools
Please view this important open discussion about the safety of our schools featuring Superintendent Eileen Shafer, Executive Director of School Safety James Smith, Eastside Principal of Operations Gerald Glisson and Paterson Police Department Lt. Sharon Easton.

webpage PARCC Testing and Information Tips

2018-2019 Registrations

Elementary School CHOICE applications are now available for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

CHOICE applications are due to Central Registration by April 13, 2018. Placement letters will be mailed by May 18, 2018.

Dual Language Program at EWK: English    Spanish

Young Men's Academy: English    Spanish

Fine and Performing Arts @ School 24 CHOICE applications with (2) letters of recommendation are due to School 24 by March 29, 2018. Placement letters will be mailed by May 4, 2018.
Fine & Performing Arts Application: English    Spanish

2018-2019 In-District Preschool Registration

List of locations: English   Spanish    Arabic   Bengali

Free Paterson Public Schools Youth USL Memberships

One adult membership gets you a free youth membership. Flyer with details

SEPAC Parental Advisory Council Launched

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.

District E-mail

Click here to receive the latest information about all that’s happening in Paterson Public Schools by joining our district e-mail list.

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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