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End of School Year - Important Dates


June 21st, 22nd  & 23rd: Students 1:00 p.m. dismissal, Full-day staff

June 26th: Full day staff – Professional Development Day

June 26th: Full day staff – Professional Development Day

June 27th: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. staff


June 8th & 9th: Full day exams

June 12th & 23rd: Half days exams for students
Full days for staff

June 23rd: Graduation Day

June 26th: Full day staff – Professional Development Day

June 27th: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. staff

Students Recognized at Board of Education Meeting

Enmy Almanzar

School of Government and Public Administration (GoPA) at Eastside student, Enmy Almanzar, was honored at the April Board of Education Meeting for attaining a place at the Harvard University summer program and grant.

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at JFK student, Loreidaly Perez, was also honored at the meeting for her selection as a New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholar.

Loreidaly Perez

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Kindergarten Registration

Appointments for kindergarten registrations can be made by calling 973-321-2501. Registrations for kindergarten are by appointment only and began on March 20 and continue until June.

"Like" our Facebook Page

Description: What’s not to “LIKE?”“Good news” takes place in every corner of our school district on any given day. If you read District HiLites every two weeks, you know this to be true.
But today, District HiLites and our district web site are not the only resources for good news and information. For several years now, Paterson Public Schools has maintained an “official” Facebook page that features events, student performances and interesting videos and images – often as events are happening in “real time”.  Of course, we also provide important school and district messages and  and emergency notifications.

Nearly 5,000 Facebook followers is a great accomplishment – but with 28,000 students and over 4000 staff members, we know we can help spread the good news even faster!  That’s why we have launched a campaign to reach 6117 followers by 6/1/17.  So if you haven’t already done so, please visit our Facebook page and give us a “”Like” or help us by telling your neighbors and friends!   If you don’t  currently use Facebook, this is a golden opportunity to sign up. With so much good news to share, you’ll be glad you did!

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.

Information on Assessments for Parents and Guardians

Click here for information regarding State Standardized Assessments to be administered this school year (2016-2017).

Good Grades Rewarded

Students who attain Principals’ List and/or Honor Roll in a marking period will be eligible to receive a free fruit bowl or an ice cream sundae at the Paterson IHOP located at 301 Main Street. In order for students to receive this incentive, they must bring their report card for a one-time reward per marking period.

Important Information on Paterson Water Testing

You can find information regarding the voluntary water testing completed by Paterson Public Schools during the 2014-15 school year in the following:

Update on Testing of District's Water Supply: English   Spanish

Water Quality Community Forum Presentation

The Importance of School Attendance

Parents/Guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school, every day, on time unless properly excused pursuant to NJ state law (NJSA 18A:38-25) and District Policy #5200.

Failure to cause a child to attend school regularly and on time can result in parent & child referral to municipal court for truancy and a fine. For further information please contact your child’s school or the district’s Office of Student Attendance at 90 Delaware Ave.

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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