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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

HARP Academy Fundraiser

Help support HARP Academy on MAY 15th by dining at Chipotle Mexican Grille in Wayne between 4:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m. Flyer with details

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

PARCC Resources for Parents

Read these documents for tips on taking the PARCC tests (Math and Reading/Writing) and for ways parents can help prepare their child for the tests.

pdf 2018 PARCC Testing Strategies

pdf 2018 PARCC Parent Presentation

webpage Parent FAQ Guide

webpage A Guide to Parent/Teacher Conversations About the PARCC Score Reports

Family Guide to the Student Scores: webpage English    webpage Spanish

Student Score Release Parent Checklist: webpage English    webpage Spanish

webpage PARCC Testing Unit Times

Importance of Assessments

webpage Educators Say PARCC Data is Helping Improve "Classroom Instruction to Support Students"

webpage Higher Education Voices Say PARCC is a "Valuable Tool" and a "Much-Needed Benchmark"

webpage Educators Say PARCC is a Valuable Tool

webpage Research Studies Evaluating PARCC Assessments

FREE Rabies Vaccinations

The City of Paterson is offering free cat and dog Rabies vaccinations during the month of May. View this flyer for times and locations.

Free Paterson Public Schools Youth USL Memberships

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

Superintendent to Meet with Parents

Acting Superintendent, Eileen Shafer has scheduled quarterly meetings with district parents. All are welcome to attend! Last meeting of the year wil be June 7, 2018. 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

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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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