Promotion & Retention Policy
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.
Online Parent Involvment Library
Parents! Explore The PPS Parent Institute Library and gain access to a great knowledge-base of parenting subjects featuring Reading, Building Responsibility, Motivating children, Self-Esteem and more. Our library also features materials in Spanish language.
Paterson Parent University
"Supporting Parents so they can support Children"
Paterson Public Schools' Paterson Parent University provides a wide selection of courses and workshops to help parents become great support systems for children. PPU is open to parents of Paterson Public School children and are available at locations throughout the distict. Check our Course Schedule for Locations, Dates, and Times. For more information
CLICK HERE FOR SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE or call us at 973-321-0880.
Better Nutrition For A Better School Day
Make sure your child receives the free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast to which they may be entitled. Fill out the attached form (bilingual) and send it back to school with your youngest child. Instructions are available in English or Español. Only one application is needed per family. A video tutorial to help guide you through the application process can be viewed here in English or Español
Your child may also be eligible for free or low cost health insurance through Medicaid. Information and a form are available here (bilingual)