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There's a lot happening in our vibrant school district! We’ll include all the latest district news on this page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to stay updated on all the latest.

Six Feet of Separation - Dancing from a Distance Choreography
Six Feet of Separation flyer

The Paramus High School Dance Department is proud to share that Six Feet of Separation was featured this year at the NJ School Board Administration Association Convention in October. You can view an encore performance on Thursday, November 19 on their Facebook page for the community to view.

We are honored to be featured as an exemplary piece of choreography created during the pandemic and virtual learning environment.

Paramus Dance is continuing to thrive in our virtual and hybrid learning environments, fostering social and emotional learning, as well as creating meaningful choreography that continues to comfort, connect, and unite us all.

Inspired by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and other dance companies who created pieces of choreography in their new norm, we too are showing how we can be dancing alone together. During our dancing from a distance learning, PHS dancers were challenged to use only a six-foot area in addition to individual sections of the music to create a piece of choreography conveying the message, “We are going to be okay." This message continues to hold true today. Now, more than ever, it is the power of the arts that continues to connect us, comfort us, and unite us all. While we may be apart, our hearts are together every time we dance.

Community Update - November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

Dear Paramus Community,

Across the district, there is a palpable excitement at the fact that all of our buildings will be open for in-person instruction beginning next week. Our middle schools and high school have been hard at work preparing for the return of our students to the classroom, including the continuing installation of Bluetooth-enabled microphones and speakers, high-definition external cameras, and secondary Chromebooks all designed to enhance the hybrid instructional model for teachers and students. All teachers participated in robust professional development this week, with middle school and high school teachers receiving two full days of professional development designed to provide support and resources for success at teaching students in a hybrid environment.

As part of our continued focus on refining and adapting our protocols to provide the best possible experience for our students and their families, we are adjusting the procedures for parents/guardians to request changes in learning models for their children (e.g., from in-person learning to full-remote or from full-remote learning to in-person). Please read Superintendent Adams full November 6, 2020, community update.

School Safety

We care here at Paramus! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.