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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? This is the place for answers! And of course, we’re just a phone call away if you require additional assistance.


What time does school begin and end?

Regular School Day:
Warning Bell: 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:31 p.m.

Delayed Opening:
Warning Bell: 9:40 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:31 p.m.

Alternative Day
Warning Bell: 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal: 12:05 p.m.

Please see our bell schedule for class period and lunch times.

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How do I report an absence?

On the day(s) of absence from school, a parent/guardian must call the attendance office (201) 261.7800 ext. 3144 before 12:00 p.m. to report the student as absent.

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Is transportation available for students involved in after-school activities?

Yes! A late bus is available at 4:00 p.m. for students who participate in after-school activities. A 5:30 p.m. bus is also available for students participating in school-sponsored events. Students who are not involved in extracurricular or athletics activities must board the 2:31 p.m. bus.

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How will I know of school cancellations or delays due to severe weather or other emergencies?

In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies necessitating the closing or the delayed opening of schools, we will activate our automated phone call system. In addition, we will post information on the Paramus Public Schools website.

Under the Paramus delayed-opening plan, we delay all schedules by two hours. Please make sure your information is current in Honeywell, the system we use for emergency reports. To update Honeywell, please follow the directions provided on our district site.

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What is the dress code?

We expect everyone entering Paramus High School to dress in an appropriate manner. However, some forms of dress are simply inappropriate in the school environment where safe, distraction-free learning is the primary goal. Please familiarize yourself with the specific details of our dress code.

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What is Pay For It?

Pay For It is an online application that makes paying for school-related expenses easy and convenient for you. Pay lab and materials fees, parking fees, and fund lunch accounts. The funds link directly to the student’s ID, which they must use to purchase lunch.

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Does my son or daughter need a physical to play sports or march in the band? Is there anything I need to do to enroll him or her in these activities?

Yes to both questions. We take health and safety very seriously. All participants must provide evidence of a physical exam (dated within 12 months) performed by a qualified medical agency. Print the physical exam form to take to your medical provider for completion. Additionally, all students must enroll for activities online at Family ID

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What is Genesis Gradebook, and how can I create my account?

Genesis Gradebook is one more way we communicate with our families to provide you with almost real-time access to your son or daughter’s grades, attendance record, and schedule. To obtain your account login information, please call our office at (201) 261.7800.

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