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Garrett Morgan Academy

Paterson Public Schools

  • Due to the ongoing hazardous conditions all Paterson Public Schools  schools and district offices will be closed Friday, November 16.

    Due to the inclement weather, all schools will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Friday, November 16  at 9:40 am for school staff and 9:45 am for students.  All other Central office Staff should arrive as close to normal work hours as possible. Buses will arrive 90 minutes after normal pick-up times.  Breakfast will be served at the schools beginning at 9:45 am.   Thank you.

    After tracking the forecasted winter storm through the night, we expect the storm to hit Paterson during the school day. Therefore, all students will be dismissed from school today at 1 p.m. All teachers and staff will be dismissed today at 2 p.m. All after school activities for today are cancelled. The High School Choice Fair and the public meetings with the N.J. State Attorney General scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled. The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.

                                                    

                                 

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    Mr. Michael McGinley, Principal
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    2017-2018 School Calendar
    4/10/17 11:32 AM
    9/16/16 2:45 PM
    7/24/15 6:40 AM
    12/21/16 12:41 PM
    3/19/18 8:07 AM
    7/22/15 11:59 PM
    10/28/17 3:34 PM
    7/7/16 10:19 AM

    HIB Specialist

    Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB) Policy
    Paterson Public School’s (HIB) policy is available here.
    The District’s Anti-bullying Coordinator is TJ Best  He can be reached at 973-321-2404 or tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us.
    For more information on New Jersey's  "Anti-bullying Bill of Rights" or the District’s plan to address HIB click here
    To report an HIB incident, please contact Mr. McGinley, Principal or complete a HIB reporting form on the district's website.

    ABR Grade

    2016-2017

    GMA ABR Grade  71 out of 78 points

    District ABR Grade 71 out of 78 points

     

    Our Vision Statement

     

    Bridging the Past, Engineering the Future

     

    GMA Mission is to ensure academic success for all students by exploring career options in engineering and transportation. Garrett Morgan Academy provides a challenging educational environment that is conducive to career exploration and lifelong learning with a special focus on transportation and engineering.

    We are a small caring community of learners that inspire students to challenge themselves, set high expectations, and develop the confidence to achieve their goals.

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    Final Exams

    Final Exam Schedule

    Beginning Wednesday, June 13, 2018 until the last day of school, all students will be following a 1pm dismissal schedule. 

    All students must be in their scheduled classrooms by 8:10am. The exams will be as follows:

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Exams: Periods 1 & 4

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 Exams: Periods 2 & 5

    Friday, June 15, 2018  No School

    Monday, June 18, 2018 Exams: 3 & 6

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Exams: 8 & 7

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Exams: Period 9 & Make-ups

     

    (All exams are 2 hours)

    The first exam is 8:20am-10:20am

    Homeroom is 10:24am-10:44am

    The second exam is 10:50am-12:50pm

    Students must comply will all school and district policies to be eligible to take their exams.

    Make-up exams require a doctor's note be given to the Principal if a student misses their exam on the scheduled day.

     

    Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

    GMA November 2017 Newsletter

    Uniform Shirt Information-8-11-17

    Garrett Morgan Academy Uniform Shirts are available at:

    United School Uniforms 301 Main Street (Center City Mall-B-104), Paterson, NJ 973 341-7622 

    Check their website for the hours they are open.

    Navy Blue Polo shirts with the GMA Logo are the only official uniform shirt. (Bootleg t-shirts, etc... with GMA logos are not the school uniform.)

    All students will be wearing khaki pants, that means NO black jeans, sweats, yoga pants, etc...

    Once again, All students will be wearing khaki pants! Please refer to the student handbook posted on this website (and sent home with every student) for further information concerning the uniform policy.  (Mr. M. McGinley, Principal)

    All students must be in the approved uniform at all times.

     

    Our Partnerships

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    Contacts

    Main Office 973-321-2540

    Guidance 973-321-1000 ext 12544

     

    Mission Statement

    Garrett Morgan Academy's mission is to provide a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment for students who are passionate about service to their community, and the pursuit of excellence in the college or career of their choice.

    NETTREKKER

    The District has a subscription to netTrekker, an educational solution that helps teachers and students find engaging and appropriate digital learning resources in all core content areas from a wide range of online content providers.  

    Teachers may use their district credentials.

    Teachers can log on using this link:

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    Students may use 

    Username—silkcity 

    Password—paterson

    Students may log on using this link:

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    Updated Graduation requirements-August 2017