New Student Buddy Program

In 2020 due to the pandemic, we will be doing things a bit differently.  Please stay tuned for up to date information!

Are you new to Demarest Public Schools?  Welcome!

Volunteer buddy families from all grades are available to welcome your child.  A buddy family will help your child acclimate to school by scheduling a playdate before and shortly after school begins, introducing your child to his or her friends, and answering questions for you about what to expect.  In late summer, our community comes together on our school playgrounds for group playdates to welcome new students.

For more information, or to request a buddy pairing, please contact,,