New Student Buddy Program

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. The tentative date for this school year is Sunday, August 28, 2022. Stay tuned for more information.

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