"Pups Save a School Day" is the first segment of the 16th episode in Season 1 of PAW Patrol.


It's Alex's first day of school, but he has lost his backpack! So the PAW Patrol agrees to help him find it. Easier said than done when Alex says that his backpack could be in many places around Adventure Bay, prompting all the pups to be deployed to all corners of the city, not to mention they have limited time before the school bus arrives. Can the PAW Patrol get the backpack before the school bus picks Alex up?



The episode starts with the PAW Patrol waking and enjoying some Yoga before breakfast. Chase is leading the session, but Marshall is still tired, and yawns his way through before finally going back to sleep, earning a laugh from the other pups as Rocky announces that he's doing the "snoring dog".

Meanwhile, at Mr. Porter's, Alex is getting ready for his first day of school, but there's a problem: His brand-new red backpack is missing. Fearing he is now unable to go board the school bus when it arrives, Alex calls Ryder for help, just as Ryder was about to give the pups breakfast. Once Alex asks the PAW Patrol to help him find his backpack, Ryder agrees and calls the pups.

Once topside, the pups feel sorry for Alex when they learn of his plight. Ryder decides to have Chase accompany him to interview Alex on his backpack's last known whereabouts, while Skye will trail the school bus, and relay the location of it back to Ryder. With that, the PAW Patrol deploy, and Skye soon has the school bus in her sights, busy picking up kids in the residential area on Hill Street.

At Mr. Porter's, Alex does his best to retrace his steps on where he had his backpack last, but due to how he had it in numerous places around Adventure Bay, Ryder and Chase remain at the restaurant to continue getting details, while Ryder dispatches the other pups to check the locations Alex mentioned.

First off, Marshall heads to the park to look there, but only finds a red balloon stuck in a tree with the aid of his gosling friend, Fuzzy.

At the beach, Zuma only finds an old, red life jacket that he takes from Wally the Walrus to help clean up the bay, thanking Wally for his help.

Rubble tries Farmer Yumi's, but only finds one of her red bandannas under some hay bales.

Rocky's attempt at City Hall only results in him accidentally taking Mayor Goodway's red purse off her shoulder, causing her to fall over, and Rocky to apologize to her, and Chickaletta when she springs up out of the purse.

With the school bus now heading down Main Street towards Mr. Porter's, Alex's latest memory recall mentions that he had his backpack at the train station. Ryder and Chase hurry over, and spot the backpack hanging from the railing on the caboose of the train. As they approach, the backpack starts to move about, and a familiar grey tail pokes out of the top of the backpack with a curious, muffled meow. Thanks to his allergies, it doesn't take Chase long to figure out that it's Cali, attracted to the tuna fish sandwich Alex was going to have for lunch at school.

However, the train starts to depart, and with Cali now trapped in the backpack, getting a free ride down the rails, Ryder calls Skye to airlift him after the train to get Cali and the backpack back. While Ryder goes after Cali and Alex's backpack, back at Mr. Porter's, with the school bus now about to arrive to pick Alex up, Alex is disheartened by being unable to take his backpack to school, and apologizes to his grandfather for losing it. Back at the train, Ryder is soon swung close enough to retrieve the backpack, and while Cali scurries onto Ryder's back for safety, Skye carries them both back to Mr. Porter's.

Alex is just about to board the school bus when Ryder returns and drops him his backpack. Alex is so happy that he has his backpack for school again, and thanks Ryder for his help. Ryder never even gets a chance to finish saying the PAW Patrol motto before Skye airlifts him to head back to the Lookout. Alex soon notices that someone ate his tuna fish sandwich, and while Cali lets off a giggle as being the culprit, Alex waves goodbye to his grandfather as the school bus departs, and Mr. Porter wishes his grandson a great first day of school.

Back at the Lookout, the pups are ready to eat, and Ryder is quick to feed all of them. Once the pups are digging in to their food, Ryder hears a meow, and turns to find Cali having joined the pups, wanting some breakfast as well. Ryder doesn't forget her, and gives her a tuna fish sandwich. As Cali joins the pups in digging into their breakfast, the episode ends with Ryder laughing as the pups and Cali enjoys their food.

Pups in Action

First Responders

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  • Help Alex retrace his steps when he lost his backpack, and check the train station for the backpack.

Skye Skye

  • Be on the lookout for the school bus. Later, fly Ryder over so he can reach for Alex's backpack hooked on the back of the moving train.

Backup Responders

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  • Search in the park with Fuzzy.

Zuma Zuma

  • Search at the beach, getting some help from Wally.

Rubble Rubble

Rocky Rocky

  • Search at City Hall.

DVD Inclusions

This episode appears in the following DVD(s):

PAW Patrol episode list
Season 1
Pups Make a Splash | Pups Fall Festival | Pups Save the Sea Turtles | Pups and the Very Big Baby | Pups and the Kitty-tastrophe | Pups Save a Train | Pup Pup Boogie | Pups in a Fog | Pup Pup Goose | Pup Pup and Away | Pups on Ice | Pups and the Snow Monster | Pups Save the Circus | Pup a Doodle Do | Pups Pit Crew | Pups Fight Fire | Pups Save the Treats | Pups Get a Lift | Pups and the Ghost Pirate | Pups Save Christmas | Pups Get a Rubble | Pups Save a Walrus | Pups Save the Bunnies | Pup-Tacular | Pups Save the Bay | Pups Save a Goodway | Pups Save a Hoedown | Pups Save Alex | Pups Save a School Day | Pups Turn on the Lights | Pups Save a Pool Day | Circus Pup-Formers | Pups Save the Easter Egg Hunt | Pups Save a Super Pup | Pups Save Ryder's Robot | Pups Go All Monkey | Pups Save a Hoot | Pups Save a Bat | Pups Save a Toof | Pups Save the Camping Trip | Pups and the Trouble with Turtles | Pups and the Beanstalk | Pups Save the Turbots | Pups and the Lighthouse Boogie | Pups Save Ryder | Pups Great Race | Pups Take the Cake | Pups and the Pirate Treasure
Season 2
Pups Save the Penguins | Pups Save a Dolphin Pup | Pups Save the Space Alien | Pups Save a Flying Frog | Pups Save Jake | Pups Save the Parade | Pups Save the Diving Bell | Pups Save the Beavers | Pups Save a Ghost | Pups Save a Show | The New Pup | Pups Jungle Trouble | Pups Save a Herd | Pups and the Big Freeze | Pups Save a Basketball Game | Pups Save an Ace | Pups Save a Wedding | Pups Save a Talent Show | Pups Save the Corn Roast | Pups Leave Marshall Home Alone | Pups Save the Deer | Pups Save the Parrot | Pups Save the Queen Bee | Pups Save a Mer-Pup | Pups Save an Elephant Family | Pups and the Mischievous Kittens | Pups Save a Friend | Pups Save a Stowaway | Pups' Adventures in Babysitting | Pups Save the Fireworks | Pups Save a Sniffle | Pups and the Ghost Cabin | Pups Save an Adventure | Pups Save a Surprise | Pup-Fu! | Pups Save the Mayor's Race | Pups Save an Outlaw's Loot | Pups Save Walinda | Pups Save a Big Bone | Pups Save a Floundering Francois | Pups Save the Pop-Up Penguins | Pups Save a Snowboard Competition | Pups Save a Chicken of the Sea | Pups Save a Pizza | Pups Save Skye | Pups Save the Woof and Roll Show | Pups Save an Eagle | Pups Bark with Dinosaurs
Season 3
Pups Find a Genie | Pups Save a Tightrope Walker | Pups Save a Goldrush | Pups Save the PAW Patroller | Pups Save the Soccer Game | Pups Save a Lucky Collar | Pups Save Alex's Mini-Patrol | Pups Save a Lost Tooth | Air Pups | Pups Save Friendship Day | Pups Save Apollo | Pups Save the Hippos | Pups Save Daring Danny X | Pups in a Fix | Pups Save a Dragon | Pups Save Three Little Pigs | Pups Save a Stinky Flower | Pups Save a Monkey-naut | Pups Save the Polar Bears | A Pup in Sheep's Clothing | Pups Save a School Bus | Pups Save the Songbirds | Pups Save Old Trusty | Pups Save a Pony | Pups Save a Robo-Saurus | Pups Save a Film Festival | Tracker Joins the Pups! | Pups Bear-ly Save Danny | Pups Save the Mayor's Tulips | All Star Pups! | Pups Save Sports Day | Pups in a Jam | Pups Save a Windsurfing Pig | Pups Get Growing | Pups Save a Space Toy | Pups Get Skunked | Pups and a Whale of a Tale | Parroting Pups | Merpups Save the Turbots | The Pups' Winter Wonder Show | Pups Save the Gliding Turbots | Pups Save a Plane | Pups Save a Giant Plant | Pups Get Stuck | Pups Raise the PAW Patroller | Pups Save the Crows | Pups Save Their Floating Friends | Pups Save a Satellite
Season 4
Pups Save a Blimp | Pups Save the Chili Cook-Off | Pups Save a Teeny Penguin | Pups Save the Cat Show | Pups Save a Playful Dragon | Pups Save the Critters | Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown | Pups Save a Sleepover | Pups Save the Carnival | Pups Save Jake's Cake | Pups Save a Wild Ride | Mission PAW: Royally Spooked | Pups Save Monkey-dinger | Pups Save the Flying Food | Pups Save a Ferris Wheel | Pups Save a Sleepwalking Bear | Pups Save Dude Ranch Danny | Mission PAW: Pups Save the Royal Throne | Pups Save Big Hairy | Pups Save a Flying Kitty | Pups Party with Bats | Pups Save Sensei Yumi | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Baby Octopus | Pups Save the Runaway Kitties | Pups Save Tiny Marshall | Pups Chill Out | Pups Save Farmer Alex | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Shark | Sea Patrol: Pups Save the Pier | Pups Save a Space Rock | Pups Save a Good Mayor | Pups Save a City Kitty | Pups Save a Cloud-Surfer | Sea Patrol: Pirate Pups to the Rescue | Pups Save the Mail | Pups Save a Frog Mayor | Pups Save the Runaway Turtles | Pups Save the Shivering Sheep | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Frozen Flounder | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Narwhal | Pups Save Luke Stars | Pups Save Chicken Day | Pups Save Francois the Penguin | Pups Save Daring Danny's Hippo | Pups Save Baby Humdinger | Pups Save a Piñata | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis
Season 5
Pups Save the Kitty Rescue Crew | Pups Save an Ostrich | Pups Save Big Paw | Pups Save the Hum-Mover | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Sunken Sloop | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Wiggly Whale | Pups Save a High-Flying Skye | Pups Go for the Gold | Pups Save an Extreme Lunch | Pups Save a Cat Burglar | Sea Patrol: Pups Save the Flying Diving Bell | Sea Patrol: Pups Save a Soggy Farm | Pups Save the Butterflies | Pups Save an Underground Chicken | Pups Save the Bookmobile | Pups Save Heady Humdinger | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Their Pirated Sea Patroller | Pups Save the PawPaws | Pups Save a Popped Top | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal Kitties | Pups Save the Snowshoeing Goodways | Pups Save a Duck Pond | Sea Patrol: Pups Save Tilly Turbot | Pups Save an Upset Elephant | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Tigers | Rocky Saves Himself | Pups and the Mystery of the Driverless Snow Cat | Pups Save the Trick-or-Treaters | Pups Save an Out of Control Mini Patrol | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Movie Monster | Mission PAW: Pups Save a Royal Concert | Mission PAW: Pups Save the Princess' Pals | Pups and the Werepuppy | Pups Save a Sleepwalking Mayor | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Swamp Monster | Ultimate Rescue: Pups and the Hidden Golden Bones | Pups Save a Cuckoo Clock | Pups Save Ms. Marjorie's House | Pups Save Thanksgiving | Pups Save a Windy Bay | Pups Save a Frozen Camp Out | Pups Save the Fizzy Pickles | Pups Save a Mascot | Pups Save a Pluck-O-Matic | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Runaway Stargazer | Pups Save Ace's Birthday Surprise | Pups Save a Tower of Pizza
Season 6
Pups Save the Jungle Penguins | Pups Save a Freighter | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Stop a Meltdown | Ultimate Rescue: Pups and the Mystery of the Missing Cell Phones | Pups Save a Melon Festival | Pups Save a Cow | Pups Save the Honey | Pups Save Mayor Goodway's Purse | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Mountain Climbers | Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save Captain Gordy | Pups and the Stinky Bubble Trouble | Pups Save the Baby Ostriches | Pups Save Gustavo's Guitar | Pups Save the Yoga Goats | Pups Save Bedtime | Pups Save Chickaletta's Egg | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: When Super Kitties Attack | Pups Save a Manatee | Pups Save Breakfast | Pups Save the Land Pirates | Pups Save the Birdwatching Turbots | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Meet the Mighty Twins | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Save a Giant Chicken | Mighty Pups, Super Paws: Pups Stop Harold's Deep Freeze
NOTE: The following list of episodes are Season 6 episodes that still have undiscovered premiere dates/production codes.

Pups Save a Freaky Pup-Day | Pups Save a Runaway Mayor | Pups Save a Bat Family | Pups Save a Mud Monster

Special episodes
Mighty Pups | Ready Race Rescue
Abby Hatcher + PAW Patrol Team Up for the Rescue! | The Jim Gaffigan Show: Jim Gaffigan on Nickelodeon's hit show PAW Patrol | Rusty's One-of-a-Kind PAW Patrol Vehicle
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