Welcome to HVCHS!

Information for our New Students & Families!

HVCHS New Students Next Steps

This newsletter will provide you with everything you need to know to start your journey as a BullDog!


Once you meet with the registrar https://www.hvrsd.org/page/new-student-registration and provide all of the required documentation, please follow the next steps:


1. Provide the most updated academic record (Unofficial Transcript and Report Card)

Email your unofficial transcript and report card to your student's assigned school counselor.


Please use the link below for the 2021 - 2022 HVCHS Student/Counselor Assignments:

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706070/21-22_COUNSELOR__ASSIGNMENTS___1_.pdf


Contact information for the school counselors is listed at the bottom of this newsletter.


2. Request that your official records be sent to:

HVCHS

Attn: Ms. Jennifer Hastings, Counseling Department

259 Pennington Titusville Road

Pennington, New Jersey 08534


3. Students/Families Registering to Start in September 2021:


If you register in May 2021 and June 2021, you will have a course selection meeting with your HVCHS Counselor in the month of June once your academic record is received and reviewed by the school counselor. These meetings typically happen in the last two weeks of June. Your assigned school counselor will reach out to the parent/guardian directly to schedule the meeting.


If you register in July 2021, you will have a course selection meeting with your HVCHS Counselor during the first two weeks of August once your academic record is received and reviewed by the school counselor. Your assigned school counselor will reach out to the parent/guardian directly to schedule the meeting.


If you register in August 2021, you will have a course selection meeting with your HVCHS assigned school counselor by the end of August/beginning of September before school begins once your academic record is received and reviewed by the school counselor. Your assigned school counselor will reach out to the parent/guardian directly to schedule the meeting.

Be Prepared for Your School Counselor Course Selection Meeting

Prior to meeting with your HVCHS Counselor, it is important to review the 2021 - 2022 Program of Studies(official listing of approved high school courses of study) and elective offerings:


2021 - 2022 Program of Studies Link-

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12MiQjCCmbErTdIW-BIXsieCofgQlYivP-ff9oUU1WLM/edit?usp=sharing


Rising Grade 9 Elective Offerings
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706448/Grade09Electives__1_.pdf


Rising Grade 10 Elective Offerings

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706449/Grade10Electives.pdf


Rising Grade 11 Elective Offerings

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706450/Grade11Electives.pdf


Rising Grade 12 Elective Offerings

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706451/Grade12Electives.pdf

Special Education

If your child is receiving special education services please provide the most updated IEP and any testing that has been done in the past three years. A child study team member will contact you to coordinate a meeting to discuss his/her/they special education program.

OnCourse Connect

OnCourse is a secure web based portal that allows parents, guardians, and students to view student information in real time including: student schedules, grades, attendance, and homework.


Students will receive their own login and password.


Parents/Guardians will receive their own login and password.

Chromebooks, Student I.D's, & Student Login Accounts

All new students will receive their HVCHS chromebook, student login accounts, and student id and lanyard at New Student Orientation on September 2, 2021.

Summer Assignments

All incoming and current students are required to complete summer assignments.


All summer assignments are located on the HVCHS website, please refer to the link below:


https://hvchs.hvrsd.org/o/hvchs/page/summer-assignments

Important Dates!

New Student Orientation: Thursday, September 2, 2021


First Day of School: Wednesday, September 8, 2021


2021 - 2022 HVRSD Calendar:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hidBYkZs9PK50LHP9z17URVb73bojlil/view

HVCHS Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

HVCHS Athletic Department Website:

https://hvchs.hvrsd.org/o/hvrsd/page/athletics


HVCHS Visual & Performing Arts Department Website:

https://www.hvrsd.org/o/hvrsd/page/visual-performing-arts--19


2019 - 2020 Virtual Club Fair Link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_m3VgvEAWMHuOeCC_yzVJQ1FAIYgwtrh/view

HVCHS Virtual Calming Room

The HVCHS Virtual Calming Room is a place for students, parents/guardians, and staff to find tools and strategies to help manage emotions and work through challenges.


Please use this link to connect to the HVCHS Virtual Calming Room: https://sites.google.com/hvrsd.org/virtualcalmingroom/home?authuser=0


We hope you will take some time for yourself and explore!

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CHS Counseling Department Contact Information

Phone Number: 609.737.4003

Ms. Mari Buono, School Counselor, mariangelabuono@hvrsd.org ext. 3520

Ms. Rachel Curran, School Counselor rachelcurran@hvrsd.org ext. 3525

Ms. Nicole Getman, School Counselor nicolegetman@hvrsd.org ext. 3521

Ms. Una Hong, School Counselor unahong@hvrsd.org ext. 3518

Ms. Betsy Lee, School Counselor elizabethlee@hvrsd.org ext. 3522

Dr. Chris Velderman, Student Assistance Counselor chrisvelderman@hvrsd.org ext.3539

Ms. Jennifer Hastings, CHS Counseling Office Secretary jenniferhastings@hvrsd.org ext.3519

Ms. Molly Lytle, CHS Counseling Office Secretary mollylytle@hvrsd.org ext. 3523

Ms. Laurie Rotondo, Supervisor K-12 Counseling Services laurierotondo@hvrsd.org ext.3524