HFL Counseling Center News

Fall 2021

Transitioning Back to School

Our halls are full again with the energy of all of our students in person. Although we are thrilled to have everyone back, we know that this is a time of transition for many of us as we adjust to being together again.

Time can be one of the best medicines for our anxiety as we embrace school every day with every student. We encourage students to:

  • Be patient with themselves and others
  • Take time for themselves to enjoy a healthy activity that helps them relax
  • Self care is critical: sleep, nutrition and exercise make a huge impact!
  • Make connections! Checking in with a parent, trusted adult, staff member or friend when feeling uncomfortable can provide support.
  • Think about where they are experiencing the most stress and if they have the power to make small changes to alleviate that stress

If time does not seem to be helping, we encourage your student to reach out for support. Below are some resources that may help your teenage student.

Center for Parent & Teen Communication

Resources and practical tools for strengthening family connections and communication.

Congratulations Mr. Teeter!

Mr. Teeter will be moving down the hall in his new role assisting Mr. Roth, principal, and Mr. Hassall, assistant principal, in the Main Office as the Dean of Students. You will still see Mr. Teeter in the halls helping support students. Good luck Mr. Teeter! We will miss you in the Counseling Center!

Meet Ms. Albertelli!

We are happy to welcome Ms. Nicole Albertelli to HFL! Ms. Albertelli will be the school counselor for students with the last names G-O. Ms. Albertelli will join us October 4th and she can be reached at nicole.albertelli@hflcsd.org or 624-7060. She is looking forward to getting to know all of her students!

Class of 2022

  • It's time to set up your senior meeting with your school counselor! Come in and update us on your plans for life after graduation. Use the appointlet link on your Class of 2022 Schoology page.
  • On September 20th, we hosted a financial aid presentation by Nazareth College's Associate Director of Financial Aid, Renee Swift. If you were unable to attend, please check the Class of 2022 Schoology page for the handout.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: FAFSA is available on October 1st. Colleges require this to be considered for federal grants and loans. The Tuition Assistance Program: TAP form is used to be considered for aid from New York State. You will find the link to TAP when you complete the FAFSA and have at least one NYS college on your college list.
  • For students applying to college, be sure to complete an Application Processing Form which gives us permission to submit your supporting documents to your college(s). Please be sure to give us 10 school days to process your request.
Common Application

Start your Commonapp today! You can apply to 20 colleges using one application!

SAT Registration & Dates

Click here for dates and deadlines for the SAT.

Taking an Advanced Placement course this year?

AP exam money is due by November 10th. Please go to myschoolbucks to make your payment.
NCAA Timeline for High School Students

If you are interested in participating in DI or DII sports in college, use this timeline to keep you on track with the NCAA and be sure to share your interest with your school counselor.

Class of 2023

PSATs are Saturday, October 16. College bound juniors are encouraged to take this practice exam in preparation for the SATs. Payment, $25, is due through myschoolbucks by September 30th. Remember to bring: Photo ID, admission ticket, calculator, #2 wooden pencils, and your mask!


November 8th, the Counseling Center is hosting a presentation for the Class of 2023 Parents. The focus of the evening will be on the transition out of high school. Juniors will receive a similar presentation during school. Come join us at 6pm in the high school cafeteria!

The DMV is offering driver permits completely online!

Due to COVID, the DMV is offering an opportunity to signup for and complete your driver's permit online.

HFL Career Night 2021

Thursday, November 4th

6-7:30 pm at Middle School


Come see a wide range of jobs/careers that exist in the Rochester area and beyond. Learn about the educational paths of our presenters and hear the day-to-day and big-picture responsibilities. Ask questions!


Military recruiters will be present and a small job fair will be included.


Parents, if interested: Please contact Colleen Halbohn (colleen.halbohn@hflcsd.org) to inquire about representing your own job/field!​

Class of 2024

Sophomore year is a great time to ask yourself, what career path is for me? We will explore careers in the Spring semester during CareerQuest in your English classes.


You may also be interested in looking at Eastern Monroe Career Center. Hopefully, this winter, we will be able to take interested students to EMCC to check out different career programs available for their junior and senior year. Check out the programs EMCC has to offer in the trades!

Class of 2025

  • Welcome to high school! We are so happy to have you here!
  • We encourage all of our freshmen to find an activity to enrich their high school experience. Click here to see a list of the activities at the high school. Listen for announcements for the next club's meeting and join in the fun!
  • The counselors will be in English classes at the end of October to kick off the FINE Program (Freshmen In a New Environment). Our first meeting will be focused on getting to know you!
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