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 click here for the 2022 - 2023 HVCHS Student/Counselor Assignments:


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 2022:


If you register in May 2022 and June 2022, 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.


Any students who register before June 1st, 2022 will be invited to attend our 8th Grade Transition Day on June 6th. If interested in attending, please contact Dr. Chris Velderman (HVCHS Student Assistance Counselor) at christophervelderman@hvrsd.org for more details.


If you register in July 2022, 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 2022, 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 2022 -2023 Program of Studies (official listing of approved high school courses and their prerequisites) and elective offerings:


2022-2023 Program of Studies


Rising Grade 9 Elective Offerings

Rising Grade 10 Elective Offerings


Rising Grade 11 Elective Offerings


Rising Grade 12 Elective Offerings

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 in September 2022

Summer Assignments

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


All summer assignments are located on the HVCHS website, please click here.

Important Dates!

New Student Orientation: September 2022 (TBD)


First Day of School: Wednesday, September 6, 2022


2022 - 2023 HVRSD Calendar

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

Mr. Dan DeStefano, Supervisor K-12 Counseling Services dandestefano@hvrsd.org ext.3524