We are fast approaching the beginning of another school year. The staff and administration at North Hunterdon High School are looking forward to meeting you on August 22nd. Join with us in a “commitment to excellence” that will make the 2018-2019 school year a productive one for you and everyone in our school community.
North Hunterdon High School provides a Freshman Orientation program on the first day you are in the building. This experience will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
Transportation and busing information with times and bus stop locations will be available in Aspen, located under the Transportation tab. Bus pick-up for Freshman Orientation will be exactly two hours later than the scheduled normal pick-up time. Students should be at the bus stop at least five minutes prior to pick-up. Dismissal is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. with a normal afternoon bus schedule for students.
When freshmen arrive at the high school on Wednesday, August 22, they should go promptly to the theater for a brief assembly. They will then meet their counselor and proceed through a schedule of orientation activities.
All students are reminded to bring a print-out of their class schedule to orientation. Parents/guardians may access Aspen
to view and print a copy of the class schedule. If you need assistance during orientation, please see your guidance counselor or a student ambassador.
Please note that during orientation, individual photos will be taken for student IDs.
ACTIVITIES FAIR: An Activities Fair is included in the Freshman Orientation program from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will take place in the Main Gym and will allow freshmen to explore many co-curricular options.
ACCESS TO ASPEN (Student Information System):
In late July, parents/guardians should have received login information to access Aspen, our student information system. This system will allow you to view your student’s schedule, assignments, attendance, locker information, and fees. In addition, your student’s bus route and pick-up time will be available in Aspen. (Please note, the transportation department will not be mailing home bus cards.) If you already have an account in Aspen from last year, please note that your freshman will be automatically added to your account. If you have any problems with your parent Aspen account, please contact Sherri DiMarcello, Database Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Freshmen will receive their own login for Aspen during orientation.
CHROMEBOOKS AND INTERNET ACCESS:
Our school district has launched a 1:1 initiative that provides a Chromebook and an assigned password to every student. Students have the option to accept the district-issued Chromebook or to bring in his/her own Chromebook. If your child will be accepting the district-issued Chromebook, he/she will receive a Chromebook during orientation on August 22nd provided you have completed the agreement form in Aspen. If your child opts to bring his/her own personal Chromebook, please click here for a list of acceptable devices. Your child will need to bring his/her own Chromebook to orientation so we can register the device on the school network, or he/she can visit the Technology Resource Center by the cafeteria during the regular school day.
Parents must complete a Chromebook agreement form and the acceptable use policy form in Aspen in order for their child to receive a Chromebook and gain access to the Internet and school network. Parents of students bringing their own Chromebook must also fill out an agreement form. These forms are available in Aspen, under Page Directory, then Technology Forms. Please fill out one of the Chromebook agreement forms and the acceptable use policy form prior to August 22nd so there is no delay in providing your child with school network access and a Chromebook.
Below you will find links to some additional forms that need to be filled out and returned to the high school.
Required forms to be filled out and returned to the Guidance Office:
● Internet Student Photo Consent Form http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/home/files/2012/04/Internet-Social-Media-Photo-Consent-Form-FINAL-1.pdf
● Random Drug Testing Consent Form – please fill out if student will be or may be participating in any co-curricular activity (if student is participating in fall sports, this form should already have been completed)
● Free and Reduced Lunch Application (mail to District Office, 1445 State Route 31, Annandale, NJ 08801) –
Parent organizations are an important part of the school community at North Hunterdon High School. If you would like to join one of the following organizations, please click the link to read more information about each group and to access the membership form. (If the 2018-2019 membership form is not yet posted online, please check back at the opening of school.)
● NHHS PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association): http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/ptsa/
● NHHS Music Association: http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/musicassociation
● NHHS Athletic Booster Club: http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/booster/index.php
● North Hunterdon Education Foundation: http://www.nhhsfoundation.org/
As you, the Class of 2022, approach this new school experience, I would like to remind you that your education is more than a mark on a report card. School is also about people and opportunities. Your education expands with all the experiences you encounter in your school career. I would like to draw your attention to the fine array of clubs, athletic teams, and co-curricular activities that are available to you. Take advantage of the many opportunities our school has to offer, and you will look back fondly on your school days. I encourage you to visit our website regularly at http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/home/.
If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 713-4130. Best wishes for a great year and welcome to North Hunterdon High School.
Greg Cottrell, Ed.D.