• The PPS Office provides comprehensive support from following professionals: 

    School Counselors
    School Psychologists
    School Social Workers
    Transition Coordinator
    School Registrar
     
    School Counseling Services are provided by six state certified school counselors. Secondary counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges faced by today’s diverse student population. Services include the following:

    · Executing individual student planning via goal setting, career plans, transition plans, and academic plans

    · Developing student schedules to ensure all graduation requirements

    · Working with students, families, and community agencies in dealing with responsive services, such as crisis intervention, peer mediation, individual and group counseling; and peer mediation programs

    · Facilitating  college representative visits, junior/senior open houses, Alumni Return Day, and the H.O.L.L.E.R   college fair

    · Providing information to students and families about new standardized state  testing requirements

    · Advising students and families regarding the college application process and other counseling-related issues

    School Psychological Services are provided by two doctorate–level school psychologists who are specialists in learning and the psychological aspects of development. Services include the following:

    · Administering psychological and educational assessments

    · Developing behavior intervention plans and behavior modification programs

    · Providing school-based counseling

    · Acting as case managers for special education and 504 students

    · Organizing tutorials focused on time management skills and test taking strategies

    · Consulting with staff and parents for students experiencing academic, social, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties

    · Procuring accommodations for students with disabilities from College Board, ACT, and various colleges

    · Spearheading crisis interventions 

    School Social Workers provide support to students, their families, and the Hewlett High School community. Services may include the following:

    · Providing confidential group and individual counseling

    · Working with parents on those obstacles in a child’s living situation that affect his/her adjustment in school

    · Mobilizing school and community resources to enable the child to learn effectively

    · Spearheading the coordination of family outreach services and engagement activities

    · Participating in school committees to address student needs

    · Conducting home visits as needed

    · Advising Student Mediation and Freshman mentors 

     Transition Coordination Services are provided by a part-time certified vocational rehabilitation counselor. Services include the following:

    · Developing  transitional plans (SOP’s) for students with disabilities that include postsecondary education, employment, vocational training, adult education, adult services, independent living and community participation

    · Individualizing plans for each student, driven by their needs, interests and goals

    Registrar Services are provided by a PPS secretary and include the following :

    · Maintaining permanent confidential student records

    · Generating and processing student transcripts

    · Issuing student progress reports, report cards and verification reports

    · Assisting in the  management of data

    · Maintaining student college information

    · Ordering of diplomas for graduates

    · Providing colleges, agencies and employers with official verification of attendance and graduation