Joseph A. Giammarella, Ph.D., Principal                                            2000 85th Street North Bergen, NJ 07047
Allyson Krone, Assistant Principal                                                           P: 201.662.6806         F: 201.854.2149
Michael Ra, Assistant Principal




Welcome!

July 2017

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!  It will be a year of continued growth for our students and development for our educational community.

Full-time students will report to school as follows:
  • Freshmen ONLY - Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Freshmen & Sophomores ONLY - Thursday, September 7, 2017
  • Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors ONLY - Friday, September 8, 2017
  • ALL STUDENTS - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors - Monday, September 11, 2017
Please insure that your child attends school as indicated.  These initial days permit the student to obtain his/her new class schedule*, make essential course changes and become acquainted with fellow students.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 through Friday, September 8, 2017 – Students ONLY will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.



*IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU COMPLETE THE BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS ONLINE BY MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017.  UPON SUBMISSION OF THESE FORMS, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE FORM ONLINE BEFORE MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017 WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR SCHEDULE.

A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE EMAILED WHEN THE BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS HAS BEEN RECEIVED
(PLEASE BE SURE YOU INPUT A CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU ARE COMPLETING THE FORMS).
  1. Please click here to complete the back to school forms for the upcoming school year (2017-2018).

  2. Meal Application - Click ONE of the options below:
    1. I WANT TO APPLY ONLINE.
    2. I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A PAPER MEAL APPLICATION. (Requesting for a paper meal application will delay the process of you receiving an email confirmation that all online forms has been received.  Please be sure to complete the meal application and return it in the mail ASAP.)
    3. I WOULD LIKE TO PRINT MY OWN APPLICATION AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL.
    4. I DO NOT WANT TO APPLY FOR MEAL BENEFITS AND WANT TO OPT-OUT.



PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:


FIRST FULL WEEK OF THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR: SEPTEMBER 11 - 15, 2017

  • Upon entering the building, report to the cafeteria for breakfast.  Remember to bring your schedule and wear your ID at all times.



  • Absences & Late Arrivals
    Remember that any absence from school is to be reported each day to Mr. Gonzalez in the Attendance Office at 201-662-6806, option 1.  Missing the regularly scheduled bus may constitute an unexcused tardy or absence.

    Please avoid scheduling appointments for your child during the school day; schedule all appointments after school or on non-school days.  If an appointment is absolutely necessary, you must contact Mr. Gonzalez by phone or by letter.  This procedure will enable us to prepare the necessary forms so that your child can be signed out during the school day.  Please direct your child to meet you at the Main Office at the designated time.

    Tardiness will not be tolerated.  Unexcused lateness may result in an assigned detention from 7:30 – 8:30 AM on the following scheduled school day.  Continued lateness will result in a parental conference to determine the next course of action.

    If a student becomes ill at school and needs to go home, the procedure is as follows:
  • The parent/guardian goes to the Security Desk and is escorted to the Nurse's office to get the student.
  • Annual Notifications
    High Tech High School is not responsible for lost items including school books, cell phones and all electronic devices.

    In addition, we are required to notify you that the principal or designee may conduct a search of a student’s person or belongings if the search is necessary to maintain discipline and order in the school, and the school official has a reasonable suspicion that the student is concealing contraband. (N.J.A.C.6:3-6:1-6:6).

    According to Public Law 2005, Chapter 266 (C.18A:35-4.24 & C.18A:35-4.25), students have the right to decline to dissect, vivisect, incubate, capture or otherwise harm or destroy animals or any parts thereof as part of a course of instruction.  Within two weeks of receipt of this notice, the law requires parents or guardians to notify the school of their desire to have their child exempt from participation and provided with an alternative education project.  If you wish to have your child exempt from participation, please notify us in writing by September 15, 2017.

    All students must have begun the Hepatitis B Vaccination process prior to the beginning of school.  All physical examination and vaccination forms must be submitted to our staff on the first day of attendance.  Students will not be allowed to begin school without the proper paperwork on file. 

    Students, who are planning to participate in our Intra-Mural or Dance Programs, must have an annual examination on file for this school year.  The completed physical examination will also be used to certify the physician’s section of student working papers.  The physical examination form was mailed to all students in June.



We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.  Enjoy the remainder of the summer!

Sincerely,
Joseph A. Giammarella, Ph.D.

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