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PPS Services

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