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North Haledon
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Single Session

Day- HMS

Tues., Sept. 27th

 

 

 

 

515 High Mountain Road North Haledon, NJ 07508

 

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back to school night
 
Tuesday, Sept. 27th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Single Session Day for HMS- Dismissal at 12:49 pm
 

September 23, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardians,

You are invited to attend High Mountain School’s Back-To-School Night on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. This evening is planned for parents only. 

This year our district is extremely excited for a new schedule for Back-to-School Night. To maximize time, ensure all parents receive necessary information and have an opportunity to hear the presentations, please report directly to your child’s first period class at 7:00 p.m. 

During the scheduled classroom visitations, each teacher will provide an overview of his or her content specific program and their classroom.  If you have more than one child attending High Mountain School, it is recommended that you and another parent/guardian split the classroom visitations.  During the evening you will also receive a presentation from the building principal, Superintendent and community stakeholders. 

You are encouraged to visit to learn about the various organizations in North Haledon that do so much for our community by visiting their designated tables before the start of the evening, or during your child’s scheduled lunch period.  The PTO, NHEF and many other organizations will have representatives present to discuss the many ways that they support our schools. If you have not already become a member of one of these groups you will have an opportunity to do so on Back-to-School Night.

Please remember that the Back-to-School Night Program does not allow time for teachers to hold individual conferences with parents about specific children.  The purpose of the evening is to provide you, the parent, with an overview of the academic program offered to your child at High Mountain School for the 2016-2017 school year.  However, if you do want to discuss your child’s progress, please feel free to arrange a meeting with his or her teacher(s) at a mutually agreed upon time.  In addition, Parent-Teacher conferences will offer an opportunity for in-depth dialogue.   

High Mountain School students will be dismissed at 12:49 p.m. on September 27th. Thank you for your cooperation.  I look forward to your attendance for what should be an extremely enjoyable, informative, and rewarding evening.

Sincerely,

Michele Mazzola

Principal, High Mountain School


 

Dear High Mountain School Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members –

           

While I have enjoyed working in the North Haledon School District as the Supervisor of Academic Affairs, I am thrilled to embark on this new journey as your High Mountain School Principal.

            I completed my undergraduate work at Kutztown University, earning a degree in Elementary Education and in Early Childhood Education.  I also hold two Master’s Degrees – one in Reading and Literacy Instruction and another in Educational Administration. I have been an educator for 15 years, serving in many capacities in multiple districts, ranging from preschool to grade 8.  

As the Supervisor of Academic Affairs, I was able to dive into the North Haledon School’s curriculum and programming head first and get a thorough understanding of the work each of our teachers and students puts forth on a daily basis. There is a genuine sense of enthusiasm and excitement in our classrooms that makes learning fun and meaningful while bringing the curriculum to life. The students are being challenged as critical thinkers and problem solvers through active participation.

I am eager to lead the dedicated staff of High Mountain School and to establish a positive climate of collaboration between home and school.  Our student body is an exceptional group who can achieve anything they strive to accomplish. As such, they are expected to demonstrate good citizenship and personal responsibility for their academics and behavior. The staff will foster that and encourage the students’ growth at this pivotal time in their lives. Parents, teachers and administrators will support one another with a common goal in mind – what’s best for the students. This needs to be at the forefront of our decision making each and every day.

As the year progresses, please know that I am here to work with you to make the 2016-2017 school year as successful and positive as possible. The teachers and I can always be reached at 973-427-1220 or via email to discuss any concerns as they arise. Please also check the school’s website often for updates and announcements.

 

Sincerely,                               

Mrs. Michele Mazzola

Principal, High Mountain School 


 
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We appreciate parents continued assistance as you demonstrate safety when driving your vehicles on school property and in our neighboring streets.

 

Please keep in mind that students, parents, and staff utilize the parking lot as pedestrians, so it's important to reduce the speed of your vehicle while on the campus of the High Mountain Middle School.  Students, parents, and staff safety must be everone's priority. The traffic flows extremely well in the morning and afternoon when parents utlize the drop-off and pick-up lane. 

Please refrain from utilizing the center lane located in the front of the school, getting out of your vehicles, parking in the front of the building when dropping off or picking up your children. If you must park, please do so in a parking spot. Unattended cars that are parked in the drop-off and pick-up lane hinder the traffic flow.

Thank you for assisting us with keeping the High Mountain Middle School safe for all who attend, work, and visit.

Mrs. Michele Mazzola

Principal, High Mountain School 

Drive Slow We love our children


 

**As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122),
the North Haledon Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades
here on the district's homepage, to the district's HIB webpage,
 to each individual school's webpage and to the district's public menu.  

Jennie Rosen, Anti-Bullying Specialist

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Michele Mazzola, Anti-Bullying Coordinator,
if you have any questions.**