New Hope-Solebury

High School Resources

~ High School Counselors ~

Ms. Hebat El-Turky, MS.Ed, NCC, NCSC - Last Names A to K

Email: HElTurky@nhsd.org


- Last Names L to Z

Email:


~ College & Career Counselor ~

Mrs. Sarah Reeder, MA, NCC

Email: SReeder@nhsd.org


~ School Social Worker ~

Mr. Doug Olszewski, MSW, LSW

Email: DOlszewski@nhsd.org


~ School Psychologist ~

Mr. Eric Rubin

Email: ERubin@nhsd.org


STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SAP)

In Pennsylvania, every school in every school district is required to have a Student Assistance Program (SAP). The specially trained Student Assistance Program team is made up of school and community agency staff. The team is here to help you access school and community services.

SAP identifies students whose behavior, attendance, health or grades indicate that they may have problems that negatively impact their accessing their education. SAP identifies students who are at risk; that is, they are not evidencing significant problems at the moment but the probability that they will, unless some series of events changes the course of their lives, is higher than the norm. Through the different steps that comprise the student assistance process, at risk students are directed to appropriate services in or out of the school.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports - MTSS

Pennsylvania’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a standards-aligned, comprehensive school improvement FRAMEWORK for enhancing academic, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for ALL students. Cross-disciplinary teams represented at the district, school, grade and individual levels use a problem-solving process to integrate evidence-based academic, behavioral and social-emotional practices matched to student needs and with fidelity of implementation.

The High School MTSS team meets on a weekly basis to review cases referred to MTSS by our teachers. Progress and supports are documented and the determination for further supports is made based upon teacher feedback, review of current grades, and review of supports put in place (effective vs. non-effective).

NHS Cares

Working together to support a safe, healthy, and addiction free New Hope and Solebury.

We envision a future where all individuals and families in New Hope and Solebury thrive and reach their fullest potential.

NHS Cares website

School Attendance Improvement Program (SAIP)

School day for students is 7:50 to 2:30

Late Arrival: student arrives between 7:50 – 8:45 am

AM Absence: any student arriving after 8:50 am will be tagged as .5 day AM absence

Early Dismissal: student is signed out between 1:45 – 2:30 pm

PM Absence: any student signed out prior to 1:45 will be tagged as .5 day PM absence.

Students are expected to be in attendance on all of the days and hours that school is in session unless urgent reasons exist to justify their absences. Pennsylvania law mandates that every parent or guardian having control or charge of any child of school age shall comply with the requirements of compulsory attendance. The School Code of the Commonwealth of PA allows for students to be absent only for “urgent reasons.” Urgent reasons may include illness, doctor and dentist appointments (with note from doctor or dentist), and religious reasons. All other absences, including absences where an excuse note (signed by a legal guardian) is not submitted within three (3) days after return from an absence, will be considered unexcused.

PA Compulsory Attendance and Truancy Elimination Plan

Peer Leadership

Peer Leadership is a program that is provided to all 8th and 9th grade students to help them transition to high school. Through a series of small group sessions, our 11th and 12th grade Peer Leaders teach the younger students how to navigate topics such as academics, relationships, extracurricular activities, and stress management. The program is intended to help students form connections with one another and feel welcomed in our high school community.

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center is run by Dr. Emi Lengyel. Students are able to meet for peer tutoring, receive help with study skills, or take tests in the Academic Resource Center. Dr. Lengyel may be reached at elengyel@nhsd.org.