June 1, 2023, PUBLIC NOTICE: This is a public notice from the Hopewell Valley Regional School District, Office of Special Services, 425 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ  08534. Any person who received services from the district’s Child Study Teams and/or Speech specialists, and who graduated or left the district at the end of the 2016-17 school year may obtain their records by contacting the Office of Special Services at 609-737-4000 ext 2602, before June 30, 2022. After June 30, 2022, these records will be destroyed by shredding, as approved by the New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management.


The Pupil Service department at HVRSD works collaboratively with district staff, parents/guardians, and students to provide a free and appropriate public education to any student with a disability, ages 3 through 21, who is determined to be eligible for special education programs and/or services, per N.J.A.C. 6A:14. The administrative team provides leadership for a wide range of professional staff members and support personnel, including school psychologists, learning consultants, social workers, speech/language specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, sign language interpreters, special education teachers, and instructional assistants.  

The Hopewell Valley Regional School District provides a continuum of special education and related services to eligible students, including out-of-district programs in public and NJ DOE approved private settings, in-district self-contained classes, resource in-class, and pull-out replacement programs, general education programs with appropriate accommodations, and modifications, related services, and home instruction.  All programs and services are based upon individual student's needs as determined by each student’s individualized education plan (IEP).

From Referral to IEP: Decision Making Along the Way

Parent Communication Flow Chart


The Office of health services operates under the umbrella of the office of pupil services. School health services are provided by certified full-time school nurses, whose major focus is the prevention of illness and disability and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurses are specially prepared and uniquely qualified in preventive health assessment and referral procedures and emergency care.


It is imperative that we have accurate contact information on file. Please review your contact information as shown in OnCourse Connect. If the information is incorrect or if you have problems accessing the information, please e-mail the registrar's office at registrar@hvrsd.org or call 609.737.4000 x2304.


Current privacy legislation prohibits school nurses from sharing medical information with other school personnel, even when required for emergency services, without written parental permission. Because sharing important information on a need-to-know basis can greatly enhance a child's academic performance and personal safety, the office of pupil services strongly urges parents to provide that permission. Discretion is guaranteed. Please visit the Health Forms page to access this form.