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THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
 
The following steps will assist you in registering with our district:
  • Step One:  Notify your former school district of your move, complete their withdrawal forms and request copies of student paperwork.
  • Step Two:  Verify what township you reside in.  
  • Step Three:  Prepare your proof-of-residency documentation.
  • Step Four:  Begin the registration process by using the hyperlink below.  
  • Step Five:  Upload the required proof-of-residency documentation.
  • Step Six:  The school will be in contact with you to schedule the next steps in the process..
 
Please expand each of the steps below to access information and hyperlinks to complete the registration process.
 
 
 
Students may only be enrolled in one school district at a time.  You must officially withdraw from the old school before you can register with Hackettstown Public Schools.  (This does not apply to students who are attending school for the very first time.)
 
Additionally, it's helpful (but not mandatory) when parents provide copies of certain documentation .  Such items can include, but are not limited to:
  • Report cards, schedules and/or high school transcripts;
  • Immunizations & health records;
  • IEPs, 504s, Emergency Health Plans;
  • Any relevant court documents.
You can often request a copy of these documents when withdrawing from the former school or even print them yourselves off of their student information system.
 
We will also have you complete a records release which will allow your former school to send all records to us.
 
 
Prior to registering, please determine what township you live in.  Please review the "Street Names & Schools They Attend"  document found in the upper right of this webpage.  
 
Families cannot use the mailing address as a guide as many addresses say "Hackettstown" but actually attend a different school district.
 
Hackettstown Township residents attend Hackettstown Public School District:
  • Hatchery Hill Elementary School -- Grades PK-1
  • Willow Grove Elementary School -- Grades 2-4
  • Hackettstown Middle School -- Grades 5-8
  • Hackettstown High School -- Grades 9-12
 
Documentation for Hackettstown Township Residents:
 
Three (3) items must be provided to demonstrate that you are a resident of Hackettstown Township:  
  • Each item must: (1) show the name of the adult registering the student; (2) show the Hackettstown Township address; (3) be current (prior 60 calendar days if a bill or statement).
  • At least one item must be from each category below.
 
You will be asked to upload these documents in Step Five.  If you are unable to do so then you must bring them with you to your in-person meeting in Step Six.
 
Category A - One (1) Document Required: Mortgage Statement or Deed
These establish your connection to a property Property Tax Bill
in Hackettstown Township. Signed Current Lease
   
   
Category B - One (1) Document Required: Driver's License
ID or paperwork must have a photo.
Government-Agency ID or Paperwork
   
   
Category C - One (1) Document Required: Telephone, Cable, Water, Sewer, Electric Bill, etc.
These establish your financial support and Pay Stub or Insurance Card
maintenance of the indicated property Bank / Credit Card Statement 
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Please redact (white-out) any account numbers, financial information or social security numbers on documents you choose to provide.  That information is neither required nor wanted in the registration process.
 
The totality of the information and documentation you offer will be considered in evaluating your application and, unless required by law, you will not be denied enrollment based on an inability to provide a specific document when other acceptable documentation is provided.
 
Please discuss any extenuating circumstances with your particular school.  Families who have been displaced (lacking a permanent home) due to economic hardship and/or natural disasters may be exempt from some or all of these requirements.
 
 
Prior to registering, please determine what township you live in.  Please review the "Street Names & Schools They Attend"  document found in the upper right of this webpage.  
 
Families cannot use the mailing address as a guide as many addresses say "Hackettstown" but actually attend a different school district.
 
Residents of the township of Allamuchy have their own K-8 school district:  Allamuchy Township School District.  Their information can be found at https://www.aes.k12.nj.us/.  
 
Residents of Independence and Liberty townships have their own K-8 school district:  Great Meadows Regional School District.  Their information can be found at https://www.gmrsd.com/.
 
Families moving into these townships must register with their local K-8 school -- even if the students are of High School age. 
  • Students in grades K-8 will attend their local school.  They will not attend the elementary or middle schools in Hackettstown.
  • Both schools pay tuition for their students to attend Hackettstown High School.  
 
Documentation for Residents of Allamuchy Township or Great Meadows Regional School District (Independence and Liberty Townships) Seeking to Attend Hackettstown High School:
 
Families with High School students will be provided with a tuition voucher upon registering.  This tuition voucher is required before students from Allamuchy, Independence or Liberty townships can be enrolled at Hackettstown High School.
 
Contact information for the sending districts are as follows:
 
Allamuchy Township School District
  • Allamuchy Township School, 20 Johnsonburg Road, Allamuchy, NJ  07820
  • (908) 852-1894 (phone)
  • (908) 852-9816 (fax)
 
Great Meadows Regional School District
  • Great Meadows Regional Middle School, 273 U.S. Highway, Route 46
  • (908) 637-4584 (phone)
  • (908) 637-4349 (voicemail)
  • (908) 637-4492 (fax)
 
 
 
Please use the hyperlink below to complete your pre-registration information.
 
 
As a reminder: you are not yet enrolled in Hackettstown Public Schools.  Once you've entered and submitted the required data, the school will contact you to discuss the next steps.  
 
 
After you've complete and submit the Pre-Registration form you will receive an email.  This email contains links to upload the requested documents.  Please upload the documents before having your in-person meeting.
 
If you do not receive an email or do not have access to upload these documents then please provide a hard-copies to the school.  
 
If you forget to provide these documents then your child's registration and school start day will be delayed.
 
Please discuss any extenuating circumstances with your particular school.  Families who have been displaced (lacking a permanent home) due to economic hardship and/or natural disasters may be exempt from some or all of these requirements.
 
 
 
The district registrar will contact you to schedule an appointment to finalize the enrollment process.  Once you've been successfully enrolled by the district registrar you'll then be directed to the appropriate building.  
 
Jennifer Russo, District Registrar
  • Hackettstown Middle School, 500 Washington Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840
  • (908) 852-8554 x  (phone)
  • (908) 852-6544 (fax)
  • [email protected]
 
 
If the district registrar l is unable to assist or answer your enrollment questions please contact:
 
Guy Jorstad, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
  • Hackettstown High School, 599 Warren Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
  • (908) 852-8150 x2233 (phone)
  • (908) 852-6214 (fax)
  • [email protected]
 
 
Contact information for each of the school buildings is as follows:
 
 
  • Hatchery Hill Elementary -- Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1  
    • Renee Caruso, Secretary
    • Marie Griffin, Principal  
    • (908) 852-8550 in Main Office  
    • rcaruso@hackettstown.org
 
 
  • Willow Grove Elementary -- Grades 2-4 
    • Donna DiLillo, Secretary  
    • Tanya Kurilla, Principal
    • (908) 852-2805 in Main Office  
    • ddilillo@hackettstown.org
 
 
  • Hackettstown Middle School -- Grades 5-8 
    • Brenda Carkhuff, Secretary  
    • Jessica Swaim, Principal
    • (908) 852-8554 in Main Office  
    • bcarkhuff@hackettstown.org
 
 
  • Hackettstown High School -- Grades 9-12 
    • Pamela Willson, Secretary
    • Guy Jorstad, Director of Pupil Personnel Services  
    • (908) 852-8150 x2230 
    • pwillson@hackettstown.org