Contact the Guidance Department

To discuss a question or concern, or to schedule an appointment, students and families can contact the Guidance Department via phone, 845-265-9254, or email:

Amanda Cotchen, 10th - 12th Grade Guidance Counselor x224

Christi DeRosa, Guidance Department Administrative Assistant x224

Working Papers

Click here to access working papers. Please fill out the highlighted areas and attach an updated copy of your physical. Drop off your paperwork to Ms. DeRosa in the High School Guidance Office or email them to

The Haldane High School Guidance Department helps students access the coursework and extracurricular activities that will allow them to reach their highest academic and personal potential. The high school counselors also actively contribute to the development of a safe and supportive environment in which to learn.

Throughout their years at Haldane, students will meet with counselors individually, with their parents/guardians, in small groups, and in their classrooms to assist with:

  • Academic advising including course selection, scheduling, and academic support
  • Social and emotional counseling including peer relationships, stress management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
  • Career and college exploration using tools on Naviance as well as community resources
  • Post-secondary planning, beginning with the initial search through the application and acceptance process

Military Opt-Out

Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation, school districts are required to provide student information to the military forces once they enter high school. If a parent does not wish for this information to be shared with military personnel, you may submit an opt-out form. The high school office will normally provide this option when a student enters 9th grade. Additional information can be obtained from the high school guidance office.