school counselor


    Hailey Arbus, MA, Ed.S, LAC
    School Counselor

    973-677-4000, ext. 17810

    Office Hours

    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m

    For immediate assistance please call me at
    (862) 253-2606.

     If you would like to video chat with me, please use this link belowor log into your Google Drive and clickHangout. Once there clickon new conversation and type in Harbus@orange.k12.nj.us

    GoogleMeet: https://meet.google.com/yiq-edmp-rkk

    Or click on the link to my virtual class room. Once there click on Virtual me and you will be connected to my google meet!

    And I can always be reached through email at

    office Welcome to Ms. Arbus' office! Come on in!



    Dear Parents and Students,


      Good Evening Orange School District Community,


      Monday, May 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy ordered the closure of all NJ schools through the end of School Year 2019-2020, and the district will continue distance learning during this time.

      A letter detailing this information is posted on the district's website at www.orange.k12.nj.us, and we will continue to keep you abreast of any academic or operational updates via the website as well as our social media platforms.

      Thank you, and remember, we are all in this together.


      Educationally yours,

      Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II

      Superintendent of Schools. 



    Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page. This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, assessments, and practice resources. Schools will be closed up to May 15th. Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058.

     The Orange Public Schools Expectations for Emergency At-home Instruction

    Office Hours

    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


    During this time of closure you may be feeling anxious or worried. This is completely normal! 

    To contact me during this time of Emergency closing please reference the "contact me" tab

    If you have questions about the Coronavirus and you want to learn more check out this link 

    Coronavirus Information

    You can also click the link :https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058 for district information about the Virus.

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     Hello Families and Students,

    Welcome to The Guidance page at Park Ave. My name is Ms. Arbus, I am the school counselor here. Some of you may know me or at least have seen me around the school, but you may not know exactly what a school counselor does. A school counselor is here to help you with many different things. Yes, it’s true a school counselor tends to focus on helping with school-based issues. These issues can be things such as bullying, homework, studying, school and test anxieties, grades, organization, careers, and colleges (just to name a few). However, I am here for much more than that! It is my job to ensure the emotional well-being of every student in this school. This means, that while I am always here to talk about school, I can also help you with life, friendship, and family issues as well! I offer school based individual counseling as well as groups and I understand that sometimes we have life issues outside of school that may be affecting our learning. You can come see the school counselor to learn to navigate and understand feelings, get help with family issues, talk about your worries and anxieties, talk about issues you may be having with a friend and get overall emotional support. No issue is too small or too big and you should NEVER feel like you have to go through something by yourself!   

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