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Cumulative Exam Stress Relief (For those students who are taking exams)

TO: Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

FROM: Joseph J. Occhino

DATE: June 12, 2024

SUBJECT: Cumulative Exam Stress Relief (For those students who are taking exams.)

TIME SENSITIVE: Monday, June 17, 2024 - Thursday, June 20, 2024



Dear Parents/Guardians:


Northern Highlands will continue our efforts to ease the stress associated with exams by having Therapy Dog Teams from Kathy Santo Dog Training come to Northern Highlands on Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The dogs will be here to help students relax, laugh, and take a breather from their exams.


Kathy, along with Program Director Stacey Samela, have decades of experience training dogs, and have developed a unique program. All the teams in the program have completed training and a team evaluation with the national Therapy Dog organization, Pet Partners. 


Find out more about the program at If you have any questions please contact Stacey via email at




Joseph J. Occhino


Northern Highlands Reg. HS    NHRHS