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COVID-19 Counseling Services

 

The Escalon Unified School District will continue to serve our students with a variety of counseling options including supports for behavior, anxiety, depression, social-emotional concerns as well as academic counseling for students in grades 6-12.

 

If there are any questions regarding behavior, anxiety, depression, or any other social-emotional concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the following School Psychologists and/or Mental Health Clinician.

 

Van Allen Elementary & El Portal Middle School

Kelly Arrighi, School Psychologist Phone: (408) 461-9275

Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm

 

Dent Elementary & Gateway Academy

Andrea Gonzalez, School Psychologist Phone: (408) 461-9269

Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am 

 

Escalon High, Vista High School, Collegeville Elementary & Farmington Elementary

Kurtis Obispo, School Psychologist Phone: (408) 461-9534

Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

District Mental Health Clinician

Rachel Smith, MFT Phone: (408) 634-0258

Office hours: Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

*mental health support staff can be reached outside of office hours, please leave a message and our staff will return your phone call as soon as possible.

 

If there are any concerns with academics for 6th through 12th grade students, please reach out to the following counselors.

 

El Portal Academic Counseling

Mayra Manzo, School Counselor is available for academic counseling as well as to provide mental health check-ins and supports.  To set up an appointment with Ms. Manzo please complete the following google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_CEMVi6I7wVCBamHgtEmITM-j1VWjnIBIPyleT7jYWg-QZA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

 

Mayra Manzo. School Counselor PhonePhone: (408) 634-0129Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

10:00am-12pm E-mail: mmanzo@escalonusd.org

 

EHS Academic Counseling

Escalon High counselors including Alina Swann, Teresa Stavrianoudakis, and Gustavo Jimenez can be reached by email to set up an appointment for academic and social emotional check-ins.  Please email your respective counselor to set up an appointment.

Alina Swann                        aswann@escalonusd.org

Teresa Sttavrianoudakis      tstavrianoudakis@escalonusd.org

Gustavo Jimenez                gjimenez@escalonusd.org

 

 
Social Emotional Resources
 
Crisis Hotlines
 
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
1-800-273-8255
 
For Parents
 
Managing Anxiety Around COVID 19
https://www.rulerapproach.org/managing-anxiety-around-covid-19/

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News
https://www.rulerapproach.org/managing-anxiety-around-covid-19/

How to Talk To Kids About Coronavirus
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Talking-To-Children-About-Tragedies-and-Other-News-Events.aspx

Supporting Kids During COVID 19
https://childmind.org/article/supporting-kids-during-the-covid-19-crisis/

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During Corona Virus Crisis
https://childmind.org/article/supporting-teenagers-and-young-adults-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/

Working From Home With Kids During COVID 19
https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19
https://childmind.org/article/how-mindfulness-can-help-during-covid-19/

Helpful Apps for Kids
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PjISB7Gps9Xg3We3IHwxmAIpJpLJoZ5ywbg_77Txtpo/edit

Setting Up Rewards and Consequences
https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/rewards-punishments.pdf

SEL Parent Toolkit
http://www.parenttoolkit.com/topics/social-and-emotional/social-and-emotional-development

CASEL SEL Resources
https://casel.org/covid-resources/

Mindfulness Class Free Online -Mindful Schools
https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/

Video: Elmo – Belly Breathe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA

Video: Mindful Schools-”Just Breathe”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVA2N6tX2cg

Video: Taking Care of Children During COVID 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo8F_B2zfRA&feature=youtu.be

Video: Taking Care of Yourselves During COVID 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQL-23T1MFk&feature=youtu.be


For Educators