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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:



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
For Parents
Managing Anxiety Around COVID 19

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News

How to Talk To Kids About Coronavirus

Supporting Kids During COVID 19

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During Corona Virus Crisis

Working From Home With Kids During COVID 19

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19

Helpful Apps for Kids

Setting Up Rewards and Consequences

SEL Parent Toolkit

CASEL SEL Resources

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Video: Elmo – Belly Breathe

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Video: Taking Care of Children During COVID 19

Video: Taking Care of Yourselves During COVID 19

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