Counseling Center

COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENT 2017-18

Brian Smith →   A – Castillo
brian.smith@sweetwaterschools.org

Olga Castro →   Castillo Garcia, Cruz – Flores, Ivan
olga.castro@sweetwaterschools.org

 Rosa Tovar →   Flores, Omar – Kelly
rosa.tovar@sweetwaterschools.org

Lorena Lucero  → Kemler – Neuner
Lorena.mata@sweetwaterschools.org

Reynila Calderon-Magbuhat →   Nevarez – Salt
reynila.calderon-magbuhat@sweetwaterschools.org

Lorena Serrano →   Samson – Z
Lorena.serrano@sweetwaterschools.org


Information

For Students / Parents or Guardians

If you have not already downloaded your copy of “Dates to Remember“, please feel free to download and print a copy here (2017-2018 Important Dates to Remember)

One way of monitoring your/your student’s progress is reviewing the Progress Reports and Final Report Cards. In the Fall semester, students receive a 6-week and 12-week Progress Report, and in the Spring semester, students receive a 6-week and 12-week Progress Report (as listed in the “Important Dates to Remember” document).  Final Report Cards are given on the last day of the Fall semester in December and then in June for the Spring semester.

If you would like to further monitor your student’s academic progress, you may also log onto Jupiter Grades where you can access your/your student’s grades anytime. Please contact your child’s Assistant Principal at (619) 397-2000 to request your Jupiter Log-in Information.

Assistant Principal alpha breakdown:

Carlos Siragusa  A-F  carlos.siragusa@sweetwaterschools.org

Chuck Quillin  G-N  charles.quillin@sweetwaterschools.org

Jennifer Barker-Heinz O-Z Jennifer.Barker-Heinz@sweetwaterschools.org


Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
 – 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Phone: (619) 397-2020
Fax: (619) 397-2120

The best way to contact your student’s counselor is by email. In most cases, when counselors are meeting with students and parents, they will not be able to answer their phones directly. However you are welcome to leave a phone message by calling (619) 397-2020. Each counselor manages a caseload of approximately 360 students.  They strive to get back to phone messages and emails within 48 hours on school days during office hours.  Your counselors thank you, in advance, for your patience.

If you have specific questions about grades in your student’s courses or would like to set up a parent/teacher conference, it is best to contact the teachers directly.  Counselors do not have specific information pertaining to the student’s individual grades.  Teacher contact information can be accessed through the Staff Directory

As a student at Bonita Vista High, you are assigned to a counselor based on your last name. Your counselor is responsible for helping you with academic, career, educational, personal and social needs.  Information that you share with a counselor is by law confidential – the counselor cannot share that information without your permission with anyone else.  The only exception to this is if your health, safety or welfare or someone else is in danger.

Counseling services offered at Bonita Vista High include, but are not limited to, providing:

  • All students with a 4-year plan leading to graduation.
  • Appropriate referrals to community resources for psychological counseling and substance abuse programs.
  • Information regarding tutoring & test preparation courses.
  • Support groups on a variety of issues such as dealing with Body Image, Family Issues, Girls to Women, Positive Thinking (anxiety and depression), and sexual orientation.
  • Assistance in selecting courses related to career & college planning.
  • Access to financial aid and scholarships for college.
  • Career assessments and interest inventories.
  • Information on college entrance and placement exams.
  • Classroom presentations on college requirements.
  • Information on student grades, credits, schedules, and standardized test scores.
  • Assistance in facilitating parent/teacher conferences.
  • Crisis counseling.
  • Assistance in taking concurrent Southwestern College courses.
  • Conflict mediation.
  • Access to college representatives and information on college presentations and college fairs.
  • Safe and confidential atmosphere for students to share personal issues.
  • Peer counseling services.
  • Study team approach to research appropriate services for at-risk students.
  • Information on alternative school programs.
  • Assistance in obtaining and completing college applications.

Students are welcome to visit the Counseling Center before or after school, at nutrition break or lunch.  Students, if you prefer that your counselor call you out of class, you may complete a “Counselor Request Form” found in the Counseling Center.