Guidance Department Overview
Welcome to the Del Mar High School Guidance Department!
Del Mar Counselors offer students support in the achievement of high school goals and preparation for life beyond high school. Guidance regularly works with students, parents/guardians, staff and teachers to help ensure student success. We meet with students individually, in groups, and during class visits throughout the school year.
Students can drop in before school, at lunch, and after school or make appointments to meet with their counselor one-on-one, through Canvas or email, at any time throughout the year. Parents and guardians are welcome to schedule a meeting or contact their student’s counselor via Canvas, email or phone.
Scott Nelson - Substitute Counselor for Fall 2021
Counselor (Surnames Go-O)
Counselor (Surnames P-Z)
Fax (408) 626-3622
|COUNSELORS' CONTACT INFORMATION|
Geist (Last Names A-Gi)
Before/after school (email Ms. Geist)
Beas (Last Names Go-O)
Before/after school (email Ms. Beas)
Mendoza (Last Names P-Z)
Before/after school (email Mr. Mendoza)
Nelson (Last Names Go-O)
Before/after school (email Mr. Nelson)
|College & Career Specialist|
|To be announced||All Students|
|COUNSELORS' CLASS REMIND CODES|
|Class of 2022||Class of 2023||Class of 2024|
|STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES DURING AND AFTER THE COVID PANDEMIC|
|MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT RESOURCES|
During this time of change and uncertainty, it is important to stay connected and take care of yourselves and each other. Please refer to our website for mental health support resources and contact information, at: delmar.cuhsd.org/apps/pages/mentalhealthresources.
CASSY services will continue virtually with current clients and will be able to accept new clients - contact your counselor for more information.
Suggestions for staying connected and “schooling” from home:
Del Mar's ASB students have created a new Instagram account to keep students connected and engaged through virtual spirit activities. Follow @delmardonsasb on instagram and check in daily for challenges and updates.
Visit with teachers and counselors during office hours to check in and connect with Del Mar.
Take breaks from increased screen time during school closure and shelter-in-place.
Maintain routines and structures as much as possible to bring stability in this uncertain time.
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) counseling services available to you through their Disaster Distress Helpline (at www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline,) and the Response Mobile App (at store.samhsa.gov/product/samhsa-disaster).
Guide for parents and caregivers to help families cope from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019.
Resources are also available for parents to help guide the parent/child conversation and adjust to the new environment at home.
|UPDATES ON COLLEGE POLICIES & PROCEDURES|
Following this section is a document we have compiled of other student organization websites* that:
- provide updates on academic programs, standardized testing, and financial aid policies and procedures due to the impact of the COVID pandemic - this information is subject to change.
- updates include information from the University of California schools, California State Universities, Community Colleges, and FAFSA (Financial Aid).
- please note these websites* are being updated frequently and should be checked regularly to be aware of the most recent changes in policies and procedures.