Guidance Department Overview
|SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidance Counselors' contact information and class Remind codes are listed below, as well as specific resources for students and parents during the Coronavirus School Closure. Please contact us with any questions or concerns - we're here for you.|
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 Schoolloop mail or email, at any time throughout the year. Parents and guardians are welcome to schedule a meeting or contact their student’s counselor via Schoolloop mail, email or phone.
Counselor (Surnames P-Z)
College and Career Specialist
Fax (408) 626-3622
|COUNSELORS' CONTACT INFORMATION|
|COUNSELORS' CLASS REMIND CODES|
|Class of 2021||Class of 2022||Class of 2023||Class of 2024|
|STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES DURING CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURE|
|COLLEGE AND CAREER INFORMATION|
- INTRODUCING DEL MAR'S NEW COLLEGE AND CAREER SPECIALIST!
My name is Chasity Knight and I am from Charlotte, NC. I'm really excited to work in your great community! I began my undergraduate studies at Benedict College in Columbia, SC and received a BA degree in History. My graduate studies began at Columbia College in Columbia, SC where I received my MA degree in Divergent Learning Education. After leaving Columbia, SC, relocated to Charlotte, NC where I attended the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
As your College and Career Center Specialist I am here to help students extend their academic goals beyond high school. Education is the foundation to unlocking your full potential. The center will support students with a desire to go to college, career research, military, and community outreach opportunities.
All students can make an appointment or drop by the College and Career Center during their lunch time. Always feel free to email me at any time.
|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 virtual office hours with teachers and counselors to check in and connect with your school will be posted soon for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
Tips from the Center for Disease Control on Managing Anxiety & Stress during infectious disease outbreaks: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
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.
|ADDITIONAL UPDATES ON POLICIES & PROCEDURES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE|
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 school closures and Shelter-in-Place Orders.
- provide updates on the college admission process and impact on college readiness for the Class of 2020 and 2021.
- 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.