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Guidance Department Overview

 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidance Counselors' Virtual Office Hours 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.

DEL MAR'S COUNSELORS

Kristie Geist
kgeist@cuhsd.org
ext. 3127
Counselor (Surnames A-Gi)

Evelyn Beas
ebeas@cuhsd.org
ext. 3128
Counselor (Surnames Go-O)

Richard Mendoza
rmendoza@cuhsd.org
ext. 3123
Counselor (Surnames P-Z)

Chasity Knight
cknight@cuhsd.org
ext. 3119
College and Career Specialist

 

Eric Rodriguez
erodriguez@cuhsd.org
ext. 3120
Registrar/Guidance Secretary
Fax (408) 626-3622

 

COUNSELORS' VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
 
Counselors have set up virtual office hours to connect with students and answer questions. Please sign up for a time or email your counselor for an appointment.
 
 
Guidance Counselors    
Geist (Last Names A-Gi) Beas (Last Names Go-O) Mendoza (Last Names P-Z)
Tues, Wed, Thurs, 2-3pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, 2-3pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, 2-3pm
bit.ly/geistofficehours  bit.ly/beasofficehours bit.ly/mendozasdmofficehours
College & Career Specialist    
Knight (All Students) Tues, Thurs, 2-3pm bit.ly/knightofficehours
 
 
 
COUNSELORS' CLASS REMIND CODES
 
If you haven't already, students please use the following add codes to join Remind and receive updates from counselors.
 
Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
@2020dmhs @gad7gf @a62736 @78dh8f
 
 
 
STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES DURING CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURE
 
The following information is provided to update, assist, and support our students during our school's closure.  If you have questions or concerns related to academics and mental health, please contact your Guidance Counselor.  For College and Career assistance, please contact our College & Career Specialist - Mrs. Knight - at cknight@cuhsd.org.
 
 
ACADEMIC INFORMATION & SCHEDULING FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

 

  • NIGHT SCHOOL (CACE)

    • Students taking night school courses should continue working on their assigned class remotely, OdysseyWare always has been and continues to be a platform that is accessible to students from home with a computer and Internet access.

    • The credit recovery teachers will continue to monitor student coursework remotely over the next several weeks.

    • Night school teachers have been asked to waive the requirement for pre-tests and unit exams to be proctored in class.  In the upcoming weeks, these tests will be opened for students to complete at home so that they can continue to progress in their courses. OdysseyWare is designed so that students can send requests to their teachers to unlock tests and quizzes, ask questions, submit work to be graded, etc.

    • Grades for completed courses will continue to be posted in Aeries as they are completed - students should check with their Del Mar counselor after completing a course to confirm the final grade. 

  • ODYSSEYWARE ACADEMY

    • Students taking Odysseyware Academy courses online should continue working on their assigned classwork, accessible to students from home with a computer and Internet access.

    • DEADLINE for course completion: May 22, 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email your Guidance Counselor.  If you have questions about the class specifically, please contact your teacher in the cloud.

  • SCHEDULING FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

    • Course request letters will be mailed home to families for review after spring break.

    • Schedule change deadline has been moved to:  May 1, 2020.  Email your counselor to request a change.

    • Counselors and teachers are compiling presentations to host a Virtual IB/AP Night. Once all the presentations are gathered a page will be added to Del Mar’s website for students and families. Students should watch the presentations for the classes they are interested in and email their counselor if they’d like to make a change to their schedule after viewing the videos/presentations.

    • SVCTE: students will be notified of their status in the SVCTE program in the course request letter mailed home.

  • SUMMER SCHOOL

    • Counselors are mailing home summer school information after Spring Break to students recommended to repeat courses for graduation credit. Students should email their counselor with any questions.

 
COLLEGE AND CAREER INFORMATION

 

  • INTRODUCING DEL MAR'S NEW COLLEGE AND CAREER SPECIALIST!
 
image of chasity knight - college and career specialist
 

"My name is Chasity Knight and I bring you love from the east coast all the way from Charlotte, NC. I really am excited to be 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 and I received my MA degree in Divergent Learning Education. After leaving Columbia, SC, I ended up in Charlotte, NC where I attended UNCC as a graduate student to complete my teaching license in middle grades social studies.

My teaching experience list is pretty long but I will give you the short version. I have taught students from Pre-K through High school. I even had the pleasure of teaching students from South Africa during the summer months.

 

Why am I in California? Well my husband works for Google and I had to resign from my old teaching position early. The move was a tough one because I wore so many hats! I left my old position as the school’s Teacher of the Year. With me I bring this great honor, hard work, and dedication to serve the Del Mar High community. I hope that you have enjoyed learning about me and see that educating others is my passion. I look forward to meeting you and your family this year."

 

 

  • COLLEGE COUNSELING WORKSHOPS
    • Junior College Counseling Workshops that were being offered Wednesday mornings will continue virtually during Wednesday afternoon office hours from 2-3pm. Students can join the Google hangout live, but sessions will be recorded so they can be viewed by students at any time. The google hangout code to access the workshops is: meet.google.com/ose-xacy-qbe.
      • Picking a college
      • Applying for financial aid
    • Senior Workshops will be coming soon to help students with the following:
      • Interpreting financial offers
      • EAP placement
      • Signing Day
      • UC writing assessment
      • Community college applications/advising
  • VIRTUAL CAREER PATHWAY EXPO
    • The event scheduled for March 17th, has gone digital!  You may navigate the Expo PDF at the end of this webpage, or click the link below. Explore information about community colleges, arts/specialty schools, trades & skills, public safety & health, military branches, and employment & internship opportunities.
    • Virtual CUHSD Career Pathway Expo 2020
 
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

 
ADDITIONAL UPDATES ON POLICIES & PROCEDURES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

 


Following this section are two documents 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.
 
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW OR DOWNLOAD