Counseling Services Available at SVMS
What? Your counselor is here to provide you with support to help make your experience at SVMS a positive one. If you are ever struggling academically, socially, or emotionally, please do not hesitate to come down to the counseling office. Everything talked about in the counseling office is confidential, which means it stays between you and the counselor. The only time a counselor must break confidentiality is if you or another person are in danger of being harmed.
Why? Sometimes our feelings build up inside of us, like pressure building up in a balloon. If we continue to let our feelings build up, what will happen?... Our “emotional balloon” will “pop.” It is important for us to have a safe place to talk about our feelings, so that we can let the pressure out of the balloon a little bit at a time. Talking to a counselor can help you to not feel so overwhelmed. Even though a counselor may not be able to “fix” your problems, he/she can give you extra support and tools to help you.
How? Ask your teacher for a pass . Ask the counselor to send you a pass. Request by the counselor, principal, or assistant principal. Request by teachers, parents, friends, or peers.
Dear Parents and Students,
A note regarding your child’s 2016-17 school year schedule.
Schedules will be viewable for all middle school students at noon on Friday, August 12th on the Campus Portal. The link for portal is available by clicking on the Green Campus Portal box on the Stone Valley Home Page: http://www.svms.srvusd.k12.ca.us.
Once students receive their schedules our counselor will only make changes for students if there is an error, including a missing or duplicate class.
Any requested schedule changes outside of these areas will not be accepted.
To request a change, a Schedule Change Request Form must be completed and turned into the counseling office no later than Friday August 19th. Forms will be available on the counseling website or in the office.
If you have any questions please contact your counselor, Chelsea Balough.
Looking forward to a wonderful 2016/17 school year!
Chelsea Rivas-Balough, MA
Stone Valley Middle School