• School Counseling Procedures During School Closure...

    Dear Parents/Guardians,
    The Counselors are committed to providing your student with academic, college & career, and social-emotional support services during school closure. These services will be provided remotely in the following manner: Google Drive Counseling Classroom to which your student has already been automatically added according to their last name (A-L=Ms. Silva and M-Z=Mrs. Tristan). Your student will need to commit to checking their school email, as well as the Google Drive Counseling Classroom for check-ins, updates, and resources. Some of those resources already include: a link for tutoring help with AVID tutors, a time management tool, tips on how to reduce anxiety, and a check in survey to express student questions, comments and concerns, and Friday virtual lunch. You and your student (last name A-L) can also email Ms. Silva directly @ christine.silva@sausd.us. Please be advised, pursuant to California ed code 49600 - 49604, all counseling conversations of a personal nature shall be kept confidential, unless information is disclosed that indicates a student is planning on harming themselves, someone else, or someone is harming them.  We know this is a difficult time for everyone and we are committed to offering continued support to you and your student.
    Thank You for Your Ongoing Support,
    Ms. Silva, School Counselor A-L

    Ms. Silva has been a counselor at MacArthur since the 2000-2001 school year, serving students in 6th-8th grades with the last name A-L. Ms. Silva supports students transitioning into intermediate school and prepares them to be successful at MacArthur and beyond with individual counseling, the development of classroom guidance lessons, and co-creating the MacTivity college and career readiness program. She also coaches Academic Pentathlon and supports A Better Chance applicants.