Counseling

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS & FAMILIES


SMEDBERG COUNSELING COMMITMENT:
We are committed to enhancing the academic growth of students. Members within the department strive to develop comprehensive programs and services that contribute to a positive learning environment by involving students and their parents or guardians in the counseling process. 

During distance learning, your counselor is available via e-mail or phone.  Please be sure to include your STUDENT ID when calling and e-mailing.  Zoom appointments are also available. 

MEET THE COUNSELING TEAM:

Counselor Student Last Name  e-mail School Phone  Google
Voice/Text
Cheryl Stark A - K  cstark@egusd.net 916-681-7525 x.32422
Shauna Tiner L - M stiner@egusd.net 916-681-7525 x.32425 916-585-4462
Yer Guiterrez N - Z yegutier@egusd.net 916-681-7525 x.32424 916-572-9081
Counselor Program  e-mail School Phone Google
Voice/Text
Angela Keel 504 akeel@egusd.net  916-681-7525 x.32423
209-730-3652
 

WE HELP ALL STUDENTS:

  • Social/Emotional
    Middle school is a time of transition and change for many students. Learning to adjust to a larger school, meeting new people, and establishing new peer relationships can be difficult. Counselors are here to helps students navigate this new path. Counselors can help students with difficulties at school, at home, or personally. Supporting the emotional needs of our students helps them succeed personally and academically.
  • Academic
    Smedberg Counselors strive to ensure each student is enrolled in their appropriate classes so they can succeed. Counselors will review progress report and term grades and will meet with students who are struggling to set up a plan for success. Counselors will notify parents at term grades if a student fails a course. If you are concerned, at any time, for your child’s academic success please contact their counselor. We strive to help each student at Smedberg achieve their best. Counselors can coordinate meeting with teachers to discuss academic concerns, and meet with parents to discuss any academic issues and create plans for academic success. Smedberg counselors also work with the counselors at Sheldon High School to help ease the transition to grade 9. Sheldon High School counselors visit 8th grade Language Arts classes during term 3. At this meeting they discuss high school course requirements, life at high school, and review course registration with the 8th graders.
  • College/Career
    Middle school is a time when we want students to begin thinking about their future. Helping middle school students understand life after high school, will help them understand how important the academic decisions they make now impact their future. Counselors visit 7th grade students and begin the discussion of college with them. Students will learn about types of colleges and do an activity that begins to explore their skills and careers they are interested in. During the 8th grade year students will work with counselors to explore colleges and careers they are interested in. Students will work on computers to investigate careers and the training necessary for certain careers. Students are also given the opportunity to take the PSAT exam at Smedberg Middle School. This is a practice test for the SAT (most colleges require this exam.) Students will be able to see what the questions are like and be able to begin a student profile on My College Quick Start via the College Board website. More information can be found at: http://www.collegeboard.org/

WELCOME TO SMEDBERG VIA DISTANCE LEARNING! 
Distance Learning Orientation 2020-2021: Distance Learning Orientation.pdf
New Student Welcome: New Student Orientation for Distance Learning.pdf

ISSUES WITH ZOOM, GOOGLE CLASSROOM, TECHNOLOGY? 
ZOOM Troubleshooting For Students_Parents - Google Docs.pdf 
SMS Digital Resource Guide.pdf

NEED TO REQUEST A CLASS CHANGE? 
ScheduleChangeRequestForm.pdf

**Schedule changes will not be made for the following reasons: changing teachers, rearranging classes, and/or dropping support classes for reading, writing, or math. Although every effort has been made to accommodate your enrichment choices, many enrichment choices have been modified and/or deleted from our program

ARE YOU IN NEED OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES?
Resource List for Families.pdf       
https://sites.google.com/egusd.net/family-resources
Sac Co Crisis & Mental Health Resources.pdf
https://caresolace.com/site/egusdfamilies  


EGUSD shall not discriminate against any pupil based on actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in the counseling or guidance of pupils.


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