Tina Cruz

Guidance Counselor

BA in Psychology and PPS Credential

536-5557 or 533-7700 ext 110

What services does a school counselor provide:

A school counselor, also known as a guidance counselor, offers academic, career, college, and social advice and guidance to children in grades K through 12. , a school counselor might assist a student with social challenges such as dealing with bullying, or might help a student deal with problems at home. A school counselor also assists students in setting academic goals, and may also help students prepare themselves for college or careers. School counselors may also help mediate student/teacher conflicts, and help students through challenging situation taking place at home or school.

School Counselor provides guidance, strategies and support to all students regarding concerns and struggles in areas of

  • Academic
  • Behavioral
  • Social
  • Emotional

Setting and visit durations

  • One on One - 5 to 30min visit
  • Group- 15-30min visit
  • Check-in- 5 to 15min
  • On-going- 20-30min up to twice a week per request of parent and/or student

Who can request a visit with school counselor

  • Parent
  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Administration
  • School counselor

How to contact school counselor


  • Call directly to confidential line and leave a detailed message (209) 536-5557
  • Call school (209) 533-7700 Ext. 217
  • Email detailed message


  • Stop by room 17
  • Ask your teacher or any staff member
  • Leave a note in office
  • Email

School counselor’s visits with a student are confidential unless that student is found harming self or others. Students are encouraged to talk with parents and/or school counselor will talk with parents if students asks for help in regards to personal matters. Students are told when the counselor will be calling home and the reason.

Students understand that their visits are in a safe and without judgement environment. The goal is to work together to gain strategies to solve problems, allow for safe venting and an area to refocus.

School counselor and teachers work together on an appropriate time to visit so it does not impede on important instruction time but know that some students need immediate help and will adjust assignments accordingly.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to call, email or set up an appointment to meet with school counselor

For our students privacy, please check in with the main office and they will call me to let me know you are here to speak with me. If you need to pick up your child then the office will call me and your child will meet you at the office. Thank you for your understanding with this procedure.

Hope everyone has a great school year!

Tina Cruz, school counselor

Social Emotional Learning in the classrooms

TK-4th grade have started implementing PATHS Program.

This program is a science-based program that helps teach skills to strengthen Social Emotional Learning. This will help children to resolve conflicts peacefully, handle emotions positively, empathize, and make responsible decisions.

You can check out the program at the link below

PATHS Program Information

Middle school students are using Second Step

Soul Shoppe social emotional assemblies and programs for our TK-8th grades

Assemblies to help promote kindness and respect towards one another

The NED Show We try and have these guys out every year. We alternate Kindness Adventure and Positive Attitude. NED stands for Never give up; Encourage others, and Do your best. These assemblies are for grades 1st-5th

Natural Lice Prevention

How to make your spray:

  • use an eye dropper to drop 2-3 drops of pure tea tree oil(per ounce of liquid) in a spray bottle full of water or detangler
  • shake well
  • Spray on hair, rub in with your hands to distribute evenly, and style as usual

you can also put 2 drops of tea tree oil per ounce of shampoo or conditioner

Community Resources

Jamestown Family Resource Center offers a number of programs and services including: service referrals for homeless families; emergency food and clothing; school supplies; resource referrals and connections; and other health referrals and classes focusing on topics such as nutrition, parenting, health, ESL and basic life skills.

(209) 984-4704

Center for a NonViolent Community actively supports the right of all people to live their lives free from interpersonal violence. They serve women, men, teens and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. CNVC provides Emergency Response, Child Abuse Treatment Counseling, Legal Assistance, Emergency Shelter, and Transitional Shelter. (209) 588-9305

24-hr crisis line (209) 533-3401

Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center is a primary care health center and on site pharmacy located in the city of Tuolumne. There is also a Dental Clinic and Health and Wellness Center on Greenley Road in Sonora. (209) 928-5400 Tuolumne

(209) 532-0028 Sonora

Amador-Tuolumne County Action Agency provides many

resources to the community. Food bank, energy and winterization assistance, and housing resources. (209) 533-1397

Mentoring Works provides children, ages 7 to 17, a one-to-one relationship with a well screened and trained volunteer.

(209) 533-1397 ext. 274

Jamestown Head Start offers child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. (209) 984-1617

Family Learning & Support Services places a strong emphasis on educating parents so they, in turn, can be effective teachers of their children. The curriculum is designed to improve participants’

capacities as parents, citizens, and workers. (209) 533-5065

Tuolumne County Network of Care website provides resource for individuals and families concerned with behavioral health

Tuolumne Crisis Line providing 24 hour support: (209) 533-7000 Toll Free: 800-630-1130

Tuolumne County Public Health Department provides a variety of health services for the entire family. (209) 533-7400

Infant Child Enrichment Services provides parenting classes,

childcare referral information, and some subsidized childcare.

(209) 533-0377

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It's never too early to have your child think about the different kinds of jobs/careers that they might be interested in and research them.

An activity could be to list at least 5 to 10 jobs they are interested in

Find out what the job description is

Employment facts

Education/training requirements

Job outlook

Earnings(what will your paycheck look like)

What does a day in that job look like

Here is the link to a website that will answer all these questions and more.....