Counseling Corner
with Mrs. Garcia

Bryn Mawr Elementary School, Loma Linda, Ca

Mrs. Santos.mp4

Dear Bryn Mawr Families,

Welcome back to our last trimester and our new, hybrid learningl! I, still, miss you all! For our students on campus, you may have met, Miss. Casandra Santos, our new co-counselor at Bryn Mawr. She and I will be collaborating, as I continue to work from home, to serve your family and provide school counseling services for your child. Miss. Santos will take over in August as I will be on maternity leave until the later part of the fall semester.

As we transition back to in person learning, please feel free to reach out via email to or if you have any concerns in regards to your child's social, emotional, or academic needs.

You can also contact us by clicking on the "more" tab, above, and then clicking on the Contact Mrs. Garcia drop down link. I can't wait to see you all again soon!

Virtual hugs and high fives,

Mrs. Garcia

Helpful Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

Local Resources: Call 211 or search

RUSD Corona Virus Updates:

Redlands Coordinated Student Support Website

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency call 911.

RUSD EC Vision Statement:

Students who experience the RUSD Elementary Comprehensive Counseling Program successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, and productive 21st century leaders who respect themselves and others. They fulfill their dreams through problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and are contributing members of society. All of our students are college and career ready, as 21st century lifelong learners, adapting to life’s challenges in a positive and healthy manner.

RUSD EC Mission Statement:

The mission of Redlands Unified School District Elementary School Counselors is to provide an equitable, developmentally appropriate, and data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program that is accessible to all students. School Counselors aim to close the achievement gap by utilizing a multi-tiered system of support to meet the needs of the whole child, empowering them through social-emotional learning, academic development, and career exploration. School Counselors build a partnership with teachers, parents, students, administrators, and members of the community to advocate for a positive school climate, equipping students with the skills necessary to confront the challenges of our changing world.

RUSD EC Belief Statements:

  • Every student has his/her own strengths and talents

  • Every student has the right to learn how to use healthy coping skills in their daily life to deal with the stresses they face now and in the future.

  • Advocate for a positive school climate for every student, in which they feel safe and cared for at school.

  • Each student should have access to a full-time, state-certified, master’s-degree-level school counselor to deliver the comprehensive school counseling program.

  • Every student has the right to feel happy and safe, both physically and emotionally.

  • Every student deserves to be a part of a culturally compassionate and inclusive school environment.

  • Every student deserves equal access to education and equitable access to developmental resources.

  • There is no such thing as bad kids, just kids who make poor choices.

  • Counselors help close the gap by ensuring students have equitable access to academic, socioemotional, and career learning.

  • All students ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are honored and considered when planning and implementing the school counseling program

  • Each student can achieve academic, career and social/emotional success when given appropriate and timely support and interventions as well as rigorous and relevant instruction.