SDUHSD and CVMS are committed to supporting student personal health, safety, and well-being. If your child needs assistance, CVMS has trained professional staff members, including school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, teachers and administrators who are available to support students during the school day. For more information, the SDUHSD has a Student Support & Wellness page with additional resources.
School Site Contact --->
Karen Infantino / Debra Byars 858 - 481 - 8221 ext. 3007/3288
SDUHSD middle and high school counselors are committed to working in partnership with parents/guardians in supporting student social and emotional well-being. Recognizing that middle school is a time of significant change, middle school counselors will be using this bi-monthly newsletter as a forum to share information about essential topics using a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework that focuses on five key areas: relationship skills, responsible decision-making, self-management, self-awareness, and social awareness. Social and emotional well-being sets the groundwork for a safe and positive learning environment and enhances a student's ability to lead a well-balanced life. The SDUHSD counseling department has also created helpful talking points for school - life balance for students and parents.
Middle School Counselor Bi-Monthly Newsletters
BobCat Monthly Challenge
January is Kindness
Weekly Challenges for January
Week 1 - Be kind to your school (Pick up after yourself, say hi to your teachers and classmates, give someone a Bobcat “Grr!” etc.)
Week 2 - KINDNESS WEEK (Get involved in ASB Kindness activities!)
Week 3 - Be kind to your community; “Spreading Kindness in a PAW-sitive Way!”
Week 4 - Be kind to yourself: Take what you need and give what you have post-it activity
Other Upcoming Parent Workshops Throughout SDUHSD
The Hero in Each of Us: Finding your Role in Suicide Prevention, Symposium is being offered on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Rady Children's Hospital. For more information please click HERE. The Agenda is also provided for more detailed information.
Thursday, October 17 from 5-7 p.m. - Dr. Kakaiya will return to Carmel Valley Middle School to talk to parents about social media use, digital citizenship, and addiction to technology. She will be at CVMS during the school dance party in the Learning Commons.
Monday, October 21 at Earl Warren Middle School 6-8 p.m - A screening of the documentary Like (thelikemovie.com) about the impact of social media on our lives; followed by a Q&A Panel discussion with digital expert Jon Moffatt and SDA student and author of #Unsubscribed: How I’m surviving in high school without social media (and you can too) Alexa Mendes (RSVP required)
Intended audience: Bring the family. Most appropriate for children 5th grade and older.
Resilience & Your Family - A screening of the documentary film The First Day: A Focus on the Beginning (www.thefirstdayfilm.com) about substance abuse prevention and the power of vulnerability and resilience in our kids' lives; followed by a powerful Q&A Panel discussion with recovering teens, law enforcement and mental health professionals.
February 25, 2020 6-8pm at Canyon Crest Academy
March 3, 2020 6-8pm at La Costa Canyon High School
Intended Audience: Parents/guardians of all age children and children 8th grade and older.
Thriving As a Family - A very special evening with Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults
Monday March 16 6-7:30pm Location TBA
Tuesday March 17, 2020 6-7:30pm at San Dieguito Academy.
Intended Audience: Adults only
- San Dieguito Alliance
- SDUHSD Student Support and Wellness Page
- SDUHSD District Student Safety Page
- California Youth Crisis Line
- Talking to Your Kids About Suicide
- Talking to Kids When They Need Help
- Community Based Resource Guide
- What is Growth Mindset?
- Tips for Parents (Supporting Mental Health)
- Vaping & E-Cigarettes - Discussion Questions
- Talk With Your Teen About Vaping - Tip Sheet for Parents