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Counselor's Corner

Meet the Counselor

Jeanette Simionescu (Ms. S)

Work: (949) 249-3875

Email: jmsimionescu@capousd.org

Days: Wed, Fri, and E/O Thurs 

Hours: 7:30am-3:00pm

Confidentiality

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Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, if a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected or is a danger to himself or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to parents or the appropriate authorities.

School Counselor's Beliefs

All students’ ethnic, cultural, gender, racial, socio-economic differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program.

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

All students deserve a respectful, responsible and safe learning environment.

All students can learn to become self-advocates and resilient in facing life challenges.

The School Counselor will abide by the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors to make informed decisions based on the highest moral principles.

The School Counseling program is based on specified goals and developmental student standards. It is accountable and evaluated by using data for program development and ongoing assessments

 

Vision

The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Mission

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Here to help

If there is anything that may be impacting your child (e.g. death in the family, divorce, anxiety) that you would like the counselor to know of, or if you would like the counselor to contact you. Please feel free to fill out the parent referral form, email counselor, or contact the office to leave a message to schedule an appointment.

   Here to help  

Second Step

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The elementary years bring exciting new challenges and opportunities. It’s the prime time to nurture social and emotional awareness and skills for learning. The research-based Second Step program includes everything needed to make it easy for teachers to integrate social-emotional learning into their classrooms, which decreases problem behaviors and increases whole-school success by promoting self-regulation, safety, and support." Second Step Website

Second Step will be taught monthly in K-5 classrooms. 

Parent Portal 

  • Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
  • 1st Grade: SSPI FAMI LY71
  • 2nd Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72
  • 3rd Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73
  • 4th Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74
  • 5th Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75

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