Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you and your family. My name is Ms. Martinez and I will be the new school counselor at Ybarra Academy for the 2017-2018 school year. I am excited and honored to be joining this amazing team of educators and staff. I look forward to meeting you and your student(s) and to helping your student(s) succeed to meet their own personal goals for this school year and beyond.
Our school will offer counseling services as an additional resource to help your student succeed in their academic goals, as well as support social and emotional growth throughout the school year. Counseling sessions in a school setting are typically short-term in nature and focus on solutions to help your child succeed in all areas of their development.
Counseling activities can include individual or group counseling, whole class presentations and observations. Many of these activities will focus on helping students learn ways to build positive social skills, gain confidence in their ability to interact with others and learn ways to deal with problems and conflicts constructively.
Counseling sessions typically meet once a week for thirty (30) minutes, at a time arranged with teachers. Your student may be referred to counseling from a teacher, staff member or from you as a parent/guardian. To make a referral, you may call the school or email me personally. The counseling office phone number is 909-598-3744 (X 2245) and my email is Yvette.Martinez@rowlandschools.org.
Please call the counseling office if you have ANY questions or concerns. I am thrilled to be working with your students and hope to meet all the families that make Ybarra Academy such a wonderful community! Have a great start to the school year everyone! J