Rio Calaveras School Counseling Department

  • Hello Rio Otters & Families,

    Welcome to Rio Calaveras' School Counseling page. You can find more information about what we do and what services are provided to Rio Calaveras Elementary every month. You can do so by checking out the School Counseling annual calendar. Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance!

    Mission Statement

    The mission of Rio Calaveras’ counseling program is to provide comprehensive school counseling services to all students within a positive, supportive environment.  Our programs are designed to inspire all students to develop and enhance their academic and social/emotional development and, in doing so, become successful college, career and community ready citizens! All students will have equitable access to the school counseling program.  Counselors are committed to maintaining the individual uniqueness of each student and skillfully use strategic, timely, and personal interventions to maximize educational experiences, enhance the development of the student’s potential, close achievement gaps among high and low performing groups, and support positive life choices.


    Vision Statement

    The vision of the Rio Calaveras Counseling Program is that all students possess the knowledge and skills necessary to attain the highest levels of academic, emotional and community success.  Our students demonstrate strong character and are responsible, respectful and honest, fully capable of assuming their roles as tomorrow’s world-class citizens and lifelong learners.


RAMP Award

  • It is with great pleasure that we announce Rio Calaveras Elementary School Counseling Program as a RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) school. We have been working for over a year on our school counseling program's application and honored to have satisfied all the requirements for a RAMP-recognized school. For more information on this National certification, you can check out ASCA's website by clicking here. Our school counseling program could not have earned this recognition without the support of all our students, staff, parents, administrators, and district supervisors. Thanks for taking this journey with us!!




    SUSD Complete Resource List: Mental Health Resources, Health Resources, Food Resources, Work & Income Resources, Childcare Resources, & Online Learning Resources

    SUSD School Counseling website with resources

    NAMI: Mental Health Coping Strategies 


    If your student is still in need of a Chromebook, please call (209) 625-9817 ext. 7


    Resources for AntiRacism and Inclusion


    Antiracism Resources for Families

    BLM: Mental Health Support Resources

    A Sesame Stree Video to Explain Racism to Kids  

    10 Tips for Talking to your Kids about Race

    Talking to your Kids about Race by Age  

    A Few Books About Race:

    • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
    • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
    • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism


    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact one of the following numbers:


    San Joaquin County Hotline: 1-209-468-8686

    National Suicide Lifeline: call 1-800-273-8255 or text 741741

    Teen Suicide Lifeline: call 310-855-4673 or text 839863

    Emergency Services: 911



    **Virtual services via email, audio, and video conferencing are not secure for personal issues and pose confidentiality issues.