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Calming Room Website Message

This Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.
 
Disclaimer: The following links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a mental health professional.
COUNSELING VISION STATEMENT

COUNSELING VISION STATEMENT

The Capistrano Unified School District 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.
COUNSELING MISSION STATEMENT

COUNSELING MISSION STATEMENT

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
 
Outside my office is a list of instructions on how to obtain a driver's permit and license. Come pick one up today.

Counselor's Corner

HELLO

HELLO

I am Mrs. Halbert, your counselor at Serra High School.  Sometimes real life gets in the way of everything that we have planned.  And then we notice we need a little help to get back to where we want to be.  Whenever you need someone for academic, college and career or social/emotional issues please know that you can come see me anytime.  I am in Room 10 and ready to help.
 
"As you grow older you will
discover you have two hands,
one for helping yourself
and the other for helping others."
~Anonymous  
    
hands making a heart
 
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OBTAINING WORK PERMITS DURING SUMMER 2021

OBTAINING WORK PERMITS DURING SUMMER 2021

Work permit applications may be picked up and processed at your school site through Friday, June 4, 2021.  Summer Work Permit issuance will be processed through CCA
June 7th- July 23, 2021
 
For “Online” Processing:
If you do not have a scanner, you can take a photo of the completed application and email the photo to the email above
  • Completed Permit to Employ and Work (form B1-4) will be emailed back to you
  • Student dates and signs the “minor’s signature” section, and takes the completed permit back to his/her employer
 
For “In Person” Processing:
Follow steps 1-4 above: then bring completed form B1-1 to:
College and Career Advantage Training Center
26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5994
(Center is located in the upper parking lot at Capistrano Valley High School)
 
Days and Hours for Work Permit Processing:
Tuesday through Thursday (Closed Mondays & Fridays)
9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Office Closed Daily for Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm
 
Beginning Monday, July 26th, all work permits will be issued only through your high school guidance department
 
If you have questions, please call (949) 234-5994 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
 
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Work Permit Applications must be signed by the employer.
  • A parent or guardian must also sign the application.
  • A social security number is required to process a work permit.
  • Student ID will be verified through district records.
  • The completed “official” work permit is signed by the student and taken to his/her employer.
  • Each new job requires a new work permit.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required for a work permit when school is in session. No minimum GPA required during the summer.
  • All work permits will expire August 23, 2021, five days after school begins.
MRS. HALBERT

MRS. HALBERT

Mrs. Halbert
 
To get a hold of me call the school number 949-489-7216 and ask for Mrs. Halbert
 
Or
 
Call my Google Voice number at 949-464-7740 during school hours (8-3:30).
 
 
Hi, my name is Shannon Halbert and I am so grateful to be a part of the Serra Staff.  I have been with CUSD since 1998 working at Newhart Middle School and  Serra High School.  I graduated at Long Beach State with a Masters Degree in Marriage Family Therapy and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.  
 
When I'm not at work I am spending time with my family golfing, dancing, and napping any time I get.  My goal as your counselor is to give you a safe place to express yourself and help you enjoy your high school experience.  Please stop by and say hello, I look forward to meeting you.
SOS SIGNS OF SUICIDE PREVENTION

SOS SIGNS OF SUICIDE PREVENTION

Every year the counselors in CUSD present to the 10th graders the SOS Prevention Program.  The program covers warning signs of suicide and depression and what to do if someone expresses thoughts of suicide.  If you have any questions please contact your counselor, Shannon Halbert at (949) 489-7216.