ERHS Intervention Counselor
2020-2021 School Year
Hello! I hope this letter finds you and your family safe, healthy, and in high spirits! In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, and in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, I will be working remotely. However, I want to assure you that I am here to support you and help you navigate any social/emotional challenges that may be barriers to learning and living your best life. I have been collaborating with my colleagues to prepare information, resources, and creative ways to stay connected with you. I encourage you to read this newsletter in it's entirety as I want to provide information on the various ways that you and your family can connect with me as well as participate in learning opportunities via online platforms.
Please know I am ready, willing, and able to support you, your family, and our community during this unprecedented time. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
My name is Sarah Gonzalez and I am starting my 17th year as a School Counselor. This will be my 3rd year at ERHS. Before becoming a Mustang I started my career as a School Counselor in CNUSD at Norco High School where I served as the Safety and Violence Prevention Counselor for 7 years, 5 years as the Counselor at Orange Grove High School (a Continuation School in our district), and 2 years as an Elementary School Counselor at VanderMolen and Clara Barton Elementary Schools. Before that I served in the US Navy for 6 years as a Military Police Officer.
I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. My Family immigrated to California when I was almost 6 years old. I've lived in California ever since except when I was exploring the world on a ship. I have a Behavioral Science Degree with a Minor in Addictive Disorders from National University and a Masters in Educational Counseling from University of Redlands. I also hold a Counseling (PPSC) and an Admin credential. I became a School Counselor because I have a passion to serve students and their families in the areas of academics, college & career and my specialty, social emotional health. I will advocate for my students, provide them a supportive environment, and help them with social emotional challenges that may be interfering with them meeting their educational and life goals. I am excited to start (or continue) connecting with you and your family. I look forward to an amazing year!
Me and my Hubby have been married for 20 years. We have two amazing kids. My youngest is starting High School and my oldest is a freshman at UCLA.
Me and my Family love to rescue new family members. We have 3 dogs (Luna, Thor & Wednesday), 3 cats (Buffy, Willow & Faith), and a corn snake named Jack.
Me and my Family love everything spooky. Our favorite time of year is Halloween. Even our house is decorated in spooky decor year round (think Disneys Haunted Mansion). We love exploring haunted places.
CNUSD has an Intervention Counselor at each of their comprehensive high schools. We are here to keep our students safe. These counselors see students identified as “high risk,” presenting with more severe behavioral or emotional challenges. Services are provided through short term crisis counseling, group counseling and/or referrals to community agencies for treatment and support.
Intervention Counselors work with students placed on formal contracts with the district, which includes those placed on Alternative Placement Contracts (APC), Stipulated Expulsion Contracts, and Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) contracts. Students are placed on formal contracts for many reasons, including substance abuse; fighting, threats, bullying, and racial slurs; serious bodily injury; terrorist threats; weapons; or severe attendance issues; as included in the Safe Schools Notification Grades 7 through 12 form, which parents and students sign each school year.
In addition, the intervention counselors work with Foster Youth and support the District’s Foster Youth Program. Intervention counselors serve on district and community committees and on the District’s Crisis Team, responding as needed, to emergencies at schools throughout the district.
As ERHS's Intervention Counselor I am here to support you! If you need someone to talk to or if you are worried about a friend or loved one my door (virtual during covid19 or on campus when we return) is always open.
I am making myself available in the following ways for Parents/Caregivers and Students:
- I check emails periodically from 8:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. I will respond to your email as soon as I can.
Google Voice/Text #: (951)-268-4494
- This is the best number to reach me at during COVID19 school closures. I can be reached at this number from 8:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. If I don't answer please leave a voice message or you can also text me at this number.
School Office Phone #: (951)738-2100 ext: 22104
- Calling this number will take you to our front office where you can schedule a phone conference or leave a voicemail for me. Please keep in mind that I am working remotely and will not have access to my voice message on a daily basis.
Virtual Meeting Scheduled Through Calendly: For My Calendly Link Click Here
In order to schedule a virtual meeting (one to one) please click on the Calendly link above. Here is where you can schedule either one to one 30 minute Counseling Sessions or appointments with me either through Zoom or phone.
CNUSD Intervention Counselor Website: Click Here
- Please check out this website for all kinds of Resources, websites, links, and activities to help support your mental wellness.
Other Virtual Platforms through our ERHS Counseling Department:
We will be providing content related information via zoom, google classroom, S'more Newsletters, REMIND and email.
Virtual meetings using google classroom and/or zoom where we will be addressing questions we have received, providing structured engagement opportunities for students and to provide updates on pertinent information. Finally, we will be providing online resources for support in academic, social/emotional, and college/career areas.
***STUDENTS: Check your CNUSD student email consistently and make sure to join your School Counselors reminds if available. PARENTS/CAREGIVERS: be sure to join your students School Counselor Parent REMIND and consistently check your email. ERHS Assigned School Counselors will be sending specific dates/times to any and all of these virtual meeting once they are ready to be shared.*** Click here for links to Assigned Counselors
This Website was created as a resource for CNUSD students, families, and staff. We will be continually updating and adding resources to include: community resources, websites, articles, activities and links to support mental health.
ERHS Counselors created this website as a virtual resource for our students, families, and staff.
View our Virtual Counseling Disclosure, we are here to support you during covid19.
Our ERHS Counseling Website. Check back periodically for updated information.
***Disclaimer: If you or if someone you know is considering Suicide please tell your Parent or Caregiver and/or dial 911 Immediately! There is help, there is hope, the world needs you!***