Back to School
Gerber School administration and office staff are ready to welcome and support you as we move into our new school year. Our staff include: Jenny Montoya, superintendent/principal; Megan Motta, assistant principal/MTSS coordinator, Bree Brown, CBO; Maria Zavalza, accounts payable; Judy Grana, secretary & attendance clerk; and Alexia Gonzales, bilingual secretary. Please let us know how we can support you!
SEL Tips and Resources
Hello, Gerber parents, students, and community members. The Gerber School social, emotional, behavioral (SEB) team would like to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning students. We hope that you all have enjoyed a nice summer break spending time with family and friends while participating in the many fun summertime activities our beautiful county has to offer. We are looking forward to another great year here at Gerber School!
The SEB team consists of Cori Dittner, School Counselor, Dale Cheatham, School Psychologist, Megan Motta, Assistant Principal, and Alfred Gomes, LCSW, Behavior Intervention Coordinator. The SEB team provides applicable social, emotional learning (SEL) opportunities to identified students; both individually and in group format using a variety of program options, including individual counseling; please refer to our school website for a link to our ‘Program Options’ and staff profiles for more detailed information.
Our mission is to provide all students with equal opportunity to access consistent, high quality social, emotional, behavioral supports and interventions, as needed, to assist students in enhancing their social, emotional skills and capabilities; providing optimal learning opportunities. In addition, the SEB team is available to assist students and families with brokerage and linkage to applicable and available community resources and services. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. We appreciate your role in the lives of our students here at Gerber School. Below are some very helpful links to resources in Tehama County. Thank you!
https://211norcal.org/tehama/ (Tehama County Community Resources)
Tehama County Resource Guide (Tehama County Community Resources)
"The greater danger for most of us is not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." -Michelangelo
Healthy Habits that Support Academic Success
As the new school year approaches remember to implement these healthy habits at home to support academic success for your child.
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Incorporate at least 60 minutes of physical activity four times a week. This has been shown to increase student self esteem and concentration.
Avoid any tobacco, alcohol, vaping and other drugs .
Make sure your child is getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can impact attention and impulse control. The National Sleep Foundations recommends students 6-13 years old should be getting nine to eleven hours of sleep.
Ensure your child has access to nutritious food. Fruits, proteins, and vegetables help nourish the brain. Have cheese sticks, seeds, and a fruit bowl accessible for your child for easy access.