News & Notes from the KPS Guidance Department

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

What a summer! What a School Year! The Guidance Department along with the rest of the Keyport Public Schools family have worked tirelessly to prepare for the most EPIC school year ever! It is our goal as a school district to show every parent, student, and community member the bright side of our current situation. Teachers and counselors are innovating. Students are developing 21st century life and work skills. It is our job to now take students to the next level in their academic career.

The Guidance Team will be be holding awesome events (albeit virtually) that address your students social-emotional, academic, and post-secondary needs. Our team is ready to help your child navigate this school year happily and safely. This newsletter will serve to highlight some awesome things going on in the guidance world. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to my office: 732-212-6100 Ext: 3257 or email me at jpalumbo@kpsdschools.org. Also, don't forget to follow us on Twitter @Keyport_GUID, @KeyportSACLT, and @MissGilbride_


Joe Palumbo

Director of School Counseling

Supervisor of Nursing

Keyport Public Schools


Meet our awesome Guidance Staff:

Ms. Questore--Guidance Secreatary-- guidance@kpsdschools.org

Mrs. Thein--Student AssistanceCounselor-lthein@kpsdschools.org

Mrs. Oxley--KHS Guidance Counselor (Last Names A-K)--soxley@kpsdschools.org

Mrs. Corsale--KHS Guidance Counselor (Last Names L-Z)-- kcorsale@kpsdschools.org

Mrs. Parson--KCS Guidance Counselor (returns in January)-sparson@kpsdschools.org

Ms. Gilbride-KCS Guidance Counselor (leave replacement)-kgilbride@kpsdschools.org

Ms. Rodriguez- KHS Guidance Intern--jrodriguez@kpsdschools.org

Virtual College Visits Coming to Keyport High School!

Just because we are in the middle of an pandemic, does not mean that the college process stops. The guidance team has begun setting up virtual college visits for the fall. These visits are open to ALL Keyport High School students, not matter the grade!. Please CLICK HERE for a the list of upcoming visits.

All virtual visits will take place in our College Visit Google Meet

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Resources for Parents and Staff

Keyport Dot Calm

Please Visit Keyport Dot Calm our home grown SEL and Mindfulness Resources Website. Here you will find links to dozens of activities to help the students in your class or your students at home with their social and emotional needs. CLICK HERE FOR KEYPORT DOT CALM

Welcome to SCOIR

The KHS Guidance Team is now utilizing SCOIR for their college and post-secondary advising. Please watch this short video outlining the benefits of using SCOIR. Your child has received an email invitation to join SCOIR in their school email. Please have them click the link and sign up now!
Scoir for Students

Guidance Google Classrooms

Team Guidance have created three wonderful Google Classrooms to act as a landing spot for important information. We encourage you and your child to join to stay up to date on all things guidance!

Keyport Central School Join Code: tamhiet

Keyport High School Join Code: 2f3pir3

Keyport College/Post-Secondary Information: ficevzs