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Confidentiality

School Counselors work to establish trust and rapport with students.  Therefore, any information students share with the school counselor is confidential.  In accordance with the ethical guidelines of ASCA, the student’s right to privacy is guarded by law, ethics, and school policy.  While it is important that a student’s conversation with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality does have its limitations.  Information will be kept confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the student or to others.

Overview

Hello students and families,

Thank you for visiting the Mission San Jose Elementary (MSJE) School Counseling webpage.  My name is Ko Vue and I am thrilled to be your school counselor.  This will be my first year at MSJE, and my sixth year overall, in this profession.  My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone and ensure all students thrive in school.  My office is a friendly space for students to reach out for help and learn strategies to navigate towards a successful school year.   

The School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive counseling program catered to student progress in the areas of academic, social-emotional, and career development.   This is achieved through prevention and intervention services as described below:  

  • Individual Counseling:  Provide short-term counseling support to address concerns in academic, social-emotional and career development. 

  • Crisis Intervention:  Support and connect students and families to resources during a crisis or emergency situation.

  • Group Counseling:  Provide short-term group counseling focused on common concerns in academic or social-emotional areas.

  • Social-Emotional Lessons (SEL):  Present lessons in the classrooms focused on topics of academic, social-emotional or career development.

  • Schoolwide Initiatives:  Coordinate and plan activities including, but not limited to, Start with Hello Week, Mindful Mondays, Great Kindness Challenge, etc.

  • Collaboration and Consultation:  Collaborate and consult with students, parents, staff and other stakeholders to advocate for student needs (e.g.  classroom interventions, academic plans, behavior plans, Student Study Teams, 504s, IEPs, etc.)

  • Community Resources and Referrals:  Direct students and parents to school or community resources such as therapy, food, housing, clothing, healthcare, childcare, etc.

I am looking forward to working together with you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via phone call or email.  Let’s have a great year! 

Go Mustangs,

 

Ko Vue, M.A., PPS

Phone:  (510) 656-1200 ext. 33012

Email:  kvue@fusdk12.net