Student Support Counseling

Counseling Offered at Muir

Our Student Support Counselor will be facilitating some counseling groups for students to learn coping skills to help them with social/friendship issues (making positive connections); emotional self-care (how to cope with emotions, problem solving, etc.); making positive decisions in school (staying on task in class, following directions, working in groups, etc.).  If you would like your child to participate in any of these groups or if your child would like to see a counselor at school, please contact our student support counselor, Ms. Ana Fierro-Estrada at (408) 535-6281, ext. 54402.  Our counseling support also counts with counselor interns from Almaden Valley Counseling who can meet with students individually and/or group.

Ana Fierro-Estrada
Student Support Counselor
John Muir Middle School
(408) 535-6281 EX. 54402
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*I provide counseling services to student/family. This may include, but is not limited to individual counseling, group counseling, crisis counseling, and support/monitoring of targeted high-risk students.
*I provide truancy intervention aimed at targeted student/family as identified by district data.
*I consult with parents to support student learning and to identify student/family needs.  Consultations may include, but are not limited to, home visits, parent information meetings, parent support prior to intervention meetings, and referral to school and community resources.
*Crisis Team Members:  I respond to and follow-up with site crisis calls to support student assessment, behavior support plans, conflict management, consultation with provider organizations, and parent/staff consultation.

If you would like to refer your child for counseling support at school, have a question regarding the attendance of your child, and/or would like to meet with me, please give me a call at (408) 535-6281, ext.  54402. 

Ana Fierro-Estrada
Consejera de Apoyo para Estudiantes
John Muir Middle School

*Yo proveo servicios de consejeria al estudiante/familia. Esto incluye, pero no se limita a consejeria individual, consejeria en grupo, consejeria en caso de crisis y apoyo/supervisión a estudiantes con alto riesgo.
*Yo proveo intervenciones sobre el absentismo escolar para el estudiante/familia identificado por los datos del distrito.
*Yo consulto con los padres para apoyar el aprendizaje del estudiante e identificar necesidades del estudiante/familia. Estas consultas pueden incluir, pero no son limitadas a, visitas en la casa, reuniones de información para los padres, apoyo para los padres antes de las reuniones de intervención, y referimientos a recursos de la escuela y la comunidad.
*Miembros del Equipo de Crisis:  Yo respondo y apoyo con las llamadas en caso de crisis para apoyar en el asesoramiento del estudiante, planes de apoyo para el comportamiento, ayudar en resolver conflictos, consultar con organizaciones que proveen servicios, y consultas con padres/ personal.

Si usted desea referir a su hijo/hija para consejería en la escuela, tiene una pregunta sobre la asistencia de su hijo/hija, y/o le gustaría reunirse conmigo, favor de llamarme al (408) 535-6281, ext. 54402.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is a resource for parents and students to monitor their grades, attendance/tardies and assignments.

How to log in to your Infinite Campus account:

or go to


Username is your student ID number with the letter “s” at the beginning (example: s123456)
Password Student password was created by the student earlier this year.  Students were allowed to choose a password they would remember.


Parents must have an email address registered with the school in Infinite Campus.  If you have do not have an email address, you cannot access the parent portal.  Contact the school to make sure we have your correct email address and your account will be activated.  If you have already done this and you still can’t get in, contact the school.

Mobile Phone

Search for Infinite Campus Mobile Portal

If you are still having trouble logging in, please see your academic counselor.

College and Career Resources

Helpful Websites:

College Information
California Colleges
California Community Colleges
De Anza College
Evergreen Valley College
West Valley College
Mission College
CSU Mentor
San Jose State University
San Francisco State University
California State University, East Bay
University of California System
UC Santa Cruz
UC Berkeley
UC San Francisco
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Stanford University
Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
California Dream Act

Career Information
California CareerZone
California Career Center – Middle and High School


Academic Counseling Resources

How to check grades and important tips (docx)

Goal Reflection Sheet (PDF)

I met with my teacher” (docx) form to encourage meeting with teachers during open lab and office hours for retakes.

Parent Nights

As part of San José Unified School District’s mission to eliminate the opportunity gap, our department invites parents to take part in four annual workshops:

High School Here I Come
Information about the high school application process, along with what steps need to be taken for your student to have a successful high school career.

Explaining the Growth Mindset
In depth look into how the brain works, the differences between a fixed & growth mindset, and how having a growth growth mindset can help a student achieve academic excellence.

Exploring Career Options
Information about the different career sectors and career pathways.
Interest inventory exercise.

College 101 and Paying for College
Information about the various college/university systems and their requirements.
Information about the various ways to pay for college.

Creating a 4-Year Academic Plan
Information about the classes that your student needs to complete every year of high school in order to graduate and to be eligible for college.
Information about the various ways to pay for college.

Ms. Maletta
Annie Maletta
8th Grade
(408) 535-6281 EX. 54263
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Lucia Ochoa
6th Grade
(408) 535-6281 EX. 54110
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Tim Manor
7th Grade
(408) 535-6281 EX. 54262
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Ana Fierro-Estrada
Student Support Counselor
John Muir Middle School
(408) 535-6281 EX. 54402
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited to have three full time Academic Support Counselors this year, and we are ready to provide the services to ensure a great experience for all of our students. The John Muir Middle School Counseling Department is committed to closing the opportunity gap and ensuring that every student is provided with a 21st century education through meeting with students, collaborating with parents & teachers, and working with the community.

What can you talk to the Academic Counselor about?

  • Grades
  • Organization skills
  • How to be more successful in school
  • Future goals
  • Test anxiety
  • School involvement (clubs, sports, etc.)
  • How to prepare for high school and beyond
  • Referral Process

    Students can be referred to the Academic Counseling Department by their parent, teacher, principal, counselor, and school support staff.

    To request a meeting with the Academic Counselor, please contact the student’s appointed counselor via telephone or email.