Welcome to Guidance Department

As the Manager of the Guidance Department, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the work we do.

My staff and I support prevention programs such as the After School Programs and Planting Positive Seeds.

We also support intervention programs such as the Student Success Team process, Coordination of Services Teams, YWCA In-School Counseling Interns, Section 504 and the Attendance Improvement Program.

I meet monthly with Administrators in charge of Guidance Services in our schools and manage Dropout Prevention Counselors.  Both groups have the same focus -

helping to grow bamboo

. Why bamboo?  Bamboo grows for many years with few outward signs of life.  Once it has established a strong root system, it grows rapidly and beautifully.  That is our focus: to give the students of SJUSD and their families the strength of bamboo.

Feel free to contact me, Melani Amaris, Manager of the Guidance Department, at 535-6195 Ext. 13227 at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Guidance Program Analyst Annie Hollerup at 535-6195 Ext. 13227 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)