Meet the Counselor

Your school counselor is Mr. De Armas, who is here to try to help students and parents navigate Middle School. Some of the counseling services provided include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Improving in school work (organization, completion, and studying)                                                       
  • Meeting promotion requirements (Credit Recovery)
  • Conflict Mediation between peers (bullying, “drama” or misunderstandings) and teachers
  • Individual Interventions for personal challenges with family or private life
  • Crisis Interventions (cutting, suicide ideation, anxiety, behavior management)
  • Group Interventions (counseling, conflicts, substance information)
  • Monitor student 504 Plans, meet with students & communicate with parents/teachers

How to contact the school counselor during distance learning:


 Distance Learning Contact #:  (657) 333-4487

Click HERE for the counselor's virtual office (hint: hover your mouse around the image to see what you can click on!)


Helpful Links

Click HERE to go the the Portola Student Wellness website for practical information and tips about personal wellness, school wellness, social wellness, and other great topics.  Check it out!


Study Skills (download in English and Spanish)


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