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Private School Recommendation Form

Private School Intake Form.pdf (PDF)

Halloween 2019
Are you applying to a Private High School next year?

Please read the directions carefully on the application packets you receive or download before submitting to DMS

  • Have your student fill out a Private School Recommendation Form and give to an Assistant Principal (HERE)
  • Download the Application and Student Records Release Form from the private school you anticipate attending. Follow the directions given to you by the school.  
  • Completed all the necessary areas. 
  • Submit the completed Student Records Release Form to Ms. Loy in the Main Office a week in advance.
  • The Student Record Release form must be signed by the parent. If the form is incomplete it will be returned to the student.
  • Include an addressed stamped envelope to the school, Ms. Loy will mail the Student Record Release form and transcripts in the postage paid envelope you provide. If no envelope is provided the Student Records Release form will be returned to the student.  

Administrators will be completing the Letters of Recommendation for your student. The request must be submitted no later than a week in advance of the due date.  

Please submit by the student’s last name:

A-K please submit to Mrs. Akram sakram@srcs.org

L-Z to Mrs. Kernan mkernan@srcs.org  mkernan@srcs.org

 

 

¿Vas a aplicar a una secundaria privada para el próximo año?

 

Por favor lea cuidadosamente las instrucciones que se encuentran en los paquetes que recibió o que bajo del internet antes de entregar los documentos a DMS.

  • Baje la aplicación y la forma de liberación del registro del estudiante de la escuela privada a la que quiere aplicar. Siga las instrucciones dadas por la escuela.
  • Complete todas las áreas necesarias.
  • Entregue la forma de liberación del registro del estudiante a la Sra. Loy en la oficina principal con una semana de anticipación. 
  • La forma de liberación del registro del estudiante debe estar firmada por padre o madre. Si la forma es entregada incompleta será retornada al estudiante. 
  • Incluya un sobre con estampilla y dirigido a la escuela, la Sra. Loy enviara por correo la liberación del registro del estudiante y la historia de calificaciones usando el sobre que usted proporcione. Si el estudiante no proporciona el sobre con la estampilla la forma será regresada al estudiante. 

 

Los administradores estarán completando cartas de recomendación para su estudiante. La solicitud se debe hacer no más tarde de una semana antes de la fecha límite de entrega. 

 

Por favor dirija su solicitud dependiendo del apellido de su estudiante:

 

De la A a la K entregar a la Sra. Akram correo electrónico sakram@srcs.org

De la L a la Z entregar al Sra.  Kernan correo electrónico mkernan@srcs.org

 

Para obtener ayuda en español, llame al 415-485-2400 X215

 

Counseling

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  • Email us
    • Abby Costello                   acostello@srcs.org
    • Maria Pusel                      mpusel@srcs.org
    • Meghan Greenwood     mgreenwood@srcs.org 

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meet the counseling team

Abby Costello, M-F, General InqueriesAbby

A Marin native raised in Novato, I am so excited for a second year at Davidson! I received my Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Communications at Gonzaga University and then taught English in Thailand for a year. I then returned to the Bay and received my Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco with a dual credential in Pupil Personnel Services and Clinical Counseling. I've been a nanny for years and have volunteered in various after school and mentoring programs. I also have experience working at Terra Linda High School and Hoover Middle School in San Francisco Unified. I plan to use my enthusiasm and passionate nature to be a secure outlet for students who struggle academically, emotionally, or spiritually, through positivity and a sense of humor. Motivating youth to reach their potential is my passion and I love building authentic relationships with students. In my free time I love cuddling my dog Tula, hiking, traveling, laughing, avocados, and spontaneous adventures. 

 

Nativa del Condado De Marín, crecí en Novato. Estoy muy emocionada de ser parte de la familia de Davidson. Recibí mi licenciatura en Relaciones Publicas y Comunicaciones de la Universidad Gonzaga y después pase un año en Tailandia enseñando Ingles. Después de viajar por el sudeste de Asia regrese al área de la bahía para completar y recibir mi maestría en Consejería Psicológica con la Universidad de San Francisco  con una credencial dual de servicios de personal escolar y consejería clínica. Por muchos años también he cuidado niños y he sido voluntaria en programas de después de escuela y programas de mentores. También tengo experiencia de haber trabajado en la secundaria de Terra Linda y en la Escuela Intermedia Hoover de San Francisco. Yo planeo en usar mi naturaleza entusiasta y ferviente para convertirme en un recurso para los estudiantes que están batallando académica, emocional o espiritualmente por medio del positivismo y el buen sentido del humor. Mi pasión es el motivar a la juventud para que alcancen su potencial y espero construir auténticas relaciones y hacer un cambio positivo en DMS. En mi tiempo libre me gusta pasar tiempo con mi perro que se llama Tula, me gusta caminar en la naturaleza, viajar, reírme, los aguacates y las aventuras espontáneas.  

 

Maria Pusel M, W-F, BilingualMariel

My name is Maria Pusel and I have been in education for over 15 years both as a counselor and a teacher ranging from elementary to high school. I am very honored and excited to be a part of the Cougar family. I have been the bilingual (English/Spanish) school counselor for Bahia Vista, San Pedro, Laurel Dell and Short Elementary for several years and look forward to continue serving our students as part of the DMS community. I received a Master of  Education in Counseling and a Pupil Personnel Service Credential from California State University and a second Masters in Secondary Education and a Bilingual Cross cultural Language in Academic Development (BCLAD) credential from Loyola Marymount University.  Being born and raised in Latin America, I identify with our underrepresented communities and offer a place of understanding where I can support their individual needs.

I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading science fiction, and spending quality time with my family.

 

Mi nombre es María Pusel y he trabajado en el campo educativo por más de 15 años como consejera escolar y maestra a nivel primario y secundario.  Me siento muy honrada y emocionada de ser parte de la familia Cougar. Por varios años he sido la consejera escolar de las escuelas primarias de Bahia Vista, San Pedro, Laurel Dell y Short y espero seguir apoyando a nuestros estudiantes como parte de la comunidad de la escuela Davidson.  

Parte de mi formación académica y profesional incluye haber obtenido una Maestría en Educación y Consejeria Escolar con credencial de Servicio al Estudiantado de la Universidad de California, y una segunda Maestría en Educación Secundaria con credential en el Desarrollo del Lenguaje Académico Bilingüe-Multicultural. Haber nacido y crecido en latinoamérica me permite identificarme con nuestras comunidades que están bajo-representadas y ofrecer un mayor apoyo considerando las necesidades únicas de los estudiantes y la comunidad.

En mi tiempo libre mi prioridad es pasar tiempo con mi familia. También me gusta ir a caminar por los senderos, la naturaleza, viajer y leer libros de ciencia ficción.

 

Meghan Greenwood M, W, Th Climate and Culture

I am a school counselor with a Pupil Personnel Service Credential. I received my Masters of Education in Counseling and Development from Lamar University. I also have Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communications from Texas A & M University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M. I started my career in education in 2001 teaching speech, debate, oral interpretation and theatre arts. I bring my dramatic background into my counseling work with many creative expression activities. I work with students individually, in groups, in classroom guidance activities, in student leadership, and in school-wide climate and culture initiatives. I am energized by helping students develop the skills they need to uncover their talents, strengths, and passions. For more information about my practices, please visit: mmgcounselingcorner.weebly.com .

 

Soy una consejera escolar con una credencial de servicios de personal escolar. Recibí mi maestría en educación en consejería y desarrollo de la Universidad Lamar. También tengo una licenciatura de artes en habla y comunicaciones de la universidad de Texas A &M, otra maestría con la misma universidad en educación en plan de estudios e instrucción. También tengo una credencial válida para enseñar inglés, una membresía en la Asociación de Consejeros Escolares de América y en la Asociación de Consejeros Escolares de California. He enseñado y entrenado habla, debate, interpretación oral y artes del teatro a diferentes grupos de edades. Yo utilizo mi conocimiento en artes dramáticas para mi trabajo como consejera con muchas actividades de expresión creativa. Yo me siento energizada para ayudar a los estudiantes a que desarrollen habilidades que ellos necesitan para descubrir sus talentos, fortalezas, y para desarrollar una vida con significado.  

 

What's New?

Covitality Mental Health Survey

All 5th, 7th, and 10th graders in San Rafael City Schools will be taking a mental health, wellness, and school climate survey at the end of September/early October. This survey is designed to help our schools recognize school wide strengths and areas to address; as well as identify any students that might be at-risk for psychological distress (depression, anxiety, low self-concept, etc.). 

Visit COVITALITY to learn more about this tool OR view this short presentation.

Here is a letter with more information. If you do NOT want your child to participate in this survey, please return this letter to Davidson Middle School on or before September 24th.

WELLNESS cENTER sERVICES

 

  • Wellness check-ins. Students are encouraged to self-refer for academic support, organization help, peer conflict, need help problem-solving or managing emotions, or if they need to report something that is concerning. Staff or parents may also request a wellness check.

  • Brief counseling. Students have the option to work with a school counselor over a six to eight week period to address specific goals such as social problem solving, stress management, motivation and engagement, executive functioning, or increasing self-confidence.

  • Academic counseling. Students work with a counselor on a bi-weekly, monthly, or semester basis to review academic progress, identify and remedy obstacles, and make action plans for success.

  • Group counseling. Students may prefer to work in a group setting. We run the following groups each year: Wisdom Warriors, You Thrive, Stress Busters, and Success Skills.

  • Referral to school-based clinical counseling. We are fortunate to have limited availability of clinicians through our partnership with the Community Institute for Psychotherapy and Bay Area Community Resources. Other referrals to local agencies can be given upon request.

  • Consultations. Counselors are available to meet with caregivers to discuss and collaborate on student success.

  • Restorative solutions. As part of our commitment to Restorative Practices, any student or staff member can request a restorative circle. If there is a conflict or bullying situation, circles help us get to the heart of the matter and make agreements with the intent to bring harmony to the school community.

  • Stress management. Students are also encouraged to visit the Wellness Center when they need a safe space to process difficult emotions, utilize healthy coping tools, or consult with a counselor on a problem.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

 

We are pleased to announce that DMS will be integrating Social Emotional Learning this year along with other Health and Wellness Acitivities through our PE Classes. 

 

We will be using curriculum from Second Step whose goals are to help students gain confidence, set goals, make better decisions, collaborate with others in work and play, and navigate the world more effectively. This is done through scaffolded across grade level and divided into key units: 

  • Unit One: Mindsets and Goals
  • Unit Two: Recognizing Bullying and Harassment
  • Unit Three: Thoughts, Emotions, and Decisions
  • Unit Four: Peer Conflicts

 

 

You can also see advisory lessons we have delivered in the past:

Stress Management

 

Bullying Awareness

 

Social Media Awareness

 

Identity/Allyship

 

Wild Card/ Grade Level 

Student leadership opportunities

Student Leadership Training

Students selected  show great leadership potential, empathy, thoughtfulness, and an eagerness to impact our school’s climate and culture in a positive way. The program has three major components: 

 

1) Training opportunities on the principles of restorative justice and community empowerment;

 

2) Leadership opportunities with several schoolwide activities; and 

 

3) Participation on the Davidson Peer Court throughout the school year.

 

Applications are accepted in April, and students are notified of their selection at the beginning of May for the following school year.