Hybrid & Distance Learning
Below are resources and continually updated information to help you navigate through this shift in our learning.
For additional information regarding school closures please visit the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources webpage on the district website.
For general distance learning resources please visit the SVUSD Distance Learning webpage on the district website.
- Principal's Message
- ETHS High School Showcase
- Charger Weekly News
- Hybrid Learning Bell Schedule
- Lunchtime Academic Assistant & Learning Lab
- National Letter of Intent Signing Day Virtual Ceremony
- Distance Learning School Directory
- Virutal Back to School Night
- COVID-19 School Site Visitor Protocols
- Lunch Distribution
- Chromebook Distribution
- Study Tips for Distance Learning
- Resources for Getting Online Access
- Technical Support
- Virtual Library Access
- Student Behavior Expectations and Acceptable Use Policy
- Guidance Resources
- Mental Health
- Wellness Toolkit
- Use of Facilities
Principal's Message # 2
Dear Charger Families,
As you are aware, the SVUSD Board of Education took action at the last board meeting on September 10 to allow a return to on-campus (in-person) instruction through a Hybrid Model beginning on Tuesday, September 29. Please see the Hybrid Schedule below:
Students with last names starting with A-L who opted for the Hybrid model will be in Group A.
Students with last names starting with M-Z who opted for the Hybrid model will be in Group B.
Students who opted for Distance Learning (Online) instead of the Hybrid model are noted as “DL” in the schedule shown above.
Parents and students can confirm their Group by visiting the family portal, choosing Student Info then Demographics, then looking near the bottom right corner for the “Sched Grp” field. Students in Group A or B will see that Group listed, whereas Distance Learning students will see their group as OA or OB (the O stands for Online). Students classified as OA or OB are full-time distance learning students and will meet with their scheduled classes online Monday through Friday.
This chart summarizes the Groups and which days they are online versus in person:
Group (in portal)
In Person Days
Online (Distance Learning)
Online (Distance Learning)
We have determined the maximum capacity for each classroom to allow for social distancing, and are working on ensuring the number of students in each class period is at or below that maximum. We may encounter rare situations in which we need to balance Group A and B to meet that need, so we may move a student from Group A to Group B or vice versa. In these cases we will communicate that change to the family as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email Cynthia.Oreilly@svusd.org.
Unfortunately, we are not able to take requests to change between Group A and B for any reason, due to the need to maintain our balanced numbers and ensure social distancing. The only exception to this is if two or more students living in the same household with different last names need to go on the same schedule, in this case please email Cynthia.Oreilly@svusd.org.
The instructional model that will be implemented beginning on September 29 is known as a “concurrent” class model or a “hyflex” model, as it is both a hybrid model in which some students attend school in-person part time and online part time, and it is flexible to include both in-person and online learning at the same time.
The defining characteristic of this model is that all students are attending class on the same schedule, with some in-seat and others online. On Mondays all students are in virtual classes. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Group A students will be in their classes on campus while Group B and DL students will engage in virtual learning activities on the same schedule. Similarly, on Thursdays and Fridays Group B students will be in their classes on campus while Group A and DL students will engage in virtual learning activities on the same schedule.
The teacher will decide how to best manage the learning environment for their students within their class period. One teaching strategy we expect some teachers to use is to do everything on the computer for all students to experience: introducing their lesson, showing their presentation or demonstrating a concept on their website, perhaps showing their document camera to show video of their hand solving a problem. During this time students in seats can hear the teacher speak in front of them and see everything on the large monitors or screen in the classroom and on their own devices, while students online can experience everything on their devices. During this time the teacher would be checking for understanding and taking questions from students in the class and online in the chatroom or however they choose. Other teachers may have separate activities for students in-seat and online and switch back and forth between them.
Each instructional model that the district considered presented benefits and challenges. An advantage of this hyflex model is that it allows all students to keep their same schedule and teachers regardless of whether they chose the hybrid or online option, which would not have been possible if we separated into distinct hybrid and online classes. It also allows teachers to move the curriculum forward each class period, instead of having to teach a lesson to Group A one day, then to Group B the next day, and DL students at a different time.
Please note that this hyflex model is new for both students and teachers. Our phenomenal teachers have been working tirelessly to provide the best possible educational experiences for our students during this challenging time. Words cannot express my appreciation and gratitude for all of our teachers’ hard work, dedication, and commitment. With that being said, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we launch and navigate through a new learning environment.
Safety Protocols & Expectations
Students will be required to abide by specific safety protocols and behavior expectations while on campus. More information to follow.
To maintain social distancing, lunch will be offered as a grab-&-go in the parking lot. All students will leave campus at lunch. The campus will be closed for cleaning following dismissal.
Academic support will be offered online by teachers.
Personal Protective Equipment
Each classroom contains the following Personal Protective Equipment:
Wall Mount Thermometers
Cloth & disposable masks
Desk Dividers (optional)
Messaging signs and floor stickers
Masks are required at all times on SVUSD schools, facilities, and District Offices, for all staff, students and visitors. Masks are to be secured to the head with ties or straps and cover the nose and mouth. Students are required to wear a mask when arriving on campus and departing campus. Masks must be worn anytime the child is in the classroom or walking around campus.
In accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDHP) Guidance for Face Coverings:
Students must utilize face masks:
While in the classroom
While waiting to enter campus
While on school grounds (except with eating or drinking)
While leaving school
While on the bus
Face shields are not a substitute for face masks.
In order to maintain the health and safety of all students, lockers will not be assigned at this time.
Parking permits will be available for purchase on the El Toro Webstore on Monday, September 21, at 10:00 am. In order to purchase a parking permit you must complete the application and submit a photograph of your driver’s license. The price for a parking permit for the fall semester is $10.00.
Bring Your Own Device
Students will be asked to bring their own device to campus to access curriculum during in-person Hybrid instruction. Students can bring their own personal device, or a school issued Chromebook. Please fill out this google form if you need to check out a chromebook.
Desk Dividers (Optional for students)
Desk dividers are available for student use. It is the responsibility of the student to bring their desk dividers to and from school on their assigned hybrid instruction day. Students will be carrying their own desk dividers from class to class.
Chromebook and Desk Divider Distribution
We will be holding a drive-through Chromebook and Desk Divider distribution on Thursday, September 24, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, for those needing a Chromebook or opting to use a desk divider while on campus. Completion of this google form is required in order to check out a Chromebook. As a reminder, desk dividers are optional.
The comprehensive SVUSD Opening and Safety Plan is a great resource that provides detailed information on the many safety protocols and procedures that have been implemented across all school sites, and may be accessed here (Please be advised that the Hybrid Schedule on pg. 12 of the document is outdated).
Thank you again for all of your support and flexibility during this transition from Distance Learning 2.0 to Hybrid Instruction. More information will be provided in the upcoming days leading up to the reopening of schools on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
Stay safe and Charger strong!
Principal's Message # 1
Dear Charger Families:
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! In preparation for the first day of school next Monday, August 17, we want to ensure that our students and their families know how to access classes online on the first day of school and are aware of the distance learning schedule and guidelines for students.
How to access online classes the first day of school
In the next several days leading up to the first day of school, teachers will link their online classrooms to students’ Aeries Gradebooks. To access the online classrooms:
- Log-in to the Aeries student or parent portal via familyportal.svusd.org
- Click on “Student Info” and then “Profile”
- You will then see the “Class Summary” and the buttons titled “Visit Website” next to each class listed
- Each website link will take students to their teacher’s Google Classroom, Canvas class, Powerschool class, or other site. Students may or may not need the listed access code
- By Sunday, August 16, students should log-in the Aeries portal to view their class schedule. Please be aware, some classes may have changed since student registration
- On Monday, August 17, students will access their teachers’ online classroom and attend each of their classes following the bell schedule included below
Distance Learning schedule & guidelines for students
In consideration of the feedback we received from stakeholders in the spring, and given the new distance learning guidelines outlined in CAEducation Code, we developed the following distance learning schedule and guidelines. Please note that there is a different schedule for both Intermediate and High Schools. Also, the SVUSD Virtual Academy and Silverado High School will be following alternate bell schedules. Students have specific times each day to report to their online classes, as well as opportunities for help and assistance built into the schedule. Prior to the start of each academic day, teachers will be working collaboratively in small learning communities to plan and participate in professional development.
The student guidelines for distance learning are included in the document linked above. It is important for students and their families to review these guidelines prior to Monday, and while learning remotely if questions arise. These documents might even be printed out and posted on the refrigerator!
Student Tips for Success
Over the weekend:
- Access and view your classes through the Aeries portal familyportal.svusd.org
- Review the distance learning schedules and guidelines
- Visit the SVUSD Distance Learning Resource page for additional resources
On the first day of school & going forward:
- Attend all classes and participate in activities daily. Attendance will be taken and grades will be earned
- Create a school routine
- Reach out to your teachers, counselors, or administration for any questions or support
We are excited for the new school year and are looking forward to a renewed remote learning experience.
Please visit our Distance Learning webpage for additional resources.
Stay safe and Charger Strong!
The El Toro High School faculty and staff extend a warm invitation to parents and students to attend and participate in our Virtual Showcase Night. Please click the link below to view our Virtual Showcase Night!
El Toro High School
Lunchtime Academic Assistance
El Toro High School will begin offering in-person academic assistance Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday during lunch (12:05 pm - 1:00 pm) starting February 2, 2021. Refer to the schedule below:
AP Human Geography/
Business Math/Personal Finance
Comp. Sci A AP/Algebra 2/
If you would prefer to get help via Zoom, you can either email any teacher on this list to set up a Zoom meeting during lunch or attend Zoom academic support with your own teacher after 1:00 pm.
El Toro High School Learning Lab Starts Wednesday, February 3rd
El Toro High School will begin offering an in-person Learning Lab on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The Learning Lab will provide in-person support from ETHS teachers and Instructional Assistants for students who would like to attend school in-person on their unassigned day.
Group B students can attend on Wednesdays
Group A students can attend on Thursdays.
Online students are welcome to attend both days.
Students will still be required to attend their assigned classes on their scheduled Hybrid/online days via Zoom.
Space is limited to 20 students per day.
If you are interested, please email Mr. H. at Rod.Hosseinzadeh@svusd.org. Please refer to the schedule below:
Wednesdays in the Innovation Center - Group B Students/Online Only Students
Period 2 (9:00 am - 9:55 am)
Period 4 (10:10 am - 11:05 am)
Period 6 (11:10 am - 12:05 pm)
Thursdays in the Innovation Center - Group A Students/Online Only Students
Period 1 (8:00 am - 8:55 am)
Period 3 (9:00 am - 9:55 am)
Period 5 (10:10 am - 11:05 am)
Period 7 (11:10 am - 12:05 pm)
February 3, 2021 is the National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Day. We have eight student athletes at El Toro that are signing their letter of intent to further their academic and athletic careers at the next level. Please click the link below to view our Virtual National Letter of intent Signing Day ceremony!
The District is implementing the following policies and procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19 when visiting El Toro High School. These extra precautions are in place in order to support the health and safety of your children, your family, and our staff.
Preparing For Your Appointment
• Please plan to meet virtually if possible, instead of meeting on campus. If a meeting must be in person, please schedule the meeting with the appropriate staff member.
• All meetings and visits will be made by appointment only.
• Please know that check in and pick up may take longer than in previous years and all visitors must complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
• We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation with the new protocols.
• Parents, guardians, and students are required to wear masks at all times on the school campus. Please do not enter campus without wearing a mask.
• Please remain in your car and call (949) 586-6333 when you arrive for your appointment. A staff member will direct you to the check-in area.
• At the check-in area, a staff member will take the temperature of visitors and ask the following questions: o Do you live with anyone or have you had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
o Do you or anyone in your household have a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath?
o Do your or your child(ren) have any other signs of communicable illness such as a cold or a flu?
o Has your child been given a fever-reducing medication in the last 24 hours?
• If your temperature is not over 100.3 degrees, you are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and have not been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you will be escorted to the meeting area.
• Upon completion of your visit, please let the front office staff know you are leaving campus, and depart campus directly.
• Visitors must wear a mask at all times on the school campus.
El Distrito está implementando las siguientes normas y procedimientos para limitar la propagación de COVID-19 cuando visite el departamento de El Toro High School. Estas precauciones adicionales están vigentes para apoyar la salud y la seguridad de sus hijos, su familia y nuestro personal.
Prepárese Para Su Cita
• Si es posible, planifique reunirse virtualmente, en lugar de reunirse en el campus. Si una reunión debe ser en persona, programe la reunión con el miembro del personal correspondiente.
• Todas las evaluaciones se realizarán solo si tiene una cita previa.
• Tenga en cuenta que el proceso para registrarse y para recoger a los alumnos pueden llevar más tiempo que en años anteriores, y todos los visitantes deben completar un cuestionario de evaluación de COVID-19.
• Le agradecemos de antemano su paciencia y cooperación con las nuevas normas.
• Se requiere que los padres, tutores y alumnos usen máscaras en todo momento en el recinto escolar. Por favor no entre al recinto sin usar una máscara.
• Permanezca en su automóvil y llame al (949) 586-6333 cuando llegue a su cita. Un miembro del personal lo dirigirá al área para registrarse.
• En el área para registrarse, un miembro del personal tomará la temperatura de los visitantes (no debe superar los 100.3 grados) y hará las siguientes preguntas: o ¿Vive usted con alguien o ha tenido contacto cercano con alguien que haya sido diagnosticado con COVID-19 dentro de los últimos 14 días?
o ¿Usted o alguien dentro de su hogar tiene fiebre, tos, y/o dificultad para respirar?
o ¿O usted o su hijo(s) muestra cualquier otras señales de enfermedades transmisibles, tales como un resfriado o gripe?
o ¿Se le ha dado a su hijo un medicamento para bajar la fiebre dentro de las últimas 24 horas?
• Si su temperatura no supera los 100.3 grados, no presenta síntomas de COVID-19 y no ha estado en contacto con alguien con COVID-19, lo acompañarán al área de reunión.
• Al finalizar su visita, informe al personal de la oficina de recepción que está saliendo del recinto y salga del recinto directamente.
• Los visitantes deben usar una máscara en todo momento en el recinto escolar.
Beginning August 17, SVUSD will provide daily drive-thru meal service from 7 school sites across the district. Meals will be distributed 5 days per week from 7-8:30 AM. This change in time will allow parents to pick up meals for that day and return home before students log on for distance learning instruction. This time change may also be more convenient for working parents. Students do not need to be present in the car to pick up school meals.
When picking up meals you will be asked:
1) Student’s name
2) School your student attends
3) Student’s grade
Unlike in spring and summer, we will no longer be able to provide free meals to all families. Meal price will be based upon student eligibility - free, reduced or paid.
Each meal consists of 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.
Reduced: $0.30 for breakfast, $0.40 for lunch.
Paid: $2.00/$2.50 for breakfast, $3.00/$3.50 for lunch (elementary/secondary)
No cash will be accepted at meal distribution. Deposits must be made thru our online payment provider, K12 Payment center (www.k12paymentcenter.com).
We are asking families to pick up their meals from their assigned distribution site, see below. However, if you have children enrolled in more than one site and the distribution site is not the same, it is OK to pick up the meal from the other assigned site.
Distribution Sites & Assigned Schools:
1. RSM Intermediate-
Trabuco Canyon, Robinson, Trabuco Mesa, Cielo Vista, RSM Intermediate
2. Trabuco Hills HS-
Melinda Heights, Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Del Lago, THHS
3. Laguna Hills HS-
Valencia, Lomarena, Linda Vista, Esperanza, La Paz, LHHS, MVHS
4. Olivewood Elementary-
Olivewood, San Joaquin
5. Gates Elementary –
La Tierra, Los Alisos, Gates
6. El Toro HS-
La Madera, Rancho Canada, Santiago, Serrano, ETHS
7. Silverado HS –
Cordillera, Del Cerro, De Portola, Glen Yermo, Montevideo, SHS, Virtual Academy
For those families that are in need of home wifi, please see the Cox Connect2Compete offer providing free internet access for 60 days to new customers, and the ATT Internet Offer (Phone support (English): 855-220-5211 (Spanish): 855-220-5225). Requirements for each program are slightly different, but include:
- Household must have at least one K-12 student and participate in one of the following programs:
- The National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and/or
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); who receive Tenant-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); and/or who live in Public Housing.
To assist families in need, on Monday, March 30th, SVUSD Nutrition Services will email all families who applied for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) a copy of their letter.
Free Ecards through Orange County Public Library
Students who do not have library cards are able to sign up for a free “e-card” through the Orange County Public Library. They cannot use this to check out hard copies of books, but it does allow access to many digital resources.
OC Library Ecard Sign-Up http://www.ocpl.org/elib/ecard
After you have your Elibrary card, use an online (or on your phone) platform to "check out" an ebook or an audiobook.
Here are three platforms that work well:
Additionally, Audible is providing many free audio books during the school closure. There is a large selection including Spanish options.
We know that these are unprecedented times, and we are doing all can to support you at home while we navigate distance learning.
In an effort to keep us all healthy and safe, we also want to remind you that, while we are working remotely to support learning, any interactions students have with their classmates, teachers, and online school work, still fall under SVUSD behavior policies and Acceptable Use Agreement. All student accounts are monitored with the expectation that students are acting in accordance with school site and district behavior policies. Failure to adhere to these expectations will be addressed by site administrators, just as they would be in a face-to-face classroom.
Behavior expectations still apply to distance learning. These expectations are designed to ensure all students are provided with an educational environment that supports learning. By working together, we can provide a safe environment in which students can focus on learning during this unusual time.
SVUSD Acceptable Use Policy
1.1. It is the policy of Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all online network activities by staff and students. This document serves as the guidelines and expectations of all employees, students, and other individuals working within SVUSD with regards to acceptable use of network and online resources.
2.1. User Responsibilities
2.1.1. Use of electronic media provided by SVUSD is a privilege that offers a wealth of information and resources for research. In order to maintain the privilege, users agree to learn and comply with all of the provisions of this policy.
2.1.2. Users may not use the district Internet system for commercial purposes.
3.1. Access to Online Materials
3.1.1. The material users may access through the district’s systems should be for educational use only. Use of district systems for entertainment purposes and/or nonacademic social media use is strictly prohibited.
3.1.2. Users will not use the district systems to access, publish, send, or receive any material in violation of applicable law. This includes, but is not limited to: material that is obscene; child pornography; material that depicts or describes in an offensive way, violence, nudity, sex, death, or bodily functions; material that promotes or advocates illegal activities, material that promotes the use of alcohol, tobacco, or weapons; material that advocates participation in hate groups or other potentially dangerous groups; materials that promote illegal behavior; material protected as a trade secret or material that can be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race/ethnicity gender, sexual orientation, age disability, religion, or political beliefs.
3.1.3. Students who mistakenly access inappropriate information must immediately report such access to a teacher or school administrator.
3.1.4. Students may not download apps or software on districtpurchased devices or alter system configurations unless they have received approval from a teacher or administrator.
3.2.1. To protect users’ personal contact information, users shall not share online students full name or information that would allow an individual to locate a student including: family name, home address or location, work address or location, or phone number.
3.2.2. Any message a user receives that is inappropriate or makes him/her feel uncomfortable should be reported as well. Students should not delete such messages until instructed to do so by a school staff member.
3.3. Unlawful, Unauthorized, and Inappropriate Uses, Activity, and Language
3.3.1. Users shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the district Internet system or any other computer system through the district internal or external systems. This includes logging in to someone else’s account and/or accessing someone else’s files.
3.3.2. Users shall not use the district systems to engage in any other unlawful act, including arranging for a drug sale or the purchase of alcohol, engaging in criminal gang activity, or threatening the safety of any person.
3.3.3. Users shall avoid inappropriate language in their electronic communications including collaborative communications within software such as commenting in Google Docs.
3.3.4. Users shall not post information that could cause damage or danger of disruption to offices, schools, organizations, or persons.
3.3.5. Users shall not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks. This includes knowingly or recklessly posting false or defamatory information about a person or organization.
3.3.6. Users will not harass or bully another person. Cyberbullying is prohibited by state law and district policy.
3.4. Plagiarism, Copyright, and User Agreement Infringement
3.4.1. Users will not plagiarize works from any source.
3.4.2. Users will not inappropriately share or reproduce a work that is protected by a copyright including songs, digital images, movies, or other artistic works.
3.4.4. When introducing a new software or app to more than one district device, the user, department or site must purchase enough licenses for each device the user adds it to. Legal action may be taken in such cases that an app or software has not been purchased for each device in cases where the license agreement requires it.
3.5. Personal Devices
3.5.1. Permission to have a device at school is contingent upon an understanding and agreement of this AUP policy. In student cases, parents must have this understanding and agreement.
3.5.2. All costs for data plans and fees associated with devices are the responsibility of the owner.
3.5.3. Mobile devices with Internet access capabilities are required to use district provided Internet through the district’s filtered network while on school property.
3.5.4. Student use of personal devices during class time must be authorized by the teacher.
3.5.5. Users may not photograph, videotape, or record any individuals without the written permission of the teacher or administrator and the students being photographed. Recordings made in a classroom require the advance written permission of the teacher or administrator.
3.5.6. Users may not take, possess, or share obscene photographs or videos.
3.5.7. Users may not photograph, videotape, or otherwise record instructional materials and assessments.
3.6. System and Account Security
3.6.1. Users shall not share passwords or account information and must take reasonable precautions to prevent others from using your accounts. This includes NT Username/Passwords and district wifi passwords.
3.7.1. Users should not expect privacy in the contents of their personal files and in their overall district Internet use on the district systems. All internet usage is monitored. Violations will be reported to site and/or district personnel who will conduct further investigations as warranted.
3.7.2. Parents have the right to request to see the contents of their student’s files and/or Internet history at any time.
3.8.1. Vandalism, in addition to physical damage, is also defined as any malicious attempt to access, harm, alter, or destroy data, data of another user, or any other agencies or networks that are connected to the system. This includes but is not limited to creating/uploading viruses or hacking.
4. Violations of this Agreement
4.1. In the event there is a claim that a user has violated the law or this policy, the user’s access to the district’s computer resources may be terminated and/or offending users may be disciplined under SVUSD’s discipline guidelines.
4.2. SVUSD will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any unlawful activities conducted through the district systems.
5. Responsibility for Loss or Damages
5.1. Users can be financially responsible for any harm that might result from the user’s intentional misuse of the system. In the case of student misuse, parents will be held responsible.
5.2. The district assumes no responsibility for the loss, destruction, or theft of any personal devices including but not limited to cell phones, computers, and/or personal electronic devices. School officials and district office staff are not required to investigate lost or stolen personal electronic equipment.
5.3. The district is not responsible for online material accessed off campus on a nondistrict network.
5.4. If a districtpurchased device is checked out to a student with written parent permission for use offcampus, parents can be held financially responsible for loss or damage to the device.
5.5. Devices should not be left unattended.
6.1. The principal or administrator may cancel a user’s privileges whenever the user is found to have violated this policy.
6.2. Inappropriate use may include discipline under SVUSD’s discipline’s guidelines, suspension or expulsion, in accordance with law, school, and Board policy.
We hope you all are well! The Guidance team would like to share with you updates on how we will be supporting students moving forward.
The ETHS school counselors will continue to be available to support students with academics and college & career planning while they are engaged in school through distance learning. We also know that during this time of uncertainty, social emotional needs may spike. To help with this, we have created several options for them to connect with us such as Google Voice and Zoom. Virtual counseling sessions for academic or social-emotional needs will be available for students during the traditional school hours, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. They can also email their counselor.
In order to provide students and families with up-to-date information and resources, we have created an Instagram account (@eltoro_guidance) and a Stay in the Know during Distance Learning page on our Guidance website. Please encourage students to check these out!
Risk assessments – if a student reaches out to us about wanting to hurt themselves or a concern about another student, a counselor will contact the student by phone to do a risk assessment. If a parent calls with a concern, a risk assessment will not be done by the counselor. We have been instructed to provide the parent with resources on where to take the student to get him/her help.
As we have more information, we will send out updates to you all. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for all of youl!
If you are experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency, call 911 or utilize the crisis response numbers below.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI top 741-741
If you would like information, resources or support with non-emergency mental health, please click here.
If you have a serious and immediate safety concern regarding a student (yourself or a friend), please call 911 or the OC Sheriff’s Department at (949) 288-6742. If your concern needs immediate mental health attention, support is also available by contacting one of the hotlines listed below.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: Suicide prevention hotline and services.
Online chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line
Description: Free 24/7 support for people in crisis.
Hotline: Text “HOME” to 741741
California Youth Crisis Line
Description: Free 24/7 support for young people 12 to 24 years old.
NAMI-OC Warm Line
Description: Free confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to Orange County residents.
9 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Mon.- Fri.)
10 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Sat.- Sun.)
Services & Programs: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
Services & Programs: A multilingual 24/7 Crisis Line that answer calls for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, CrisisChat networks, Teen Line and the national Disaster Distress Helpline.
Services & Programs: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGTBQI youth through 24 hour help line and internet chat.
Services & Programs: Evaluation, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Parenting Classes and Education
Services & Programs: Brief Individual & Family Counseling Services, Family Advocacy, Parent Education, Health Care Access, Youth Classes, WIC, Legal Services
Services & Programs: Short term mental health services, wrap-around services, crisis stabilization services, outpatient clinics, probation services, transitional youth programs, therapeutic behavioral services, intensive case management, foster youth/ adoption services.
Services & Programs: Family counseling, individual counseling, couples counseling, substance abuse counseling, economic empowerment courses, group classes.
Didi Hirsch Orange County, Mental Health Center
Services & Programs: Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide. Outpatient therapy for teens, adults, and families; Bereavement groups; Suicide attempt support groups; Outreach and training.
Services: Virtual counseling program that provides clients 12 years and older with “face to face” online counseling and psychotherapy, services through your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Services in English and Spanish.
Services & Programs: Youth employment/training services, Wrap around services, PCIT, community outreach, linkage to appropriate community mental health agencies, case mgmt..
Services & Programs: Ongoing grief support for children ages 4-18 and their families. (949) 348-0548
Services & Programs: The Dougy Center provides resources for support for children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
Services & Programs: Links and information of researched resources to assist people in grief.
Services & Programs: O'Connor Mortuary Grief Library: Over 60 online articles that provide you with immediate comfort, insight, and practical tips on dealing with your own grief or the sorrow of friends or family members.
Services and Programs: The Parent Project provides parents with techniques and skills to manage out of control behaviors such as: ¨ Family conflict ¨ Poor school attendance and performance ¨ Running away ¨ Alcohol and drug use ¨ Violent outbursts ¨ Threats of suicide ¨ Gang involvement ¨ Criminal activity. For thirty years the Parent Project has been used by courts, social service agencies, school resource officers, counselors and parenting coaches across our country to help parents address problematic behaviors.
Services and Programs: health education, parenting classes, basic needs assistance, counseling, parent support groups, and family resource centers
Throughout the closure, all school site facilities are closed. This includes fields, stadiums, playgrounds, basketball courts, etc. We know that many families are looking for outdoor space during this time, however, please do not access these school site facilities. We are all working together to “flatten the curve” and maintain our sites and facilities as sanitized as possible and ask that you please help by avoiding these common areas. Please note that there are still site personnel on campus and they have been directed to ask visitors to please leave if seen on school property.