Guidance

Guidance Team

School Counselor

Ms. Lena Park, lena.park@svusd.org

  • Office Telephone: (949) 830-9700
  • Office Hours 7:45am – 3:45am
  • Or you may leave a note at the front office

The best way to contact me is by e-mail, since most of my time is spent with direct student contact. I do my best to return all phone calls within 24 hours. Please encourage your child to utilize me as a resource.


Student Services Technician

Mrs. Ann Peacockann.peacock@svusd.org

Mrs. Peacock can assist you with any questions or concerns you have regarding:

  • Enrolling your child at Los Alisos Intermediate School
  • Dis-enrolling your child
  • Change in your address or phone number
  • On-line grading
  • Your child's schedule

School Planning Guides

The Intermediate School Planning Guide includes the requirements to promote to the next grade level at the end of the year. It also includes GPA calculation instructions, as well as high school/college information.

School Counselor Role

The purpose of a school counseling program is to promote and enhance the learning process, improve attendance, behavior and academic achievement. Los Alisos Intermediate School counseling program supports student development in three broad areas: Academic development, Career development, and Personal/Social development. School counselors support the educational mission of LAIS by assisting students to become effective learners to achieve the high academic expectations established by national, state, and local standards. As a district, we are in the process of aligning our school counseling program with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model. There are established school counseling standards, just as there are standards for all curricular core areas, which direct our intentional guidance activities.

Our School Counseling Program

  • Reaches every student
  • Is preventative in nature
  • Is comprehensive in design
  • Monitors student progress
  • Uses data to drive intentional guidance activities
  • Seeks improvement each year based on results data
  • Is implemented by a credentialed school counselor in collaboration with other educators, families, and the community
  • Uses the ASCA national standards as the foundation for guidance curriculum

Guidance Programs/Activities

Guidance activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Grade level planning guide presentations. These classroom presentations are conducted to review Intermediate promotion requirements, High School graduation requirements, college admission requirements, post-High School options, and school success strategies. Students are provided with a SVUSD educational planning guide.
  • College and Career exploration and planning
  • Coordinate SBAC testing
  • Identify and work extensively with At-Risk Students - Use data to evaluate for placement in various intervention programs.
  • Collaborate with 6th, 7th, 8th teachers - to identify At-Risk students for appropriate placement and intervention. Participate in incoming 7th grade parent orientation.
  • Monitor and track all students for SVUSD promotion requirements
  • Co-lead Student Intervention Team
  • Facilitate parent teacher conferences
  • Facilitate Student Study Team Meetings (SST)
  • Facilitate and coordinate 504 Plan meetings
  • Coordinate Intervention Programs
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Brief Intervention Counseling 
  • Mandated reporting - required by law to report suspected child abuse to Child Protective Services
  • Referrals to community agencies and outside counseling support
  • Work with designated student populations:
    • Special Education - collaborate with case carrier
    • English Learners (EL) collaborate with site EL coordinator
    • Honors students - assist with honors placement
    • Two Way Immersion students
  • Assist with 8th grade end of year activities and promotion
  • Assistance League Referrals
  • Attend monthly meetings - District Guidance meetings, staff meetings, professional growth and development, including Trish Hatch ASCA national model training