Welcome! My name is Marisa Gates-Muse and I am the School Counselor at BYMS. The program supports teaching and learning by assuring that all students achieve academic success and develop life skills through the acquisition of academic, career, and personal/social competencies, which will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. Please take a look around this page to learn more about our Comprehensive School Counseling Program, and available resources for students, parents, and staff.
Note: Counseling Services are still available during the COVID-19 school closure. We are working remotely to serve families and students during these uncertain times. Check the school and teacher websites to stay connected and join our BYMS Facebook Group. We will update resources and send messages through these means as well as through texts or emails. You can contact me at (760) 550-9359 during regular school hours. You may also contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am available for office visits.
Counselor Contact forms:
Emergency Contact Information:
Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 or the Sure Helpline at (760) 352-7873.
Crisis Text Line - available 24/7. Text HOME to 741-741
In the event of a mental health emergency, please call 911
For a list of Local Community Resources see link on the right.
Students: Join Counselor Corner Google Classrooms!
BYMS Distance Learning Schedules posted on the right!
Resources for families during COVID-19
Families who qualify for free or Reduced Lunch, you can qualify for EBT during Pandemic - see flyer on the right panel.
Resources for Students
What to Do If You Feel Anxious:
Coping Skills During the Coronavirus Outbreak:
What Things We Can and Cannot Control:
Student Tips for Distance Learning:
Additional Resources for Students:
Parent Resources for COVID-19: