Bill E Young Jr. Middle School

Calipatria USD Schools closed due to Coronavirus Pandemic from March 17-April 17. Please keep up with school information by checking our website and our Facebook Group.

BYMS Counseling Department

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. You can also join our Facebook Group.  We will update resources and send messages through these means as well as through texts. 
I am here to help. You can contact me via email @ I will be available also for office visits. I will be providing a Voluntary Counselor Check-In Form for students to let me know how they are doing and if they need any assistance.
Ms. Gates, Counselor 
Resources for families:
COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope
With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 | CDC
Free Resources to Teach Health in Grades K - 12 | Scholastic Classroom Magazines
Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Child Trends
Resources for Students:
The Corona Virus: A Comic Mini Book
Talk to Your Fear: a Worksheet
Try Mindfulness!
BYMS Counseling Office:

The BYMS Counseling and Guidance 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.


Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive school counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities through school-wide assemblies and activities, classroom guidance lessons, intentional guidance groups, individual counseling, and collaboration with outside community resources.

School counselors will:

  • Design and implement a comprehensive school counseling program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model

  • Ensure that students will receive guidance curriculum in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. Provide intervention services for students experiencing academic and personal/social barriers to learning.Provide guidance and information to students and families to ensure success in student attendance, behavior, and graduation, and prevention of drug use and violence.

  • Provide resources to staff to ensure that each school counseling center is a family-friendly environment.

  • Ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.                                                                                                      

All school counselors in the Calipatria Unified School District hold  a Pupil Personnel Services credential from the state of California.

“The mission of the BYMS Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic, personal/social, and career needs of all students.”

 Ms. Gates-Muse, Counselor


American School Counselor Association Website




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