Student Support Services

The Counseling Department seeks to guide and empower Carondelet students by connecting them with a broad network of support services. Carondelet employs a traditional Catholic school counseling model comprised of academic, college, and personal counselors and a resource specialist who provide a wide array of services.

These services include academic advising, tutoring and mentoring programs, individual and group counseling, and college and career advising.

What to do when...

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Absence/Tardy

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Parent/Guardian calls attendance office hotline at 925-686-5353 Ext. 359 before 10 a.m. with student name, grade, ID number, relationship to the student and reason why absent/tardy.

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Need tutoring help

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1. See teacher.
2. Send an email to NHStutoring@carondelet.net to request a tutor.
3. See tutoring schedules for science, math, and languages available on the website under “Academics.”
4. Contact Ms. Kathy Harris. (Contact:  Kharris@carondeleths.org) to sign up for study skills sessions.

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Scheduling problem

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See assigned Student Success Counselor. If your daughter has an Educational Accommodations Plan, her Learning Specialist also needs to be contacted.

A-C contact Mrs. Breazeale at Lbreazeale@carondeleths.org
D-J contact Mrs. Paz-Rumore at Lpazrumore@carondeleths.org
K-P contact Mrs. Sciacca at Lsciacca@carondeleths.org
Q-Z contact Mrs. Susich at Nsusich@carondeleths.org

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Lost articles/books

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Go to the Dean's Office or Attendance Office.

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Lost ID card

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See Mrs. Henggeler in the Convent. Replacement cost is $5.

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Off campus appointment during school hours

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Parent sends a note in morning to attendance. Student receives blue “Permit to Leave” pass.

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Problem with another student - bullying/harassment

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See Ms. Perry, Dean of Students (jperry@carondeleths.org)
OR see Mr. Silveira, Director of Student Life (jsilveira@carondelet.org).

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Problem with locker

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Report problem to the Deans

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Concern about stress/anxiety, peers, parents, adjustment issues, etc.

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Make appointment with a personal counselor in the convent building: email: Mrs. Stacie Besagno (SBesagno@carondeleths.org or 686-5353 x158) or
Ms. Sarah Alpert (SAlpert@carondeleths.org or 686-5353 x156)

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Problem with a teacher

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Student makes an appointment with teacher or the Department Chair to discuss problem.

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Questions about college

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See Student Success Counselors or visit Carondelet Center for Student Success website for “Frequently Asked Questions.”

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Questions about bell schedule or special schedules

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See school calendar on the website.

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Returning to school from off campus appointment

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Student goes to attendance and turns in signed blue “Permit to Leave” pass.

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Returning to school from off campus appointment

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Student goes to attendance and turns in signed blue “Permit to Leave” pass.

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Want to join a club

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Attend Club Fair in September (see the website for the exact date). If it is past the Club Fair date see the posted list of clubs on each class page with a directive of how to add themselves to a group. Note: Honor societies are by application/invite only.

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Want to start a club

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Contact Ms. Sarah Daniel at sdaniel@carondeleths.org.

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Student plans on being away from school for more than 3 days.

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Student will need to request an Absence Form from her Student Success Counselor at least one week in advance.

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It is suspected that my daughter has a learning, medical, or psychological diagnosis that impacts her learning, who do I contact and what are the next steps?

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Contact the Learning Specialists, case management is assigned by last name; Jane Bradford if your daughter’s last name starts with the letter A-L and Karen Denne is your daughter’s last name starts with the letter M-Z.

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My daughter is in the process of being assessed and needs teachers to fill out forms, how do I proceed?

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Contact your daughter's Learning Specialist case manager; Jane Bradford if your daughter’s last name starts with the letter A-L and Karen Denne if your daughter’s last name starts with the letter M-Z.

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If my daughter is struggling academically and needs help with study skills, who do I contact?

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Ms. Kathy Harris - kharris@carondeleths.org.

Student Support Contacts

College and Career

Mrs. Linda Breazeale
College and Career Counselor
Students' last names A-C
Extension 139

lbreazeale@carondeleths.org

Mrs. Liz Paz-Rumore, JD 
Director of Student Success
College and Career Counselor
Students' last names D-J
Extension 138
lpazrumore@carondeleths.org

Mrs. Lisa Sciacca
College and Career Counselor
Students' last names K-P
Extension 188
lsciacca@carondeleths.org

Mrs. Neville Susich
College and Career Counselor
Students' last names Q-Z
Extension 140
nsusich@carondeleths.org

Fax: 1.888.519.2138

Educational Support

Ms. Karen Denne
Director of Educational Support
Learning Specialist (students M-Z)
Extension 184
kdenne@carondeleths.org


Mrs. Jane Bradford
Learning Specialist (students A-L)
Extension 335
jbradford@carondeleths.org

Personal Counseling

Ms. Sarah Alpert
Personal Counselor
Extension 156
salpert@carondeleths.org

 

Mrs. Stacie Besagno
Personal Counselor
Extension 158
sbesagno@carondeleths.org

General Resources

211 Contra Costa 
211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about all kinds of local health and social services. Calls are answered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by trained information and referral specialists at the Contra Costa Crisis Center.