Counseling Staff and Resources

Counselors are still here to help!

Hello Rutter Students and Families,  
We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and counselors are here to support you.  At this time we can provide contact mainly via email Student and parent/guardian can email counselor a question or request an appointment.  If you are requesting an appointment, counselors will reach out to you via phone or video conference.  

Counselors try to check in with students between 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Monday - Friday).  Please allow 24 hours during the school week for us to respond. 

Outside of these hours, please be aware of the following free and confidential resources that are available 24/7 to students and families. This information is on the back of the student ID card:

Crisis Talk Line: 1-800-273-TALK

Crisis Text Line: Text "Hope" to 741-741

Local Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: 916-368-3111

IF THIS IS A CRISIS/EMERGENCY, please do not hesitate to call 911.

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Please let us know if we can be of support and help.


Mrs. Dao Fidel

8th Grade Counselor


Ms. Cynthia Carstens

7th Grade Counselor is an online, dynamic tool for an upgrade in the way students are monitored for college and career research, completion of A-G, and other course completions for college and/or career planning. Through student registration on, counselors and parents can support students in their efforts to complete career surveys, college searches, and other information including financial aid and scholarship options. Parents can create family accounts now with their child's student ID number at

Keep Your Child Safe Online!

Not sure how? Check out this handout with helpful hints!

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JRMS Counselors

Mrs. Fidel  - 8th Grade Counselor

Ms. Carstens - 7th Grade Counselor

EGUSD shall not discriminate against any pupil based on actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in the counseling or guidance of pupils.

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