Counseling Staff and Resources

Welcome Students & Families

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back on campus. We are excited to be back to support students for the 2021-2022 school year and we are here for you.  Student and parent/guardian can email counselor a question or request an appointment.  Counselors will reach out to student and parent/guardian within two days during our office hours 8:00am – 3:30pm.  For students, you can request an appointment with your counselor by completing the counselor request form in the front office or the link below:

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 continuing to stay safe.


Dao Fidel

7th Grade Counselor
James Rutter Middle School
916.422.3232 ext. 32124


Cynthia Carstens

8th Grade Counselor
James Rutter Middle School
916.422.3232 ext. 32123



Family Wellness Virtual Series Opportunities

September 23 - Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) 

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Family Wellness Virtual Series 2021-2022

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English      Spanish     Vietnamese 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!

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JRMS Counselors

Mrs. Fidel  - 7th Grade Counselor

Ms. Carstens - 8th 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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