Welcome to our homepage! Feel free to browse our site for important information, dates, and resources. Please let us know if you have any questions.
-Mrs. Bassett & Ms. Carreon
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment to see the counselor?
- Drop by the counseling office at break, lunch, or after school to see if a counselor is available
- Fill out an appointment slip, located in the counseling office
- E-mail counselor
- Ask a teacher for permission to go to the counseling office
- E-mail your student's counselor
- Call your student's counselor:
- Mrs. Bassett, Head Counselor (students with last name Li-Z) : 925-790-2517
- Ms. Carreon, Counselor (students with last name A-Le): 925-855-2791
What day is my counselor on campus?
- Mrs. Bassett: Every day
- Ms. Carreon: Every day
My student is having difficulty in a class. What should I do?
- Check schoolloop. Notice if your child is having trouble with organization, homework, and/or tests.
- Refer to the powerpoint presentations posted in the right-hand column for tips on how to help your student with organizational skills, homework, and test-prep.
- Talk with your student's teacher, if needed. Teachers can be e-mailed through schoolloop.
Academic Assistance Programs
- Success Tutorial: Flexible class period, offered every Tuesday and Thursday, after second period, that provides differentiated learning experiences, including tutoring, extra help or enrichment. Tutorial begins at the end of September.
- Study Club: Quiet, supervised place for students to work on homework. Meets on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:00-3:45 PM beginning mid-September. Check the list in the display case outside the Counseling Office for information on room assignments. Information will also be posted on the counseling calendar in schoolloop.
- Study Skills Workshops: Workshops offered first Tuesday of each month (exceptions in October, November and April) during all three lunches for students whose grades are impacted by poor study skills. Topics addressed include note-taking, test-taking, organization skills and time management. Students should bring their lunches on that day and report directly to the library. For additional information, contact the Counseling Office.
- Peer Mentoring: Peer Mentors are 7th and 8th graders who help 6th graders have a successful transition into middle school. Peer Mentors help students get organized, learn how to study, and make friends. This program is led by Ms. Susan Irwin. If you are interested in having your 6th grader participate in Peer Mentoring, please contact the counseling office.
- Weekly Progress Reports: Students may pick up a yellow weekly progress report form in the counseling office. The form is to be signed by each of the student’s teachers at the end of the week and will provide the parent with information regarding the student’s work habits and/or behavior in class that week.
- Binder Reminder: Students use the binder reminder daily to record and track assignments. Upon request, teachers can sign off in the binder reminder in order to communicate with parents that assignments have been recorded.
- Schoolloop: http://ih.schoolloop.com.This resource is a great way to improve communication between parent, student and school regarding homework assignments, test scores, and grades.
- Tutor List: Should parents choose to pursue outside tutoring for their student, there is a binder in the Counseling Office listing tutors and organizational coaches in our area.
How to Sign-up for Schoolloop
School Loop is an electronic management system that helps keep the students on track and the parents informed on homework assignments, quizzes/tests, etc. Your child should have a School Loop account as well and they should be checking it daily (Parent and student should have separate accounts).
- On the Iron Horse home page http://www.ihms.srvusd.net/ click on “Register Now” under the School Loop heading.
- For parents click “Parent Registration” / for student click “Student Registration”.
- Follow the prompts to set up the account. Please note if you have more than one student at Iron Horse you only need one parent account. You may add additional students after the account has been set up. Just click “Add Student” which is located on the right side of the main page. Your child’s student I.D. number is needed to set this account up. Your child should know their student I.D. number.
You may add a personal email address to your School Loop account so all Loop Mail, homework assignments and ongoing grades are sent to your personal email regularly. To do this:
- Log onto School Loop via the Iron Horse website
- In the top right hand corner go to “Settings”
- Add a personal email address that you would like all School Loop communications to go to.
- You may also change the settings to receive DAILY emails from School Loop showing your students grades and current homework assignments.
Please note that if you have other children at different schools within the SRVUSD, you must create separate School Loop accounts directly from that schools website (e.g. if you have a child at Cal High you would need to go to the Cal High website and create a Cal High School Loop account).