Thank you for visiting Gervais Middle School Counseling Page. At Gervais Middle School, we understand that every child that walks into our building comes in with a variety of strengths and needs. In many cases, students struggle with mental health challenges, school stress, stressful home environments, disabilities, Peer challenges, or are simply having a difficult day. We are here to provide a space for our students to feel heard and to address needs that may interfere in the student’s academic success. At GMS we work with our students to identify, address, and overcome these obstacles. We are here to support you and your student/s in any way possible. Here are some services we are providing during COVID 19 closures
During Statewide closures services:
Virtual check in and Social Emotional Support during COVID 19 closures
Referral to Mental Health Services
Assistance to navigate Distance Learning school
Information and referral to community agencies and services
It is our goal to provide the support your student needs in order to have a positive experience in our school and succeed academically. Welcome, and we are here for you and your student.
ABOUT VILMA CHAN
Hi! My name is Vilma. I have been living in Oregon since I immigrated from Guatemala at the age of 10. I am the 6th out of 9 kids in my family and now I am raising a family of my own. I am a Mom of two wonderful kids.I have been working in the Gervais Community since 2016; the first two years as Marion County Mental Health Specialist and and now with Gervais School District as a School Based Social Worker.I am grateful to be working with students and families of GMS. My commitment to students consists of ensuring that they have a place where they can be themselves, enhance their social and emotional skills in order to become resilient human beings. Thank you for allowing me to work with you and your family. Some facts about me: I am fluent in Spanish and English and understand some Maya Quiche(a mayan dialect). I love to dance, sing, and nature.
Hi there, my name is Fenya Aman. I grew up in Gervais, attending the school here kindergarten through 12th grade. Now I am lucky enough to get to work for Gervais School District and am able to give back to a community that helped raise me and that I call home. My goal with our students is to not only help them be successful academically, but also nurture them socially and emotionally as well. I want students to see their whole worth. I love my job, I love this community and I’m thankful to be part of this Gervais Family!
Supports for Learning at Home
Distance Learning Tips: Structure, Routines, Schedules (Can convert this letter to PDF so that it’s easier to pull it up?)
Check out our February newsletter for information relevant to our current times (Insert February News letter here on PDF please )
Playworks: resource guide for home and daily livestream recess and short clips to demonstrate games for kids to do at home: https://www.playworks.org/get-involved/play-at-home/
GMS Sample Schedule:
Monday-Thursday Days Schedule Sample
|8-09:00am||Get up, brush your teeth, change (yes, change out of your Pajamas), Eat breakfast|
Click Time Management Apps and find apps to help you set a schedule for a successful day.