Welcome to Ms. Saguto's Counseling Corner

You can call me Miss Saguto and I am the new School Counselor here at Pleasant Grove Middle School. As the School Counselor I focus on the social/personal , academic and career exploration needs of our students. I meet with students both on a individual level and in a group settings. I will also be in the classrooms throughout the year providing curriculum related to mental health, organization, social skills, study skills and more. It is my job to work collaboratively with parents, teachers, students and support staff to help students succeed academically.
A little about myself. I am originally from the Northern Bay area and I am really excited about my move to the warmer weather here. I received my Bachelors from University Of California, Davis where I double majored in Psychology and Communication. I am completing my Masters of Science in Counseling at Sacramento State University. I have been working with students for 8 years in a variety of capacities.  I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel all over the world and find it a passion to discover new places. When I am not counseling I am traveling, taking lots of photos and playing with dogs. 
Parent conferences and consultation are an important part of my job. If you have specific concerns regarding your child that may impact their school success please reach out to me. 
SERVICES OFFERED by counseling program
  • Assistance with Organization
  • Academic Tracking
  • Referrals for High School Tutors
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Psychoeducation for Students
  • Parent Meetings on Request
  • SST Coordination
  • Crisis Intervention

What Do School Counselors do?

School counselors work collaboratively with ALL students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the local community agencies to help students with their academic success. School Counselors provide individual counseling, group counseling and classroom lessons to students throughout the year. School counselors work on three domains with students, Academic, Career, and Social/Personal. School Counselors build comprehensive school counseling programs and curriculum that are developed around each schools specific needs. The School Counselor's role is to support the academic  development of students which can mean  identifying social and emotional issues that get in the way of academic success. School counselors work with students on issues that may impede their ability to be successful in classrooms. There are limits to what school counselors do. School counselors are not therapists and do no provide ongoing therapy. When ongoing therapy is needed, counselors work collaboratively with parents to meet students needs.
The Link Below is ASCA (American School Counselor Association) video explanation of School Counselor's role:

Websites and Additional Resources

 If you would like to learn more about the AVID program please visit the website below.
Online Grades
Want to track your students progress? All of our current grades are posted on Jupiter grades. Follow the link below
The Aeries school system can be used to view trimester report cards, attendance records, and school registration.  Each parent needs to register for Aeries in order to view report cards. 
Additional Resources
  If you are worried about your child or someone else who might be considering suicide below are some resources available to you to get the process started. Please reach out to the school counselor with concerns as well. 
Suicide Prevention and Hotlines 
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (available 24 hours a day 7 days a week)
(LGBTQ) Suicide Hotline (the Trevor Lifeline): (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Teen suicide hotline (Thursday's Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline) (available 24 hours a day,7 days a week)
  • 1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437)
Youth American Hotline 
  • 1-877-YOUTHLINE or 1-877-968-8454
El Dorado County Mental Health Department
  • 530-621-6200
  • Crisis Line 530-622-3345

Contact Me

Email: csaguto@rescueusd.org
Phone: (530) 672-4400 Ext: 4009
Hours Available on Campus 8:00 am- 3:00 pm

Student Referals

If Students would like to meet with me they may drop a slip in my lock box located outside my door, this box is checked each morning and afternoon. They may also ask any teacher or staff member throughout the day to come to the office to see me. 
If teachers are concerned about a student they can e-mail or call to refer a student. 
If a parent has concerns  and would like to meet regarding their child they may call, e-mail or come by my office during my hours.

Community Resources

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