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Ms. Heather Raser
Student's last name
begins with A - L
(925) 258-6236
hraser@orinda.k12.ca.us


Mr. Jay Stevens
Student's last name
begins with M - Z
(925) 258-6235
jstevens@orinda.k12.ca.us

About Us

Counseling Office Mission Statement

The mission of the OIS counseling center is to provide student support that encourages the holistic development of the students they serve. Through empowering students with skills to manage conflict, solve problems, communicate effectively and make sound decisions, the OIS counselors are dedicated to educating and supporting their students through their journey of discovery during the vital formative years of middle school. At the cornerstone of their mission, the counselors at OIS have created an environment where students are welcomed and encouraged to discover their strengths and interests and to feel confident during this time of transition and growth. The counselors at OIS understand that the needs of their students are complex and can fall well beyond the campus gates. By collaborating with faculty, administration, parents and the community, the counselors at OIS work to ensure that the students are receiving the services and support they need and deserve in order to become responsible and compassionate members of the community.

Meet the Counselors

Heather Raser and Jay Stevens are important members of the OIS community. Both counselors are committed to ensuring that your students are supported and empowered during their middle school years. Although their focus is on supporting students academically, Ms. Raser and Mr. Stevens understand how home, friends and peers can impact a student's academic performance. With their diverse experience in the classroom and with their counseling backgrounds,  Ms. Raser and Mr. Stevens create a welcoming environment for students, parents and teachers.

Zoom Counseling Office Hours

In an effort to offer students more support during distance learning, the OIS Counseling Department is offering Zoom Office Hours for Students.  During this time, students can ask clarifying questions about school work, get help with navigating SchoolLoop and Google Classroom, seek assistance on organization, study skills, or simply tell us how distance learning is going.    

Mr. Stevens:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 11am 

Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/94569399841?pwd=T1NBWStSMlYxTU9KdWxCaFJGTnpwZz09

 

Ms. Raser:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm  

Zoom Link:  https://orinda-k12-ca-us.zoom.us/j/86793112006?pwd=NTh1Ymt1VUN4djlUSUdJSHAvWDFYQT09

 

In addition to Counseling Office Hours, students can also schedule one on one Zooms with their counselor at a more convenient time.  To request an appointment, please email Ms. Raser or Mr. Stevens using your SchoolLoop email account or by directly emailing us using your school gmail.  

 

Hope to Zoom with you soon!