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As the Counselor at Columbus Junior High School – Riverside Campus, I am committed to supporting achievement for all students. This will be accomplished through effective communication, leadership, advocacy, and equity.


For Students:

How Does My Counselor Assist Me?

  • Help you be the best student you can be by:
    • Supporting academic achievement
    • Increasing career awareness
    • Assisting with personal development
    • These successes can be achieved through:
    • Classroom lessons
    • Counseling groups
    • Individual Counseling
    • Registration and Scheduling
    • Don’t forget: The Counseling Department offers something for everyone!


How do I Contact my Counselor?

  • Tell a teacher and get a pass
  • Tell a parent
  • Come to the Counseling Office
  • See my counselor during lunch
  • Before school, during lunch, and after school is the best times to come to the Counseling Office so you do not miss instruction.


For Parents:

How do I make an appointment to meet with my child's counselor?

Parents can call 979-732-2891 between the hours of 7:30 and 4:00 to arrange an appointment, or email the counselor directly.


How do I make an appointment with one of my child's teachers?

To meet with an individual teacher or to arrange a time to meet with the team of teachers, please call the main office at 979-732-2891 and leave a message with the secretary or email the teacher directly.


What should I do when my child is absent from school?

Call the school secretary, (979-732-2891), on the morning of the absence.  On the day he/she returns, the child must bring a note signed by his/her parent to the secretary. Notes brought in after the day he/she returns will not be accepted. The note must contain:

  • student’s full name
  • date(s) of absence
  • reason for absence
  • parent’s signature


How can I arrange to get work for my child when he/she is ill?

If your child is absent, please call Bealinda O'Brien in the office (979-732-2891) by 8:30 a.m. that morning. Work will be available to pick up in the front office after 3:00 p.m. If your child knows that he/she will be absent, he/she may arrange to get the make-up work from their teachers prior to the absence.