Phone: 971-239-4653Email: GilbertC@issaquah.wednet.edu
Virtual Lunch Bunches with Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Gilbert will begin in October! Please return to this page in October to sign up.
Request an individual appointment with Mrs. Gilbert by clicking the Counselor Note image below.
Click on the image below to be directed to Facebook and search for my page: Mrs. Gilbert, School Counselor (@CGilbertCounselor)!
Please click the image below to access the Apollo calendar of events:
Well, we are in for another year of remote learning! I don't know about you, but I certainly wasn't expecting that we'd be starting the year this way when we ended the last school year. I'm eager to kick off the year with our students, but am struggling with the fact that we won't get to see each other in person yet. Even still, I am going to work hard with Apollo administrators, classroom teachers, and other student support staff to ensure that our Apollo Rockets receive the best remote learning experience that we can provide.
My plan for the start of the year is to be available for families that need extra supplies or help with accessing district supports. I will also be visiting class meetings with our new PBSES Coach, Stephanie Wallace, to remind students of our role at the school.
Throughout the fall, I will be working with students in need of 504 accommodations and their families, conducting student lunch bunches, and looking for ways to support students and families with their social-emotional well-being and mental health. Be on the lookout for a parent survey coming soon to provide input on helpful supports during remote learning.
Please feel free to reach out to me by text, phone or email with any questions, concerns, or needs that you might have.
Your partner in education,
Cathy Gilbert, School Counselor
There continues to be a lot of confusion about the role of the school counselor. Are they a therapist in the school setting, are they social workers, do they test students for special education? While school counselors do have a mental health background, the role of the school counselors is centered on helping students navigate their educational journey, focusing in three areas: academic, social-emotional, and college/career. Click on the image below to learn more about the school counselor's role.
Please click on the images below to access either the ISD Digital Resources for Students page or the Family Supports page:
Please visit the School Closure Resources for Parents tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page for information, including a weekly newsletter, to help support your child's social-emotional learning from home, as well as self-care tips for the grown-ups!
8/30/2020 - We will be requesting parent input from our parent survey to determine frequency and topics for our parent support zoom meetings. Please come back at the end of September for an update.
Please help our school by joining the Apollo PTA! This is one way to get involved at Apollo and have a voice in some of the activities and events at the school. Click on the image below to access the PTA website to join today!