We know that the beginning of this year is very different, but know we are all still here to help and support you. 

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Welcome to the Garfield Middle School Guidance-Counseling Department.  We are always here to help, guide and most importantly support you and your child's social/emotional and educational success at GMS. The counselors provide services that aid students in solving problems and making adjustments to various situations. The School Counselors stay with the same students for the three years that they are in the GMS. The 8th grade counselor then moves back to grade 6.

This year we will begin school remotely. Please take moment to take a deep breath and relax, we know some may feel unsure and uneasy and that is okay. These is something that all of us are adjusting to together as we face the challenges of learning from home during these uncertain times. All your counselors are always here to assist you in anyway we can. We can schedule virtual video meetings which would be like if you were coming down to see us in our offices, you just have to email us so we can set up a time. We are available Monday-Friday 8am-3:05pm. Please check out our website often. There are helpful resources and supports under useful resources tab.

We can be reached at the following contact information:

Lisa Porco
6th Grade School Counselor
ext. 3295

Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
7th Grade School Counselor

Christian Cipollone
  8th Grade School Counselor

Priscilla Suero
6-8th Grade School Counselor (SEL)
ext. 3291

Lori Gunar
6-8th Grade School Social Worker

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