The Wellness Center

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The Wellness Center on campus provides a calming, safe space for students to regulate emotions, along with providing individual and group counseling. The Wellness Center is made possible through the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP Grant) and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

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We Provide ...

Drop-in calming space
Individual counseling
Parent emotional and parenting support
Staff emotional support

Students are referred to the Center by teachers or school staff members, or may drop in without a referral.
Drop-in times for students at:
Before school
Wellness Center staff collaborate with: 
School Counselor
School Community Engagement Facilitator
At Risk Supervisor
Uplift Family Services

The Castro Elementary Wellness Center is just one of the many resources available to support students and parents.

Meet the Staff

Avelina Charles, Wellness Specialist

Avelina Wellness Center 

Hi, I am Ms. Avelina! I am so happy and proud to be part of the Castro Dolphins! I have both my bachelor's and master's degree in Social Work. I am a bilingual (English-Spanish) clinician and have dedicated my career to working with youth in both crisis and school settings. 
Jackie Ruvalcaba, Wellness Liaison
Jackie Wellness Center 
Hi, I am Ms. Jackie! I am so excited to be joining the Castro team! I have my bachelor's degree in Psychology and have been working with elementary students in different capacities for over 10 years. I am bilingual (English-Spanish).

Contact Us

Room 4, Mariano Castro Elementary
Mon-Fri., 8:00am-4:30pm
650-526-3590 Ext. 1904
Wellness Liaison: Jackie Ruvalcaba 
Wellness Specialist: Avelina Charles   

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