• Click Here to Make Your Counseling Appointment

    Students: Click on the link above to schedule a counseling appointment. 

    Drop in appointments are before school, during break, lunch and afterschool.


Counseling Office

  • Counselors for the School Year 2020-21 (counselors remain with their graduating class):


    Freshmen: Lori Casey -- lori.casey@sanjuan.edu


    Sophomores: Shelley Besso -- shelley.besso@sanjuan.edu


    Juniors: Cindy Penbera -- cindy.penbera@sanjuan.edu


    Seniors: Katie Pedretti -- katie.pedretti@sanjuan.edu


    504 & English Language Learners: Elyna Cespedes -- elyna.cespedes@sanjuan.edu

    Counseling Secretary – (Appointments, Enrollment, College Visits)

    Miste Bridge -- miste.bridge@sanjuan.edu 

    Phone: (916) 971-5025

    Fax: (916) 971-5011


    Bella Vista Course Change Policy

    Bella Vista schedules students into classes based on course requests, prior grades, and teacher recommendations.  Students and parents may request a course change through their counselor within the first ten (10) school days of the semester.  A student choosing to drop a course after the ten day window will receive a drop "F" grade on their transcript.  If a teacher identifies misplacement beyond ten days, s/he may initiate a level change by the end of the first grading period.  The student's grade will transfer to the new course.

     Criteria for requesting a schedule change:

    You are enrolled in a class that you have already passed or taken and do not need.
    You took the class in summer school and passed it.
    You have a hole in your schedule that needs to be filled.
    You need a level change for an academic course (example: Honors to regular or a Math level change).
    You want to Request to change an elective (not guaranteed that we can accommodate your Request).


    How to request a schedule change Fall 2020: 


    Student Schedules:

    Counselors work on schedules daily and they will continue to change, as we get more information. Please understand that schedules can and will change up to the first day of school and may even change after school begins. 


    Schedule Change Requests:

    • Email your counselor with the requested changes.
    • Attend a drop-in Zoom meeting with your counselor to discuss a schedule change request.  
      • Drop-in Zoom meetings will be by alpha: August 10-12 from 9am-12pm

                         Zoom links will be emailed prior to August 10th


    Textbook, Chromebook, & Department Materials Distribution:


    *We are requesting students who currently have a Chromebook checked out to return it to the District Office, Technology Services Help Desk located at 3738 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, 95608 between the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.  The gates to the Walnut Avenue entrance are locked, please enter through the gates located on Engle Road. Technology Services has purchased new Chromebooks for students which will be given to high schools for distribution.


    **It is imperative that you bring your student ID and any outstanding books to receive this years books & and new chromebook.  Outstanding fines can be paid on your scheduled pick up day by cash or check.

     textbook, chromebook distribution


    MASKS ARE REQUIRED on campus.  

    Students arriving without masks will be given one to put on.


    Distance Learning & Independent Study

    For information regarding distance learning and independent study for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit the SJUSD Fall 2020 Hub and click on the appropriate link.


    If you have completed a course over the summer, please email your counselor a copy of the transcript showing the school, course, and grade completed.


    Looking forward to seeing you in one form or another soon.



    AP Course Schedule Change Request:

    In order to request a schedule change for an AP course; you will need to:

    1. Fill out the google form below: 

    2. Turn in a signed request form to your counselor 


    click here



    Parent Appointments

    Parents can request an appointment with their student’s counselor by contacting the secretary Ms. Bridge at miste.bridge@sanjuan.edu or calling the Counseling Office at (916) 971-5025.



    Parent Information Nights

    Counselors and vice principals hold Information Nights in September and provide important information and deadlines for each grade level. 
    Information will be posted here after each meeting, click here: /site/Default.aspx?PageID=40611


    College Visits

    If you are a college admissions representative and wish to set up a visit to Bella Vista High School, please email the Counseling secretary, Ms. Bridge, at miste.bridge@sanjuan.edu .

    Bella Vista Front Desk – (General information, Q Parent Portal, homework requests)

    Phone: (916) 971-5051

    Fax: (916) 971-5011

    General information about Bella Vista, including staff contact numbers and events at Bella Vista; homework requests and San Juan Student Information System Parent Portal, PIN & Passwords.  You may also email for information to: bellavistafrontdesk@sanjuan.edu.  


    Registrar – (transcript requests, withdrawals, student records, verification of education)

    Debbie Carpenter:  email - dcarpenter@sanjuan.edu / Phone: (916) 971-5050 / Fax: (916) 971-5011

    Final transcripts are mailed home in January and June. Please make copies for unofficial purposes. For details on how to order transcripts, please click here.

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