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Guidance Department

We are Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Burstein, Cavallaro’s school counselors.  You can think of us as the link that connects parents to their child’s teachers.  We are the one stop shop for many of your concerns.   Our duties include: providing information to parents regarding their child’s attendance, lateness, grades, behavior, and social/emotional needs.  In addition, we assist students who are experiencing conflicts with their peers by conducting conflict resolution sessions.  During these sessions, students involved in a dispute meet in a safe and confidential setting to work out their problems.


Our role also includes assisting seniors and their guardians with the high school application process.  This is a very complicated process which requires lots of research for 8th graders along with their families.  We guide parents through the online application or if they prefer, the paper application.  Finally, we provide information to guardians regarding the pathway to attending a Specialized High School.

Thank you,

Ms. Thompson: (718)996-6706 Ext. 1325

Mr. Burstein: (718) 996-6706 Ext. 1323