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Mr. Platt

Counselor, Seniors 


503-769-2171 x.6301


Mr. Gonzalez

Counselor, Juniors


503-769-2171 ext. 6306


Mrs. Nyquist

Sophomores and Freshmen


503-769-2171 x. 6302


Mrs. Riordan



503-769-2171 ext. 6300

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Stayton High School Counseling Department

 Guiding Principles 

  • All students shall have access to a school counselor who advocates for their academic, career and social/emotional needs.
  • Students learn about their personal value and potential to contribute to society through a variety of programs and opportunities at school.
  • A successful education will lead students to be positive influences in the community and to attain fulfilling careers.
  • All students have dignity and worth
  • All students can be academically successful and productive members of society.
  • All students’ ethnic, cultural and racial differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program.
  • All students deserve trained school counselors who provide a comprehensive school counseling program. 

Services include: Academic Advising, Referral Services, Scheduling Help, Family Support and College & Career Planning 

Connect with your Counselors

You may be feeling anxious, afraid, angry, frustrated, sad, or unsure of what is to come. You are not alone. We are here for you. If you find that you are beyond overwhelmed, please get help immediately and contact one of the emergency resources below.

Emergency and Mental Health Resources:

Feeling Stressed? Contact the free confidential peer helpline.
Text “Teen2Teen” to 839863

Trevor Project website
1-866-488-7386   24-hour toll-free suicide hotline
Trans Lifeline at 1–877–565–8860

SafeOregon: Feel Safe, Be Safe
Call or Text: 844-472-3367

Marion Co. Youth & Family Crisis Services:
503-576-HOPE (4673)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or chat at 988
Learn more online:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255) En español: 1-888-628-9454

Anxious about Coronavirus? Connect with a Crisis Counselor.
Crisis text link: text “HOME” to 741741

211 – Information helpline to connect with Health & Human Services
DHS/Department of Human Services Hotline: 1-855-503-7233
Emergency:  911

Misc Announcements & Info

Counselor Recommendation Letter Requests

Students needing a Counselor Recommendation letter for college admission/scholarship/employment/etc. may do so by completing the form below and turning it in to the Counseling Office at SHS. Please allow 7-10 days for processing. Find the PDF for the request here: Request for Counselor Recommendation. 

Off Campus Request (Juniors and Seniors)

If you are requesting to have a partial schedule with any off campus periods, please complete this form and return it to your counselor (drop off, scan or photo and then email). This decision is made through a discussion with your counselor and approval of your parents or guardians and requires their signatures. Juniors and seniors must be on track to graduate to be considered for an off campus option. If you have any questions about off campus options, please email your counselor. 

SAT and ACT Testing

Students must register online. These test are NOT offered at Stayton High School. If you or your student qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may be eligible for a fee waiver for these tests. Please speak to your counselor about how to obtain one. 

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