1400 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, 07013 973-470-2350 | Absentee Line: 973-470-2606

WWMS Guidance & Counseling Department

Secretary Linda Cafone 973-470-2606
Counseling Fax   973-458-9064
Grade 8 Aimee Gianino 973-470-2347
Grade 7 Michelle Walsh 973-249-5102
Grade 6 Alyssa Bono 973-470-2346
Student Assistance Counselor Deanna Farkas 973-470-2604

Staff Email Addresses -  First Initial of first name, Last Name@cliftonschools.net
example: jdoe@cliftonschools.net  *exceptions to first initial noted in parentheses( )


Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program is a comprehensive and integrated joint school-community program for prevention, intervention, support,and referral services to students in the areas of high-risk behaviors including the use of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and addictive behaviors.

Students are protected by a federal law, which grants them confidentiality (excluding thoughts or attempts of suicide, physical/sexual abuse or neglect, or threats of physical/sexual abuse against another person.) Teachers are often concerned about a student and may refer the student to the SAC for assessment.  A student may refer a friend they are worried about. Finally, parents may call the Student Assistance Coordinator because they are concerned about their child’s behavior.

The Student Assistance Program’s goals are designed not to punish students involved with drugs or alcohol, but rather to remove the aura of shame that surrounds such students. The SAC helps students take a look at their lifestyle, identify negative consequences, and guide them toward making better choices.

Other Helpful Resources

ReminderParents can also view their child's report card, progress report and schedule online at Parent Portal.
Parents must call 973-470-2279 to receive their login information.