Student Services Department 909-580-6525
Melissa Kingston, Director of Student Services | Christy Padilla, Coordinator of Student Services/CWA | Karla Viramontes, Student Services Supervisor | Jeannette Jimenez Administrative Assistant | Amelia Villalpando, CWA Specialist | Ana Mariscal, CWA Specialist | Erika Lepe, Secretary | Esperanza Mora, Community Liason | Kathleen Moreno, Community Liason l Brenda Mariscal Office Assistant
Our clothing closets are currently available by appointment only.
If you need assistance or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 909-580-6515 or contact Karla Viramontes at firstname.lastname@example.org
In June of 2015, Student Services collected the lost and found items from all school sites. The items were laundered by donated services from a local vendor. Student Services partnered with the Transition Opportunity Program Services (TOPS) class at Colton High School (CHS) and established the TOPS Closet. The TOPS program is CJUSD’s adult transition program for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Part of the curriculum is to learn life skills which includes learning to launder clothing. Student Services purchased laundry supplies, clothing racks, and hangers. The students hung and presented the clothing in a store-like atmosphere in Room 558 at CHS, called the TOPS Closet, named after the program.
As the need grew, a second closet was opened at Ruth Harris Middle School called the Community Closet West (CCW). Clothing is donated on an ongoing basis by employees and the community. The closets are opened once a month and families receive a Q Communicate message the evening prior to the opening.
Dates for our Clothing Closets will be coming soon.
To date, the closets have served over 500 families and more than 1,500 students. It is our goal, that the closets continue to be a valuable resource for our families. Please contact Karla Viramontes at 909-580-6515 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.