Name: Gianni Palanca
Position: School Social Worker
Phone at Orchard View High School: 845.298.5000 ext. 41182
Phone at Oak Grove Elementary School: 845.298.5280 ext. 17003
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I look forward to working with all students this year. I will be working at Orchard View High School and Oak Grove Elementary School. I can be reached by email and/or phone and will always do my best to get back to you right away. I believe ALL students can be successful with hard work and the appropriate supports in place. It is my goal to have a positive impact on all students I work and interact with.
Social Workers exist to provide services to students, families and schools with the primary focus of removing barriers to academic success. School Social Workers are a vital part of the total educational process. They work in collaboration with school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses, teachers, administrators, parents and various community agencies. Information obtained through these resources is then integrated to provide social, emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning support to the student, his or her family, and the school.