Table of Contents:

  • SMFCSD Counseling Department
  • Student Request for Counselor Check-In Forms
  • Care Solace - Mental Health Services Coordination for Families
  • Local Community Resources
  • SMFCSD Community Resource Fair
  • California Healthy Kids Survey 

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SMFCSD Counseling Department

Our Counselors are here to offer counseling and support to help your student reach their potential. Please click here for a list of School Counselor's contact information and helpful Wellness Resources for families.

does your student need to check-in with a School Counselor? 

Please fill out the following form and a Counselor is there for you.

Elementary Schools - Student Request for Counselor Virtual Check-In

Abbott Middle School - Student Request for Counselor Virtual Check-In

Bayside Middle School - Student Request for Counselor Virtual Check-In

Borel Middle School - Student Request for Counselor Virtual Check-In

Bowditch Middle School - Student Request for Counselor Virtual Check-In

Petición para Comunicación Virtual con Consejero de SMFCSD


SMFCSD Logo   Care Solace Logo

Care solace: Family & Staff Wellness Program

In order to better serve our students, families, and staff, San Mateo-Foster City School District has partnered with Care Solace mental health services to connect families to outside care providers. Care Solace provides concierge services to assist families in navigating mental health services in the community at no cost to you. Care Solace helps support families get connected and only refers trusted, ethical providers. This service is available 24/7 and is completely confidential and anonymous.

Click here to learn more about Care Solace on the District's Website.

Click here to have Care Solace help you search for Mental Health services.

LOCAL Community resources

We are fortunate to live in the Bay Area and to have many community services available. The Community Resources link below has services for food, housing, parent education, counseling, mental health services, domestic violence support, legal services, LGBTQ+, immigration, and more. 

Community Resources in San Mateo County  (Haga clic en el enlace abajo para información en español)

StarVista Child and Parent Services during the Holidays  | En Español

SMC Connect - A Search engine which allows searches for local resources in multiple languages.

County of San Mateo Community Information Handbook 2020  | En Español

SMFCSD Community Resource Fair

On Feb 24, 2021 the District held a Community Resource Fair for staff where local community agencies presented videos about their support services and answered questions. Agencies' services included assistance with Food, Housing, Financial Aid, Parenting, Mental Health, Legal Aid, and more.

Directory of Agencies with presentation videos and handouts

California Healthy Kids survey (chks)

Across the District, fifth and seventh graders, their parents/guardians and staff will be asked to complete the California Healthy Kids Survey. It is focused on these important areas for guiding schools and student improvement:

  • Student connectedness, learning engagement/motivation and attendance
  • School climate, culture and conditions
  • School safety, including violence perpetration and victimization/bullying
  • Physical and mental well-being (including tobacco/drug use) and social-emotional learning
  • Student supports, including resilience-promoting developmental factors (caring relationships, high expectations and meaningful participation).

This survey is voluntary and anonymous. No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers. Students will receive consent forms from their schools for parents to approve their participation in February.

Sample Survey Questions

Please use the links below to review samples of the survey questions.

Fifth grade: 

Seventh Grade:

Prior Year chks Results

To view CHKS results for previous years click here.

Questions about CHKS

If questions please contact Lori Fukumoto at


If questions please contact the Elementary Counseling Center at (650) 312-7530 or