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Cunha Intermediate School believes all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment. These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and 220, regardless of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, a student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination, or recovery therefrom, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes in Penal Code 422.55.


What We Do

Cunha counselors track academic, personal/social, and college/career needs specific to middle school students. We provide individual and group counseling as well as coordinate various programs and services for students. A full list of these services is provided under our Menu of Counseling Resources.

Students are divided by the first letter of their last name which allows the counselor to follow students through their entire three years at Cunha.

All information shared in the Counseling Office is confidential which means that we do not share information with any outside parties including parents, teachers, or other students without permission. The only exception is if a student shares that he/she is thinking of harming themselves or others, or that someone is harming them in which case we are legally mandated to seek help for this student. Both phone numbers reach a confidential voice mail so that any message left will only be heard by the counselor that you called.

Counseling News



All 7th grade students interested in running for an officer position (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Athletic Coordinator, CCN Coordinator) should see their counselor during break or lunch to pick up an application.


Speeches and applications are due Thursday, April 7th.




Important Dates & Deadlines

April Counseling Topic

April is Community Service Month!


Feeling bored, restless, or just want to do something more? Volunteer! Providing service to the community is a great way to give back and feel good about yourself. Counselors have lots of information on volunteering or you can visit the community website for information on opportunities for young people to give back. 



Bullying Awareness and Intervention

At Cunha, we value a positive school culture, allowing all students to express themselves openly and without fear of judgement. We take a strong stance against bullying and have made it our top priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. Counselors recently went into all Social Studies classrooms 6-8 to present Anti-Bullying presentations for students. Topics for 6th grade included the definition of bullying, the difference between tattling and telling someone when there's a problem, and "Stop, Walk, and Talk" (our method to alleviate bullying). For the 7th and 8th grade presentations we also included information on diversity and culture, respect, defining LGBT, and being aware of our words and their impact on others. 

Stop: Tell the person to "stop" in a clear loud voice. Make sure they know that you are not joking and that you want the behavior to stop.

Walk: Walk away from the person. Create distance and avoid them wherever possible. If it is in class, ask the teacher to move seats.

Talk: Tell someone, any trusted adult. Let them know what is happening and that you need help.

We encourage students to visit the counseling office if they are feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, or unhappy at school and urge parents to do the same. If you are worried about your child please let us know.

"Heart of Compliments" Created by the 6th graders as part of their Anti-Bullying Presentations

Resources for students and parents:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Stop Bullying

Teen Health and Wellness Hotlines

Pacer Centers, Teens Against Bullying

Stomp Out Bullying

The Trevor Project

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network

If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless, helpless, or thinking of suicide tell someone right away or contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK 


Lee, Janice
Counselor (M-Z)
Myrick, Stacy
Counselor (A-L)

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Services Offered

Helpful Websites for Students and Families


Local Resources for Support

Food and Nutrition:

Second Harvest Food Bank 

Food, Clothing, Housing Assistance:

Coastside Hope 

Dental Services:

Sonrisas Dental Center

Counseling Services:


Mental Illness Support:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI),

Prevention & Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP)

Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Anger Management, Counseling:

El Centro de Libertad

Reproductive Health Services:

Planned Parenthood

Healthcare Services:

RotaCare Bay Area 

Coastside Clinic

Immigrant Benefits & Resources:

Legal Aid of San Mateo County

General School Help



Language Arts/Reading


Social Studies