Virtual School Counseling

We miss you SHARKS!

​The objective of Santiago High School’s Counseling Department is to continue to virtually provide all students with a strong foundation in the academic, personal/social, and career areas of development. Please do not hesitate to email your counselor. We are available and ready to support you. We are all in this together! ♥

SHS Counseling

Visit our website for counseling forms, A-G requirements, financial aid information and much more. Click Here

Office Hours

Mariana Nunes

Johnny Campos

  • Chi - Cor, AVID A - K & EL Students (Current SHS students)
  • Bu - Dow (Incoming Freshman)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 10:00am

Christine Berg

  • Cor - Gon (Current SHS students)
  • Dr - Ham (Incoming Freshman)
  • Monday & Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Nathan Theune
  • Gra - Koc (Current SHS students)
  • Han - Law (Incoming Freshman)
  • Monday & Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Maritza Partida

  • Koe - Mata & AVID L - Z (Current SHS students)
  • Le - Mi (Incoming Freshman)
  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am - 10:00am

Carlos Estrada

Kristen Matsumoto

Valenica Applegate

Sandy Sullivan

Social Emotional Resources

Student/Family Request for Assistance Form

For students and families to report student concerns.

Staff Request for Assistance Form

For CNUSD staff to report student concerns.

Connects millions of people to help every year. To get expert, caring help, simply call 211 today.

CNUSD Virtual Calming Room

We are operating in uncharted territory right now that nobody could have possible imagined or prepared for. Your CNUSD School Counselors want you to know that your feelings are valid, no matter what they are. You might feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, angry, alone, grateful, or completely calm. You might feel many things at once, like being upset that an event was cancelled, but happy that you can wear pajamas all day. Your feelings are normal; the situation is not. Don't forget to breathe.

  • Learn the life-changing skill of meditation.
  • Get more restful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
  • Video lessons on mindful movement and gentle stretching.

Character Lessons

  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Kindness
  • Meditation
  • Growth Mindset and much more!

Social Emotional Learning Communities

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL supports educators and policy leaders and enhances the experiences and outcomes for all PreK-12 students.

Crisis Hotlines:

  • National Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
  • HELP Line 951-686-4357
  • Crisis Line text CNUSD to 741-741
  • Safe house text SHHELP to 274-637

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


  • Students will learn and engage in research-based practices that have been shown to boost wellbeing, strengthen resilience, and even increase happiness! The strategies they will learn also strengthen social-emotional competencies such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and positive relationship skills.
  • From now until June 30, 2020, you can get it for FREE with code BREATHE20


College & Career Resources

College Board Coronavirus Updates


ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19

NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)

This webpage provides information, resources, and links for students and families.


For most students planning to attend college or career school, financial aid is essential. We’ll walk you through how financial aid works, resources to pay for college, and loan repayment options.


If you’re a senior in high school, you probably have a lot of questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect college admissions and financial aid. California colleges and financial aid providers know you’re worried. They’re responding and making changes as fast as they can to make sure you can still launch your plan.


Khan Academy

Khan Academy schedules for school closures

AP Online Classes & Review Sessions

Internet Access Resources


Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More


For the next 60 days, Sprint will support residential and small business customers by not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill because of the coronavirus, and waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic.


T-Mobile Update on COVID-19 Response

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What will be my final Spring 2020 grades?

In grades 7-12 current grades will be based on all school work completed up to Quarter 3, which ended March 13 shortly before the schools were closed. All distance learning assignments completed up to the end of the school year will be able to increase a student's final grade and will not reduce it. In other words - all students now have the opportunity to raise their grades AND learn the most essential information teachers can convey through distance learning. This also applies to 6th grade students at the intermediate schools.

2. When is Summer School 2020?

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3. What is the plan for class of 2020 graduation?

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4. Can I still apply for Dual Enrollment?

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5. When will I take my AP Exams?

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6. What are some tips for distance learning?

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7. Is the CNUSD Meal Program during School Closures still offered?

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8. What resources is the CNUSD Parent Center offering?

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9. Is CNUSD lending laptops to students that do not have one?

Completing this survey and indicating you need a device will put students on the list for the second round of device distribution. This is the only way to get on a list for device distribution. The district will contact students on this list to notify when and where they can pick up devices.

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*For future communications from the counseling department please refer to the Friday Finale.