Counseling News

Talking Points and Tips for Parents Dealing with Traumatic Events

Many of us are processing the recent events at Robb Elementary. At the same time, we are responsible and deeply invested in addressing the emotions and concerns of the students that we see everyday. Below are several conversation starters that you may want to use with your children:

  • What do you know about the events that occurred?
  • How do you feel about what happened?
  • What questions do you have?
  • How do you determine what is fact versus opinion?

Here are additional tips for supporting children:

  • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
  • Limit exposure to television and the news.

  • Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
  • Listen to kids’ fears and concerns.
  • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things.
  • Families and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
  • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

Additional Resources:

Attention 8th Graders!

Course Request Form: Due to your Cunha counselor on Friday, February 11th. If you were absent, see your counselor to pick up a form. Click here to see an updated list of the Course Offerings with only the 9th grade classes.
Advanced Course Contract: Supplemental form for any AP or Advanced courses. Must be turned in with the Course Request Form.
Student Planning Guide: Course descriptions, pre-requisites, graduation requirements, everything is in here!

Check back here for information regarding HMBHS Course Selection!

7th Grade Meetings

Parents of 7th grade students should be receiving text messages inviting them to a brief meeting with their student and the counselor in the next two weeks. Please reply with a YES to confirm your attendance at the appointment or NO if you are not able to join us. We will still meet with your student.

On the day of the appointment, please arrive on time as the meetings are scheduled back to back. The meetings will be held in the portables near the parking lot. Please park in the parking lot and check in there rather than in the office. 

If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.

Los padres de los estudiantes de séptimo grado deben recibir mensajes de texto invitándolos a una breve reunión con su estudiante y la consejera en las próximas dos semanas.  Por favor responda con un SÍ para confirmar su asistencia a la cita o NO si no puede unirse a nosotros. Aún nos reuniremos con su estudiante.

El día de la cita, por favor llegue a tiempo ya que las reuniones están programadas una tras otra. Las reuniones se llevarán a cabo en los salones portátiles cerca del estacionamiento. Por favor estacione en el estacionamiento y regístrese allí en lugar de en la oficina.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la consejera de su hijo/a.


Return to Campus Guide

Click here for a quick reference guide with information for returning to campus.

Click here for Tips for Parents.

Click here for Tips for Students.

Course Selection Information

Please see the tips below or download it here for help completing the Course Selection Google Form.

*NOTE: You will need to be logged in to your student's Cabrillo Google Account ([email protected]) in order to access the form. This is NOT the same as the Infinite Campus Portal which is used for registration forms.

Course Selection Tips

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Response to Bullying

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 6th grade Social Studies classrooms 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). 

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


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

Teen Health and Wellness Hotlines

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

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"Heart of Compliments"created by the 6th graders for their Anti-Bullying Presentations

Cunha Clubs 20-21

Please contact your counselor if you are interested in starting a club.

Yoga Club (please contact Mrs. Angst for more information) 

Origami Club (please contact Mrs. Mote for more information) 

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