Health & Wellness
District nurses and school Health Clerks assist with the record keeping of state and federal mandated health and immunization records including but not limited to Tuberculosis screening, immunizations, school entry health assessments, scoliosis screening, vision and hearing screening, dental screenings. In addition, staff may administer medication to students on a daily basis as prescribed through a physician.
Union School District is committed to the mental wellbeing of all of our students. We employ a number of counselors as well as contract with outside agencies. If you are concerned about your child, please contact your child’s school who will help determine next steps in getting support for your child.
Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace's web-based system works alongside our multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as a tool for school staff, students, and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers within minutes.
Care Solace Provides:
Care Concierge professionals available 24/7 by phone, email, text or video chat in any language. Web access will be made available on our school and district websites.
A streamlined process for students, staff, and their families to connect quickly with mental health care resources and providers in the community.
A dedicated Care Concierge to support staff and families through the whole process, calling providers on their behalf to determine a fit
Help with private insurance, Medi-Cal, and no insurance
Care Solace services come at no cost to the user
Completely confidential support; Care Solace will not share personal information without permission
In-person, online, or teletherapy options
Appointment coordination for students, staff, and their families
Self Care & Coping Resources
Common Sense Media | Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty
Helping Children After a Wildfire: Tips for Parents and Teachers | This timely resource includes tips specific to dealing with children's anxieties related to wildfires.
Help Kids Cope | Disaster Preparedness Mobile App
Resilience Is The Most Powerful Skill Kids Can Develop Right Now
Covid19k12counseling.org | Key educational and counseling resources to support students during the COVID-19 outbreak.
CALM - Take a Deep Breath | The following is a great link to help adults and children practice mindfulness for free. Includes meditation, yoga, calming music resources, etc.
AHA Parenting | A website with articles and resources to support parents in creating a more peaceful home - and happy, responsible, considerate kids!
Guided Meditation for Children | Nighttime Meditation
California Healthy Kids Survey
As part of our district health and wellness initiative, students in grades 5, 6 and 7 are asked to participate in our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and well-being among our youth, and improve the school learning environment. Your child does not have to take the survey. Participation is voluntary.
Survey Content. The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning; school safety; health-related concerns such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; risk of depression and suicide; and protected class identifiers such as sexual orientation and gender identity.
You may examine the questionnaire in the school office or at the links below:
The results from this survey are compiled into the district- and county-level CHKS Reports. To view a copy of our district’s report, go to https://calschls.org/reports-data/search-lea-reports.
It is Voluntary. Students who, with your permission, agree to participate do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer and may stop taking the survey at any time.
It is Anonymous. No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data. The results will be made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.
Potential Risks. There are no known risks of physical harm to your child. The risks of psychological or social harm are very small. None have been reported in 22 years of survey administration. In rare instances, some discomfort might be experienced from the questions. The school’s counseling services will be available to answer any personal questions that may materialize.
For Further Information. The survey was developed for the CDE by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, call Annie Murphy, Director of Learning & Innovation 408-377-8010 x44233.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
USD is committed to providing social emotional learning in conjunction with academics. Students' social emotional health is critical for students to thrive and learn.
Each school uses a SEL curriculum. Programs in the district include:
Caring School Community
Project Cornerstone is supported by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and in conjunction with the YMCA of Santa Clara Valley, students learn about the 41 Developmental Assets and how to respect each other. Workshops are held annually for students as well as for their parents.
California Parent & Youth Helpline
Parents Anonymous® Inc. launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline® in partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his initiative to address the impacts of COVID-19. Since 1969, Parents Anonymous® has provided weekly evidence-based support groups for parents, children and youth nationwide.
Call, text or chat for free - 8am – 8pm every day
Visit caparentyouthhelpline.org for more information.
It takes a village to keep our students safe on campus and in our community. WeTip is designed to serve as a resource for students who experienced or observed school-related bullying, racism, harassment, or other inappropriate behaviors. Once a report is filed, WeTip will contact our Student Services in our Learning and Innovation Department with the specifics of the incident, and Student Services will work with the administration, counselors, and other school staff.
Through WeTip, the anonymity of the person reporting is maintained. Students and parents are also encouraged to contact school staff directly to report inappropriate behaviors because this typically provides us with more detailed and helpful information.
The County Suicide and Crisis Hotline and the Crisis Text Line are fully operational.
Call (855) 278-4204 or text RENEW to 741741.
The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Call the Friendship Line at (415) 750- 4111.
Bill Wilson Center Crisis Hotline (Youth)
SOS Crisis Hotline 408-278-2585
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Alliance on Mental Illness Crisis Text Line
TEXT NAMI to 741-741
National Sexual Assault Hotline
"Thoughts for Caregivers"
24/7 crisis line, (800) 325-HOPE
Parent hotline: Bay Area TALK provides 24-hour support for parents and caregivers in the Bay Area