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Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

Mission of the SSSP

“Increase academic success by providing students and families with educational, personal, and social support in a safe learning environment.”


Welcome to Calero High School’s Student Support Center.

The Student Support Center (SSC) is staffed by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, School Psychologist and Mental Health Intern. The SCC staff works collaboratively with staff at the school site and District office.

The SSC provides a number of free and confidential* services to the school community including:

  • Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Management
  • Attendance and Truancy Services
  • Family Support
  • Linkage to School and Community Resources
  • Collaboration with School Personnel
  • Teacher Assistance with Academic and Behavioral Support Plans
  • Development and Facilitation of Wellness Prevention and Intervention Programs/Activities.

*Some services may require parental consent

Issues that May Prompt a Student Support Center referral:

  • Family/Home Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Discipline/Behavior
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Drugs/Alcohol Suspected Use
  • Relationship/Social Issues
  • Academic Issues
  • Health Concerns
  • Pregnancy/Teen Parenting Needs
  • Gang Affiliation
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation/Comments
  • Suspected Self-Harming
  • Victim of a Crime/Bullying
  • Sexual Orientation/Identity
  • Legal Issues
  • Teacher Conflict
  • Lack of Basic Needs/Homelessness
  • Runaway

When should I refer a student to the Student Support Center?

A student should be referred for support when the student show’s signs of social and/or emotional difficulties which are interfering with the student’s success at school.

Who can refer?

Any person in the student’s life, including the student themselves, can make a referral.

How do I refer?

Fill out an online form:

Student Support Referral Form

Referral forms will be sent directly to the School Social Worker. Paper referral forms are also available in the main office.

Student Support Center Staff Contact Information

Hillary Pleasants, LCSW, PPSC
School Social Worker
Phone: (408) 347-7614

Jeff Bettencourt
Calero High School Psychologist
Phone: TBD