Counseling Department

Welcome to the Foothill High School Counseling Website!

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Our Services

We strive to provide students with effective, accessible counseling services for academic, social/emotional, and career planning issues. As counselors, we understand that high school can be a challenging time for students on many levels. Common concerns for which students regularly seek our assistance include:
  • Course planning
  • College guidance
  • Struggles in a particular class or subject
  • Personal issues
View the programs and services link to your right for more detailed information. 
Message to Students and Families During School Dismissal


We understand that this is a very difficult time for students, parents, staff, and our families. Your Foothill Counselors are currently working with administration on a plan to support your student during school dismissal due to COVID-19. As soon as we have more information, updates will be sent out via email, here on Talon Talk, and can be found on our website, so please be on the lookout for those. 

Please check out the COVID- 19 Resource Doc for available resources and technology questions.

During the school dismissal, if your student would like to connect with their counselor, we will be available virtually during regular school hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:35 am - 2:58 pm and Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am - 2:58 pm. Students can reach out to their counselor with questions via email or can request a virtual appointment through Google Hangouts, using their PUSD student email. 

In the meantime, counselors will stay busy monitoring student academic progress, coordinating course selection changes for the 2020-2021 school year, and will be focused next week on summer school recommendations and Junior Status letters. All Juniors will receive an email soon regarding our alternate plans since we are not able to hold Junior meetings at this time. Please encourage your student to continue to regularly check their PUSD emails, as things are rapidly changing and we promise to continue to support your student as best we can through this virtual reality.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100, or call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Other Crisis Support Resources:

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line:

    • 1-800-309-2131

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

  • Crisis Text Line:

    • Text keyword HOME to 741-741

  • Crisis TextLine (teens only 4pm-11pm)

    • Text keyword SAFE to 20121

Lastly, take time to pause and find joy in each day. Turn on some music, dance, play, and breathe. We will get through this together:

Summer School

Although summer school registration will not be available until the spring, here is a link to the 2019-20 summer school calendar:

College Advising Night - March 10th

Missed the College Advising Night?  Check-out the attached presentation below.  Topics covered included: building the college list with reach, target, and safety schools; navigating different types of college applications; presenting yourself to colleges; timelines for tests/tasks and financial aid, NCAA, etc. 

Second Semester Schedule Change Requests: 

Students may submit requests now for second semester changes. For more information, please see below:
  • Schedule changes occur through the first week of semester 2 only
  • Changes can ONLY occur for level changes (for example: AP to regular, math level changes, etc.) or to add a non-academic, non-college prep class, such as Academic Support, TA or Special Ed Tutor.  We are not adding to college-prep classes at this time.

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