Welcome to Peninsula

  • Special Message During School Closures

    Your counselors will be available via email, phone, and videoconferencing during school hours.

    Remind App
    Text to 81010
    Message: @puma-pride
    Being added to the "PHS Counseling and Wellness" classroom will give you access to text one of us and for us to be able to contact you via text. 

    You can request to speak with a Wellness Counselor while campuses are closed by phone, email or you can sign up for drop-in support. We take appointments during regular school hours.

    If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please contact the following sources immediately: 

    • Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Anonymous Alert: www.anonymousalerts.com/sanmateouhsd
    • StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org/
    • 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely 

    Puede solicitar hablar con un consejero de bienestar mientras las escuelas están cerradas por teléfono, correo electrónico o puede inscribirse para recibir asistencia sin cita previa.  Tomamos citas durante días y horarios regulares de la escuela.

    Si se trata de una emergencia médica o de salud mental, por favor comuniquese con los recursos a continuación inmediatamente:

    • Línea de Texto de Crisis: envíe un mensaje de texto a "home" al 741-741
    • Línea Directa Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-800-273-8255
    • Alerta Anónima: www.anonymousalerts.com/sanmateouhsd
    • Línea Directa de Crisis de StarVista: 650-579-0350
    • Línea Nacional Directa de Violencia Doméstica: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org/
    • 911 o visite la sala de emergencias del hospital más cercano si es posible llegar con seguridad




    • 危机信息专线: 发信息"home" 到741-741
    • 全国自杀预防热线:1-800-273-8255
    • StarVista 危机热线: 650-579-0350

    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org/
    • 打911 或是前往离你最近的医院急症室

    Welcome to Peninsula's Wellness Center

    Peninsula High School offers students the unique privilege of a Wellness Center on campus. The Wellness Center support students and their families in effectively addressing various social and emotional concerns that may arise during school. This is in lieu of supporting all our students as full rounded individuals whose needs might be outside of strictly academic guidance. Students can utilize services on their own as well as may be referred by teachers, guidance counselors, parents, assistant principals, staff, and friends. 

    In addition, several mental health helpers are placed on the school site to assist students as needed. Ultimately, students are best supported toward academic success through the utilization of this role. In order for students to take advantage of this program, please sign the enclosed consent form and have your student return it to the school. Our wellness staff have experience supporting youth and families in educational settings. In addition to crisis support, They provides our students with short-term, solutions focused therapy to help navigate the myriad of struggles they face.

    Ms. Montoya

    Lara L. Montoya, MS, LMFT
    Wellness Counselor, Peninsula High School
    T: 650-558-2435
    Email: lmontoya@smuhsd.org

    Click bit.ly for Ms. Montoya to meet


    Mr. Michalske
    Dan Michalske
    Wellness Counselor--TUPE Project
    PHS : 650-558-2476
    District Office : 650-558-2299
    Click bit.ly Dan Michalske to meet.


Care Solace

  • 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. Learn more.

Wellness Resources for Parents and Guardians