Student Support

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Student Support Office

Staffed by the Assistant Principal, Mental Health Counselor, and Student Support Coordinator, the Student Support Office (SSO) is Gateway’s hub for meeting daily student needs.

The Gateway High School SSO is open from 8:30 AM -4:00 PM daily. The SSO is available to student drop-ins during the school day, as well as during lunch. Students may also access SSO services during the school day by asking for passes from their teachers.

Student Support Services


Counseling, both formal and informal, is offered by our clinically trained social worker (MSW).

Restorative Practices

Invariably, students do occasionally find themselves in conflict with each other. When students need support in resolving a conflict, a staff member from the SSO can help guide students through the restorative process, including having a conference where each student has a voice and takes a part in resolving the issue.

Peer Mediation

When students have conflict, they may request, or a teacher may suggest that they get support from Gateway’s Peer Mediators. Peer Mediators receive training in Peer Mediation and work in pairs to come to resolutions and agreements with students who are in conflict.

General Daily Support

The SSO is also the place to visit if a student needs first aid, a snack, needs to call home, or is simply having a rough day and needs a caring adult to talk to.

Reference Materials

Students can find important reference materials, forms, and applications at the SSO regarding club start ups, athletics, BART teen discounts, work permits, lunch cards, and student IDs.

Counseling Program Flow Chart

Counseling referral flow chart

Click here to download Gateway High School's Counseling Program flow chart.

Click here to submit the parent/teacher counseling referral form.