Bernardo Heights Middle School  
Personal/Social Support

Resources for Families
Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic - provides a list of resources for families, including crisis counseling, food & diaper assistance, parenting support, mental health support, academic resources.

The Caring Connections Center - is a free resource available to any PUSD family!  The focus of service is for students in grades TK-12 who may be experiencing difficulty thriving in a school setting due to any of the following: poor attendance, academic concerns, emotional outbursts at home or at school, self-esteem and peer/social issues, discipline referrals, family changes such asdivorce, separation, addictions, mental illness,
violence, etc.  Parents can self-refer by calling 858-668-4087 or by emailing Veronica Ephraim at  

School Safety Website - "See Something, Say Something!"  Also includes links to bullying prevention, coping strategies, drug & alcohol prevention, emergency preparation, personal safety & security, and protecing kids online.

The following resources are available 24/7 for mental health support should you need resources for yourself or someone you care about.

  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  

(on the back of your student ID card)

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240
The Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741
Trans Family Support Services 1-858-304-0085
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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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