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Counseling Services

Welcome Thunderbolts!  Thornton counselors are available by phone, email and during our virtual office hours.  Please see the links below for virtual office hours information for each counselor.  In addition, we have a link to our Virtual Counselor Form that students can use to request a meeting. Please scroll down to learn more about Thornton's counseling program and to see a list of our helpful resources for students and families.  


Counseling Staff

Jamie White  7th Grade

Google Voice # (510)952-7962

Monday - Friday and via School Loop

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 10:00 -- 10:30 a.m.  and 2:00 -- to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, 1:30 -- 2:30 p.m.  



Mark Banez 8th Grade   

Google Voice# (510)519-7271                                                                 

Monday - Friday                          and via School Loop

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 10:00 -- 10:30 a.m.  and 2:00 -- to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, 1:30 -- 2:30 p.m.  



Suzanne Ayriss, Transition Counselor 8th to 9th grade for special programs

At Thornton on Tuesday and Wednesday, and every other Monday

Google Voice# (510) 457-1286 on voicemail after 3:30 pm and weekends and via School Loop

Every other Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from  10-10:30 a.m and  2-2:30 p.m.


Academic Counseling

¨ Make six year plans

¨ Promotion status checks to include grades and testing

¨ Assist students and families with short-term action plans through our Student  Study Teams (SST’s)

¨ Conferences with students, teachers and parents

¨ Assist students with course selections during registration

¨ Assist with transition of 6th graders to 7th grade and 8th graders to high school

¨ Parent Nights

¨ College entrance requirements reviewed with all students annually

¨ Referrals to intervention programs and academic support resources

¨ Conferences with identified At Risk students and parent

¨ Guidance in study skills, organization, and time management

¨ Evaluate all new students’ records when entering school for proper placement in classes

¨ Referrals for alternative educational placement as needed



Personal Counseling

¨ Orientation for incoming students

¨ Referrals to social service agencies

¨ Crisis counseling

¨ Parent conferences and student appointments upon request

¨ Small-group counseling on a variety of topics

¨ Conflict resolution

¨ Anti-bullying classroom presentations


Career & College

¨ Classroom presentations

¨ 7th and 8th grade planning and making a six year plan

¨ Goal setting

¨ UC/CSU/Private University/Community College/High School information

¨ Career exploration activities

¨ Promote college-related programs and events



Where else can I get help?

Alameda County Child Protective Services  (510) 259-1800
Alameda County Mental Health (510) 795-2434
Al-Anon/Al-Teen       (510)  276-2270
Alcoholics Anonymous     (510) 839-8900
California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200
Fremont Fire/Police Department   911
Fremont Hospital (CPC) (510) 796-1100
La Familia Counseling Services    (510) 881-5921
The Parent Project   (510) 574-2148 or (510) 574-2100                      
S.A.V.E. (Shelter Against Violent Environments) (510) 794-6055
Second Chance  (510) 792-4357
Teen Parents Program—Cal-SAFE (F.U.S.D.) (510) 657-9155
Tri-Cities Health Center  (510) 770-8131
Youth & Family Services (510) 574-2100
Poison Control   (800) 876-4766
Rape Crisis Line (Fremont)  (510) 845-7273
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County Text Hotline TEXT SAFE TO 20121