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Counseling Office

Welcome to the
Edendale Middle School
Counseling Office

During the Covid 19 school closure you can contact your counselor for questions, check in's, or help with personal issues. We are available for phone calls and texts Monday through Friday 9:00-4:00 or by email. 

Ms. McMahon (A-Ln) 

(510) 342-9685 



Ms. Taylor (Lo-Z) 

(510) 925-2643 



You can also communicate with your counselors and get school notifications in the EMS Counselors Google Classroom: 

  1. Go to google.com (computer, tablet) or the Google Classroom (phone) 
  1. Log in with your student ID number followed by @student.slzusd.org (ex: 12345@student.slzusd.org) 
  1. Enter your password, which is the same as your Chromebook password 
  1. Click on the Google Classroom Icon in the Google Apps, then click on EMS Counselors 


Additional Help: 




Phone Number 


Chad Castruita 

Care Solace Covid19 Therapy  

(818) 437-5609 


Alameda County Crisis Support 

24/7 Crisis Counseling 

(800) 309-2131 


Josie McCracken 

La Familia Therapy  

(510) 963-9853 



Community Resources 




Alameda County Resources 

Resource Hotline 

211 or (888) 886-9660 

Alameda County Food Bank 

Food Pantry  

(510) 635-3663, (800) 870-3663 


SLZUSD Free Breakfast/Lunch Pick up 




Hesperian Elementary 

620 Drew St, San Lorenzo, 94580 

M-F, 11-1 

Hillside Elementary 

15980 Marcella St, San Leandro, 94578 

M-F, 11-1 

Arroyo High School 

15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo, 94580 

M-F, 11-1 

Mission Statement:  

The Edendale Counseling Department is committed to supporting the advancement of knowledge, skills, and attributes for all students so that they may achieve their true personal potential.  


We understand there are many challenges during Middle School. You are NOT alone- we’re here for you! 

Services provided:  

  • Brief individual counseling  
  • Small group counseling 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Community circles 
  • Crisis counseling 
  • Progress checks 
  • Parent conferences 
  • Referral to community resources 


Students can visit their counselor: 

  • During Nutrition Break by appointment 
  • During Lunch 
  • During class with permission and hall pass 
  • After school until 3:30 or later by appointment  

*If a counselor is unavailable when you come, please sign the Counseling clipboard in the office and a counselor will contact you as soon as possible. 


Schedule changes will only be considered if:

  • There is a safety concern 
  • There is a written parent request with administrator approval 
  • There is a teacher recommendation with administrator approval 
Ms. McMahon (A - Ln)                    Ms.  Taylor (Lo - Z)
(510) 317-5109                            (510) 317-5108
Email Ms. McMahon                       Email Ms. Taylor  
 Parents are strongly encouraged to contact the counseling office directly to make an appointment.
Parents and Guardians are now able to keep track of student(s) academic standings such as grades, classroom performance, discipline, and attendance via the