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Department of Student Support Services

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year from the Department and Office of Student Support Services. With cultural humility, Student Support Services is committed to creating a sustained districtwide restorative climate with a racial equity lens that increases access to education and holistic love and support for students and families. To that end we seek to ensure educational success and transformation for all students. Through the support of this department, we provide the necessary intervention systems, aiding students and families in maximizing their educational experience within the San Lorenzo Unified School District. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best level of quality service through the lens of equity, integrity, respect, and social justice. In mission, we strive to partner with all district and site-based departments to close academic, opportunity, racial, and discipline gaps, preparing students for solid futures. We are continually deepening our District and Departmental implementation of Restorative Practices. For more information about our Restorative Practices approach, please visit our Restorative Practices page.
In Student Support Services we manage issues from the district level that are related to truancy (SART/SARB/Chronic Absenteeism), residence verification (home visits), Section-504 Plans, DICE Program (new location), Inter District Transfer Applications, Open Enrollment, transcript requests, summer work permits, student enrollment, suspensions and expulsions, Re-Entry Program, McKinney-Vento (Homeless Program), SLZUSD Mental Health Collaborative, Foster Youth services, matters related to discipline, Restorative Practices, and more.
For deeper information and our departmental Theory of Action, you can view our 2019-20 Student Support Services Department Manual & Strategic Approach. For additional guiding information regarding parent-to-school engagement, see the US Department of Education document (English/Spanish).


San Lorenzo Unified is A Safe Haven District. See links and supports below:

DACA Resources & Supports:

Student Support Services Staff

Dr. Ammar Saheli, Director, Student Support Services
Amani Dunham, Coordinator, Student Support Services
Diana Maravilla, Health and Wellness Coordinator
Front Office

D.I.C.E. Program (District Individualized Contracted Education) New Address: 750 Fargo Ave. San Leandro, 94579

Child Welfare and Attendance

  • Cynthia Brice:
    Child Welfare and Attendance Specialist 
    (510) 317-4732 

Restorative Practices Teacher on Special Assignment

  • Becca Coleman
    Restorative Practices TSA
    (510) 317-2584

Social Workers:

School Community Liaisons:

Campus Security Officer