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Community school specialist

Darryl Jones

Community Schools Specialist: Mr. Brandon Hicks is available to answer any question Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm




Coordination Of Services Team

The Hayward Unified School District has implemented Coordination of Services Teams (COST) across the District to ensure that all students needs are addressed. The COST team at Southgate focuses on both the academic needs and social emotional needs of our students.

COST is a multidisciplinary team of school staff such as Principal, COST specialist, Counselors, psychologist, FES and providers who:

  • Create a regular forum for reviewing the needs of individual students and the school overall.
  • Collaborate on linking referred students to resources and interventions.
  • Support students’ academic success and healthy development.

If a student is struggling academically or in need of social-emotional support, please connect with a school staff member (e.g. COST Specialist, teacher, Family Engagement Specialist, etc.) 

We encourage families to fill out a COST Request Form with support from a school staff member. This strengthens communication and guarantees that the adults in a child’s life are working together to support their needs. COST Request Form is available by clicking on the following link:

Coordination of Services Teams are now receiving new requests for the 2022-2023 school year. If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, poses an immediate threat to themselves or others, or is being hurt by someone, call 911 for immediate help. In addition, please see our Wellness & Mental Health Supports webpage for more resources and contact information available.


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La Familia Family Support Services: 

La Familia is a non-profit organization offering a vast list of services to the Hayward Community. Counseling Services, Mental Health Support, Housing assistance and covid resources