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All school policies, dress code, discipline and attendance can be found in the school handbook.

2014-15 Parent-Student Handbook

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Panorama Education survey

We are excited to announce that our district community will participate in the Panorama Education survey, which will take place during the month of May.
The purpose of the survey is to gather information from parents around School Climate, School Safety, Family Engagement, and Barriers to Engagement. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and you will be able to provide feedback for the school site that your student attends. Click to continue

Principal's Message

Dear Alta Loma Parents and Supporters,

As principal, I have a strong desire to continue developing a family atmosphere strengthened by bonds of camaraderie, trust and support with our parents, families and teachers.  Indeed, one of the Board-approved LCAP goals of our district is to enhance our parent and community engagement and participation with Alta Loma activities.  I firmly believe that the mission of the PTA is to further this effort and be the center of this great movement of mutual cooperation and unity.

Without the efforts of the PTA, we would not be able to function as a school.  We owe a debt of gratitude to the PTA for so many dedicated and supportive actions including:
•    Helping pay for 6th, 7th & 8th Field Day & trips
•    Helping fund 8th Grade Ceremony
•    Providing teachers/staff with a $100 allocation expenditure
•    Providing teachers/staff several luncheons throughout the year
•    Donate money towards school necessities (in the past--outside benches, curtains in Ram Hall, library, computers)

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered, supported and been a proud member of the ALMS PTA thus far.  We are in danger, however, of not having a PTA next year because we do not currently have volunteers for our main officers.  To function as a PTA, we need to have a President, Secretary and Treasurer as a baseline to legally constitute a PTA organization.  Please help us preserve our honorable organization!  We need you!  We are currently looking for the following PTA Executive Board Officers: click to continue

Artists on Display


So proud of the ALMS artists who have their work displayed in a permanent gallery in the counseling office. Hopefully, this will brighten the day of all who enter.
ALMS artists: Joshua Baviera, Silvana Salgut, Nikaella Mariano, and Jiana Capulong.

Rising 6th Grade Summer Reading

The Language Arts teachers want to make sure you do plenty of reading this summer, so we are providing you with this record of your summer reading. You will hand this form to your new Language Arts teacher in August. Click for form and suggested reading

Parent Survey


 

Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. If you have any questions about this survey, contact Dr. Valerie Garrett at vgarrett@ssfusd.org.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

  • This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions.
  • All questions apply to this school only.
  • The results are for the use of your district.  The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference.

Access the survey using the following URL:
Parents only *** surveys.wested.org/csps/PF234XT ***

If you are having trouble taking the survey, please contact Dr. Valerie Garrett at vgarrett@ssfusd.org.

News

9/14/17

 

 

Alta Loma Middle School is excited about our new program, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the support needed for all students in school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. Key focus areas of PBIS at Alta Loma include prevention, positive behavior supports, and using data to better determine the needs of our students.

We are looking for help from local community and surrounding area businesses to help support students and our program at Alta Loma Middle School. Acknowledging both students and staff for their dedication to the program will help ensure the success of PBIS in our school and help support positive behaviors in the community. Any form of support you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Examples of things that may be helpful would include gift certificates, product sets/baskets, or financial donations to help purchase materials needed for the program. Any donation will be publicly acknowledged, as we are deeply grateful for your support.

We look forward to  partnering with you to ensure the success of our students.

Please use the form attached to fill out the necessary information and keep the portion below as an unofficial receipt for your records, until an official one is sent to you upon receiving the donation.

Sincerely,

ALMS PBIS Team

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ALMS is a Gold Ribbon School

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recognizes Alta Loma as one of four schools in San Mateo County for the 2017 California Gold Ribbon Award. Read more: www.cde.ca.gov

About Peachjar eflyers

In the past, our schools sent home loads of flyers in students’ backpacks. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly and to embrace innovative technology, we have moved from paper to a digital flyer delivery.

With our Peachjar eflyer program, the eflyers will be sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the  logo. 

Each year, our schools will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. In addition, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

School and school district-approved eflyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. And our children's backpacks will be a little bit lighter!

 


Nutrition

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