School Policies

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

2014-15 Parent-Student Handbook


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Support ALMS Teachers

Support ALMS teachers in funding their projects on DonorsChoose.org! Click image on left to see a list of current projects.

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbooks prices extended at $35 until the end of October! Prices will go up starting November 1st. Bring cash or a check to Ms. Van Sebille in Room 37. Checks are made payable to Alta Loma Middle School..



11/1-Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser@ Serramonte

11/3-Turtle Game (Teacher vs. Student Basketball Game) -3:30-4:30pm in Ram Hall

11/15-Family Lit Night- 5:30-7:00pm in Ram Hall

11/16-Ono Hawaiian Fundraiser-  2-6pm at Colma

11/17-Tri Middle School Basketball Game,  4-7pm, location TBD


Hello Alta Loma Family,


As you hopefully are aware, we are fortunate to be partnered with Genentech and they would like to help give science students in our district the opportunity to experience science in another forum, other than the classroom.  The permission slips were distributed at the end of September and they are slowly being turned in through science classes.  The field trip is 100% paid for by Genentech, including transportation and admission to the venues.  The field trips for all 3 grade levels are taking place on Thursday, November 9th during the school day.  Locations for each field trip are as follows:


6th grade - California Academy of Sciences

7th grade - Exploratorium

8th grade - Hiller Aviation Museum


The 6th and 7th grade trips require a 1:8 adult to student ratio.  8th grade needs a 1:10 ratio.  In order for these field trips to take place, we must abide by these requirements.  Each field trip needs about 25 adult chaperones.  We could really benefit from having parent volunteers.  If you would like to spend a fun day with your child and a small group of their friends, please take the day off and join us.  You will ride the chartered bus with us, rather than having to drive kids in your own car.  If your child still has not turned in their permission slip, please sign the side that states that you would like to volunteer.  If the permission slip has already been turned in, please feel free to contact me through email and I will put your name on the list and have your child arrange their group. 


At this point, 6th grade has about a dozen parents signed up, 7th grade close to 10, and 8th grade has 5.  We are a long way from the numbers we need, get in before the spaces fill up.  Thank you for your time.


Mr. Tom




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.




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