Alta Loma Junior High

9000 Lemon Ave., Alta Loma, CA 91701 (909)484-5100



Dear Alta Loma Junior High Families,

                It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the 2014 - 2015 school year! I would like to take a moment and introduce myself. I am Susie Melton and I will be serving as the new principal here at Alta Loma Junior High School. Having been an administrator in the Alta Loma School District for 13 years, I consider it an honor to now work at ALJH. I am committed to working together with you and your children to maintain the same high level of excellence that our school has built a reputation around.

We are pleased to welcome our incoming 7th graders and say welcome back to our 8th grade students. Our goal at Alta Loma Junior High is to foster Excellence in Education for each and every child that walks through our doors. There are many ways to get involved and we encourage your students to take advantage of every opportunity given to become the best that they can be! I feel blessed to work amongst an incredible staff that truly care about kids and are committed to excellence.

Our Back-to-School Night will be held on August 12th from 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. This informational night for parents gives you the chance to meet the teachers, learn about your child’s classroom expectations and ways to help your child be successful. We ask that you report to the amphitheater near the stage area at 6:45 receive general information.

            This monthly newsletter, The ALJHS POW WOW, will be the one and only paper newsletter provided. In the future, please visit our district website:  From there you can select the link to our school website. We publish the newsletter, parent and student handbooks, and district policies. You can also access teacher websites and an updated calendar with information about special events. We encourage you to visit the site often!

             We also encourage you to join the Alta Loma Jr. High School PTSA. Our PTSA sponsors many programs and events that help students.  We know that our school is a better place with the help and support of our PTSA!

Vote for School Site Council parent representatives at Back-To-School Night! Ballots will be available the evening of August 12 at the student window. Ballots can also be found in the office through August 18. Please join us in voting to select parent representatives for the council. The ALJH School Site Council consists of parents, students, and staff members who oversee the development and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. It’s not too late to volunteer! If you are interested in serving as a parent representative for this year’s School Site Council, call the school office by August 11 and speak to Mrs. Burton, School Secretary.

In closing, we know that every day over 650 students walk through our gates with all their hopes and dreams for the future. Parents trust us to ensure that their children will have the best foundation for a brighter future. It can be called a school’s moral imperative. We call it “Our Responsibility”. The staff and I appreciate our Alta Loma Junior High Families! Let’s celebrate our efforts and successes together and enjoy a wonderful school year.


Susie Melton