Dear Alta Loma Junior High Families,
The 2014 -2015 school year is off to a great start! Students are into their routines and have gotten down to business of school. We are proud of their efforts. We have several new staff members to welcome to ALJH. We are pleased to have them on the Warrior team. Please join me in welcoming Danielle Little, Clarissa Dorr, Andrew Carter, and Hadeel Obaid to our campus and welcome back Lauren Lening.
We are nearing the middle of the first trimester. Parent/Teacher conferences are set for September 23rd – 26th. Students will be on a modified day schedule with dismissal at 12:40. Parent conferences are arranged for students who are academically at-risk and are designed to have the student and parent attend the conference. Parents may also request a conference by calling the school office. Parents will get detailed information on how well their student is performing thus far. You should also work with your child’s teacher to set goals for the rest of the school year. This time for parents, students, and teachers to talk and plan together is vital to the academic success of each student at ALJH.
Have you accessed the Parent Portal? Parents can view their student’s current grades, testing information, missing assignments, and attendance information all in one place. The Parent Portal is found at the website https://illuminatehc.com/alsd. A letter went home with directions and an access number to set up your personalized Parent Portal account. You can still access current grade and assignment information by going to the same website and logging into the Student tab at the top of the page. To access the information, you need to enter your student’s ID number followed by your child’s six digit birthday ( e.g. May 30, 2000 would be 053000). If you have difficulty logging in, please make sure to call the office. We may need to reset the password. It is a perfect way to stay connected to your child’s academic progress! Also, please continue to check the school website often for announcements.
We have an active PTSA here at ALJH. We encourage you to participate and support our PTSA and ASB through our upcoming Fall Fundraiser! Once again, PTSA and ASB will be working together to promote our magazine and catalog fundraiser. The kick off assembly took place on August 28th. Students brought home packets with information regarding products and prizes. Your support allows us to do so many things, including supporting awards and incentives for all of our students, the Minder Binder that each student receives to help stay organized, as well as club and afterschool activities. We need your help and appreciate all you can do! Please note that the fundraiser has one turn in day for orders and payment. The turn in date is Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
A note about attendance: Every day counts in a child’s education. Did you know that every day a student is absent from school they get more than two days behind their peers? Students must make up missed learning and catch up on new learning at the same time. Every day a student is in school, it raises their chance to score well on tests. At Alta Loma Junior High, we are proud of the steps we are taking toward student achievement, but our work is not done and we need your help. Please support our efforts to improve student achievement by ensuring your child attends school regularly. You can do this by:
We know you want the very best education for your child, and we do too. By understanding that every day counts, together we can give your child the very best. We thank you for your support.Sincerely,