Dear ALJH Families,
Fall is upon us and the first trimester for students comes to a close on October 31st. We are proud of the efforts of the students and encourage them to stay on course for a strong finish to this important trimester. We thank you, our parents, for being so supportive! We would like to remind you of the many supports we have in place to assist students. If your child needs additional assistance, we encourage them to utilize our Study Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. In addition, many teachers offer help before school, after school, or during lunch time. Contact your specific teacher for times. There are also programs that you can utilize at home that can offer additional support, including Learning Upgrade, Study Island, and https://alsd.illuminatehc.com (this website keeps you apprised of your student’s grades). You can also visit our website and utilize help links to these resources and more. The staff at ALJH is truly dedicated to ensuring all students achieve their personal best.
PTSA continues to make a difference on the ALJH campus. With our Fall Fundraiser just concluding, we thank you and our PTSA for supporting our efforts to continue the many activities and programs that go directly back to students. Have you joined PTSA? PTSA is kicking off its annual Membership Drive. If you haven’t joined yet, now is a perfect time to do so. Our parent involvement has been outstanding so far this year. Parents can be seen at the school dances, food fairs, field trips, behind the scenes working with students at home, and offering their financial support. Our thanks go out to all of our volunteers who make Alta Loma Junior High such a great place for students.
Safety continues to be a top priority for all of us. As reminders, students need to be picked up from school within 15 minutes of dismissal or at the end of their school activity. Please be sure to communicate how students will be getting home, if a change occurs. We also ask that all students use the crosswalks and obey all rules of the road when walking. It is best if students go directly home at the end of the school day. We have many students visiting Beryl Park after school. With no supervision at the park, we want to ensure that each student makes it home safely. We thank you for your efforts in this area.
We ask that you continue to encourage your child to set goals for themselves and stay connected in school. They can achieve their personal best by participating in after-school sports or joining one of the many clubs available. We believe that ALJH is an outstanding school with an incredible staff, hardworking students, and dedicated parents. We thank you for your continued support.