• Superintendent


    James Moore,  
    Superintendent         Supt
    Daina Shaffer, Administrative Assistant  x2003

    Message from the Superintendent

    Another school year is once again upon us. Welcome!

    While the world around us may seem at times to be a bit chaotic and stressful, it’s nice to know that the hours spent in ALSD schools, can be filled with hope and purpose. There’s no better place than home, and the schools throughout the Alta Loma School District are the safe harbor for our students, families, teachers and community during these turbulent times.

    That’s why we’re celebrating all that’s “right in Alta Loma schools”.

    It all starts with a great school system, and our district is among the finest anywhere. ALSD has a well-deserved reputation for high standards, exceptional teaching and strong student achievement. As proof, our schools have earned countless recognitions and awards, including our most recent California Distinguished School recipients, Alta Loma and Deer Canyon elementary schools.

    Simply put, great schools are essential to the quality of life in a strong community. Our schools are doing just that.

    The reasons are clear. We have remarkable teachers and staff, enthusiastic and supportive families and outstanding leadership from our Board of Trustees and management team.

    As we set out on the 2018-2019 school year, we’re thrilled with our tremendous progress across the board, from academic excellence and innovative programs to the latest physical and technological improvements that will allow ALSD to stay at the front of the curve for years to come. 

    For the first time, every student at every school in the district will have access to appropriate technology, thanks to the purchase of new Chromebooks and other age-appropriate touch-screen computers.

    Through funding we have received following the 2016 passage of Measure H, we’ve already completed several technological advancements to expand our growing digital educational environment and also greatly improve our operational functions.

    Unleashing the power of our new robust wireless network, our new keyless locking system will provide heightened security at all district sites. The recently completed voice-over internet protocol phone system significantly boosts our internal and external communications capabilities, while also adding another layer of safety protection. 

    The modular classroom buildings at Deer Canyon Elementary School have been relocated and construction of the planned 11,500-square-foot permanent classrooms will begin soon. The new building will include eight classrooms, offices, a staff room and two restrooms.

    Academically, our teachers continue to augment their knowledge and skills through extensive professional training and development opportunities that directly benefit our students. And our management team is constantly on the lookout for pioneering systems and procedures that set ALSD apart from other school districts. 

    We’re thankful for so much that is right in the Alta Loma School District, and I hope you’ll join us in celebrating throughout 2018-2019. Best wishes for a fruitful and rewarding school year!


    James B. Moore