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September 7, 2020

Dear Alamo Families,

Thank you to the 2019-2020 School Site Council:

Parents - Renee Feldman, Tracie Kenyon, Clayton Laderer, and Ling-Chih Liang

Teachers - Shawna Mayer, Amber Pavon

Staff - Mary Bennett

Principal - Stan Hitomi


We are extending our special gratitude to Renee Feldman and Tracie Kenyon for continuing for another 2-year term!


Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Site Council:

Parents - (Yr2) Clayton Laderer, (Yr2) Ling-Chih Liang, (Yr1) Renee Feldman, (Yr1) Tracie Kenyon, Yr1 Parent

Teachers - Ava Angeletopoulos, Michelle Beem, Amber Pavon

Staff - Martha Hansen

Principal - Monina Salazar


School Site Council (SSC) at Alamo is a committee of teachers, parents, and school staff that works with the school principal to plan for the needs of the school. A change in the law in 2019 decreased membership count from twelve to ten. We are a ten-member committee as we have more than 300 students. Council members generally serve two-year terms with half of the members beginning in even years, and the other half in odd. The staggered terms lend stability to the council, allowing new members to acclimate.


A significant duty of the SSC is to develop and then annually update the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), a formal plan for the school that satisfies both state and federal program requirements. It is a school's roadmap used to create and explain the plan to improve student academic success.


The SPSA identifies a school's strengths and weaknesses concerning student achievement and documents the SSC's strategies to close the gaps. Working with the principal, the site council may recommend ways to allocate the school's spending budget to improve outcomes. The committee will look at academic assessments, such as standardized tests and writing and math assessment data. Last year's SPSA focused on improving 4th-grade math, increasing literacy skills for students with an IEP, and changing a School Climate target.


The SSC may also review attendance, suspension data, and student and family-school climate survey data. Based on that data, the council sets goals and identifies the priorities, and determines what programs, services, and other resources can help a student population to reach these goals. They also monitor the expenditures that fund these programs and services.


If you are interested in learning more about student achievement, school policy, programs, and budgets, please consider joining a 2-year term on our School Site Council (see below). Members are chosen by their peers — that is, teachers are selected by other teachers, and parents by other parents.


Warm regards,

Mrs. Salazar

msalazar@srvusd.net

School Site Council Nominations

One Parent Representative Needed

Your voice is vitally important, and by serving on the site council you can help shape and improve our school.


Site Council is composed of equal numbers of staff and parent representatives who serve a two-year term. They meet six times a year to oversee the implementation of various programs in the school. The School Site Council is a governing body that is responsible for review and approval of:


  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

  • Single Plan for School Achievement (SPSA)

  • Comprehensive School Safety Plan (CSSP)

  • School Site Emergency Plan (SSEP)


Would you be interested in serving on Alamo School’s Site Council as a parent representative? To nominate yourself or a fellow parent, you may submit your/their name by emailing this form to Mrs. Salazar (msalazar@srvusd.net) by Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Please contact Mrs. Salazar if you have any questions.

Important Dates

Sep 10 Alamo PTA Associaton Meeting 7:00 PM

Sep 14 YMCA Opens (date changed from 9/8)

Sep 15 Minimum Day, Staff Development Day

Sep 16 School Site Council Nominations Due


Alamo School Calendar


2020-21 Instructional Calendar Board REVISED due to COVID (Posted 08/04/2020) (PDF)

Shout-Out!

Office Staff and Custodial Team! They are the backbone of the school, without whom we would be inefficient and ineffective.


Ms. Hughey

Ms. Hildreth

Mr. Roberto

Mr. Augustus

TEAMWORK! staff, paras, teachers, parents!

Material Pick Up/Drop Off Day was a SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone! The self-serve process worked; only 5 of 307 bags were unclaimed.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The Run for Education September 12 - October 11

REGISTER TODAY!


  • Registration fees: schools earn 40% of the net registration fees from every participant that chooses your school
  • Fundraising pages: automatically created for every registrant, the school receives 70% of funds raised!

REGISTER NOW!

YMCA Childcare - Opening at Alamo on Tuesday, September 14

There is space available if you need childcare.


Registration: Email Kristen Martinez at kmartinez@ymcaeastbay.org.

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SRVUSD Board Of Education

Board meetings are typically held twice each month on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the SRVUSD Education Center located at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville. All meetings are open to the public. Board Meetings are live-streamed on the District's YouTube channel: SRVUSD Board


Board Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Audio & Video)

OFFICE INFORMATION

ATTENDANCE


REPORTING AN ABSENCE OR TARDY

Notify the school office if your child will be absent or tardy. Email AlamoAttendance@srvusd.net.


Please leave your student’s name, teacher, grade, and reason for absence. Thank you.

OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 - 4:00 PM (925) 855-4800

SCHOOL PHOTOS are on hold until we return to in-person learning.

TECHNOLOGY OR DEVICE HELP

Parents if you need a device and/or a hotspot for your student(s) or are having problems with a device that was issued to you, please visit the Parent IT Help Site. They will be able to help you, or you can request a device. Anyone student can request a device and/or a hotspot throughout the year.


If you child does not remember their password, please email your request to

ALpassword@srvusd.net.


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