“I wish they would only take me as I am.” Vincent Van Gogh
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.
School Site Council Nominations
One Parent Representative Needed
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 (email@example.com) by Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Please contact Mrs. Salazar if you have any questions.
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
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.
The Run for Education September 12 - October 11
- 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!
SRVUSD Board Of Education
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
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