Boy working

Our sign

Scientist Almaden

At Desk

Breast Cancer Day

Ms. Prieto

On a project

First Almaden Elementary

Two students

Mrs. Cantlen

Students working

swinging

Mrs. Zamorano

Welcome to Almaden Elementary School

Leadership Associates is doing the search for the new superintendent of San Jose Unified School District. LA would like to give all stakeholders an opportunity to give input as to the qualities they would like to see in the next leader of SJUSD.

There are three community forums scheduled on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. These forums will take place at Leland High School Media Center, San Jose High School Media Center and Willow Glen Elementary Cafeteria. Willow Glen High did not have any rooms available. The community may attend any one of these forums that is most convenient for them. There will be Spanish translation available at SJHS and WGE

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.


Academic Language Acquisition
Adquisición del Lenguaje Académico (ALA)

 



Hear from parents and experts about SJUSD’s Academic Language Acquisition (ALA) program and how it helps your child transition.
*At this time, this video is only available in Spanish

Escuche a los padres y expertos en el ámbito educativo explicando cómo el programa de SJUSD llamado Adquisición del Lenguaje Académico (ALA) les ayuda a los estudiantes a hacer la transición del español al inglés.
*Por el momento, este video sólo está disponible en español


Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance.  Please adhere to the following rules:

1.  Pull into the valet line and drop your child off by the office if you are not getting out to walk your child to the line or cafeteria. 

2.  Please refrain from dropping your child off in the middle of the busy street or pulling into the driveway of our neighborhood homes.  This is dangerous and could result in an accident.

3.  Please refrain from making a 3-point turn in the middle of the street. This slows down the flow of traffic and again, could result in an accident.  You will need to drive to the end of Dentwood and turn in the cul-de-sac or drive through the valet line in the parking lot and turn from there.

4.  Please drive slowly.  I have timed traffic, and it takes approximately 15-17 minutes to clear out traffic. This year Pioneer High School dismisses around the same time we do and this has caused our traffic to back up. 

5.  Please be patient.  The safety of our sweet children is in all our hands.  Modeling this patience is a great way to teach your children the importance of being respectful and kind to others. 

I will be at the crosswalk for the next few weeks so that I can monitor traffic and ensure that we are ALL doing our part to adhere to the rules. 

Lisa Montes, Principal