Anime Club Fundraiser
Anime Club Fundraiser at Pizza Co this Wednesday, December 7th, 2016. Please just mention Anime Club when you place your order.
LA Tech Academy
Performing Arts Academy
Honors & Advanced Placement Program
Honor Societies--Spanish, Art, & CSF
Media Center Open for Students
Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell who has accepted a teaching position which has been a life-long dream.
At this time we are working on a temporary Media Center schedule until Mrs. Campbell's position has been filled.
Renaissance Most Inspirational Teacher Luncheon--Nicole Meylor
Student of the Month--Cynthia Basulto
Physiology Common Core Assignment--Medical Academy
Teacher: Sean Kane, Biology, AP Bio and Physiology
Common Core Standards and Infusion of Technology
Please join us for the Winter Choir Concert presented by the Choirs of Los Altos next Tuesday, December 6th at the Hacienda Heights Community Center. We have two performances: 6pm & 8pm. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Thanksgiving Message from the Superintendent
CABE Parent Workshops
The updated class schedule for the CABE classes the district is providing for our Parents is below. There are still spots available for the English classes.
Council for Economic Education Video Contest
One of our students, Amy Tam, has submitted a video to the Council for Economic Education video contest. Her video is titled, "Innovation, Integration, & Immigration". Please vote for her video below.
Morgan Hill Lawsuit vs CDE: Release of Student Data
CDE Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data
A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state. As part of the lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to provide to the court, the parties, their attorneys and consultants, with personally identifiable information. The data includes personally identifiable information of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending, or who have attended, a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.
However, parents or guardians of students are able to object to the disclosure of their student’s information by submitting an objection to the court. Parents can find more information regarding this lawsuit and how to object to the disclosure of their student’s information at the following website: www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.
To obtain the Objection to Disclosure Form please go to:http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf. Note that the deadline to submit an objection to the court is April 1, 2016.
To view the CDE news release Superintendent Torlakson Voices Strong Support for Protecting Student Privacy and Explains Ways to Object to Disclosure of Student Data please go tohttp://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel15.asp.
LCFF/LCAP Information Points
LCFF or Local Control Funding Formula
LCAP or Local Control Accountability Plan
- The Local Control Funding Formula is the new system of allocating State funds to districts. It consists of Base, Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding that allocates resources based on the LEA's pupil demographics.
- The goal of LCFF is to reduce state bureaucracy and increase flexibility and accountability at the local level so that those closest to California's students make the decisions and ensure that pupil needs are met.
- The funds must be spent to increase or improve services for low income, English Learners and Foster Youth as compared to services for all students. Districts and schools with higher percentages of those populations of students will receive Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds in addition to LCFF Base Grant Funds.
- While there is some level of flexibility, LCFF requires each district to prepare an LCAP that describes for the district, and the schools within the district, goals and specific actions to achieve those goals. The State requires these goals and actions are developed in each of the 8 State Priority Areas: Student Achievement, Parent Involvement, Other Student Outcomes, Implementation of Common Core, Student Engagement, Course Access, School Climate, and Basic Services.
- The district and every school are required to meet the goals set out in the priority areas. Each site will develop their own School Site Plan that is fully aligned to the district LCAP. The SSC/SDM at each school will set specific goals to increase or improve services to the school's pupils, allocating and approving the expenditure of the Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds accordingly.
- MEANINGFUL engagement of all staff and parent groups is critical to the LCAP and Budget development process at both district and site levels.
Los Altos Calendar
Cheli McReynolds, Principal
Jeff Hess, Assistant Principal
Nicole Duquette, Assistant Principal
Los Altos High School
15325 Los Robles Street
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Office Hours: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
CA All State Honor Choir
Congratulations to Joshua Avila, Isaiah Chacon, Irene Chia, Aaron Kim, and Carlos Zelaya for making it in to the California All-State Honor Choir. They will perform with selected students from across the state as part of the California Music Education Association conference in San Jose, CA in February.
Students of the Month: COMPASSION
National Yearbook Honors
Congratulations to Mrs. Banda and last years Yearbook Staff. The cover for the 2016 yearbook was chosen to appear on Balfour’s “Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover” poster. This poster is used for marketing and inspirational purposes and is send to the thousands of schools that Balfour works with. I believe the covers are chosen based on design and creativity.
Staff members: Jeannette Gurdzhyan, Laura Perez, Diana Garcia, Valerie De La O, Angel Li, Elinne Dubon, Rebecca Vasconez, Adalilian Franco, Leticia Chavez, Brenda Vega, Hector Castellanos, Maya Serrano, Jazmin Flores, Century Yang, Sarah Yee, Brad Lee, Britney Pham, Yvonne Lu, Jeffrey Li
Conqueror Accomplishments Highlights
Congratulations to our LA Tech Academy and Los Altos Academy of Engineering. They placed 1st last night at the awards ceremony for the Ed Royce App Competition. They created an app called "Drop Saver" which helps you conserve water at your own homes. We were first out of many schools in the local area including Troy High Schools Troy Tech Program.
The team's application and entry will now head to Washington DC for the National Competition.
Common Core Connections for Parents
Conqueror Amy Tam