Thanksgiving Closure

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 is a district-wide minimum day.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas del SJUSD estarán cerradas el 26 y 27 de noviembre por motivo del Día de Acción de Gracias.
El 25 de noviembre de 2015 tendremos un horario más corto en todo el Distrito.

Students working

On a project

Mrs. Cantlen

Our sign

Scientist Almaden

Two students

First Almaden Elementary

Mrs. Zamorano

Breast Cancer Day

Ms. Prieto

Boy working

At Desk


Welcome to Almaden Elementary School

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