A Word from the Assistant Principal

  • Hello Parents, Guardians, and Families,

                 Welcome back to school!  I hope you all have had opportunities to enjoy some fun in the sun and most of all I hope you took out time to rest. This school year will be filled with exciting new things to learn, new people to meet, and new goals to achieve.  I truly feel honored to be your Assistant Principal. This is my 17th year working in Stockton Unified School District and I predict that this year will mark the beginning of greater things to come for our students, staff and families.  Two of my main goals are to maintain a safe environment for staff and students and hold high expectations for student behavior and learning.  We will be implementing and strengthening our PBIS strategies to support our efforts in helping our staff and students engage in positive experiences.  Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, or PBIS, will be the foundation of our behavior system.  This simply means we will motivate students to learn and follow rules and procedures through the use of incentives, emotional support, and following research based systems framework. 

    We will work as a team, which includes parents, teachers, admin, staff, students, and community.   The beginning of the school year opening procedures will involve teachers teaching behavior expectations in class and in common areas around the school.  This will be the main focus until it becomes like clockwork for our students.  I expect nothing less than greatness from our students, so this means practice will make us near perfect.  One of the best things about implementing PBIS is that students have the opportunity to earn rewards and parties as they show that they are committed to engaging in positive behavior and academic excellence.

    Parent/Guardian involvement is extremely important and welcomed.  You can help by taking time out to talk with your child/children daily about what they learn and how it applies to being successful.  This time will help them process and apply what they learn and will improve their communication skills and at the same time serve as bonding time between you and your child/children.  Please take note that you are welcomed to communicate with your child’s teacher as well.  As a team we can achieve more.  I look forward to having a fun filled and productive year with you all.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

     

    Warmest Regards!

    Ms. Ambria Alston,  Assistant Principal  - Aalston@stocktonusd.net