A Word from the Assistant Principal
Hello El Dorado Parents, Guardians, and Families,
Welcome to our 2020-2021 school year! I hope you enjoyed some fun in the sun while practicing social distancing and prioritizing safety, by using face masks and frequent hand-washing. Taking safety measures serious is what we vow to do with your child/children. Although learning, routines, and procedures will look different this year, because of COVID-19, we will continue to make sure safety and learning will remain a top priority. 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 18th 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 in school and during distance learning. We will be implementing and strengthening our PBIS strategies to support our efforts in helping our staff and students engage in positive experiences in our “new normal.” 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, following research-based system frameworks, and online learning supports.
We will work as a team, which includes parents, teachers, admin, staff, students, and community. The beginning of the school year opening procedures will require teacher and student team-building which includes teaching behavior expectations in a virtual classroom setting and we will discuss and teach how to function safely and efficiently when we return to school physically. Successful virtual learning will remain our main focus until it becomes like clockwork for our students. I expect nothing less than greatness from our students, so this means that practice will make us near perfect. One of the best things about implementing PBIS is that students have the opportunity to earn rewards 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 their success. 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.
Ms. Ambria Alston, Assistant Principal
Office: (209) 933-7175 Ext. 4406