I feel as though we are just getting settled from the beginning of school and already we are looking forward to greeting our incoming class of 2021. We’ve held our parent information night and we have one more visitation opportunity on January 19 for any interested 8th graders. Our district Open Enrollment period will run from December 5 – January 20. If you are interested in coming to Mira Loma for any of our outstanding programs, please be sure to file your paperwork for open enrollment and fill out the application for MYP, International Studies, or International Passport.
I am excited to announce that we have a full staff in the administration office with three Vice Principal positions.
Mr Monty Muller and Ms Judy Billingsly students A – G
Ms Gina Jackson students H – O
Mr Clete Purinton students P – Z
By this point in time I hope that your student has found a club, sport, or activity to be involved with outside of their classes. Many researchers have studied and found over time that students who feel connected to a school perform better academically. Your students are in luck because we have 66 active clubs this year, a full roster of sports available, and many music, drama and dance opportunities. Please encourage your child to join in on the fun.
Our teachers along with some dedicated parents and students will be finishing up the writing of our WASC Self Study Report. On Thursday, Dec 8 from 1:45 – 5:00 we will be working on the action plans to address our areas of need over the next three years. If you are interested in participating in an action plan group, please call the principal’s office. Our accreditation visiting team will be here in March of 2017 to conduct their verification visit. We look forward to sharing with our visitors why we think Mira Loma is the best school in the area.
As we prepare to wrap up the fall semester, please check on the student information system with your child that they have cleared all illness absences, and check that they have completed all their outstanding assignments. Be sure that even in this busy holiday season they take time to study and rest so they are feeling prepared to perform their best on final exams which will be held on Dec 20, 21 and 22. The last day of attendance for the semester will be a minimum day on Dec 23, and students don’t return for spring semester until Jan 10 of 2017.
Thank you all for allowing us to work every day with your children. All the best to each of you throughout this holiday season.
Mira Loma Principal (Interim)