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Principal's Message

                               Principal's Message 2018 - 2019

Welcome to John Adams Middle School “Home of the Patriots”. My name is Carlos Gonzalez and I am honored to be your principal. I am committed to making John Adams Middle School a place where our students have an academically rich and positive learning experience and leave our school effectively prepared for the challenges of high school so that they all become college and career ready.

John Adams Middle School as well as the entire LAUSD will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Students need to be engaged in purposeful reading and writing in every class no matter the content. Students are expected achieve at higher levels in order to be college and career ready. At John Adams, we will effectively prepare our students to be ready for the challenges of high school by ensuring that the overall instructional program is rigorous and meets the needs of all of our students.

Parents are welcomed to come to our school and visit your child’s classroom. If you visit our campus during school hours (7:31a.m. to 2:38p.m.), enter at the main entrance, sign in and get a visitors pass. Then you may proceed to one of the offices. If you want to enter your child’s classroom, come to the main office, so that we may assist you with a map and the location of the teacher. A 24hr. notice is required. Please remember that you are not to interrupt the teacher’s instructional program. If you would like to speak to the teacher, you may make arrangements with the counseling office. They will be glad to make an appointment for you. The parent center is available to you and provides a wealth of information in regards to our school and community. We also provide many learning opportunities and training, so that you are in tune with what’s happening at John Adams. Our school’s website also provides information that is useful to our parents and community like the school’s calendar for important dates, workshop opportunities and highlights of our successes at our school.

We want to remind our parents, that John Adams Middle School does have a uniform policy. Students must wear a white shirt with a collar and navy pants or shorts. There are some previously used uniforms in good condition that that have been washed and are available in the parent center in case your child is not in proper uniform. Also, cell phones, iPods, or any electronic devices are not allowed to be in use during school hours.

I am excited and look forward to working with all of you to make John Adams Middle School the best it can possibly be. I want to remind you that all students have an attendance goal to meet every year. We want all students to be present in school 96% of the time. It means that students may not be absent more than 6 times during the entire school year. Please make sure that you plan your trips and doctor’s appointments on off days or beyond the school day. We want all of our students to maximize their time in the classroom so that they benefit from their instructional program. Thank you for your time and I look forward to a new and exciting year. GO PATRIOTS!