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Hello Alder Community,

As we close another GREAT school year at Alder Middle School, I would like to wish good luck to all of our 8th graders as they go on to high school. It has truly been a pleasure having you as students at Alder, and I would like to wish you all the best in your future aspirations and endeavors. Whichever great high school you will be attending, whether in Fontana or not, continue to strive to do your best and follow your dreams. Remember to continue to make the right choices, and always put academics first. Your promotion from Alder is one small stepping stone in achieving your lifelong goals. We have given you a strong foundation to be successful; please rely on that foundation as you move forward in your school career.

I would like to welcome our incoming 6th and 7th grade students, as well as welcome back all returning students. I am looking forward to another successful school year, continuing to grow as a school, and facilitate your growth as individuals. Our staff, from administration to classified, is dedicated to helping each and everyone one of our students to ensure a positive, safe, and successful middle school experience. For our incoming students we will strive to make the transition from elementary to middle school an easy one. Mrs. Willis, Assistant Principal, and I, as well as all the staff at Alder are here to help all of you in any way possible.

Please remember these important dates prior to the start of the school year:

  • Thursday, August 1st – Maple and Primrose Orientation
  • Friday, August 2nd – Ted J. Porter, Locust, and North Tamarind Orientation
  • Monday, August 5th – Returning 7th Grade Schedule/Book Pick-Up
  • Tuesday, August 6th – Returning 8th Grade Schedule/Book Pick-Up
  • Wednesday, August 7th – Available to pick-up materials if missed earlier in week

*Please see orientation schedule for details and times.

Have a safe and relaxing summer break and I am looking forward to another great year at Alder Middle School!


Mr. Swanson

Lock Down Drill 
by Kelly E. Willis
 1/29/2014 3:11 PM
Tdap Booster For Incoming 7th Graders 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 1/28/2014 2:34 PM
Downloadable Forms 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/12/2013 9:55 AM
New California Requirement: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/12/2013 9:54 AM
Fontana's Mayor Acquanetta Warren Visits Alder 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 5/2/2012 8:23 AM
4/29/2014 12:00 AM   8th Grade CST/CMA Science  
5/26/2014 12:00 AM   Memorial Day Holiday - No School 
All FUSD Schools and Offices will be Closed.
5/29/2014 12:00 AM   Last Day of School - Have a Great Summer! 
Minimum Day Schdeule.
5/30/2014 12:00 AM   Teacher Prep Day 
No Student Attendance.
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To encourage kindness around campus we are going to start a, "CHAIN REACTION"


  • Each classroom will create their own chain
  • The links of the chain will each be 2 inches by 12 inches, varying in color.
  • A student will write on a link if they have seen kindness to others, have had a kind gesture done to them, or they have acted kindly to another person.
  • They will write the incident as well as their name on a link, then that link will be attached to the others.
  • Aida will be placing in your box, some start up construction paper with an example of the size attached to it by this Friday.
  • At the end of the year we will connect all of or our chains to see how long it will stretch!!!