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Mr. Rudy Sandoval, Principal

Dear Montera School Family,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year and it is with distinct honor and great pleasure to write this letter of introduction as the new Principal of Montera School! Indeed, I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to become part of the school family.   I come to Montera with over 22 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, support staff, and assistant principal. I have worked in the Ontario-Montclair School District for 15 years, and I am a parent of 2 boys who attend school in OMSD as well.   

As we partner to help our children learn and grow, the Montera School Staff and I look forward to meeting our students, parents, and community members, and to developing positive, trusting, and long-lasting relationships. Student success and well-being are at the heart of everything we do.  We are committed to providing a world-class education by engaging every student in a rigorous curriculum aligned to the common core state standards.  We are also a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) School. PBIS is an evidence-based and proactive approach to help increase academic success and positive behavior for all children. Montera students are Safe, Responsible, and Respectful!

It is very important to let all children know that there is a very strong partnership between school and home to ensure their success. Take time to set routines for completing homework, reading every night, and getting to school every day, and on time.

The Montera School Main Office is open from 7:00-3:30 pm Monday-Friday.   Student hours for grades 1st-6th are 7:40 am until 2:20 pm, every day except Tuesdays. Dismissal every Tuesday for grades 1st-6th is 1:05 pm. General education TK/K hours are from 7:40-11:25 Monday-Friday. If your child is in the SDC PreK & SDC TK/Kinder, please refer to the office or teacher for your child's specific schedule (AM or PM Session).  

On behalf of the Montera School Staff, thank you for the opportunity of partnering with you for the success of all students! Thank you for your continued  involvement, support, and commitment to our children and to the entire Montera School family. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here via phone, email, or in person.


Mr. Rudy A. Sandoval 
Principal, Montera Academy of Academic Exploration

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