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Sequoia Middle School
Home of the Eagles
9452 Hemlock Avenue
Fontana, CA  92335

(909) 357-5400
Fax: (909) 357-5419

Gorge Santiago, Principal
James Raymond, Assistant Principal

Welcome Back!

The 2nd Semester provides students a great opportunity to have a fresh start. The 2nd Semester is critical to our student’s academic success as they will be preparing to take the SBAC (the new state test) and preparing to transition to 8th or 9th grade. Here are some ways you can help your son/daughter have a great 2nd Semester.

  • Attendance: Please make sure your son/daughter is in school every day and on-time. When your student is absent, they have to make up the work they missed, as well as the work for the day which may be overwhelming. Additionally, when your child is late, it affects their ability to record information in their agenda as most classes do this as part of their opening procedures. Their attendance and tardies will affect their ability to participate in end of the year activities.
  • Sign up for Parent Zangle. This is a great way to monitor their grades and monitor what assignments they have failed to submit. Parent Zangle can be accessed on your phone if you do not have a computer. If you don’t have access to Parent Zangle and you would like it, please come into the office in order to set up your account.
  • Check Agendas Nightly: Every teacher has the students record their homework or assignments in their agendas. Review the agenda for any stamps that have “Missing Work” or “Incomplete”. These are assignments that will affect your son/daughter’s grades.
  • Establish a Study Area: Your son/daughter needs an area that they can study which is free of music and any other distractions. It is also beneficial if they have an established time that homework must be complete.
  • Make Studying a Priority: Many of our students play sports. In order to become good, they must practice their skills daily. The same applies for school. Students need to review practicing their notes and study the skills they have learned. Studying should come before any afterschool program including AYSO, Pop Warner, etc.
  • Meet with their Teacher: Do not wait for your child too fall to far behind before meeting with your son/daughter’s teacher. If you see they are struggling, schedule a meeting as soon as possible to help resolve any issues.
  • Homework: Don’t accept, “I finished my homework” or “I don’t have homework.” If your student tells you that they finished their homework, require them to show it to you and explain what they did. If they said they don’t have homework, check their agenda or check on Parent Zangle to confirm. If they already have completed their homework, ask them to read for 20-30 minutes.

We look forward to having a great 2nd semester with your student. If you have any questions, please contact me at 909-357-5400.


Mr. Santiago.


El 2nd Semestre ofrece a los estudiantes una gran oportunidad para empezar de nuevo. El 2nd semestre es crítico para el éxito académico de nuestros alumnos ya que se preparan para tomar el SBAC (la nueva prueba del estado) y para la transición al 8th o 9º grado. Aquí están algunas maneras en que pueden ayudar a su hijo/a a tener un magnifico 2nd semestre.

  • Asistencia: Por favor asegúrese de que su hijo/a esté en la escuela todos los días y a tiempo. Cuando su niño esté ausente, tienen que hacer el trabajo que se perdieron, y también, el trabajo del día que es mucho. Además, cuando su hijo llega tarde, afecta su capacidad para registrar la información en su agenda ya que la mayoría de las clases hacen esto como parte de sus procedimientos de apertura. Su asistencia y tardanzas afectarán su capacidad para participar en las actividades finales del año.
  • Regístrese en “Zangle” para padres. Esto es una gran manera de supervisar sus calificaciones y monitorear qué tareas no fueron entregadas. Si no tiene una computadora en casa, usted puede tener acceso a Zangle a través de su teléfono.
  • Revise las agendas diariamente: Todos los maestros hacen que los alumnos escriban sus asignaciones o tareas en sus agendas. Busque en la agenda de cualquier sello que diga "Falta trabajo" o "Incompleto". Estas son las asignaciones que afectarán los grados de su estudiante.
  • Establecer un área de estudio: Su hijo/a necesita un área donde pueda estudiar sin música ni distracciones. También es beneficioso si tienen un tiempo establecido para completar la tarea.
  • Hacer de los estudios una prioridad: Muchos de nuestros estudiantes juegan deportes. Para llegar a ser buenos, ellos deben practicar sus habilidades diariamente. Lo mismo se aplica para la escuela. Los estudiantes deben revisar sus notas y estudiar las destrezas que han aprendido. Estudiar debe ser una prioridad ante cualquier programa después de clases incluyendo AYSO, Pop Warner, etc.
  • Reúnase con su maestro: No espere a que su hijo/a se atrase o repruebe para reunirse con su maestro. Si ve que está teniendo dificultades, programe una reunión tan pronto como sea posible para ayudar a resolver cualquier problema.
  • Tarea: No acepte "Terminé mi tarea" o "No tengo tarea". Si su estudiante dice que terminaron su tarea, pídale que le muestre y explique lo que hizo. Si dicen que no tiene tarea, revise su agenda o compruébelo en “Zangle”. Si terminó, pídale que lea por 15-30 minutos..

Esperamos tener un fabuloso 2nd semestre con su estudiante. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese conmigo al 909-357-5400.


Sr. Santiago.

5/28/2015 12:00 AM Last Day of School - Have a Great Summer! 
5/28/2015 12:00 AM Beach Day 
Wear beach attire.
5/29/2015 12:00 AM Teacher Prep Day 
No Student Attendance
8/7/2015 12:00 AM SPD - Wear Red & Black 
Show your school spirit on Sequoia Pride Day - now called SPD!!  Wear red & black on purpose & ASB will see which class will win each week!
8/14/2015 12:00 AM SPD - Wear Red & Black 
Show your school spirit on Sequoia Pride Day - now called SPD!!  Wear red & black on purpose & ASB will see which class will win each week!
8/20/2015 2:00 PM ELAC Meeting 
8/21/2015 12:00 AM SPD - Wear Red & Black 
Show your school spirit on Sequoia Pride Day - now called SPD!!  Wear red & black on purpose & ASB will see which class will win each week!
8/28/2015 12:00 AM SPD - Wear Red & Black 
Show your school spirit on Sequoia Pride Day - now called SPD!!  Wear red & black on purpose & ASB will see which class will win each week!
9/4/2015 12:00 AM SPD - Wear Red & Black 
Show your school spirit on Sequoia Pride Day - now called SPD!!  Wear red & black on purpose & ASB will see which class will win each week!
9/11/2015 12:00 AM SPD - Wear Red & Black 
Show your school spirit on Sequoia Pride Day - now called SPD!!  Wear red & black on purpose & ASB will see which class will win each week!
(More Events...)

On Saturday, April 25, approximately 50 Sequoia Middle School students, staff members, and volunteers participated in a school beautification project. Local nurseries donated plants, and our trusty volunteers planted them and revitalized our exisiting flower beds. We also painted several murals that emphasize the college atmosphere we are trying to achieve on our campus. Click here to see more photos.

End of the Year InformationAttachment 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 5/15/2015 1:38 PM
Sequoia Newsletter for December/JanuaryAttachment 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 12/4/2014 9:35 AM
Forgotten Items  
by Gorge Santiago
 11/7/2014 7:42 AM
Tdap Booster For Incoming 7th Graders 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 1/28/2014 2:45 PM
New California Requirement: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/13/2013 3:53 PM
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Recognitions for the Month of January 2015

Fernando Iribe
Student of the Month

Fernando is a 2nd year AVID student that has made great strides this year! He has matured as a student and is earning high grades this year. In AVID he is a role model in tutorials often leading the group and asking amazing higher level questions to his peers to pushing them to better learning. He works to his full potential and has learned that he will continue to find great success by completing his assignments to the best of his ability. He always gives his best effort.
Mr. Raymond Santibanez
Teacher of the Month

This is the 12th year that Mr. Santibanez has been at Sequoia. He currently teaches Language Arts and Social Studies. In addition to teaching Language Arts and Social Studies, he is also the PLCF for 7th Grade Social Studies and volunteers after school to coach the boys and girls soccer teams. Mr. Santibanez is a former student from Fontana Unified and is passionate about seeing students succeed. His commitment to our students and school is evident in his willingness to help set up the Computer Lab for MAPs testing for his peers and helping in whatever manner he can.
Ms. Barbara Rainey
Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Rainey is the Health Assistant at Sequoia Middle school. Whether dealing with a broken ankle or the common cold, students at Sequoia know that Ms. Rainey is always there for them. This is Ms. Rainey’s 12th year at Sequoia, and we are fortunate to have her here
Ms. Maria Andrade
Parent of the Month

Maria Andrade is one of our parents’ volunteer that faithfully helps us every Tuesday. She is part of our “Eagle Eyes” and, English Language Advisory Committee. She constantly improves herself attending district and school offered workshops’. Even though she has a quiet personality, she is very friendly and always willing to share a smile, and her delicious Mexican “antojitos”.
Click here to see the Monthly Recognition Archive.​​
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