Welcome to a new and exciting school year!
This year, all incoming 7th graders will be participating in our WEB Program. This program is designed to assist students in making the transition from elementary to middle school more successfully. Students are paired with a mentor who will help and support them throughout the year. To kick off the program, depending on your student’s last name, all 7th graders are expected to be here on Wednesday, July 29th (A-L) or Thursday, July 30th (M-Z) from 7:30am to 3:00pm. During the morning hours, students will be participating in an array of activities. As a result, it is important that your student come dressed comfortably. Since students will be involved in various activities, sandals are NOT allowed. Furthermore, parents are not allowed during the morning session. Lunch will be provided for students. Students who do not come will need to wait until the first day of school to pick up their schedule, books, and purchase PE clothes.
In the afternoon hours (12: 00pm to 3:00pm), students will be participating in a more traditional orientation. Students will receive their schedule and books. If you choose to purchase PE clothes from us, the price is $20 (cash only). ASB will also be pre-selling yearbooks for $25 and a variety of other school spirit items. You are welcome to accompany your child during this time. All 7th graders must have their T-dap. If they have not received this immunization, they will not receive their schedule and be excluded from school.
School begins Thursday, August 6th. On the first day of school, students will receive a Student Planner from their first period teacher. Please take a moment to review the information that is contained in the planner, as all students WILL be held accountable for what is in the planner. The planner also provides a method to maintain communication with your child’s teachers and to check on daily homework assignments from all classes.
Please keep in mind that students must adhere to the Sequoia Dress Code and ripped jeans are not allowed. Even if a student wears leggings under their jeans, they are not allowed. Also, remind your student that all tops must have sleeves, and may not be worn off the shoulders. Additionally, spaghetti straps, tank tops, plain white t-shirts and hats are not allowed.
Here are some other important items of information:
In order to assist your child in being prepared for school, students need to bring the following items to school every day.
Please read the attached letter regarding picking up and dropping off your student. Your cooperation is needed for the safety of our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the office and speak with myself or Mr. Raymond, the Assistant Principal. If we are unable to meet with you at that time, please schedule a meeting with our secretary so that we can handle your concerns as soon as possible.
Sincerely,Gorge Santiago Principal
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.
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Recognitions for the Month of January 2015