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***SBAC Testing is ongoing.  Students need to be at school everyday!.  * * *
Sequoia Middle School
Home of the Eagles
9452 Hemlock Avenue
Fontana, CA  92335

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

Gorge Santiago, Principal
Shauna DeSouza, Assistant Principal
Timothy McCaffrey, Assistant Principal

Dear Families,

Scholars will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) beginning on Monday, April 3rd. Scholars will be taking the assessment in their Language Arts and Math Classes. Here are some recommendations to help your scholars be successful:

  • Make sure scholars are here every day for the entire day. Because of their schedules, some scholars may test in the morning, while others test in the afternoon.
  • Make sure your scholars are to school on time. We will begin testing immediately, and need scholars to be ready.
  • Make sure your scholars have a good breakfast or come to school early enough to eat breakfast.
  • Make sure you limit the amount of television and video game playing that your scholars are doing during testing as this affects their concentration.
  • Make sure you encourage your scholars to do their best. Results of this assessment affect the classes your scholars are placed in throughout the year.

We know that testing may be stressful for both you and your scholars. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 909-357-5400.


Mr. Santiago

Estimadas Familias:

Los estudiantes comenzaran a tomar la evaluación “Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium” (SBAC por sus siglas en inglés) comenzando el lunes 13 de Abril. Los estudiantes estarán tomando la evaluación durante las clases de Lenguaje y Arte así como la clase de Matemáticas. He aquí algunas recomendaciones para ayudar a que su estudiante sea exitoso:

  • Asegúrese de que los estudiantes estén aquí el día complete. Por qué dado los diferentes horarios de clase algunos estudiantes pueden tomar la evaluación por la mañana, mientras que otros pueden hacerlo por la tarde.
  • Asegúrese de que sus estudiantes lleguen a la escuela a tiempo. Vamos a comenzar las evaluaciones inmediatamente, y los alumnos necesitan estar listos.
  • Asegúrese que sus estudiantes tuvieron un buen desayuno en casa o llegaron a la escuela lo suficientemente temprano para desayunar.
  • Asegúrese que limita la cantidad de televisión que sus estudiantes ven así como de la cantidad de video juegos durante el tiempo que los estudiantes están tomando la evaluación porque esto afecta su concentración.
  • Asegúrese que usted alienta a sus estudiantes a dar su mejor esfuerzo. Los resultados de esta evaluación afectan las clases en las que sus estudiantes son asignados durante el ciclo escolar.

Sabemos que las evaluaciones pueden ser estresantes tanto para el estudiante como para los padres de familia. Si tiene alguna pregunta o requiere información adicional, no dude en contactarnos al (909) 357-5400.


Gorge Santiago

5/2/2017 6:00 PM Tech Night 
Join us as we demonstrate how we are integrating technology into our instruction.  Students will demonstrate blast, SWAY, One Note and other exciting ways technology is being used.
5/3/2017 6:00 PM Spring Concert 
Join us our the Pride of the Eagles Marching Band performs their final concert of the 16-17 school year. 
5/5/2017 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!
5/8/2017 9:00 AM Elementary Vist 
Redwood, Almond and Live Oak students visit our school in preparation of becoming future Eagles.
5/10/2017 1:00 PM Staff versus Student Basketball Game 
Our staff and student square off in what promises to be an exciting and competitive basketball game to help raise funds for our sports clubs.
5/11/2017 9:00 AM Elementary Vist 
West Randall, Citrus, Poplar and Beech visit our campus as their students prepare to become future Eagles.
5/12/2017 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!
5/16/2017 8:45 AM Coffee with the Principal 
5/16/2017 2:45 PM SSC Meeting 
5/19/2017 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!
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