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***Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week.  We will have Minimum Days on Wednesday and Thursday. Students are dismissed at 12:30.  * * *
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
 

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 Q. This is a great way to monitor their grades and monitor what assignments they have failed to submit. Q can be accessed on your phone if you do not have a computer. If you don’t have access to Q 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 to fall too 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 Q 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.

Respectfully,

Mr. Santiago
Principal

¡Bienvenidos!

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 “Q” 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 “Q” 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 “Q”. 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.

Respetuosamente,

Gorge Santiago
Director

2/24/2017 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!
2/28/2017 3:00 PM Basketball Game 
Today, Sequoia plays Truman in an exciting rematch.  The girls play at 3:15, and the boys play at 4:15.  Students need an ID to enter the game.
3/2/2017 3:00 PM Basketball Game 
Join us for our final game of the year against the Alder Falcons at Alder.  The girls play at 3:15 and the boys play at 4:15. Students need an ID to enter the game.
3/3/2017 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!
3/4/2017 8:00 AM Saturday School  
Join us for Saturday Fun Day. Students have the opportunity to make up absences. 
3/10/2017 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!
3/14/2017 2:45 PM SSC Meeting 
3/17/2017 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!
3/20/2017 12:00 AM Spring Break - No School 
3/28/2017 8:45 AM Coffee with the Principal 
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