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* * *7th Grade Orientation is July 29 (A-L) & July 30th (M-Z) from 7:30am-3pm.  8th Grade Orientation is July 31 from 9-11am for last names A-L, & 1-3 for last names M-Z. * * *




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 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:

  • Students may arrive on campus for breakfast at 7:00am.
  • Students need to report to the quad area in the morning and not loiter in front of the school.
  • Classroom instruction begins at 7:30am. The tardy bell rings at 7:25. Excessive tardies can affect your students participating in end of the year activities and will result in your student being assigned After School Work Program (ASWP).
  • School ends at 1:30pm on Regular Days. Students are not to loiter on campus after dismissal.
  • Students who do not qualify for free or reduced price lunch may purchase a school lunch or may bring a bag lunch. All students must complete a lunch application.
  • We only have minimum days on designated days listed in the information packet.

In order to assist your child in being prepared for school, students need to bring the following items to school every day.

  • Backpack or Book Bag
  • 3” Binder. Do not purchase a 1” binder as that is not big enough to hold the student agenda and other school materials.
  • Paper, Pencils and Pens (Permanent Markers such as Sharpies are not allowed and may result in suspension)
  • Student Planner

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

7/30/2015 7:30 AM 7th Grade Orientation (Last names M-Z) 
7th Grade Orientation begins at 8am. All students must participate the entire day.  The first part of the day, students will participate in WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) activities where they will meet new friends and become...
7/31/2015 9:00 AM 8th Grade Orientation (A-L) 
8th Grade Orientation will be held for students with the last names of A-L.  Students may pick up their books, purchase PE clothes and receive their schedules. 
7/31/2015 1:00 PM 8th Grade Orientation (M-Z) 
8th Grade Orientation will be held for students with the last names of A-L.  Students may pick up their books, purchase PE clothes and receive their schedules.
8/6/2015 12:00 AM First Day of School 
Welcome Back!
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!
(More Events...)
Letter to Parents - Traffic FlowAttachment 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 7/27/2015 11:13 AM
 
School Supplies 
by Gorge Santiago
 7/27/2015 11:08 AM
 
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
 
(More Announcements...)
 
 

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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