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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

Sequoia Family:

It is really hard to believe that Thanksgiving is around the corner. During this time of the year, there are so many things I am thankful for. I am thankful for my wife who understands the long hours of my position, and the many days that I am not home. I am thankful for my sons who are willing to share me with others. I am thankful for my parents who helped me understand the importance of a good education and I am thankful for my brother and sisters who are always there to support me and to listen to me.

  There are other things and people I am thankful for. I am thankful for being at a school that values students and puts their needs first. I am thankful for my staff who are willing to go above and beyond to make sure the needs of each and every student are met. I am thankful to my classified staff who are our unsung heroes at Sequoia and who do so much for our students. I am thankful for our parents who have become partners in improving the academic achievement of each and every student. I am thankful for being in a position that allows me to impact the futures of young people.

So, as we move forward this holiday season, let’s take a moment to reflect on all the things we are thankful for. Some are big, and others are not, but in the end, they impact us one way or the other.

Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Respectfully,

Mr. Santiago.

Estimadas Familias:

Es difícil pensar que El Día de Acción de Gracias está a la vuelta de la esquina. Durante este tiempo del año, tengo muchas razones por las cuales estoy agradecido. Estoy agradecido por tener a mi esposa que comprende las largas horas requeridas en mi posición, y los muchos días que no estoy en casa. Estoy agradecido por mis hijos que están dispuestos de compartirme con otros. Estoy agradecido por mis padres que me ayudaron a entender la importancia de una buena educación y estoy agradecido por mi hermano y hermanas que siempre están dispuestos a apoyarme y a escucharme.

Hay otras personas y cosas por las que también estoy agradecido. Estoy agradecido por estar en una escuela que valora a los estudiantes y ponen las necesidades de estos primero. Estoy agradecido por mi personal de trabajo que están dispuestos a hacer más de lo requerido para asegurarse de cumplir las necesidades de cada uno de los estudiantes. Estoy agradecida por mi personal clasificado que son nuestros héroes anónimos de Sequoia y que hacen tanto por nuestros estudiantes. Estoy agradecido por los padres de familia que se convirtieron en socios para mejorar los logros académicos de cada uno de los estudiantes. Estoy agradecido por estar en una posición que me permite impactar el futuro de personas jóvenes.

Así que al festejar estas fiestas, tomemos un momento para reflexionar en todas las cosas por las que estamos agradecidos. Algunas son grandes, y otras no, pero al final, nos impacta de una forma u otra.

¡Que tengan un magnifico Día de Acción de Gracias!

Respetuosamente,

 Sr. Santiago.

12/19/2014 12:00 AM Pajama Day 
Wear pajamas.
12/19/2014 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!
12/22/2014 12:00 AM Winter Break - No School 
1/15/2015 8:45 AM Coffee with the Principal 
1/15/2015 2:00 PM ELAC Meeting 
1/16/2015 12:00 AM Rally-Class Color Day 
8th wear black and 7th wear red.
1/16/2015 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!
1/19/2015 12:00 AM Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School 
1/20/2015 2:45 PM SSC Meeting 
1/23/2015 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...)
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
 
Tardy Policy 
by Gorge Santiago
 6/13/2013 3:53 PM
 
New California Requirement: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/13/2013 3:53 PM
 
(More Announcements...)
 
 
Julio Alvarado
Student of the Month


Julio Alvarado is an exceptional eighth grade student and currently holds the office of ASB President at Sequoia Middle School. He demonstrates leadership skills and works to support creating a positive school atmosphere for all students by creating and implementing student activities on campus. He is responsible and diligent in his academics and excels in all aspects. His natural leadership ability, hard work, and dedication will allow him to achieve great success throughout life.
Ms. Jennifer Quezada
Teacher of the Month


Jennifer Quezada teaches 8th grade Language Arts and Academic Language Development. This is her third year as a teacher at Sequoia. Ms. Quezada is a graduate of the Fontana Unified School system, and attended Sequoia Middle school as a student. She is passionate about seeing her students succeed and goes above and beyond for her students. This year, Ms. Quezada began the Sequoia Dance Krew which has performed at Pep Rallies and at the College Fair at Redwood Elementary. Over 50 students are part of this afterschool club which provides students an opportunity to show off their dance moves.
Ms. Pauline Molina
Staff Member of the Month


Pauline Molina has been with Sequoia for 17 ½ years. During that time, Ms. Molina has worked with students in our RSP and SDC program. Ms. Molina is passionate about helping students develop their reading skills. She reads with the students daily, and monitors their growth to assess their reading levels. She has a great rapport with students, and is willing to do whatever the teachers ask to support student learning.
Ms. Anne Marie Acosta
Parent of the Month


Ann Marie Acosta has been a tremendous asset for Sequoia Middle School Her oldest son attends Sequoia, while her youngest son attends West Randall. Ms. Acosta is a member of Sequoia’s School Site Council, and has represent Sequoia at various parent meetings, including the District Advisory Council where she provided input on the LCAP.
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